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by CarsonDaConlanger
25 Feb 2019 21:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1780

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

This information is out of date, click here for the most recent post. Here are some of the nominal declensions I have figured out so far: 1st declension (-a), from *-eh 2 Eswa f "mare" (from *h 1 éḱweh 2 ) Sg PL NOM eswa eswēs ACC eswām eswās DAT eswi eswāmas GEN eswēs eswām LOC esway eswāsu 2st de...
by CarsonDaConlanger
25 Feb 2019 20:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1780

Re: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

How does its conhistory go? I mean is the lang positioned in modern times or some period of hisory? Currently this is around the time of Ancient Greek, it will evolve more later, probably leading to a few daughter languages. You said /z/ and /h/ have a complementary distribution in most environment...
by CarsonDaConlanger
25 Feb 2019 18:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 938318

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Is there a place where I can find a table of verb endings from PIE for my conlang?
by CarsonDaConlanger
21 Feb 2019 18:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 101
Views: 60076

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

(Another English post cuz I'm unoriginal)

What's with the random nominal declension?! You have basically two cases: a half-assed genitive and everything else, and the markings are all the same in 3 of the four cases! You only needed 4 endings and all you came up with was
-Ø -s
-s -s
by CarsonDaConlanger
21 Feb 2019 08:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 101
Views: 60076

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Why do people always say bad things about natlangs in this thread? I just want to say that I would really enjoy the crazyness of the languages of Vanuatu if they were conlangs. They are so nicely crafted. I take it as a way to poke fun at people criticizing the conlangs for being "unrealistic" by a...
by CarsonDaConlanger
20 Feb 2019 21:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Re: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders

I think I'll keep it in my 3rd declension (-i -u -r -n -l) to add a bit of spice to it, although I'm merging *o *ō with *a *ā and all the syllabic consonants also end up as a ā with the exception of *h1 > e. It adds a nice touch of irregularity that keeps you on your toes. [;)]
by CarsonDaConlanger
20 Feb 2019 00:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Re: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders

Well, here are some links to reconstructed declensions of the various PIE noun stems: I-stem (animate): https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/mértis I-stem (neuter): https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Indo-European/móri U-stem (animate): https://en.wikti...
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Feb 2019 20:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings
Replies: 27
Views: 1780

Unnamed IE-Lang Beginnings

I've been working on (yet) another project! This time I'm making an IE lang situated in Southern Anatolia (but not Anatolian). I haven't got a name for it but here's the basics of the protolang: (I'll call it PSA from now on) Inventory: /*m *n/ m n /*p *b *t *d *k *g/ p b t d k g /*s *z *ʃ 1 *h 2 /...
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Feb 2019 18:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Re: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders

It's really only the so-called "thematic declension", i.e. o-stems for masculine/neuter and ā-stems for feminine (plus the less productive ī-stems, as mentioned by KaiTheHomoSapien) which distinguishes all three genders: in other declensions, masculine and feminine have the same endings. Now, some ...
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Feb 2019 04:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Re: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders

PIE later developed at least two feminine declensions, viz. the -ā stems and the -ī stems (the so-called "devī" declension). The feminine nouns in -ā (-eH₂) are the source of the "first declension" in Latin and Greek, the -ī (-iH₂) is only continued marginally in languages outside of Indo-Iranian. ...
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Feb 2019 04:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1412767

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

How realistic is it for my conlang (derived from PIE) to do away with genders completely? How often do languages do this?
by CarsonDaConlanger
19 Feb 2019 00:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders
Replies: 11
Views: 2295

Proto-Indo-European Declension/genders

So the wikipedia article on Proto-Indo-European nouns only lists endings for thematic/athematic and animate/neuter. When PIE animate split to masculine vs feminine did the two genders get different endings? If so could someone give me resources on those? If not, how did its daughter languages develo...
by CarsonDaConlanger
11 Feb 2019 15:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tamin
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Tamin

Numbers Tamin is base 10, and numbers are fairly straight forward: 0. Go 1. Dua 2. Ho 3. Les 4. Nio 5. Pil 6. Pokhu 7. Sat'a 8. Lian 9. Ka'a 10. Wek'e 11. Duak 12. Hok 13. Lesek 14. Niok 15. Pilek 16. Pokhuk 17. Sat'ak 18. Lianek 19. Ka'ak 20. Hok'e 30. Lesk'e 40. Niok'e 50. Pilk'e 60. Pokhuk'e 70....
by CarsonDaConlanger
11 Feb 2019 01:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tamin
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Tamin

Verbs Verbs in Tamin come in active, passive, and antipassive voice, as well as past and non-past, applicative (instrumental), and perfective. They also agree to person/number. For simplicity I will not list all the possible tense/person suffixes possible, instead I'll give an example verb and conj...
by CarsonDaConlanger
07 Feb 2019 18:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tamin
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Tamin

Plural Marker is apparently -ya in Nominative and Genitive. Does it historically somehow appear in Dative too? (I assume you're talking about nouns, if not feel free to correct me.) The plural marker used to be -ye in all three, but collapsed in the dative to -e. The first example where it is "lena...
by CarsonDaConlanger
06 Feb 2019 03:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tamin
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Tamin

Pronouns Pronouns maintain a fossilised accusative case that has since merged with nominative in nouns. 1st person Nom.SG: Non [nɔn] Nom.PL: Noe [ˈno.e] Acc.SG: Nor [nɔɾ] Acc.PL: Noor [nɔɾ] Gen.SG: No [no] Gen.PL: Noka [ˈno.k h ä] Dat.SG: Nomia [ˈnɔm.jä] Dat.Pl: Nomie [ˈnɔm.je] 2nd person Nom.SG: D...
by CarsonDaConlanger
06 Feb 2019 01:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tamin
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Tamin

Creyeditor wrote:
04 Feb 2019 21:44
I like that you put some thought in the allophony.
Thanks!
by CarsonDaConlanger
01 Feb 2019 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tamin
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Re: Tamin

Nouns Nouns in Tamin decline to three cases (nom/acc, dative, and genitive) and two numbers (SG and PL). Here are a few examples: Lena [ˈl̪ j ɛ.nä] "Person" Nom.Sg: Lena [ˈl̪ j ɛ.nä] Nom.Pl: Lenaye [ˈl̪ j ɛ.näˌje] Gen.Sg: Lenam [ˈl̪ j ɛ.näm] Gen.Pl: Lenaam [ˈl̪ j ɛ.nä:m] Dat.Sg: Lenas [ˈl̪ j ɛ.näs]...
by CarsonDaConlanger
31 Jan 2019 22:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Tamin
Replies: 8
Views: 628

Tamin

Tamin is a conlang I am working on alongside Soulla. Overview Word order: VSO, strongly right branching Alignment: NOM-ACC Morphological typology: Lightly fusional Phonology /m n ŋ/ m n ng /p h p' b t h t' d k h k' g ʔ/p p' b t t' d k k' g ' /s x̣ h/s kh h /l̪ ɾ j w/l r y w /i(:) u(:)/ i ii u uu /e(...