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by MrKrov
15 Jul 2017 15:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Project Ruby-and-Sapphire
Replies: 29
Views: 3907

Re: Project Ruby-and-Sapphire

Explain why it's the inflected verb that gets the converb marker and not the other way around.
by MrKrov
14 Jul 2017 18:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4367
Views: 884847

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

Does anyone know of a language that has diminutive agreement, but that agreement stacks with and doesn't replace regular gender agreement?
by MrKrov
13 Jul 2017 22:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4367
Views: 884847

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

Thanks for these examples. It seems that both Maybrat and Abkhaz prohibit adpositions from modifying full noun phrases and thus require the use of resumptive pronouns. Maybe Celtic and Semitic are somewhat atypical in allowing all adpositions to be inflected/conjugated directly? What? Explain this ...
by MrKrov
13 Jul 2017 12:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4367
Views: 884847

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

Yes to the first. It occurs in miscellaneous languages.
(1) Maybrat (Dol 1999: 88)
T-ai m-kah ara.
1sg-hit 3sg.n-with stick
‘I hit with a stick.’
(11) Abkhaz (Hewitt 1979: 103)
a. a-jə̀yas a-q’nə̀
def-river 3sg-at
‘at the river’

b. sarà s-q’ənt˚’
I 1sg-from
‘from me’
by MrKrov
12 Jul 2017 19:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4367
Views: 884847

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

But not at the same time, so the pattern does exist.
Yoruba also has a variant (if limited in expression) and so it exists again. It's logically possible and attested, even if mariginally. It should suffice for their purposes.
by MrKrov
12 Jul 2017 19:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4367
Views: 884847

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

Frislander wrote:I don't know of a language which relies just of the possessed marker and apposing the possessor.
You know I mentioned Fijian right there.
(2) Fijian (Austronesian; Fiji; Dixon 1988: 36)
a.
a mata-i Jone
art eye-poss John
‘John’s eye’

b.
a liga-i ‘eirau
art hand-poss 1du.excl
‘our hand(s)’
by MrKrov
12 Jul 2017 17:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4367
Views: 884847

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

I think the construct state counts as this. Typically in Afro-Asiatic, also Fijian has a nonagreeing possessive suffix. Not really a case per se tho.
by MrKrov
10 Jul 2017 03:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 674961

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I would switch ǎ for raising and â for falling because I'm so ingrained to IPA, and not double the diacritic.
by MrKrov
10 Jul 2017 02:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

A common stag beetle (lucanus capreolus) and eastern Hercules beetle (dynastes tityus). Snapped them both at my local Walmart.
The avatar is the latter.
by MrKrov
09 Jul 2017 22:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

TWO logographs of specific beetles. An oddly specific day.
by MrKrov
08 Jul 2017 06:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5669
Views: 1329768

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

BTW application of adjectives like "ergative" to noun-phrases like "word-order" is like using the adjectives "colorless" or "green" to modify the noun "ideas". You're awfully rude for somebody so wrong. Syntactic ergativity is a thing. Could you not have read the link? It has examples! From actual ...
by MrKrov
05 Jul 2017 20:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Iyionaku wrote:It would be kinda fun to adjust the writing system to your new phonology. [:P]
It is for the first few times! Then you get to say, "You would think that, but..."
by MrKrov
05 Jul 2017 01:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So I wanted a neighbor to SlideWing. For this one I wanted an overt gender system in a VO lang. Yet I didn't want mere gender prefixes on the noun and also didn't want them fused with definiteness markers (which I prefer as suffixes when VO). I also had been toying with prepositions for marking core...
by MrKrov
24 Jun 2017 22:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

DesEsseintes wrote:Why?
I found a paper by Frellesvig and Whitman which seems to propose a seven-vowel system for pJ...
In short there's only a handful of words to justify the seventh vowel, so it's better to treat those as simply irregular.
by MrKrov
22 Jun 2017 15:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

No, you want the six-vowel hypothesis.
by MrKrov
02 Jun 2017 21:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Just a bunch of coining words, adding to derivation affixes, some numeral formation including a numeral root itself and even a bit of syntax (desideratives). An OK break from verifying yet another batch of tree species within my proximity.
by MrKrov
28 May 2017 21:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 677
Views: 173946

Re: False cognates

It lists the pronunciation of the descendant as chi. It doesn't list it as being related to shiru.
by MrKrov
10 May 2017 23:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Bluntly: self-aggrandizing is what.
by MrKrov
27 Apr 2017 21:29
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Does my grammar make sense?
Replies: 23
Views: 7520

Re: Does my grammar make sense?

[tick] There we go.
by MrKrov
20 Apr 2017 22:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2101
Views: 300780

Re: Yay or Nay?

They're both justifiable one way or whatever and I also prefer the first.