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by MrKrov
20 Apr 2017 20:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 677
Views: 173946

Re: False cognates

可愛い kawaii is etymologically Chinese, so this is a true cognate, not a false one. Shift in pronunciation from kawayui below.[1] The kanji spelling 可愛い is an example of ateji (当て字), and uses an irregular reading of 愛. The phonological resemblance to Chinese 可愛 (kě'ài, “lovable”) is coincidental. Not...
by MrKrov
08 Apr 2017 17:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5669
Views: 1329768

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

Eh, I guess I'll do it. Gracias.
by MrKrov
07 Apr 2017 21:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5669
Views: 1329768

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

So I got a project that's V2. My question is whether the slot before the verb can be considered filled with just a (polar question) particle or is there some theoretical requirement to have a regular constituent there too?
by MrKrov
02 Apr 2017 03:07
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Does my grammar make sense?
Replies: 23
Views: 7520

Re: Does my grammar make sense?

Define more accurate.
by MrKrov
28 Mar 2017 02:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Just demonstratives in an elaborate yet coherent & aesthetic system.
by MrKrov
25 Mar 2017 15:54
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

There is no 'Old Baltic' language with scripts so a modern language must be used to give evidence of the Baltic branch. If there were no Latin left, I think Sardinian would appear in those reconstructions. Of course, Lithuanian is more conservative than Latvian. I think they'd just reconstruct Lati...
by MrKrov
25 Mar 2017 02:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 202
Views: 35731

Re: Silvish

The innovation of new genders without involving any classifiers is always neat.
by MrKrov
22 Mar 2017 04:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: SlideWing
Replies: 10
Views: 2360

Re: SlideWing

So on to independent pronouns. Independent pronouns exist for first, second and third persons (distinct from demonstratives). There is a lack of marking for case and notably number. What is marked includes gender for all three persons: masculine and feminine for all three, neuter also for third. All...
by MrKrov
14 Mar 2017 16:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: SlideWing
Replies: 10
Views: 2360

Re: SlideWing

It's just an interim goofy name helped for inclusion by including a random bodypart.
by MrKrov
13 Mar 2017 13:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: SlideWing
Replies: 10
Views: 2360

Re: SlideWing

Consistently head-first. I'll get there.
by MrKrov
13 Mar 2017 03:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: SlideWing
Replies: 10
Views: 2360

Re: SlideWing

So I totally dropped this to go thru several major redos. This will be a nice spot to keep everything in my notes consolidated. To get the phonemes out of the way: /m n̼ n ŋ/ /p b̥ t̼ d̼̥ t d̥ k g̥/ /f v̥ θ̼ ð̥̼ s z̥ x/ /r/ /l j w/ The distinction on obstruents is [+/− spread glottis]. /ɪ i͡ɪ i͡ːɪ ʊ...
by MrKrov
11 Mar 2017 00:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 345
Views: 145682

Re: English Orthography Reform

You did! They just didn't agree with you so it didn't count.
by MrKrov
10 Mar 2017 03:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Why yes it is. And three is the most. Even spookier: Patience!
by MrKrov
10 Mar 2017 03:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So the old vowels: I was never sure on (æ ɒ). Anyhow, boring. /i y u ɪ ʏ ʊ e ø ə o ɛ œ ɔ (æ) a (ɒ) a͡i a͡u/ New vowels not shown are for those SlideWing posts that never materialized. The teaser is the high and mid vowels have narrow diphthongs long and short in place of simple long vowels. ¡ uːʊ ! ...
by MrKrov
10 Mar 2017 02:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2101
Views: 300780

Re: Yay or Nay?

I have two scenarios. Each is predicated (ha) on adjectives inflecting for gender and also on having distinct attributive-vs-predicative forms. In the first scenario, the predicative forms inflect for gender like attributive adjectives. Predicative nouns then take a proclitic pronoun which express g...
by MrKrov
10 Mar 2017 01:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I'm liking this revision of my Lexember '16 project vowels. Before, it was just 15 monophthongs thru 5 heights & rounding with straightforward length and the two blandest diphthongs. Currently the system is still large with 22 units, but the distribution is much better: 7 short and 3 long monophthon...
by MrKrov
04 Mar 2017 21:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Clicking future.
Replies: 24
Views: 3979

Re: Clicking future.

Wikipedia says How they arose is not known, but it is generally assumed that they developed from sequences of non-click consonants, as they are found allophonically for doubly articulated consonants in West Africa (Ladefoged 1968), where /tk/ sequences overlap at word boundaries in German (Fuchs 200...
by MrKrov
03 Mar 2017 22:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5669
Views: 1329768

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

Still proves the point. People can make up categories without a prototype. He's not asking how to get a category "moon"; he wants names for each. He is concerned about a specific being generalized preventing this. This is completely backwards to your point of having specifics already and also a gen...
by MrKrov
02 Mar 2017 18:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1015859

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Well aren't you so bold and extra-insightful.
by MrKrov
24 Feb 2017 20:54
Forum: Translations
Topic: Leonard Nimoy quote
Replies: 11
Views: 1315

Re: Leonard Nimoy quote

Iyionaku wrote:What language is the first one? I don't recognize that flag. A Spanish creole, I assume?
Looks like lingua franca nova. Flag says yes.