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by Omzinesý
01 Dec 2020 08:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 103
Views: 24922

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Word-final geminates are not allowed in any of my langs. Must make one with them.
by Omzinesý
29 Nov 2020 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)
Replies: 8
Views: 170

Re: Hakuan (Hakua Nari)

Can two of the TAM suffixes appear in the same word, like 'I was seeing'?
by Omzinesý
26 Nov 2020 11:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 368
Views: 7651

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

I have heard that in Chinese clause like: [man] [eat] [fish] can be interpreted either 'The man ate a fish.' or 'The man was eaten by a fish.' Is it so? No. "Man eat fish" can only mean "the man/men eat fish" (or "are eating", "were eating"... could also be either multiple fish or one fish). What y...
by Omzinesý
26 Nov 2020 11:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A short project
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: A short project

"ga" appears as possessive pronoun and a focus marker. It also appears as a reflexive pronoun. Then it follows its antecedent . Such a reflexive "case" does not appear in natlangs (?) but I like the idea. As a suffix, it also moves the stress rightwards. Seqaga noro. seqa-ga noro cat-REFL love 'The...
by Omzinesý
26 Nov 2020 02:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A short project
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: A short project

Personal pronouns Sg1 keya Pl1 excl. keyageya Sg2 mon Pl2 monmon Sg1 incl. keyamon Still thinking how third person pronouns work. "sul" means 'person'. Its plural is reduplicated "sulzul". They are used as impersonal subjects 'you' & 'they'. Personal pronouns appear as possessors like all nouns. seq...
by Omzinesý
25 Nov 2020 20:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 33
Views: 568

Re: Typological voting game

1 2) E
4) A (supposing implosives are not a voicing contrast)
7) G
by Omzinesý
25 Nov 2020 20:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A short project
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: A short project

Syntax Most sentences are topic-prominent. That is, the consist of a topic NP and a clause. The topic NP is not part of the clause, and thus has no case marking or such. The clause is strictly SVO. If the subject is the same as the topic, the surface clause is, of course, VO, and if the object and ...
by Omzinesý
25 Nov 2020 13:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ulion
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Ulion

It seems I'm, once again, struck in synthetic morphology.
by Omzinesý
25 Nov 2020 13:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A short project
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: A short project

Syntax Most sentences are topic-prominent. That is, the consist of a topic NP and a clause. The topic NP is not part of the clause, and thus has no case marking or such. The clause is strictly SVO. If the subject is the same as the topic, the surface clause is, of course, VO, and if the object and ...
by Omzinesý
24 Nov 2020 14:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 33
Views: 568

Re: Typological voting game

3) E
25) A
81) G (though I don't know how it works)
by Omzinesý
24 Nov 2020 14:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hohétyé - Hooti qyà an
Replies: 14
Views: 312

Re: Hohétyé - Hooti qyà an

Evidentiality is interesting. What evidential you use to describe your emotions? 'I am/feel_like the happiest man in the world.' How do you refer to TV shows? 'Brooke kissed Ridge.' How are 'everybody knows' facts described? 'northern men spill mud' Are there some mergers of (non)palatalized consona...
by Omzinesý
21 Nov 2020 21:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A short project
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: A short project

I started translating Ossicone's cat story again. Losa seqe. be.there cat 'There was a cat.' Ktisin le nechin. ktisi-n le nechi-n smallness-be and whiteness-be 'She was small and white.' Kul neozal, sobitan. kul ne-ozal sobita-n after INC-be.awake hunger.be 'When she woke up she was very hungry!' So...
by Omzinesý
16 Nov 2020 16:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A short project
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: A short project

Word-initial mutation In the consonant inventory first-row consonant is replaced by a second-row consonant, second-row vowel by third-row consonant, and fourth-row consonant by a fifth-row consonant. Third and fifth row consonants cannot appear word-initially. Other consonants are not affected. p =>...
by Omzinesý
16 Nov 2020 16:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A short project
Replies: 8
Views: 424

Re: A short project

Verbs Imperfective verbs are not inflected. Perfectivity is coded by prefixes, like in many East-European languages. All perfective prefixes have three forms that are formed with ablaut: Past Perfective, Future Perfective, and Imperfective (not used if the root is imperfective per se.) Causative (ma...
by Omzinesý
16 Nov 2020 16:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A short project
Replies: 8
Views: 424

A short project

This is a version of my lang in the latest speedlanging challenge. It combines many of the ideas that appear in my langs, so it is no ways original. Phonology p t t͡ʃ k <p t ch k> b d d͡ʒ g <b d dj g> β ɹ ʒ ɣ <v r j q> s <s> z <z> m n <m n> l <l> Vowels i u e o a Stress lies on the penultimate sylla...
by Omzinesý
12 Nov 2020 11:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ulion
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Ulion

Participle Ulion will have very many participles that are mainly used in subordinate clauses. This post concerns "Active present participle" (It may have another label later), which is used as the complement of copula in main clauses. There are three groups of Adjectives. The first one has "short", ...
by Omzinesý
11 Nov 2020 11:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ulion
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Ulion

The copula Three tenses: Present, Past, Future Two aspects: Habitual(-Iterative), Progressive Five epistemics: Direct, Opinion, Fact, Reportative Subject agreement in person and number That is 115 verb forms, some of them are though morphologically complex. Number is not a real category in Ulion. Ve...
by Omzinesý
09 Nov 2020 12:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ulion
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Ulion

Syntax I'm not sure if I one Ulion to be topic-prominent, i.e. if the syntactic topic is 'part of the clause' or something external. That also affects if Topics, which appear clause-initially, can be inflected in cases or not. The most common word-order is SOV, where the verb is often periphrastic, ...
by Omzinesý
07 Nov 2020 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ulion
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Ulion

Verb Three aspects: Habitual, Progressive, Perfective (of which Perfective is synthetic and the other two periphrastic. I always fail epistemic categories, but I think there will still be Egophoric, Reportative etc. forms Periphrastic forms: participle + copula prịkr ụ 'He plays.' prịkre ụ 'She play...
by Omzinesý
05 Nov 2020 22:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ulion
Replies: 11
Views: 623

Re: Ulion

Vocalic declensions

This should be done through a proto-language but I still don't have one.

They have stress on the last syllable.

Nom -ū, -ī, -ā
Erg -ūk, -īk, -āk
Gen -o, -ē, -ē
Loc -o, -ē, -o
Ess -or, -er, -ar
Sos -õ, -ê, -ã