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by Creyeditor
13 Apr 2021 22:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38571

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

I recently saw a paper on this. https://www.mdpi.com/1099-4300/12/4/844/htm Interesting... honestly I only understood like a tenth of that, it's so technical, but it seems like it concludes that universal sound symbolism is true at least to some degree? What Eldin said basically. They found somethi...
by Creyeditor
13 Apr 2021 14:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38571

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

I just wanted to mention that I think the paper that I linked might be fringe science but it is still interesting for conlangers.
by Creyeditor
13 Apr 2021 09:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38571

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

I would be interested in seeing the results.
by Creyeditor
08 Apr 2021 11:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32948

Re: What did you accomplish today?

This isn't related to a specific conlang, but today my advisor and other faculty gave me the go-ahead to teach a course on typology and constructed languages for undergrads next year. Originally I was supposed to teach something related to my dissertation, but I argued against that for personal rea...
by Creyeditor
08 Apr 2021 11:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38571

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

Thanks again everyone. I am confident now to use the clefts as planned.
by Creyeditor
07 Apr 2021 09:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38571

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

Is it only that you want the relative to modify the dummy pronoun, or is it also that you want it to precede the copula? Because in English it modifies the dummy pronoun usually, but it still comes at the end of the sentence. ["It's a dog that I saw" means that what you saw was a dog, not that 'it'...
by Creyeditor
06 Apr 2021 14:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50146

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I did not know the word endling
by Creyeditor
06 Apr 2021 12:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 395
Views: 50146

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

To me it looks like it would mean 'the last linguist '.
by Creyeditor
06 Apr 2021 12:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38571

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

The Wikipedia page claims there is disagreement about the meanung of clefts *shrug* The Igbo examle looks like the cleft sentences I am used to. The relative clause seems to modify 'we' and not 'it'. The Finnish example is different, right? I probably wasn't really clear that I specifically was look...
by Creyeditor
06 Apr 2021 08:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38571

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

@Vlürch: That is exactly what I was looking for. The examples and your explanation of its usage make me much confident that I am not just mixing up everything including topic and focus.
by Creyeditor
05 Apr 2021 19:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38571

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

Thank you so much. I was just really unsure.
Edit: Japanese seems to use a similar strucuture, too.
by Creyeditor
05 Apr 2021 00:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38571

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

I have a complex quick question on syntax. Kobardon has a very strict word order and I was wondering how to focus different constituents. Objects can be focused using intonation (that is by changing phonological phrasing from [ S ][ VO ] to [ S ][ V ][ O ]), but so far I did not have strategy for fo...
by Creyeditor
04 Apr 2021 20:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What would the English equivalent be?
Replies: 73
Views: 13574

Re: What would the English equivalent be?

Could 'eating before paying' be 'pre-eating'?
by Creyeditor
03 Apr 2021 22:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 314
Views: 32948

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Good job [:)]
by Creyeditor
03 Apr 2021 01:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 510
Views: 38571

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

I would prefer a). I don't like ts becoming z between vowels. Feels too Greek for me.
by Creyeditor
02 Apr 2021 19:29
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: How to create a super good awesome fantastic kewlness lexicon!!!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 599

Re: How to create a super good awesome fantastic kewlness lexicon!!!!!!!

Yes, correct. English was my first foreign language though. English influence included absence of final devoicing (e.g. word final /v/) and presence of certain cluster, e.g. word initial /sn/. Spelling wise, I mostly used a regularized German spelling.
by Creyeditor
02 Apr 2021 18:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Documentation pitfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 876

Re: Documentation pitfalls

I think a lot of documentation pitfalls can be summed up as "explaining form but not function". Conlangers explaining the morphological process behind how to form the dative, but leaving it up to the reader to jump to the conclusion that the dative is used for nominal predicates. Or explaining how ...
by Creyeditor
02 Apr 2021 01:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 258
Views: 24956

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

A Similar idea I once had for a proto-lang. Onsets /m mʲ mʷ n ɲ nʷ/ /p pʲ pʷ t c tʷ k kʲ kʷ/ /b bʲ bʷ d ɟ dʷ g gʲ gʷ/ /ts tɕ tsʷ kx gɣ/ /dz dʑ/ /tɬ/ /dɮ/ /f fʲ fʷ s ɕʲ sʷ x ç hʷ/ /v vʲ vʷ z ʑʲ/ /ɬ/ /j w r l/ Nuclei /i u/ /ɛ ɔ/ /ɑ/ Codas /ʔ/ /N/ nasalizes a preceding vowel and is usually deleted. /H/...
by Creyeditor
01 Apr 2021 15:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 184
Views: 15843

Re: Typological voting game

Allophonotactics: D/E
Stroness: B/C