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by Shemtov
25 Aug 2020 06:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 775
Views: 171174

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:eng: <ask> vs. :dan: :nor: :swe: <ask> "Ash tree" and the :swe: also means "box (container)"
by Shemtov
25 Aug 2020 06:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sindunian
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Sindunian

Converbs: Sindunian makes uses of a great number of converbs. This post will discuss the basic meaning of some of the basuc ones; later I will post more and some of the uses with auxillary verbs. I. Imperfective Converb. Suffix -atʰaus fp'iXʷak' qri qʷa:t͡sʰ ʔlatatʰaus nadnrəiʔau fp'iXʷ-ak' qri-∅ qʷ...
by Shemtov
24 Aug 2020 04:15
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is Irish North Germanic plausible?
Replies: 4
Views: 170

Is Irish North Germanic plausible?

Inspired by the numerous bogolangs that are being created I had a thought: What if the Norse settlements in Ireland had a group that did not assimilate linguistically, but started to speak an Irish-influenced North Germanic language, that has the f from exposure to Irish, VSO word order. Consonant m...
by Shemtov
23 Aug 2020 07:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 763
Views: 193120

Re: False cognates

Nederlands & :eng: <pin> :deu: <Pinn> :de-nw: <pinn> "Pin" VS. Mishnaic :isr: /pijn/ "Pin tumbler lock"
by Shemtov
12 Aug 2020 14:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 763
Views: 193120

Re: False cognates

Salmoneus wrote: 12 Aug 2020 13:34 [indeed, apparently this is theorised for Latin, explaining why it uses /s/ in borrowings from Hebrew: shabat>sabbath, jeshua > jesus.]

I thought that was because Latin and Greek did not have post-alveolar sounds, so the closest to the Hebrew post-alveolar sibalant was /s/.
by Shemtov
12 Aug 2020 06:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sindunian
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Sindunian

The Future is expressed by using the auxillary verb dnrəi after the stem of the lexical verb. fp'iXʷak' qri qʷa:t͡sʰ nadnrəiʔau fp'iXʷ-ak' qri-∅ qʷa:t͡sʰ na-dnrəi-ʔau boy-ERG stone-ABS throw ANIM-FUT-REP "It is said that the boy will throw a stone" If the aux takes the past suffix, it has a purposiv...
by Shemtov
06 Aug 2020 22:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Funny three-initial mismatches
Replies: 24
Views: 578

Re: Funny three-initial mismatches

Cross-linguistically:
:idn: "IPA" Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam "Natural Science Studies"
by Shemtov
06 Aug 2020 22:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 775
Views: 171174

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

If initialisms count..... I'd say that's moving quite far from the original purpose of this thread, so at the very least, I'd recommend starting a new thread for them. Personally, I'm also inclined to think that of course  any two- or three-letter abbreviation is going to have multiple uses, even w...
by Shemtov
30 Jul 2020 00:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 276
Views: 876

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

Yiddish is also a good example. (especially the Southeast dialect group, which I am most familiar with, and which I will be using) The normal word for "mother" is /mɪtr̩/, of Germanic stock, but "father" is /tatə/, from an unknown Slavic language. /futr̩/ is also a synonym, but in the SE dialect gro...
by Shemtov
28 Jul 2020 03:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sindunian
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Sindunian

Verbs: Note that while I said nouns have no gender, I meant that they have no gender markers in the declension. However, for agreement, there is a natural gender split between animate and animate. Note that "zduçˤrin" "star" is animate, as the pre-Yonotaorian religion featured astrolatry heavily. Al...
by Shemtov
28 Jul 2020 01:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 775
Views: 171174

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

If initialisms count.....
:eng: IPA "International Phonetic Alphabet" "Indian Pale Ale" :idn: "IPA" Ilmu Pengetahuan Alam "Natural Science Studies"
by Shemtov
27 Jul 2020 23:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 276
Views: 876

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

Is it possible for a language to have no overt gender marking on the nominal declension, but to have it on verbal agreement?
Also, can an ergative lang be split on noun/verb? That is, the nouns are marked as ERG and ABS, but the verbal agreement is always the S or A argument?
by Shemtov
22 Jul 2020 06:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sindunian
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Re: Sindunian

Mouth twister. Some of the things you make, my man. Jesus. Given that I'm saying that it's related to the NE Caucasian languages, with influence from NW Caucasian, the inventory is practically normal. The Caucasian sprachbund is known for having complex phonotactics. At least it's not related to Ka...
by Shemtov
22 Jul 2020 05:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sindunian
Replies: 6
Views: 405

Sindunian

Sindunian (Native name: sˤindunan mlit͡ʃ') was a language spoken in the Yonotaorian empire, in the Taman peninsula. In the period after the reforms of Phospuros, the empire conquered them, but their were periods of rebellion and independence for the next 257 years, until they were finally permantly ...
by Shemtov
11 Jul 2020 01:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 32
Views: 7665

Re: Yonataoran Religions

A summary of The Book Of Ta'or: Note that before the depaganazation of the Taorian legend there is an introduction. This introduction is based on some verses from the Book of Wisdom, which tells people to "study the history of Theos and his creation and obtain knowledge" after which it gives a sligh...
by Shemtov
05 Jul 2020 04:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Khanarian
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Khanarian

I Stems, Mostly Feminine: ΧΟϜΙΣι "Sheep" Singular: Nominative: ΧΟϜΙΣι Vocative: ΧΟϜΕ Accusative: ΧΟϜΙΜ Genitive: ΔΑΙϜΑΣι Dative: ΧΟϜΑΙΣ Locative-Intrumental: ΔΑΙϜΕ Plural: Nominative: ΧΟϜΕΣ Accusative: ΧΟϜΙΝΣΑ Genitive: ΧΟϜΕΜ Dative: ΧΟϜΙΦΑΣ Locative-Intrumental: ΧΟϜΙΦΙΣιΥ U-Stems, motsly Masculine ...
by Shemtov
02 Jul 2020 10:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 199
Views: 4088

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Sindun, a language spoken in the Yonataorian Empire, related distantly to the NE Caucasian languages: /p pʰ p' b t tʰ t' tˤ d dˤ k kʰ k' g kʷ kʷʰ kʷ' q qʰ q' qʷ qʷʰ qʷ' ʔ/ /t͡s t͡sʰ t͡s' t͡sˤ d͜z d͜zˤ t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ t͡ʃ' t͡ʃˤ d͡ʒ d͡ʒˤ/ /f fˤ s sˤ z zˤ ʃ ʃˤ ʒ ʒˤ ç çˤ ʝ ʝˤ x xʷ X Xʷ ħ ʕ h/ /m n/ /l lˤ r rˤ/...
by Shemtov
28 Jun 2020 04:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Khanarian
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Khanarian

I forgot that /r̩/ exists in the phonology. It's transcription is <ῥ> as some texts used a small Rho with a line on top to distinguish it from the consonant. The line may be representing the Greek pronunciation, which according to this theory was [rĭ] ,or another theory says, in some dialects it may...
by Shemtov
25 Jun 2020 01:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 775
Views: 171174

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:alb: <ata> 3P.PLR.MASC :isr: /ata/ 2P.SING.MASC
by Shemtov
23 Jun 2020 06:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Khanarian
Replies: 3
Views: 353

Re: Khanarian

Note: Unless the section is written in red, like this, everything posted will be from the perspective of a an in-universe modern linguist. Red thus signifies "meta". Writing System: The language was written in the Greek Alphabet, however, spelling, of course, was not standardized. At least three di...