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by cedh
12 Jun 2020 08:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7344
Views: 946123

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

German allows the construction but I don't know if it's completely parallel. You can either say (1) or (2) without much difference in meaning: (1) Mein Frühstück heute my breakfast today `my breakfast today' (2) Mein heut-iges Frühstück my today-ADJ breakfast `my breakfast today' I don't think this...
by cedh
09 Jun 2020 10:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7344
Views: 946123

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

So basically, something along the lines of 'this man killed him' to say 'I killed him', where ""this"" is a 1st person affix marker... I don't know about natlang attestations, but I like it. Exactly this! One could say something like... Lhu dyrosofon swí mhwno. Lhu (D/t)yros-of-on sw-í mhwn-o. DEF ...
by cedh
24 May 2020 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422671

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

What orthography could I use for this vowel system? I was thinking of using tildes to indicate nasalization, but I am not sure how I could write /ɨ/ and /ɨ̃/. I was thinking of using <v> and <ṽ> respectively, but I don't think any language uses those letters for those sounds. /i ɨ u e o a/ /ĩ ɨ̃ ũ ...
by cedh
15 May 2020 19:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 17494

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I just came across an AI that invents new English words and writes dictionary definitions for them. noun. biofabrication the manufacture of human clothes and other products using natural materials "the manufacture of clothes is among the main activities that have allowed us to develop standards in ...
by cedh
02 Apr 2020 10:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 17494

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

For anyone who's interested in seeing things through the eyes of the virus: https://xkcd.com/2287/
by cedh
23 Mar 2020 19:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 17494

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Random thought for tonight: We have the initialisms "wtf" (what the fuck), "tfw" (that feeling when) and "ftw" (for the win). That's three of the six possible permutations of those letters. Someone needs to come up with meanings for "fwt", "twf" and "wft". FWT might be part of a negative imperative...
by cedh
09 Mar 2020 21:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 130
Views: 1810

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've just discovered that in a new language I've been working on for some time, the verb stem for "sail, navigate" will have the shape marīn- , which looks like it's a real world reference but which is in fact derived (almost) regularly from the proto-form *mhari-hiçn- "go with the Oceanic Wind". [:...
by cedh
26 Feb 2020 21:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 130
Views: 1810

Re: What did you accomplish today?

DesEsseintes wrote:
26 Feb 2020 17:40
kiwikami wrote:
26 Feb 2020 07:04
cool Alál stuff
I agree, this is very cool!
by cedh
21 Feb 2020 08:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1247
Views: 205123

Re: Other Creativity

Ossicone wrote:
20 Feb 2020 22:13
Check out my dnd map

https://i.imgur.com/rjnLGiK.png
Nice. (Except that the river near Ull looks a bit strange, it seems to go uphill in the first half of its course...)
by cedh
20 Dec 2019 10:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 105
Views: 58815

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

just would rather start 12/29 or 12/30 than 12/28) (Also it took me unbearably long to decypher your dates) Understandable. Rather than the 29th or 30th of December, alynnidalar could just as easily have been asking to go on the 12th day of the 29th or 30th month. We damn Americans insist on having...
by cedh
16 Oct 2019 09:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422671

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

Is it at all possible that a language currently spoken in Europe could lack the phoneme /j/ except in the case of loanwords? I'm having a hard time finding any languages which lack the sound. It's more than possible due to being an accurate description of German, which has /ʝ/ rather than /j/ nativ...
by cedh
14 Oct 2019 11:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422671

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

Quick notation question: I'm working on a language that uses a lot of reduplication, which is glossed with a tilde according to the Leipzig Glossing Rules, e.g. kekearu CV~ kearo-u EMPH~big -FG 'very big' The language also has several morphemes that condition nasality on a preceding or following vow...
by cedh
10 Oct 2019 12:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 716
Views: 255438

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

I had some contact with the term "Bildkultur" during my studies at university, and it tends to mean something like "(the historical development of) the cultural practice of depicting certain things/topics/issues/... in pictorial arts (including paintings, drawings, photography, and possibly also sta...
by cedh
25 Aug 2019 23:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 522
Views: 105585

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

218) a
219) c: /ɪ ʊ ə ɛ ɔ æ/ > [ɪ ʊ ɐ ɛ ɔ ɑ]
220) c: /iː uː eː oː ɑː/ > [eɪ̯ oʊ̯ ɛː ɔː ɑː] after /ʁ/, and [ɪə̯ uə̯ eɐ̯ oɐ̯ ɑː] before /ʁ/
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by cedh
02 Aug 2019 19:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 23
Views: 8604

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

[...]For example, they often are or contain so-called "harmonic clusters" consisting of two obstruents, the first of them labial or coronal, and the second velar or uvular, which behave as a single segment in various situations. Can the same consonant clusters also be used "as non-harmonic" like /a...
by cedh
29 Jul 2019 21:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 23
Views: 8604

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

One of the most interesting languages worldwide with regard to phonotactics IMO is Georgian. It has very complex consonant clusters, especially in syllable onsets (and especially word-initially), as in /prt͡skvna/ ‘to peel’, /mt͡s’vrtneli/ ‘trainer’, or /brt’χ’eli/ ‘flat’. It also allows quite compl...
by cedh
19 Jul 2019 08:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422671

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

Any ideas how infixes arise? I know analogised metathesis is one way, but I wanted to find a way for vowel infixing. For a vowel infix between two consonants, epenthesis based on phonotactic restrictions (e.g. breaking up difficult clusters) or prosodic considerations (e.g. to prevent two stressed ...
by cedh
18 Jul 2019 14:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7344
Views: 946123

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

Are there other natlangs that have different forms of adjectives depending on whether they're used attributively or predicatively? I'm sure I know examples, I just can't think of any right now. Are they always a few irregular forms (like English my vs. mine and lone vs. alone) or are there any lang...
by cedh
10 Jul 2019 15:29
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request
Replies: 24
Views: 7852

Re: Different Way of Doing Adpositions - help request

You might want to look into serial verb constructions ; specifically, at the way some languages use serialized "coverbs" in order to express positional and directional meanings. Two good introductions are "The serial verb construction: Comparative concept and cross-linguistic generalizations" by Mar...
by cedh
14 Jun 2019 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 212
Views: 39044

Re: Silvish

You're welcome!