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by Omzinesý
26 Jun 2022 20:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 933
Views: 170766

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

[...] The examples you give match more or less what I found, though as said, the elision and assimilation pathway seems somewhat unlikely to happen for all consonants (to me, and I'm not a good yardstick on knowing); unless it was transferred to all consonants by analogy as opposed to an unconsciou...
by Omzinesý
26 Jun 2022 13:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dleesoop
Replies: 34
Views: 4599

Re: Dleesoop

this is a very enjoyable read. kudos! My current problem with the syntax. 'Horse' could be "le'-tezuuk" 'a riding animal' But how do I say 'The animal is a horse.' "Le', tezuuk." means 'The animal rides.' or 'The animal is ridden.' but not 'The animal is a horse.' Compound nouns...
by Omzinesý
26 Jun 2022 13:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 933
Views: 170766

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

Am wondering if pre verb modals or post verbal inflections are better for situationals eg You can eat vs eat able or you may eat vs if you eat? I noticed that if I stick to post verbal inflections the order of verbs become very regimented (like Japanese) and you just end up sticking to grammatical ...
by Omzinesý
26 Jun 2022 13:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 933
Views: 170766

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

I'm currently trying to develop a phonology where clusters don't occur except in very few cases, but there's also has a large number of a specific type of geminate - one where the first in the pair is effectively a standalone, syllabic consonant. E.g. /axxa/ is realized as [a.x.xa] (or probably mor...
by Omzinesý
23 Jun 2022 17:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ast-amu
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Ast-amu (Dictionary)

Simple verbs ghiv 'like' kuhë 'want' kër 'see', kur 'saw' pil 'eat/drink', pul 'ate' tulh 'move about' tut 'cook, prepare' Coverbs ëfäm 'love' mumtë 'flow' vëtki 'write' Nouns ëssä 'book' (ëCCa, ëCCë - - (ëCCë) hëppë 'village' (CëCCë, - - - ) huklë 'cake' ih 'water' (äCä,ih, no, no) krhëhi 'town' (C...
by Omzinesý
23 Jun 2022 16:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ast-amu
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Ast-amu (Uses of the Cases and some Prepositions)

There are two noun cases: Nominative and Partitive. Syntactic uses Partitive is the case of direct objects that are not affected completely or that do not participate in the event as whole. In (1), the case codes resultative vs. irresultative aspect. (1a) Tsut-vëtkimi i ëssa. t<s>ut-vëtki-mi i ëssa ...
by Omzinesý
23 Jun 2022 15:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ast-amu
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Ast-amu (Nouns)

Nouns have six gender-number classes Masculine singular (animate nouns that refer to males) Feminine singular (animate nouns that refer to females) Animate plural (plural of masculines and feminines) NeuterI singular (some of inanimate nouns) NeuterII singular (the other inanimate nouns) Inanimate p...
by Omzinesý
23 Jun 2022 15:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ast-amu
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Ast-amu (Infinitive and Complement Clauses)

Infinitive and complement clauses Complement clause is a clause that is the object (or some other obligatory argument) of the matrix clause. In Ast-amu, they are nonfinite, i.e. the verb form can code less categories than that of the other clauses. The verb form of complement clause is called Infini...
by Omzinesý
23 Jun 2022 14:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ast-amu
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Ast-amu (Simple Verbs)

Preliminary morphology of simple verbs I have started dozens of lang with verbs as a closed class. Because they are a closed class, I decide that they can be morphologically very irregular, like the most used verbs in many languages. Then I run into trouble. Ast-amu simple verbs have a polypersonal ...
by Omzinesý
23 Jun 2022 13:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dleesoop
Replies: 34
Views: 4599

Re: Dleesoop

My current problem with the syntax. 'Horse' could be "le'-tezuuk" 'a riding animal' But how do I say 'The animal is a horse.' "Le', tezuuk." means 'The animal rides.' or 'The animal is ridden.' but not 'The animal is a horse.' Compound nouns can be more ideosyncratic and specifi...
by Omzinesý
23 Jun 2022 13:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ast-amu
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Re: Ast-amu (Verbs)

Verbs An ast-amu predicate can either have a simple verb, (1), a complex verb of a simple verb and a coverb, (2), or a simple verb with an incorporated object, (3). (1) Psä kkrhëhi. [psæk.kr̥ə.'ħi] p<s>ä k-krëhi go<SG1> DEF-town 'I went to the town.' (2) Psärezkan kkrhëhi. [psæ.rəz.kɑŋk.kr̥ə'ħi] p<s...
by Omzinesý
23 Jun 2022 13:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ast-amu
Replies: 6
Views: 111

Ast-amu

Ast-amu, [ɑst.ʔɑ'mu], the language of the Amu people, is my newest project. I don't know if it will go on or not. I' also recycling the ideas I have been playing with lately. Features Phonology - French-style stressing of phrases instead of words - Allows many consonant clusters - a small-scale vowe...
by Omzinesý
22 Jun 2022 11:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zevy notes (Now playing: Basic syntax trees)
Replies: 15
Views: 1091

Re: Zevy notes (Now playing: Basic syntax trees)

I hope I didn't kill this thread. It's still interesting.
by Omzinesý
21 Jun 2022 11:37
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities in Finnish
Replies: 41
Views: 11483

Re: Curiosities in Finnish

Finnish usually distinguishes (often one derived from the other) stems for transitive and (unassusative) intransitive verbs. One interesting example is palaa 'to burn (intr.) and polttaa 'to burn (tr.)'. Polttaa is clearly derived from palaa with causative suffixe -ttaa , but there is some irregular...
by Omzinesý
21 Jun 2022 11:22
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic
Replies: 3
Views: 146

Re: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic

Nice!
I think that message could be pinned.
by Omzinesý
20 Jun 2022 10:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 164
Views: 61290

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

Newest idea - the phoneme inventory below - light verb + coverb predicates, could also have Greenlandic-style very productive verb derivation/ incorporation - maybe partitive objects - VSO, information structure not couded in the most frequent clausal constructions - semitic-style morphology Somethi...
by Omzinesý
17 Jun 2022 11:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A new IE lang, once again
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: A new IE lang, once again

Uses of the cases Absolutive Is the normal case of intransitive (= no direct object) subjects and copula complements. Case of affected transitive objects. Citation and vocative case. Partitive The case of less affected objects. (I have to think how that interacts with aspect.) The case of some intra...
by Omzinesý
17 Jun 2022 11:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A new IE lang, once again
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: A new IE lang, once again

Declension and cases There are six cases: Absolutive, Locative, Dative, Partitive, Ergative, and Ablative. Absolutive is the old nominative. Locative is the old locative. Dative is the old dative. It though codes goal beside recipient, which is not the natural direction of grammaticalization from co...
by Omzinesý
17 Jun 2022 10:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A new IE lang, once again
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: A new IE lang, once again

Phonology and sound changes Phonology The phonology is more or less borrowed from Chirdau, my older project. p t t͡ɕ* k <p t c c/ch> f θ s ɕ* x*** <f s x x/xh> m n <m n> l <l> r <r> j w** <j u> * Palatals /ɕ t͡ɕ/ can only appear before front vowels i, ɪ, e. ** The status of /w/ is questionable. It ...
by Omzinesý
17 Jun 2022 10:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A new IE lang, once again
Replies: 3
Views: 96

A new IE lang, once again

I have been thinking about a new IE lang lately. Its ideal place has been moving around Eurasia (Spain, Latvia ...) but ATM I think it could be positioned on an island next to Sri Lanka. Some of its sound changes could be explained by Dravidian influence. Some features: Phonology - Merger of all thr...