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by Omzinesý
01 Aug 2021 23:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rambling about a somewhat routine classical language
Replies: 1
Views: 98

Re: Rambling about a somewhat routine classical language

There is so much stuff in the message that it's a bit hard to read. And you are talking about complex things without explaining its parts, but so conlangs develop. If the consonant inventory lacked /p/ or /g/, would it be more interesting or "natural"? Double case marking is interesting, e...
by Omzinesý
27 Jul 2021 23:15
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Need help with Hittite-eqsue conlang
Replies: 2
Views: 178

Re: Need help with Hittite-eqsue conlang

First, welcome. Your questions are hard enough for being in Conlangs section section but probably you get better answers here, we will see. Is this language supposed to be derived from Hittite or somehow based on Hittite or just be inspired by Hittite? I think it affects much what it should look lik...
by Omzinesý
27 Jul 2021 21:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Noiraka language
Replies: 34
Views: 1973

Re: Noiraka language

I added preposition mê . mê a 'for the _' is usually pronounced [m'e:]. It means 'for'. (It can be translated with English for in surprisingly many contexts.) Benefactive We yaa ojo t-i saapa mê eeri. 'I have a present for you.' We hasuja ojo mê eeri. 'I'm singing for you.' Purposive We hee ojo kai,...
by Omzinesý
27 Jul 2021 20:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 73374

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

Is it possible to have noun-like adjectives that don't decline for case, even though the nouns do? Theoretically interesting question! What is a noun-like adjective? Noun as a comparative concept: say, words that typically express things and words that are morpho-syntactically part of the same cate...
by Omzinesý
26 Jul 2021 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 143
Views: 40846

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

p t k͡p k ɓ ɗ β? ɹ w m n s i ĩ ɨ ɨ̃ u ũ ə a ã Phonotactics (C)V(C) The coda is always a voiceles stop or /s/. Stress on the penultimate syllable if it is closed. Stress on the ultimate syllable if the penultimate syllable is open. Mainly agglutinative (Adding schwa to C_CV# to move stress to the la...
by Omzinesý
25 Jul 2021 13:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Noiraka language
Replies: 34
Views: 1973

Re: Noiraka language

Aspect particle usually appears between obligatory arguments and optional adjuncts.

Aspect particle is "optional". Most clauses don't have it.

PRECESSIVE
just VERBed

IMMINENT
is about to VERB

CONTINUATIVE
is still VERBing

PERFECT
already VERBed

...
by Omzinesý
24 Jul 2021 16:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Do you want to go home?
Replies: 55
Views: 30361

Re: Do you want to go home?

Noiraka

We hee neur-eeri naiwa, hai?
EGO go.to POT-sg2.F at.home, TAG
'Do you want to go home?'
by Omzinesý
24 Jul 2021 11:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Noiraka language
Replies: 34
Views: 1973

Re: Noiraka language

I added a directive particle ni (negative nuu), which appears in the epistemic-particle slot. It doesn't usually appear in questions but in all directives coding request. Ni hee tapeesa. DIRECTIVE go school.DEF 'Go to school.' It also starts clauses where the request is very indirect. Nuu yaa ojo m-...
by Omzinesý
23 Jul 2021 01:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Noiraka language
Replies: 34
Views: 1973

Re: Noiraka language

Topics still to be covered:

- tense-aspect particles (still, yet, already ...)
- speech acts
- more on information structure
- incorporation
- locatives in syntax
- motion verbs
by Omzinesý
23 Jul 2021 01:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Noiraka language
Replies: 34
Views: 1973

Re: Noiraka language

Noi could be an adjective meaning things related to the people. a noi raka 'the Noi language' (r shouldn't be able to appear word-initially but maybe Noiraka is a very lexicalized phrase.) a noi wesa 'the Noi people' a noi saimo 'the Noi island' Other people are not adjectives. A taka o Egipiti 'the...
by Omzinesý
20 Jul 2021 11:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 73374

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

Thank you. It actually doesn't seem that strange anymore. Northern Germany could be good, close enough to Dutch and Danish. I find making anything based or affected by Finnish a bit hard. Actually, Danish seems to have /t/ => /ts/ and *d realizing as /t/. I remembered it was only allophonical before...
by Omzinesý
20 Jul 2021 11:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 73374

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

I've been reading Dixon's Ergativity , and it's got me wanting to make a (believable) ergative romlang. I've come up with two possible ways an ergative system could develop, namely: 1. A Gallo-Romance language in which the marked nominative incentivises an ergative-absolutive system, first only in ...
by Omzinesý
19 Jul 2021 11:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 73374

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

Maybe the hard question is still where such a consonant system could appear.
by Omzinesý
19 Jul 2021 11:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ahápaké: The Language of the Foxes
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: Ahápaké: The Language of the Foxes

Ok, thanks
I have never quite understood incorporation. Must read and learn.
by Omzinesý
19 Jul 2021 11:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Noiraka language
Replies: 34
Views: 1973

Re: Noiraka language

The second topic could be information structure. I don't have good ideas for it. Contrastive focus / argument focus could have a special set of articles aaâ ôku 'the man' iiî ôku 'a man' uuû ôku 'his/her man' (still not clear what this article means) It might be that topics are not usually emphasize...
by Omzinesý
19 Jul 2021 11:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 143
Views: 40846

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread

p t k͡p k b t g͡b g f s v z m n l r j w Long i: ɨ: u: <í ý ú> e: o: <é ó> ɛ: ɔ: <è ò> ä: <á> Short i ɨ u <i y u> ɛ ɔ <e o> a <a> Similar length systems to those in the above project. Nouns have DIRECT, LOCATIVE, and GENITIVE cases. NOM tasa (short first syllable) LOC taasa (long first syllable) GEN ...
by Omzinesý
18 Jul 2021 23:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ahápaké: The Language of the Foxes
Replies: 20
Views: 1523

Re: Ahápaké: The Language of the Foxes

Noun Incorporation Noun incorporation is very productive and has many uses in Ahapa. It's most common use is for discourse purposes, a noun that is not incorporated is usually perceived as being focused, depending on the context of the sentence. It's common for an noun to be unincorporated when it ...
by Omzinesý
18 Jul 2021 12:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 73374

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

I have been thing how Proto-Germanic (or some later variety) could "naturalistically" develop this consonant system: " p t̪ t͡s k m n ŋ s x z ɣ l ɾ (or possibly ʀ) ʋ j " In isolation, isolation it is not hard to find up several roads, but what could be a naturalistic social conte...
by Omzinesý
17 Jul 2021 11:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Noiraka language
Replies: 34
Views: 1973

Re: Noiraka language

Ditransitives Earlier Noiraka had preposition pir- 'to' for marking the recipient argument. But it also has theme preposition m^ -. So, Noiraka doesn't actually need pir- for anything. It will be a primary-secondary-object language, where the recipient argument is marked by the bare form, Absolutiv...
by Omzinesý
16 Jul 2021 12:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Noiraka language
Replies: 34
Views: 1973

Re: Noiraka language

Probably, I should give the verb a bit more morphology. Verb without suffix is lexically either Habitual or Nonhabitual. The other value is marked. -we 'Nonhabitual' Lengthening of the last vowel 'Habitual' Two relative tenses are used in dependent clauses, especially. -i, 'Posteror, before, and th...