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by hadad
23 Feb 2014 04:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean
Replies: 6
Views: 2396

Re: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean

Artaxes wrote:When I will have a time for this, I'll do a better version.
It's because I'm still fleshing out the details. In part, because I'm still debating the PAmerind elements idea.
by hadad
15 Feb 2014 19:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: SapirWhorf
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

Re: SapirWhorf

I hate to be an advocate of the theory, but I've noticed that I'm starting to be able to hear the differences between tones and length now of vowels. Perhaps my studying of linguistics has been opening up neuropathways?I haven't noticed this before and its creating some exciting ideas for languages...
by hadad
15 Feb 2014 03:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: I need some advice on PaleoCaspian
Replies: 15
Views: 3048

Re: I need some advice on PaleoCaspian

Alot of native american languages at first glance have similarities to IE. Though admittingly, I know nothing of that language. Kinda makes me want to revive my old idea for paleocaspian. I have a hard time imagining languages that far afield being closely related to eachother. Then again, Malagasy ...
by hadad
15 Feb 2014 03:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: SapirWhorf
Replies: 6
Views: 1419

SapirWhorf

I hate to be an advocate of the theory, but I've noticed that I'm starting to be able to hear the differences between tones and length now of vowels. Perhaps my studying of linguistics has been opening up neuropathways?I haven't noticed this before and its creating some exciting ideas for languages....
by hadad
14 Feb 2014 09:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean
Replies: 6
Views: 2396

Re: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean

The man man, manam
The two men Manak, Manakm
The men Manat, Manaim
Of the man, the man's manan
Of the two men, the two men's manakn
by hadad
14 Feb 2014 09:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean
Replies: 6
Views: 2396

Re: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean

Reserved For more Grammar
by hadad
14 Feb 2014 09:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean
Replies: 6
Views: 2396

Re: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean

~ will denote, for now, breathy vowels. The Nouns have been heavily influenced by Uralic, as this is a trade language. Though most of these forms got lost in the later language when it developed from this dialect: Singular / Dual / Plural Nominative-Vocative - / -(a)k / -(a)t Objective -(a)m / -(a)k...
by hadad
14 Feb 2014 09:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean
Replies: 6
Views: 2396

North Volga Dialect of ProtoIndoEuropean

I may or may not decide to keep PaleoCaspian, and have it influence this branch of IndoEuropean, but either way, doesn't matter. ProtoUralic has influenced this dialect, spoken along the Volga River by traders. It has 20 vowels and 20 consonants. Essentially, you take ProtoIndoEuropean just after it...
by hadad
14 Feb 2014 03:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: I need some advice on PaleoCaspian
Replies: 15
Views: 3048

I need some advice on PaleoCaspian

I've redone it a few times, and quite like it. Though I'm bothered by the fact that Nostratic and Amerind may not be valid language families with at least somewhat valid reconstructions. I'm tempted to start over and make a descendant of only ProtoIndoEuropean and go from there. Though in thinking o...
by hadad
08 Feb 2014 00:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: In your opinion, how would the most difficult language be?
Replies: 16
Views: 2447

Re: In your opinion, how would be the most difficult languag

Navajo for me. That's because I'm still getting used to the concept of polysynthesis, and to throw onto that many grammatical forms and complex sound changes, it would be much to get accustomed to, and be a confusing start. IndoEuropean languages if I wasn't born speaking them, and wasn't already fa...
by hadad
08 Feb 2014 00:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Are english articles prefixes?
Replies: 18
Views: 4265

Are english articles prefixes?

At least where english is spoken here where I live, and seemingly with everyone I knew from elsewhere, it seems like a(n)/the are used more like prefixes that seperate words. Kinda like how -s is used to mark plural nouns. Think about it..... Definite - The man (refers to a specific "man") General -...
by hadad
31 Oct 2013 15:38
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Differences between semivowels and diphthongs
Replies: 18
Views: 5358

Re: Differences between semivowels and diphthongs

To be, i and j have always sounded about as similar as u and w. They sound different if you pay close attention. Plus, the shape of the mouth is a little different. It's a minute difference, but it is there. It's just not frequently differentiated in the IE languages from what I know.
by hadad
01 Oct 2013 15:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A

eldin raigmore wrote:Why is there a "Caspian" in the language's name?
Because despite the earlier preproto part being spoken in southwestern siberia, nearly all the rest of the branches were centered around the Caspian Sea.
by hadad
26 Sep 2013 04:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A

In order to say that someone introduced someone to someone, you'd say that someone helped someone meet someone: The man introduced the woman to him/The man helped the woman meet him. Kemannure nannu takwyasedi. The man introduced him to the woman/The man helped him meet the woman. Kemannure takwyase...
by hadad
26 Sep 2013 04:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A

Just for a little more on word order and some of the verbal weirdness. man - man/male relative/male band or tribal member. takw, when there is neither an agent in the sentance, nor is one implied, the verb means "to know". When there is an agent in the sentance, or one is implied, the verb becomes "...
by hadad
26 Sep 2013 03:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A

Adjectives, when not attached to nouns as a suffix, also function as verbal roots. For instance, "good" yets, is also "(to do) good". Here is basically the inflectional layout for verbs: yets "good" yets-ya "doing good" Used as an stem to form adverbs, as well as continuous verbs. "goodly/good" (nev...
by hadad
25 Sep 2013 23:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Agent Patient Word Order
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: Agent Patient Word Order

Could you specify a bit what you mean with "agent" and "patient" in this context and does the agent-patient order differ from the plain old SO word order? The example sentence you give in the PreProtoPaleoCaspian A thread fits perfectly fine into the SVO word order without any quirky definitions of...
by hadad
16 Sep 2013 16:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Agent Patient Word Order
Replies: 5
Views: 1468

Re: Agent Patient Word Order

Could you specify a bit what you mean with "agent" and "patient" in this context and does the agent-patient order differ from the plain old SO word order? The example sentence you give in the PreProtoPaleoCaspian A thread fits perfectly fine into the SVO word order without any quirky definitions of...
by hadad
16 Sep 2013 16:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A

Spoken at around 5500-5000 BCE by a group of hunter gatherers in southwestern Siberia. Their language appears to be related to, or have borrowed from, ProtoAmerind and Nostratic, most likely a distant cousin. Proto-Nostratic was spoken earlier than 5500 BCE if it existed at all, and Proto-Amerind w...
by hadad
16 Sep 2013 01:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A
Replies: 8
Views: 1944

Re: PreProtoPaleoCaspian A

Some sentances in translation The bull knows good land. takw-ya-di tsom-nu-∅ tang-yets-tae-ne Takwyadi tsomnu tangyetstaene. yets - good Earth, earth, ground, land, dirt, sand - tang (to) know - takw Bull, cow, aurochs - tsom When there are instances where two nouns take a "patient" role or an agen...