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by Sequor
25 Oct 2020 17:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 357
Views: 3763

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

Yes, Arabic songs use habiibii [ħaˈbiːbi] a lot, as much as English songs use baby if not more so.

The specifically feminine version is habiibtii [ħaˈbiːbti ħaˈbibti] (spoken eastern Arabic; standard Arabic has habiibatii), but in songs, habiibii can also refer to a woman.
by Sequor
24 Oct 2020 15:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Slot-and-filler vs templatic
Replies: 9
Views: 84

Re: Slot-and-filler vs templatic

"Nonconcatenative morphology" is another key term.
by Sequor
22 Oct 2020 01:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs

The least common triggers for height harmony are low vowels. I think pre-Romanian provides a nice example of this. At some point, fairly late in development, mid /e/ (from both earlier close /e/ and /ɛ/, so often /je/ from the latter) assimilated to a following /a/ by breaking into [e̯a], and mid /...
by Sequor
20 Oct 2020 03:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)

I've updated it now and added a fix for the rhotic issue. It's not very elegant, because you have to use <_`> instead of <`>, but at least it should work. Thank you for the fix! One thing I didn't know I was missing in particular was the inventory of suprasegmentals as buttons. In particular, for s...
by Sequor
19 Oct 2020 20:04
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to display conjugations in word order?
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: How to display conjugations in word order?

I've never seen any acronym for them at all. I just see them called "glosses" for short.
by Sequor
18 Oct 2020 20:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)
Replies: 9
Views: 488

Re: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)

https://cbbforum.com/xipa.html I hope that you will find it useful [:)] Feel free to give feedback if you feel like something could be improved. Thank you so much for this revamped version of XIPA! I see it both looks nicer and also has more things, like the zero-morpheme marker ∅ (through a button...
by Sequor
14 Oct 2020 20:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat Relative Clauses [Split]
Replies: 10
Views: 80

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

So you think he thinks that: - his verb agrees with the subject of the relative clause - the English relative pronoun agrees with the object of the matrix clause - thus they are different? But Pazmat has a relative pronoun that, just like in English, seems to agree with the object of the matrix cla...
by Sequor
13 Oct 2020 20:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pazmat Relative Clauses [Split]
Replies: 10
Views: 80

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

I don't think I understand. To start with, I think your terminology is unusual. When you say "a nominative", do you mean a subject? Or anything that happens to be in the nominative case? It's best to distinguish role from case (marking of role). I also don't understand about relatives "agreeing" pa...
by Sequor
12 Oct 2020 00:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Contemporary Sound Change in Colloquial Burmese
Replies: 2
Views: 4058

Re: Contemporary Sound Change in Colloquial Burmese

jhcampbell wrote: 10 Jun 2019 06:53I'm a native speaker of Burmese, having spoken daily for 20 years before resettling in Oregon.
If you're willing to take on suggestions, I'd love to hear your take on the ongoing tone decay in Burmese. To what extent is the pasage on Wikipedia true?
by Sequor
12 Oct 2020 00:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 734
Views: 116347

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

I really like this. I've thought about doing an "extreme isolating" language before with minimal word-class distinctions but at the time I didn't know about the possibility of eliminating adpositions. It goes a ways beyond a creole, since even those tend to have a couple or a handful of adpositions...
by Sequor
26 Sep 2020 08:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3929

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

Does it make any sense to have a negative particle only for irrealis verbs? I think it's fine, even if I don't know of a natlang example. For what it's worth, Standard Arabic has four words for 'not': لا laa - used with indicative present, subjunctive, jussive and imperative ما maa - used with indi...
by Sequor
16 Sep 2020 19:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: WI: Latin ISOTed to Japan
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: WI: Latin ISOTed to Japan

Hmm, I see. Those are very good points, thanks!

I always like this irony of "they were very likely in a worse state; the very lack of records/evidence itself tells us that". It's true of the dark ages early middle ages (6th century - 10th century) too.
by Sequor
12 Sep 2020 06:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: WI: Latin ISOTed to Japan
Replies: 14
Views: 588

Re: WI: Latin ISOTed to Japan

Similarly, I don't imagine the Romans - unless it's only a few hundred of them - abandoning their culture and adopting the more economically and politically primitive one of Han China... although of course over time influence would be inevitable. I'm kind of curious why you consider Han China to be...
by Sequor
03 Sep 2020 00:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Database
Replies: 2
Views: 266

Re: Conlang Database

Hi. A group of us are starting a new Conlang Database, to be housed on the Language Creation Society's website. We will progressively add basic data about the world's conlangs to a database which will be publicly searchable and able to produce reports involving stats or lists according to people's ...
by Sequor
11 Aug 2020 05:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English pronunciation thread (Dedicated EPT)
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: English pronunciations

Oh, good. And nah, I actually laughed at your post. I get the irony of eternally complaining about YAEPTs, when it could've been solved all along with a dedicated EPT! :mrgreen:
by Sequor
11 Aug 2020 03:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English pronunciation thread (Dedicated EPT)
Replies: 7
Views: 323

Re: English pronunciations

Dormouse559 wrote: 11 Aug 2020 02:33A dedicated YAEPT!
I tried to find an existing one, in order to not create YAEPT. Is there any? (If so, please move these posts there. Better now than later when there might be multiple pages...)
by Sequor
11 Aug 2020 02:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English pronunciation thread (Dedicated EPT)
Replies: 7
Views: 323

English pronunciation thread (Dedicated EPT)

A thread for asking questions about the pronunciation of words in English. I often have questions about what's in dictionaries vs. what people actually use, but even you who are native speakers may feel occasional curiosity about what other people here might say. Let me start with one: "naïve", "naï...
by Sequor
11 Aug 2020 00:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 357
Views: 3763

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

What do you guys think is the origin of the Latin Fifth Declension? I just read an interesting paper on it. Do you think it has any parallels outside of Italic? Was it present in Proto-Italic? I guess this isn't a "quick question", but just interested to hear any thoughts on it. It might be one of ...
by Sequor
06 Aug 2020 21:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Funny three-initial mismatches
Replies: 37
Views: 1060

Re: Funny three-initial mismatches

eldin raigmore wrote: 06 Aug 2020 20:50MSA Morpho-Syntactic Alignment
MSA Modern Standard Arabic
That one has long been the cause of confusion in discussions on conlanging forums...
by Sequor
06 Aug 2020 19:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Funny three-initial mismatches
Replies: 37
Views: 1060

Re: Funny three-initial mismatches

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