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by Sequor
27 Jun 2022 20:46
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 31
Views: 5015

Re: AMA on Indonesian

Thanks for the write-up! Good to have an idea on the variation that has been published on this.
by Sequor
22 Jun 2022 19:46
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 31
Views: 5015

Re: AMA on Indonesian

Creyeditor wrote: 22 Jun 2022 08:29I should probably compose a more detailed post and compare a few varieties.
I would appreciate that. Even just a presentation on your opinion on the capital's more prestigious dialect would be interesting for me.
by Sequor
21 Jun 2022 22:47
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 31
Views: 5015

Re: AMA on Indonesian

Here's a new question for you: what do you think about stress in Indonesian? Is there a noticeable stress? Are there morphophonological rules to predict it (what are they)?

My remote understanding is that this topic is a bit controversial...?
by Sequor
16 Jun 2022 02:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 933
Views: 170761

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

I've seen both "level" and "flat tones" in ling literature.
by Sequor
27 May 2022 03:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 860
Views: 266257

Re: False cognates

Sanskrit नाग nāga- 'snake, naga', Proto-Germanic *snakô 'snake; worm' Hebrew נָחָשׁ nakhásh 'snake' Proto-Bantu *nyókà 'snake', Swahili nyoka 'snake', Zulu inyoka 'snake' Middle Chinese 腳 [kɨɐk̚ ] 'foot', Cantonese goek3 [kœːk̚˧] Chechen ког '(animal) foot, paw', Ingush ког '(animal) foot, paw', Kom...
by Sequor
24 May 2022 07:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 860
Views: 266257

Re: False cognates

Arabic شعر ʃiʕr 'poetry, poem'
Hebrew שִׁיר shir 'song, poem'
Chinese shī 'poetry, poem'
by Sequor
08 May 2022 01:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 26674

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

[thought experiment: imagine a society in which social status were extremely important linguistically, and in which the word 'monarch' were feminine. We could imagine similar substitution processes to the above leading to monarchs by default being referred to as 'she'...] This reminds me, I was sur...
by Sequor
05 May 2022 03:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 768
Views: 157187

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Ah, I see. I'm looking at the languages in question, and I see even some famous ones are included: Languages with cases and obligatory use of numeral classifiers: - Burmese (8-9 cases) - Garo (8-9 cases; Sino-Tibetan; in India) - Semelai (3 cases; Austroasiatic; in Malaysia) - Nivkh (8-9 cases) - Ko...
by Sequor
04 May 2022 20:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 768
Views: 157187

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

I've been thinking of a system where (like several Asian languages I think) every noun is preceded by a classifier noun such as "person", "animal", etc. Hopefully unlike those languages, while the noun root never declines, the classifier can be inflected for number, case, etc. I...
by Sequor
22 Apr 2022 06:24
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Tema de conversación español/castellano | Spanish Conversation Thread
Replies: 669
Views: 222164

Re: Tema de conversación español/castellano | Spanish Conversation Thread

How would you say, "He who dies having smoked the most of me wins" in Spanish? Imagine this line is spoken by a joint of marijuana. El que se muera después de haberme fumado más que los demás, gana. Gracias. Ah sorry! Just noticed I misread your English. I translated "He who dies hav...
by Sequor
21 Apr 2022 07:20
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Tema de conversación español/castellano | Spanish Conversation Thread
Replies: 669
Views: 222164

Re: Tema de conversación español/castellano | Spanish Conversation Thread

Khemehekis wrote: 19 Apr 2022 23:13 How would you say, "He who dies having smoked the most of me wins" in Spanish? Imagine this line is spoken by a joint of marijuana.
El que se muera después de haberme fumado más que los demás, gana.
by Sequor
21 Apr 2022 07:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Why does English not have a word for "which one out of these"?
Replies: 4
Views: 394

Re: Why does English not have a word for "which one out of these"?

I think that the problem is that neither "which" nor "which one" can be comfortably said in the same rising, emphatic tone of "Whaaat?", "Whooo?" etc Eh, I think I've sometimes heard "Which one!?!?" said in a very emphatic way. Sure, the -i- of &quo...
by Sequor
16 Apr 2022 21:29
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Knowing when I'm done making grammar
Replies: 9
Views: 1740

Re: Knowing when I'm done making grammar

but I'm a little overwhelmed by the next steps: syntax and morphology. With phonology, I basically know what I need (consonants, vowels, phonotactics, allophony, stress rules), but with the grammar, I don't really have that kind of indication. I feel like I have that kind of indication in my head f...
by Sequor
16 Mar 2022 00:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Morphological Operations without Morphemes
Replies: 13
Views: 968

Re: Morphological Operations without Morphemes

I apologize if I am about to say something ignorant, but wouldn't a purely analytical language like Mandarin be optimal? As I am to understand it, each syllable represents a core unit of meaning; they are "words," as well as, "chunks of meaning." (Whether it can be applied with ...
by Sequor
13 Mar 2022 21:48
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Would speakers of this language have trouble pronouncing English?
Replies: 1
Views: 507

Re: Would speakers of this language have trouble pronouncing English?

Hello. This is my first experience with making a conlang. I've been doing my research and putting together a phonology, and so far I have the consonants mostly figured out. One goal I had in mind for the language was for it to be decently "co-learnable," because an established fact of the...
by Sequor
13 Mar 2022 21:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Morphological Operations without Morphemes
Replies: 13
Views: 968

Re: Morphological Operations without Morphemes

I can't think of any conlangs that do this, among the ones I've come across. I think I've seen this in a couple, inspired by some West African language (Yoruba?) and Iau respectively, but I agree it's very uncommon. Does anyone here use something similar in any of their conlangs? Where you have a m...
by Sequor
08 Mar 2022 00:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 686
Views: 118267

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

Very interesting posts! (As per usual.) Since I am awesome, Also a good out-of-context quote. Thank you for your well-thought-out reply, Salmoneus. And I was surprised to hear that linguistics is more susceptible to pseudoscience than psychology. I don't know about how psychology compares to linguis...
by Sequor
19 Jan 2022 19:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 933
Views: 170761

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

Creyeditor wrote: 19 Jan 2022 14:40 Did anybody ever conduct a typological study on their own conlangs? Maybe on basic word order or phoneme inventory sizes or the like?
Does a CALS profile count?
by Sequor
23 Dec 2021 08:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 860
Views: 266257

Re: False cognates

Arabic شاطئ‎ ʃaatˤiʔ 'beach' Mandarin 沙灘 shātān 'beach' Arabic عين ʕain 'eye' Mandarin 眼 yǎn 'eye' Arabic سرّح sarraħa 'to comb (one's hair)' Mandarin 梳理 shūlǐ 'to comb (one's hair)' Sanskrit sū́tram 'a rule of grammar or law; a sutra or discourse of the Buddha' Arabic سورة sūra 'a surah or chapter ...
by Sequor
20 Dec 2021 22:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 686
Views: 118267

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

Yeah, Vulgar Latin can refer to a large number of dialects in space and time. In fact, specifically among the kind of scholars who write etymological dictionaries, "Vulgar Latin" can even be contemporaneous with Early Medieval Latin, as in, the 8th century. I can't think of a good example ...