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by Creyeditor
17 May 2022 14:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159137

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

Similarly, they can be related to adpositions of course. A somewhat constructed example from German (might not be diachronically correct). Ich be-schneide den Busch. I at-cut the.ACC bush I cut the bush. Ich schneide etwas bei-m Busch. I cut something at-the.DAT bush I am cutting something at the bu...
by Creyeditor
17 May 2022 08:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zevy notes (Now playing: Instrumental verbs)
Replies: 3
Views: 132

Re: Zevy notes (Now playing: Instrumental verbs)

I actually really like this feature. Reminds me of Indonesian, e.g. Dia ber-kata kalau kamu mau pergi. 3SG have-say COMPL you want go 'He said that you want to leave.' Kata-nya kamu mau pergi. say-3SG.POSS you want leave 'People say you want to leave.' but also, Kamu kayak mau pergi. you like want g...
by Creyeditor
12 May 2022 18:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 109364

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Did anybody notice that there will be a (non-LCS) conlang conference in Italy? Here is the link: https://linguistlist.org/issues/33/33-1673/
by Creyeditor
12 May 2022 18:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 24235

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

Is fusion of root and marker (in a general sense) maybe covered by the chapter on suppletion in verbal paradigms (feature 79A and 79B) in WALS?
by Creyeditor
08 May 2022 14:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 24235

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

I was actually thinking the same. Also, I probably miss some features by chance and don't even know about it.
by Creyeditor
07 May 2022 20:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miscellaneous fun facts about your conlang to share and know
Replies: 45
Views: 6370

Re: Miscellaneous fun facts about your conlang to share and know

Oh, so your conlang has a class of antipassive-deponent verbs that take an antipassive marker =t even though they are not antipassive semantically or syntactically? That is indeed neat amd original (AFAIK) [:)]
by Creyeditor
07 May 2022 16:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Miscellaneous fun facts about your conlang to share and know
Replies: 45
Views: 6370

Re: Miscellaneous fun facts about your conlang to share and know

This sounds interesting. Is the resulting verb left without any arguments?
by Creyeditor
05 May 2022 14:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 768
Views: 154115

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

I just checked a Semelai grammar and it has optional numeral classifiers and a small set of case clitics with a very restricted distribution. So no luck with case marked classifiers.
by Creyeditor
04 May 2022 22:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 768
Views: 154115

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Interesting ideas. The first one looks a bit like articles (which often encode gender/noun class and case). There seem to be some languages with morphological case abd obligatory case marking (according to WALS) but I don't know how these systems work. What WALS feature(s) were you looking at? &quo...
by Creyeditor
04 May 2022 19:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 768
Views: 154115

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Interesting ideas. The first one looks a bit like articles (which often encode gender/noun class and case). There seem to be some languages with morphological case abd obligatory case marking (according to WALS) but I don't know how these systems work. A finite adverb sounds a bit like an auxiliary ...
by Creyeditor
03 May 2022 14:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159137

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

Gaahmg seems to have this system, even though they call it ATR harmony, judging from this abstract.
by Creyeditor
25 Apr 2022 20:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The languages of Frēdauon
Replies: 0
Views: 317

The languages of Frēdauon

This thread will serve to showcase typological studies and generally interesting tidbits on the languages of my conworld Frēdauon. At some point there should probably be a overview post, but I will leave that for the future. The first post will be a research paper on vowels in my conlangs. I tried t...
by Creyeditor
22 Apr 2022 17:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: RE: Lesser Comparatives, and the Least of All Superlatives
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: RE: Lesser Comparatives, and the Least of All Superlatives

Wow [O.O]
You remember how to thank me in Pøplish and Mamambam. Impressive [:O]
by Creyeditor
21 Apr 2022 22:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: RE: Lesser Comparatives, and the Least of All Superlatives
Replies: 6
Views: 642

Re: RE: Lesser Comparatives, and the Least of All Superlatives

I have definitely seen a special term used for it but can't recall the exact wording. I use the term diminutive as a modifier in my Kobardon grammar (e.g. 'diminutive comparative' or 'diminutive elative', etc.) and this gets some google hits, but idk.
by Creyeditor
20 Apr 2022 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How many conlangs have phonemic nasal vowels?!
Replies: 10
Views: 694

Re: How many conlangs have phonemic nasal vowels?!

Inspired by this question, I did my first typological survey of the 100 known languages of Fredauon, wich includes all my named a priori conlangs with at least a phoneme inventory. The percentage of phonemic nasal vowels is indeed lower than in the WALS chapter. There are 13/100 languages with phone...
by Creyeditor
17 Apr 2022 01:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What is the newest word in your conlang?
Replies: 38
Views: 7836

Re: What is the newest word in your conlang?

In Kobardon, my newest word is mirepa meaning wistfulness, the feeling of missing someone. Incidentally, it seems to mean we split in the natlang Ternate.
by Creyeditor
11 Apr 2022 22:07
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 25
Views: 4487

Re: AMA on Indonesian

Pronouns and negation are interesting to me because varieties of Indonesian vary a lot with regards to these topics, to the point where speakers refer to varieties by the pronouns used for the first and second person (e.g. sa-ko vs. aku-kamu vs. gue-lu). These differences are not just in form but al...
by Creyeditor
11 Apr 2022 20:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 109364

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I just checked the preview on Google Books (I see Pratchett, I click, lol), and that does look really nice. The illustrations for sure are pretty damn brilliant, and they take up more space on the page than the 2015 English equivalent, I think (I still need to actually buy a copy, but I'm seriously...
by Creyeditor
10 Apr 2022 20:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 536
Views: 109364

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I just got the (German translation of) the Discworld Atlas ("Vollsthändiger und unentbehrlicher Atlas der Scheibenwelt") and I am positively surprised. I did not expect much, I just needed to buy a book to get free shipment for something else and many of these additional books are really j...
by Creyeditor
10 Apr 2022 16:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 740
Views: 346092

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

Thanks a lot. I was kind of, but the thread was split and the non-linguistic part does not exist anymore, it seems. I might just post what I wanted in the conversation thread.