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by Creyeditor
26 Nov 2021 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 829
Views: 116814

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

I think this is similar to what Hyman argues. Languages with a defective metrical structure allow stressless words. But stress is by definition obligatory for a word and thus these languages do not have stress proper.
by Creyeditor
26 Nov 2021 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 829
Views: 116814

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

This paper also mentions Tamazight, Bengali, Bella Coola, and Gokana as being stressless on the word level.
by Creyeditor
26 Nov 2021 15:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 829
Views: 116814

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

Some Austronesian languages have been claimed to work like this. Here is a decent overview.
by Creyeditor
23 Nov 2021 21:40
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 16
Views: 2811

Re: AMA on Indonesian

Sorry, I somehow missed your post. As explained above di- acts very much like a passive voice in many Indonesian varieties in that (a) there is a special marker on the verb (b) the former object is promoted to subject position (c) the former subject becomes optional and can be reintroduced by a prep...
by Creyeditor
23 Nov 2021 13:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 829
Views: 116814

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

One way to go is introducing basic terminology and explaining how English (or whatever language you write in) works and then showing how Vrkhazhian is different before going into details on how it works.
by Creyeditor
16 Nov 2021 12:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Seeking advice about a phonemic inventory
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Seeking advice about a phonemic inventory

There are no languages where all tones are fixed in all contexts, just like there are no languages where all consonants and vowels are fixed in all contexts. Okay, so is tonal sandhi something occurring for allophony, or for morphophonology? Or does it apply also to the standard phonology of any to...
by Creyeditor
14 Nov 2021 17:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The World of Einea
Replies: 22
Views: 3670

Re: The World of Einea

Great post. I like the general feel [:)]
by Creyeditor
14 Nov 2021 17:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Seeking advice about a phonemic inventory
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Seeking advice about a phonemic inventory

Your tone invenrory looks like a typical contour tone language. You should have some phonological processes involving tone though. Look at Beijing Mandarin tone sandhi for example. Is tone sandhi something systematically occurring in tonal languages? Aren't there tonal languages with just fixed ton...
by Creyeditor
13 Nov 2021 21:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 122
Views: 73037

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Just like the creator of German [D;]
by Creyeditor
13 Nov 2021 13:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Seeking advice about a phonemic inventory
Replies: 11
Views: 357

Re: Seeking advice about a phonemic inventory

Your tone invenrory looks like a typical contour tone language. You should have some phonological processes involving tone though. Look at Beijing Mandarin tone sandhi for example. One thing to keep in mind is that tones are always relative to each other and never absolute. If you don't have any all...
by Creyeditor
13 Nov 2021 13:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 122
Views: 73037

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

I like what the creator of the Skou languages did. It's definitely Papua-inspired in its awesome-ness, but it could very well be a divergent branch of Sino-Tibetan or Bantu :mrgreen:
by Creyeditor
09 Nov 2021 21:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Fun phonemic contrasts?
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Fun phonemic contrasts?

Yes, very true. That's why one of Omlüüts sister languages -De̤tselo- has breathy voiced vowels. Also, do you get the (lame) joke?
by Creyeditor
09 Nov 2021 21:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 829
Views: 116814

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

I think it depends on your definition of word stress. If a word stress is metrically conditioned prominence of a syllable only, Lithuanian is dificult to describe. If you allow reference to moras or vowels, it gets a bit easier. But tonal contrasts being restricted to a certain position happens in a...
by Creyeditor
07 Nov 2021 22:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conworldology of Vagrancy
Replies: 6
Views: 355

Re: The Conworldology of Vagrancy

Didn't pre-modern wars also cause vagrancy?
by Creyeditor
06 Nov 2021 15:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 829
Views: 116814

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

Also Hyman's work on word prosody where he says all four possible combinations of tone and stress are found (at least).
by Creyeditor
06 Nov 2021 15:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 829
Views: 116814

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

Lithuanian pitch accent looks similar to what you propose. The neutral stress is often a bit falling in such languages, but I vaguely recall that this is not universal.
by Creyeditor
04 Nov 2021 20:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Fun phonemic contrasts?
Replies: 10
Views: 389

Re: Fun phonemic contrasts?

I like some three-way contrasts, e.g. in length in Estonian and Dinka. Or the three-way rhoticity/retroflexion contrast in vowels in Badaga.
by Creyeditor
01 Nov 2021 21:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Semantics and Pragmatics of Word-Order
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Semantics and Pragmatics of Word-Order

'Echt' "really" only works in the position in 3, 5, and 9. It also sounds slightly better in 10, because it's better under negation.
by Creyeditor
01 Nov 2021 14:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Semantics and Pragmatics of Word-Order
Replies: 6
Views: 462

Re: Semantics and Pragmatics of Word-Order

D. It's slightly different in German. I will use 'Hoffentlich' "hopefully" because I found the judgements easier. 1. Hoffentlich denke ich, dass das was ist, was ich nicht machen brauch. hopefully think I that it something is REL I NEG make need 2. *Ich hoffentlich denke, dass das was ist,...
by Creyeditor
26 Oct 2021 12:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 829
Views: 116814

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

I think it depends on how much allomorphy you add. Without it, it looks a bit strange, IMHO.