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by Creyeditor
26 Feb 2024 13:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fredauon Fun Facts
Replies: 52
Views: 2195

Re: Fredauon Fun Facts

Fredauon Fun Fact #19: There are no fruits, as we know them, on Fredauon. Instead, various kinds of edible pseudo-fruits developed from different kinds of fleshy seed coats, i.e. arils in e.g. yews (Taxus), yellowwoods (Afrocarpus), joint-firs (Ephedra), plum pines (Podocarpus), plum yews (Cephalot...
by Creyeditor
26 Feb 2024 12:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 898
Views: 205142

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Visions1 wrote: 26 Feb 2024 06:58 1-ABL snore 3-ALL - I made him snore
Why wouldn't this be 'I snored at/to him'?

Visions1 wrote: 26 Feb 2024 06:58 And what about bringing/motion constructions?
Well, the moved/moving thing (as well as the bringer) should be oblique and the goal should be allative, right?
by Creyeditor
24 Feb 2024 17:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 987
Views: 264362

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

No worries [:)]
by Creyeditor
23 Feb 2024 18:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 898
Views: 205142

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

But what if the direct case is also used for non-core arguments and non-arguments? Like so

ba-ce di fo-gu
I-ABL snore house-OBL
I snore in my house
by Creyeditor
23 Feb 2024 17:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 898
Views: 205142

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

But wouldn't a kind of 'source' vs. 'goal' vs. 'everything else' work? I guess it would amount to a complex combination of Split-S or Fluid-S with differential object marking and secundative alignment. So like the follwing. Intransitive verbs split according to semantic S-ABL V (e.g. I snore) S-ALL ...
by Creyeditor
22 Feb 2024 08:44
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fredauon Fun Facts
Replies: 52
Views: 2195

Re: Fredauon Fun Facts

Fredauon Fun Fact #18:
A common and famous dish among the elves consists of a variety of vegetable-filled fried dumplings with a selection of sauces. The dish is arranged on a special plate with the dumplings in the middle and the sauces on special basins (?) on the rim of the plate.
by Creyeditor
21 Feb 2024 21:46
Forum: Games
Topic: Sound Changes Game v2
Replies: 1953
Views: 226066

Re: Sound Changes Game v2

<ãmmijtj'ii>

[ʔind͡ʒɛnd͡ʒøɥøˈʂijɛʃi] > [ʔeind͡ʒɛind͡ʒøyɥøyˈʂeijɛiʃei]
by Creyeditor
21 Feb 2024 20:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fredauon Fun Facts
Replies: 52
Views: 2195

Re: Fredauon Fun Facts

Fredauon Fun Fact #17: In the very southern part of The Continent, a breed of wooly penguins (from neotenic King Penguins or Emperor Penguins) is kept and herded as cattle. It is slaughtered for its fatty tissue but also produces crop milk that is consumed by humans and its skin and feathers are us...
by Creyeditor
21 Feb 2024 19:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 987
Views: 264362

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

That sounds like a good idea.
by Creyeditor
21 Feb 2024 15:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 987
Views: 264362

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Is this round still going to continue? I had an idea for a new challenge that I could post, if people were okay with it.
by Creyeditor
21 Feb 2024 09:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 339008

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

I don't think I agree that stress positions aren't updated en masse, because things like "now everything has initial stress" do happen, particularly when stress was irregular before. But it should also be said that when created a new rule purely by analogy, the simpler the rule the more l...
by Creyeditor
20 Feb 2024 21:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 339008

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

I would say that stress positions are very stable and do not usually get 'updated' en masse if there is some other change (except for vowel deletion maybe).
by Creyeditor
20 Feb 2024 18:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 339008

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

I know you did not mean that. I was hoping that the two descriptions are extensionally the same even if they are intensionally different.
by Creyeditor
20 Feb 2024 16:37
Forum: Games
Topic: Sound Changes Game v2
Replies: 1953
Views: 226066

Re: Sound Changes Game v2

<ńwnđenđyree>

[ˌʕunʊnˈd͡ðiˌɛ:ˈrɛə̯] > [ˌʕuwnʊwnˈd͡ðiˌɛ:jˈrɛə̯]
by Creyeditor
20 Feb 2024 15:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 339008

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

Just to clarify: your idea is to lose vowel length but keep the synchronic latin stress rule leading to many (diachronic) stress shifts, right? Sounds naturalistic but I would frame it slightly different. You lose vowel length, keep stress positions (so in a way 'lose' the synchronic stress rule) an...
by Creyeditor
19 Feb 2024 21:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 563
Views: 152169

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

[...] /p t ts k/ /f s x/ /m n/ /v~w l/ [...] ps px tf tx tsf tsx kf ks (fs) fx sf sx (xf) (xs) ml (nv) vl (lv) I like the /pn kn/ cluster. I should maybe add them (and also /fn/) and allophonically devoice nasals in there. And maybe [f] is really an allophone of /v/ (or [v] of /f/) at least in clus...
by Creyeditor
19 Feb 2024 20:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 140
Views: 97911

Re: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)

I like the Africanist-typewriter style.
by Creyeditor
19 Feb 2024 17:40
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Does this make sense?
Replies: 2
Views: 125

Re: Does this make sense?

Can you just say that -ra and -re are case markers (e.g. nominative and accusative) and the noun phrase before the verb is the topic? The noun phrase after the verb would be the focus. I think this would match your sentences with your translations. Non-overt categories (as your topic position) can b...
by Creyeditor
19 Feb 2024 17:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fredauon Fun Facts
Replies: 52
Views: 2195

Re: Fredauon Fun Facts

Fredauon Fun Fact #16: Music-wise, there is a gradient continuum on The Continent from the 3/4 time signature, downbeat music, with 12 notes to a octave, and prominent Shengs in the area north of the Great Mountains to the pentatonic, polyrhythmic, drum and string-heavy music in the southern parts....
by Creyeditor
18 Feb 2024 23:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 339008

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

That depends on a lot of factors. Acoustically, [ʊ] and [o] are very close, so they are likely to merge. But this doesn't mean that this is the most likely in all contexts. If /ʊ/ and /ɔ/ share some other phonetic property (e.g. being short (as in German) or having a retracted tongue root (as in som...