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by Creyeditor
27 Jul 2021 18:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Need help with Hittite-eqsue conlang
Replies: 2
Views: 152

Re: Need help with Hittite-eqsue conlang

Welcome to the board [:)] This is where the first problem is - I'm not sure how many moods I should have. I feel like it should be just two - realis/jussive, but it feels sort of bare. I might even just trash mood entirely in favour of something else, or just use auxiliaries for it. I think forming ...
by Creyeditor
25 Jul 2021 22:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rjasaquj languages
Replies: 2
Views: 203

Re: Rjasaquj languages

I like the direction of vowel harmony. That's what happens synchronically in Assamese.
by Creyeditor
25 Jul 2021 22:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My Introduction and Conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 357

Re: My Introduction and Conlang

I think infixing a noun into an adjective is rather unique. It looks like a combination of infixation and incorporation.
by Creyeditor
22 Jul 2021 09:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kabu, more sentient elephants
Replies: 9
Views: 586

Re: The Kabu, more sentient elephants

What about paper-like or curtain-like walls that are easy to repair?
by Creyeditor
13 Jul 2021 18:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 72573

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

How about [zIN.@n/? (again, it seems German does syllables backward from English...) As long as you don't insert a glottal stop, I doubt that people will notice the difference. Oh good god, phonemic contour tones as well!? Well, it's mainly the phonetic realization of word stress and intonation. Wh...
by Creyeditor
11 Jul 2021 18:08
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Naturalistic conlang: Where should a protolang start?
Replies: 5
Views: 504

Re: Naturalistic conlang: Where should a protolang start?

A proto-language is not substantially different from any other language. So you can start creating one naturalistic conlang that is not diachronically justified and the derive daughter languages from it, which are diachronically justified. I usually work backwards. I create a naturalistic conlang, l...
by Creyeditor
11 Jul 2021 10:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 72573

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

Are there any documented languages with a syllabic ŋ? German has it in <sagen> [za:.gŋ] It's not phonemically a syllabic /ŋ/ though, it's an allophone of word-final /ən/~/n/ after velar consonants (also after /k ŋ/ as in <Balken> [bal.kŋ], <singen> [zɪŋ.ŋ], but cf. after non-velars: <Kasten> [kas.t...
by Creyeditor
10 Jul 2021 21:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 72573

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

Right, some people even argue that German does not have a phonemic velar nasal at all, deriving it from /ng/ in all positions.
by Creyeditor
10 Jul 2021 16:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 72573

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

German has it in <sagen> [za:.gŋ]
by Creyeditor
08 Jul 2021 18:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 532
Views: 56810

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

Right, I think the paper you suggest includes a good summary of the discussion.
by Creyeditor
08 Jul 2021 08:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 532
Views: 56810

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

Interestingly though, there are syllables and/or word stress. I feel this paper might explain it well, if you can get your hands on it.
by Creyeditor
05 Jul 2021 15:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 72573

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

Hmm, but wouldn't a preparative aspect mean that the actual action expressed by the verb occurs in the future (relative to some reference time) and some other action ("preparing") might happen at the reference time? This sounds different from doing something where the actual action denoted...
by Creyeditor
05 Jul 2021 11:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 72573

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

I don't think attitudal markers fit well into any established category. The same meaning is often expressed by adverbs in other languages. Attitude is often coexpressed with other categories, such as in adversative passives.
by Creyeditor
02 Jul 2021 15:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 72573

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

I had read about how in some languages the word “no”, instead of simply preceding the verb it negates, also takes all the subject and tense/aspect marking of the verb. How does such a thing come about? English is half way there; for example in the sentence "He doesn't see me", see is unco...
by Creyeditor
01 Jul 2021 00:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: The British are coming!
Replies: 42
Views: 5456

Re: The British are coming!

Kobardon Brítus sefip. Brít-us se-fip Brit-DEF.PL 3PL-come 'The British are coming/come.' Brítus sefip póiam. Brít-us se-fip pói-am Brit-DEF.PL 3PL-come now-PL 'The British are coming (now).' Maybe you could also use a cleft sentence here. Ser ut sefip sedibo Brítus. Ser ut se-fip se-dib-o Brít-us....
by Creyeditor
30 Jun 2021 23:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 696
Views: 72573

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

This paper gives some ressources on six tripartite languages. It's the only comparative paper on tripartite systems that come to my mind right now. Maybe it has some comparative papers in its references.
by Creyeditor
30 Jun 2021 23:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Añoþnın
Replies: 24
Views: 2586

Re: Bechsukchwan Čəsač

I just read through all of this and I like it. The terminology also became clearer with every post. I like the overall result and I think it all fits together really well. Plus, it reminds me of archaic Semitic languages like Akkadian. Thanks for the kind words! It's interesting how you get that ki...
by Creyeditor
30 Jun 2021 23:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ahápaké: The Language of the Foxes
Replies: 20
Views: 1438

Re: Ahápaké: The Language of the Foxes

Ah that looks similar to that Bantu noun class I forgot the number of.
by Creyeditor
24 Jun 2021 12:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ahápaké: The Language of the Foxes
Replies: 20
Views: 1438

Re: Ahápaké: The Language of the Foxes

What does Area mean in your first chart?