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by Creyeditor
16 Apr 2024 18:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Phoneme cooccurrence in Phoible inventories
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Phoneme cooccurrence in Phoible inventories

/ɛ ɔ/ are lax mid vowels and /e o/ are tense mid vowels.
by Creyeditor
16 Apr 2024 13:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Help detect language?
Replies: 4
Views: 261

Re: Help detect language?

For me, it looks like symbols from several different scripts. Maybe Hangeul mixed with some Japanese script?
by Creyeditor
16 Apr 2024 10:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Phoneme cooccurrence in Phoible inventories
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Re: Phoneme cooccurrence in Phoible inventories

Neat, I wouldn't have guessed the Afro-Asiatic stuff but it certainly makes sense. Ah, all of them are also Chadic and most of them are Central Chadic aka Biu-Mandara. Might be a genetic effect as the two segments are also reconstructed for Proto-Central Chadic per this list: https://en.m.wiktionary...
by Creyeditor
14 Apr 2024 08:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kobardon - Lingua Franca used in Frédauon
Replies: 50
Views: 15289

Re: Kobardon - Lingua Franca used in Frédauon

The post on adjectives made me realize that large parts of this should not go in the nominal symtax part and should probably be added to the section on copular clauses. I also decided that complex adjectival attributive construction (the very big man, the proud-of-his-son dad, the larger-than-me wom...
by Creyeditor
13 Apr 2024 23:10
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Case system questions
Replies: 4
Views: 151

Re: Case system questions

Yes, the general idea sounds naturalistic. Why shouldn't it be?
It would help if you could give details on your harmony (vowel harmony, I guess) and the other sound changes. I could try to guess from the examples, but it would be easier if you could explain it.
by Creyeditor
13 Apr 2024 22:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kobardon - Lingua Franca used in Frédauon
Replies: 50
Views: 15289

Re: Kobardon - Lingua Franca used in Frédauon

Prepositional Phrases Prepositional phrases are introduced by particles and can modify nouns. This use of particles can be described as prepositional in that they closely mirror adpositional meanings in other languages. Prepositions precede the noun phrase they belong to. Prepositional phrases modi...
by Creyeditor
13 Apr 2024 22:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Phoneme cooccurrence in Phoible inventories
Replies: 5
Views: 365

Phoneme cooccurrence in Phoible inventories

I just wanted to share this graphic that I found on the conlangs subreddit. It shows how often certain phonemes cooccur in a phoneme inventory in the Phoible database. https://www.reddit.com/r/conlangs/comments/1c34qmy/tree_chart_of_phoneme_cooccurence/ There are some cool surprises there (of course...
by Creyeditor
12 Apr 2024 20:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kobardon - Lingua Franca used in Frédauon
Replies: 50
Views: 15289

Re: Kobardon - Lingua Franca used in Frédauon

Thank you [:)] I hope some people are still reading my dry walls of text [:D]
by Creyeditor
11 Apr 2024 21:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1738
Views: 362837

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

The standard example is 'Kannst du mir ein Stück Brot zu Fuß geben?' 'Can you give me a piece of bread 'by foot', meaning without a plate or anything. There is still some movement involved and I haven't really heard it in other contexts. I vaguely recall that in some North American language 'by foot...
by Creyeditor
11 Apr 2024 21:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kobardon - Lingua Franca used in Frédauon
Replies: 50
Views: 15289

Re: Kobardon - Lingua Franca used in Frédauon

Adjectives Attributive adjectives can precede or follow the noun they modify. The distinction between the two positions is based on restrictiveness. Restrictive adjectives are those that help identify the referent of a noun. They restrict the set of possible referents and provide crucial informatio...
by Creyeditor
11 Apr 2024 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kobardon - Lingua Franca used in Frédauon
Replies: 50
Views: 15289

Re: Kobardon - Lingua Franca used in Frédauon

tl;dr on verbal syntax: A syntactic distinction between semantically (potentially) identical direct (unmarked) and indirect object position (introduced by a particle). Indirect objects are different in that adverbials can intervene between them and their verb, plus indirect objects can be cognate o...
by Creyeditor
11 Apr 2024 17:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1738
Views: 362837

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

Indo-European and some other languages use prepositions as verb prefixes to code different adverbial functions (lexical affixes which I've been interested in for a while). What other morphemes could develop to lexical affixes and still preserve their original functio? Multi-purpose morphemes are on...
by Creyeditor
05 Apr 2024 18:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Language of Three (inter alia)
Replies: 5
Views: 1042

Re: The Language of Three (inter alia)

I am pretty sure that I had a similar idea once. Along with a binary language and a square/quaternary, etc.
by Creyeditor
05 Apr 2024 18:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 750
Views: 217517

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Nice [:)]
by Creyeditor
05 Apr 2024 17:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1738
Views: 362837

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

Ergo, we can only be decently sure that /a/ does alternate for roots, but we can't be certain if it's actually neutral for suffixes. As for Shuluun Höh or other languages, I haven't found anything. The paper seems to build a lot of its case on Sibe specifically. Just a minor addition. I would guess...
by Creyeditor
04 Apr 2024 21:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 750
Views: 217517

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Can it do -@? So only apply if feature values don't match?
by Creyeditor
04 Apr 2024 21:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1738
Views: 362837

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

Voiced codas can lengthen vowels, but I wonder if long vowels can voice codas? I searched P-Base and I got eight results for such processes. Here are the most convincing cases. Pech (Paya) Rule /k/ ~ [ɡ] / long X__ Estonian Rule X → voiced / resonant__resonant, VV__resonant Macuxi Rule X → voiced /...
by Creyeditor
04 Apr 2024 21:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1738
Views: 362837

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

@Nel Fie: I am still not sure if I understand the relation between the concrete data and the high-level abstract generalizations. But I can't think of many concrete questions. Going back to my answer to the original question: Does /a/ alternate in these languages or is it neutral? @Sal: I think, you...
by Creyeditor
02 Apr 2024 18:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fredauon Fun Facts
Replies: 107
Views: 9582

Re: Fredauon Fun Facts

I am not sure yet how they define good and evil. They would need to do this in order to make the concept of balance useful. The definitions are probably subject to change in-world and might also depend on the opinions of the current leader. Btw, I am tempted to say that the title of their leader is ...
by Creyeditor
01 Apr 2024 22:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1133
Views: 294262

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

Sorry, I don't know anything about this specific language. My guess is that there are many more topic-prominent lamguages in the macroarea.