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by Creyeditor
16 May 2021 19:54
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 1
Views: 47

AMA on Indonesian

So, I thought about making a thread about Indonesian varieties and I always feared that I was not competent enough, but I figured I won't get any more competent soon, so I could very well just start a thread now. I am pretty confident about my mesolectal/acrolectal Papua Indonesian as spoken in the ...
by Creyeditor
15 May 2021 12:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 47885

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

It might make sense to get some intuitive feeling for types that are different from your native language, but IMHO you should not base your conlang's phonology and phonetics on it, as far as naturalistic conlanging is concerned. Like most holistic typologies isochrony is often essentialistic and emp...
by Creyeditor
14 May 2021 22:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Solenja
Replies: 30
Views: 546

Re: Solenja

So "io" is the past tense marker then?
by Creyeditor
13 May 2021 23:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 47885

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

One possibility:

short lax:
<ì ù>
<è ò>
<æ̀ à>
long lax:
<î û>
<ê ô>
<æ̂ â>
long tense:
<i u>
<e o>
<æ a>
overlong tense:
<í ú>
<é ó>
<ǽ á>

This means that the long close open front vowel has two possible romanizations: either long lax mid front vowel <ê> or long tense low front vowel <æ>.
by Creyeditor
13 May 2021 23:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 350
Views: 39197

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made a list of verbs of movement in Kobardon that I already coined up to now. There are twice as many verbs for going down compared to going up.
by Creyeditor
13 May 2021 21:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Solenja
Replies: 30
Views: 546

Re: Solenja

I just wanted to point out that is is hard to comment on this sentence for anything but visual aesthetics, if you do not provide an explanation and/or glossing. Even a word-for-word translation would already help to acknowledge the beauty of your conlang.
by Creyeditor
13 May 2021 20:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: A brief imperative interlude
Replies: 16
Views: 2439

Re: Alál: A brief imperative interlude

Sorry for getting caught up in the phonology. I just wanted to mention that things that happen between light syllables only are sometimes linked to mosaic foot structure. The imperative also looks cool, especially the general deontic one. I have to admit that I am a bit lost with Alál specific termi...
by Creyeditor
13 May 2021 20:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 47885

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

It's again a question with a definitive answer: it depends [:D]
I think I like the mass migration many worlds scenario best. Maybe it's just due to starting to read "the long utopia" a while ago.
by Creyeditor
12 May 2021 15:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 47885

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

I was just wondering what time travel would mean for diachronic language change. Would languages become more stable, due to transtemporal levelling? Less stable, die to transtemporal mass migrations? Would people become multilingual in several stages of one and the same language?
by Creyeditor
10 May 2021 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 47885

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

If you explicitly contrast it with a comitative construction, that's a good reason to call it ornative possession.
by Creyeditor
10 May 2021 08:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 47885

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

Well, comitative is the more general term, I would say and the ornative is more specific. The Wikipedia page on comitative case has examples like Finnish 'with their ships', Hungarian 'with my clothes and shoes', Chukchi 'with a gun'. These are at least not canonical cases of accompaniment. I don't ...
by Creyeditor
09 May 2021 22:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 47885

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

If it changes the head of the phrase, I would maybe go with comitative-possession. Ornative is also fine, just less common I think. Based on Sal's idea, I think you could also make this about the possessor being somehow extracted from the possessive structure. I looked for terms and neither possesso...
by Creyeditor
09 May 2021 21:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Bechsukchwan Čəsač
Replies: 15
Views: 1153

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.
by Creyeditor
08 May 2021 22:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 47885

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

Maybe you could just stay with possessor inversion. Or, if you want to go for a more meaning-oriented term, possessor focus. I wouldn't use attributive possession, because IMHO this sounds confusing. It could mean that the possessor is an attribute (i.e. my hat vs. I have a hat) and it could also me...
by Creyeditor
08 May 2021 09:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 569
Views: 47885

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

Is there some specific fancy name for this type of possession inversion? Like "attributive" or "emphatic" or? "Normal" possession arms(-CNS) sun-FEM(-GEN) many-MASC "many arms of the sun" face(-CNS) earth-MASC(-GEN) "face of the earth" "Marked" possession sun-FEM arms-3fs many-MASC "the sun her man...
by Creyeditor
07 May 2021 10:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: PPIE
Replies: 10
Views: 275

Re: PPIE

I think there has been internal reconstruction for Pre-Indo European/Early PIE, but it's probably hidden on the second page of the google search results for it.
by Creyeditor
05 May 2021 14:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 402
Views: 166076

Re: English Orthography Reform

The o-schwa makes it look really unique.
by Creyeditor
04 May 2021 23:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 39
Views: 11176

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

Whispering [some level of (supra)laryngeal turbulence/vibration] isn't the same as actual voicelessness [a complete lack of (supra)laryngeal turbulence/vibration], in fact you can even phonetically distinguish whispering from voicelessness. A whispered [g] from a voiceless [k]. There's a number of ...
by Creyeditor
04 May 2021 08:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 279
Views: 29501

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

For some reason I thought you were talking about Poko-Rawo when I first read your post.
by Creyeditor
04 May 2021 08:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 39
Views: 11176

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

Ahzoh wrote: 04 May 2021 08:18 As far as I'm aware, devoiced/voiceless vowels is physiologically impossible.
Why should that be?