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by Creyeditor
20 Oct 2021 18:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 162
Views: 26540

Re: Yay or Nay?

Thank you for your answers. My plan is to post something on Kobardon as soon as I have a first version of a grammar pdf. Should I reverse the order of restrictive and non-restrictive adjectives in Kobardon? Right now non-restrictive (topicalized) adjectives precede their head noun and restrictive (f...
by Creyeditor
20 Oct 2021 10:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 799
Views: 109165

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

Prenasalized fricatives like /nz/ are often realized phonetically as affricates [ndz] (at least in Bantu languages), similar to ejectives. When prenasalization (or ejectivity (?)) is lost, the affricate often becomes a fricative again.
by Creyeditor
19 Oct 2021 19:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 162
Views: 26540

Re: Yay or Nay?

Should I reverse the order of restrictive and non-restrictive adjectives in Kobardon? Right now non-restrictive (topicalized) adjectives precede their head noun and restrictive (focused) adjectives follow their head noun.
by Creyeditor
19 Oct 2021 19:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 799
Views: 109165

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

I think this depends on the exact phonetic details of the implosive, which - maybe surprisingly - vary wildly. If the implosive is slightly preglottalized, this might create a high tone before it. But I am really just speculating here. Affricates are more likely because any kind of nasalization and ...
by Creyeditor
19 Oct 2021 09:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 799
Views: 109165

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

Affricates are more likely because any kind of nasalization and fricatives do not go together well.
by Creyeditor
19 Oct 2021 00:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 799
Views: 109165

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

IIRC, lowered tone after former implosives and unaltered tone after voiced stops. The glottis takes longer to start vibrating (in a higher frequency) after ingressive airflow. I can't find a source right now though.
by Creyeditor
17 Oct 2021 12:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Evolving Split Ergativity
Replies: 4
Views: 184

Re: Evolving Split Ergativity

Regarding your last question, languages with a marked absolutive case and an unmarked ergative case do exist. They are rare but Nias (Austronesian, Indonesia) is an example. So there is no problem here. You should also keep in mimd that word order can change and words are not always fixed to one pos...
by Creyeditor
16 Oct 2021 22:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The World of Einea
Replies: 16
Views: 3079

Re: The World of Einea

Bloodmice are a crazy idea. I like it [:)]
by Creyeditor
15 Oct 2021 18:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 799
Views: 109165

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

Could you just combine different pathways that lead to simple past in some languages? E.g. verbs like to be, to have, to go, to use, to come from ... Also, the only language I know in more detail and that has multiple degrees of past tense (Mee) uses several complex markers. Recent past tense is mar...
by Creyeditor
01 Oct 2021 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Večʼapruga
Replies: 17
Views: 3070

Re: Večʼapruga

Intetesting [:)] Xa is also a modal particle in Omlüüt btw.
by Creyeditor
30 Sep 2021 15:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Forma partitiva
Replies: 14
Views: 1798

Re: Forma partitiva

:con: Kobardon

Adako vūnda.
a-dak-o vūnd-a
1SG-want-3SG water-INDEF
I want (some) water.

Mass nouns in Kobardon usually occur with an indefinite singular form. I guess in a non-partitive form you could use a definite singular suffix.
by Creyeditor
30 Sep 2021 13:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Origin of Somali /ʕ/ <c>
Replies: 7
Views: 382

Re: Origin of Somali /ʕ/ <c>

I thought it resembled the IPA sign, which in turn resembles 'ayn.
by Creyeditor
29 Sep 2021 23:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: Negation
Replies: 18
Views: 2221

Re: Negation

:con: Kobardon I think Kobardon would use a negated intransitive verbs for both of these. (1) Abrint sirat. a-brint sira-t 3SG-know NEG-SG He doesn't know anything. However, this can also mean sth like He doesn't know a lot. . The intransitive verb abrint also means to be wise . (2) Asirb sirat. a-s...
by Creyeditor
28 Sep 2021 13:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 559
Views: 76700

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

Palatal consonants in general and palatal stops specifically are difficult to distinguish from other consonants and vary quite a bit between languages. They are often similar to sibilant affricates and descriptions might disagree. I have seen different descriptions of Indonesian for example that cla...
by Creyeditor
23 Sep 2021 08:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Playing with 3S Language
Replies: 17
Views: 1078

Re: Playing with 3S Language

Sounds like Buffy the Vampire Slayer.
by Creyeditor
23 Sep 2021 08:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Should I/How to add phonotactics to phonotactics - less languages?
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Should I/How to add phonotactics to phonotactics - less languages?

Isn’t there a correlation between having a small phoneme-inventory and having few phonotactic rules? I don't think there is. But there might very well be a correlation between large phoneme inventories and many 'false', i.e. non-systematic/accidental static generalizations. If you have a lot of pho...
by Creyeditor
21 Sep 2021 21:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 80
Views: 14899

Re: 8values political quiz

Sounds frightening
by Creyeditor
21 Sep 2021 20:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Should I/How to add phonotactics to phonotactics - less languages?
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Should I/How to add phonotactics to phonotactics - less languages?

Or 4. Check your existing vocabulary for phonotactics, e.g. syllable structure, word structure, morpheme structure. Then make you intuitive ideas into explicit generalizations. For example, I recently noted that my conlang Kobardon does not allow root syllables with a complex onset and a complex cod...
by Creyeditor
20 Sep 2021 16:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why do you think he's still alive?
Replies: 7
Views: 1711

Re: Why do you think he's still alive?

Interesting [:)] I neither have a word for crime nor an idiomatic expression for being down yet, unfortunately.
by Creyeditor
19 Sep 2021 17:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: Hold on...
Replies: 11
Views: 2193

Re: Hold on...

Kobardon

Retrúfif ren, atróso avídamp...
re-tru<fi>f a-trós-o a-vi<da>mp
you-end<DIM> you.SUBJ I-must-it ponder<AUG>
Hold on, I need to concentrate...

The optative is formed by inversion of the subject pronoun and the conjugated verb form.