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by Creyeditor
28 Sep 2021 13:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 552
Views: 72374

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: 14
Views: 529

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: 205

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: 13913

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: 205

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: 1592

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: 2013

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.
by Creyeditor
19 Sep 2021 17:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 769
Views: 102302

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

English Respelling uses UH right? As a German speaker, I would also chose <ö> btw.
by Creyeditor
19 Sep 2021 17:11
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why do you think he's still alive?
Replies: 7
Views: 1592

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

I noticed that the English sentence is ambigious with regard to the scope of why . You could ask about the reason for thinking or the reason for being alive, IINM. I also noticed that Kobardon distinguishes between the two interpretations, because why in Kobardon is morphologically an intransitive v...
by Creyeditor
19 Sep 2021 00:10
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 15
Views: 2364

Re: AMA on Indonesian

So, adnominal possession is interesting, because there is a lot of dialectal variation. In Papua Indonesian, possessors occur before the head noun and are followed by the particle pu . pu is derived from the verb mempunyai meaning to have . I guess this was a reanalysis with the prefix men - being t...
by Creyeditor
18 Sep 2021 17:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ánni
Replies: 9
Views: 361

Re: Ánni

That's some great morphophonology [:)]
by Creyeditor
16 Sep 2021 20:07
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Resources on linguistic features
Replies: 3
Views: 303

Re: Resources on linguistic features

The World Atlas of Language Structures (wals.info) is a good place to start.
by Creyeditor
15 Sep 2021 11:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 769
Views: 102302

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

I guess you could call it preventative, but I don't think it's a well established term.
Edit: Also, I think prohibitive is mostly used for simple forms, less often for combined forms.
by Creyeditor
14 Sep 2021 22:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 769
Views: 102302

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

Why not call the form negative causative or causative negative?
by Creyeditor
10 Sep 2021 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Playing with 3S Language
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Playing with 3S Language

I don't know enough about it.
by Creyeditor
09 Sep 2021 18:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Playing with 3S Language
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Playing with 3S Language

I didn't mean it as a result. I was actually thinking of making such a sketchlang, because the Tarot card concepts are famously flexible.
by Creyeditor
09 Sep 2021 08:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Playing with 3S Language
Replies: 14
Views: 529

Re: Playing with 3S Language

How about a language based on Tarot cards?
by Creyeditor
09 Sep 2021 08:19
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Roman Emperor Statistics
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Roman Emperor Statistics

Ok, got it. All in all, it seems to be very different. Succession is much more based on biological relations and the other numbers do not really seem to correlate.
by Creyeditor
08 Sep 2021 22:21
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Roman Emperor Statistics
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Roman Emperor Statistics

What is the difference between immediate, direct, and eventual succession?
by Creyeditor
07 Sep 2021 18:59
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Roman Emperor Statistics
Replies: 15
Views: 391

Re: Roman Emperor Statistics

Really fascinating and helpful. I always thought an average reign of 5 years (in conworlding) was too long, but it seems that's not the case. Also, interesting too see that non-institutionalized methods of succession were somehow more common and more stable. Did I understand that correctly?