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by Creyeditor
13 Jun 2021 22:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: So why can't animals talk anyway?
Replies: 5
Views: 38

Re: So why can't animals talk anyway?

So, apart from double articulation and recursion as the "structuralist"/"generativist" answer to what makes human language unique, I think I agree that linguistics has been trying to come up with whatever properties fit. So animals don't have human language, because we have defined human language in...
by Creyeditor
12 Jun 2021 16:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1833
Views: 439402

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

I was suspecting that the regime is in some way independent of the timing of succession. Not sure what you mean, there? I was just pointing out that you confirmed what I thought before, here: Succession can happen at the death of the old leader, at the predetermined retirement of the leader, or whe...
by Creyeditor
12 Jun 2021 10:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1833
Views: 439402

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

That's an intetesting perpective. I've never thought about powerbrokers that way, though I was suspecting that the regime is in some way independent of the timing of succession. I think I like the idea of "stated preference of the preceding leader" but I will couple it with a meritocracy-like system...
by Creyeditor
11 Jun 2021 23:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1833
Views: 439402

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

I plan for one of my concultures (Bólks) to have a permanent military regime at some point. Now I was wondering, how is succession of leaders supposed to work under a military regime, apart from Klingon promotion?
by Creyeditor
11 Jun 2021 22:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Khalsngaa
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Khalsngaa

That looks like a great start. Is there some vowel allophony? I might have missed it.
by Creyeditor
11 Jun 2021 13:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 621
Views: 54973

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

Maybe the answer is /ɬˠ/ vs. /ɬʲ/
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 22:59
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 12
Views: 764

Re: AMA on Indonesian

Nasals are maybe a good topic for a short post. They can occur underlyingly or derived from plosives if prefixed by the active verb marker. Nasals occur at four places of articulation. /m n ɲ ŋ/ m n ny ng /m/ is pretty boring. Nothing special about it. It can be derived from /f/ and /p/ in active ve...
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 22:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 501
Views: 44470

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

I notice this too with names beginning with "Mc". Many people say what to my ears sounds like /mɪk/, as in "MickDonalds" (even the parody name "SickDonalds" reflects that pronunciation). I seem to say /mək/ or as close to it as I can. I'm not saying I'm better, I'm just noticing /ɪ/ in places where...
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 20:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 374
Views: 43814

Re: What did you accomplish today?

That sounds great. The Husseite construction is very similar to Indonesian (except for the -like suffix).
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 20:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 621
Views: 54973

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

I don't know how "quick" either of these questions are, but: 1) Is there any naturalistic way that a language could have a very simple and pretty symmetric inventory with unvoiced stops... and then have /g/ with no /k/? It seems super odd to me, but I'm not sure just how odd it might be. It is odd ...
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 20:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Rythm based conlang?

Khemehekis wrote: 09 Jun 2021 23:33
Creyeditor wrote: 09 Jun 2021 20:39 Is it a natural or anatural?
a natural = English idiom for ein Naturtalent
Oh, I didn't know that. Intresting [:D]
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 20:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 501
Views: 44470

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

People often transcribe this vowel as a near close central vowel, IINM.
by Creyeditor
09 Jun 2021 20:39
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Rythm based conlang?

Is it a natural or anatural?
by Creyeditor
09 Jun 2021 07:51
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Rythm based conlang?

The problem with rhythm as a fundamental phonemic category is that it's hard to have many different rhythms, particularly when you don't know how long a word or phrase is going to be. It wouldn't happen in a human language, though. The closest things are probably certain stress shifts (e.g. in Tong...
by Creyeditor
08 Jun 2021 20:20
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 506

Re: Rythm based conlang?

Languages already have some kimd of rhythm, i.e the relative duration of segments and pauses. A rhythm-based conlang would probably have length distinctions in consonants and vowels plus some cool phonological processes or restrictions on possible combination.
by Creyeditor
08 Jun 2021 20:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hinzamazi gima (a failed attempt at "un-Borean" language)
Replies: 3
Views: 170

Re: Hinzamazi gima (a failed attempt at "un-Borean" language)

[xD] I like the nominal inflection. This part looks really complex and well worked out. It also looks very Madagascarian in appearing both SEA and African. I have a question on the phonology though. Why are there no consonants that are both labialized and prenasalized. That looks like an obvious gap.
by Creyeditor
08 Jun 2021 06:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 374
Views: 43814

Re: What did you accomplish today?

A serial verb construction. Nice [:)]
by Creyeditor
07 Jun 2021 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 621
Views: 54973

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

You may want to consider how various sentences would be translated in this language. What distinctions would seem to be helpful to make? This! I think it might make sense to start with possible situations and how you could lassify them according to properties that are important for aspect. What pro...
by Creyeditor
07 Jun 2021 20:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 374
Views: 43814

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Ahzoh wrote: 07 Jun 2021 00:10 I came up with the idea of a verb that indicates pluractionality. The verb being sarī-:

ī-sun
"They went [to that location]"

ī-sun sarī-sun
"They went [to that location] (pluractional)"
Is this repetetion or verb doubling? I mean, is it really two words or one?
by Creyeditor
06 Jun 2021 21:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 501
Views: 44470

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

If by the middle of the tongue, you mean the 'back' or dorsum of the tongue, you could be referring to the patal lateral that is found in Italian for example, or the velar lateral that is found in among others in some Papuan languages.