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by Creyeditor
22 Jun 2022 14:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zevy notes (Now playing: Basic syntax trees)
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Zevy notes (Now playing: Basic syntax trees)

The syntactic analyses is interesting in being unexpected, because instead of starting from V-preposition-O-S and clefting the subject (as Sal suggested), you start from O-postposition-V-S and move the postposition to an intermediate position. Of course, reading mostly Minimalist Programm stuff, I a...
by Creyeditor
22 Jun 2022 08:29
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 29
Views: 4910

Re: AMA on Indonesian

I think it is controversial [:D] My more detailed opinion is that acoustic stress in Standard Indonesian is heavily influenced by the other varieties/languages people speak. Different Indonesian varieties already vastly differ in prosody. Some might have fixed, weight-dependent or lexical word stres...
by Creyeditor
22 Jun 2022 08:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 543
Views: 117125

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I had similar experiences with more boring explanations. Turns out the old tune that I re-remembered and that showed up on YT simply got a mash-up/cover version/whatever and is on every radio channel now. I must have heard it somewhere though, because I do not usually listen to the radio.
by Creyeditor
21 Jun 2022 19:13
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 29
Views: 4910

Re: AMA on Indonesian

Just wanted to share this interesting tidbit of Indonesian morphosyntax, that I came across recently. Standard Indonesian has a phrasal nominalizing circumfix ke--an . It usually derives abstracts nouns from simple roots. (1) keadilan ke-adil-an NMLZR-just-NMLZR 'justice' It can however also attach ...
by Creyeditor
21 Jun 2022 17:14
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic

Impressive work [:)] There are some minor things that I would probably sort in a different category. Applicatives are not a word class but a morphological category that is usually marked on verbs, for instance. I would probably also sort the grammar/morphosyntax part a bit differently, but this migh...
by Creyeditor
17 Jun 2022 14:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 925
Views: 170125

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

Some Grassfields Bantu languages (e.g. Oku) might be the obligatory exception to this tendency. Lots of monosyllabic words with contour tones but (especially in assocative constructions) the contours (or parts of them) tend to wander around a lot. Non-Sinitic Sino-Tibetan languages like Chungli Ao m...
by Creyeditor
16 Jun 2022 20:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 925
Views: 170125

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

Oh, I see [:)]
Then yes, both are attested in natlangs. Some natlangs only allow contours in heavy syllables, other natlangs (also) allow contour tones on light syllables.
by Creyeditor
16 Jun 2022 08:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rōmī d'Levnōnī : a Lebanese Romlang
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: Rōmī d'Levnōnī : a Lebanese Romlang

That looks interesting and somewhat reminds me of Gothic for some reason [:D]
Will there be a set of regular sound changes?
by Creyeditor
16 Jun 2022 08:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 925
Views: 170125

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

There are natlangs that have word-tone melodies like HL oor HLH (where H is a high tone and L is a low . In some languages these yield contour tones like /kânà/ HL.L, /kâná/ HL.H. In other languages contour tones might be more restricted, yielding /kánà/ H.L and /kâná/ for these melodies. Yet other ...
by Creyeditor
15 Jun 2022 23:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 925
Views: 170125

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

So, another question about tone: Rising and falling tones seem to occur in contours, does that mean that if a language has either of these, then it will have contour tone? Like, if you have a word /ka.na/, which of course has no heavy syllables, does this mean it cannot have a rising or falling ton...
by Creyeditor
08 Jun 2022 08:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Arpien
Replies: 4
Views: 347

Re: Arpien

It's great that you started a thread on Arpien [:)] Do you want to post example sentences at some point? Do you have enough vocabulary? If not, maybe you could post all the rules involving adverbs? Also, I think I came up with an ad-complementizer adverb use. In the phrase 'if and only if', the word...
by Creyeditor
08 Jun 2022 08:30
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Roman Emperor Statistics
Replies: 23
Views: 2305

Re: Roman Emperor Statistics

Interesting as usual. I was never really enthusiastic about the idea of a monarchy for conworlding purposes. I kind of assumed that it was the default. If a conculture of mine does not have a dedicated political system, they are probably a boring monarchy. But now that you have shown the variation i...
by Creyeditor
01 Jun 2022 19:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 925
Views: 170125

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

You could look at African tone languages for inspiration. Will all words in your language be monosyllabic? In some tone languages syllables can have low, high, or falling tone. Words however can only have a restricted set of melodies, too, e.g. no more than one high tone stretch per word. Made up to...
by Creyeditor
31 May 2022 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zevy notes (Now playing: Basic syntax trees)
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Zevy notes (Now playing: Instrumental verbs)

The other thing is that I must be misunderstanding something because I don't see the Indonesian example as being the same sort of thing that I thought you were doing. You seem to be using the instrumental case to create a clause or phrase indicating a modality, whereas Indonesian seems to be using ...
by Creyeditor
28 May 2022 22:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Yeh Language - An incomplete grammar
Replies: 2
Views: 308

Re: The Yeh Language - An incomplete grammar

Interesting read. I am a bit surprised by the phonological process that applies to two nasal consonants. Does it also apply if nasals are identical? So, e.g /m/+/m/ -> [ɲ]? Or to clusters that do not involve any nasal further back in the mouth? I.e. /m/+/n/ -> [ɲ]?
by Creyeditor
26 May 2022 19:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 686
Views: 118051

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

Right, so I think googling[ "unmarked high" tone phonetics] might give you examples of languages that have been argued to have an unmarked high tone.
by Creyeditor
26 May 2022 18:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 925
Views: 170125

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

There are languages with object agreement only. I can't come up with a natlang example on the spot though.
by Creyeditor
26 May 2022 13:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 686
Views: 118051

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

I think this question can be formulated in term of markedness. Is the low tone always the unmarked tone? The answer is: no, in some languages the mid tone is unmarked.
by Creyeditor
17 May 2022 14:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 925
Views: 170125

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

Similarly, they can be related to adpositions of course. A somewhat constructed example from German (might not be diachronically correct). Ich be-schneide den Busch. I at-cut the.ACC bush I cut the bush. Ich schneide etwas bei-m Busch. I cut something at-the.DAT bush I am cutting something at the bu...
by Creyeditor
17 May 2022 08:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zevy notes (Now playing: Basic syntax trees)
Replies: 15
Views: 1082

Re: Zevy notes (Now playing: Instrumental verbs)

I actually really like this feature. Reminds me of Indonesian, e.g. Dia ber-kata kalau kamu mau pergi. 3SG have-say COMPL you want go 'He said that you want to leave.' Kata-nya kamu mau pergi. say-3SG.POSS you want leave 'People say you want to leave.' but also, Kamu kayak mau pergi. you like want g...