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by Creyeditor
23 Sep 2022 05:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 744
Views: 130848

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

Also, it's hidden in the mobile version, IINM.
by Creyeditor
12 Sep 2022 00:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1035
Views: 192462

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

Yes, definitely. Kimatuumbi is an example that I found. Perfective is marked by a suffix -ite for monosyllabic verbs but by an infix -i- for polysyllabic verbs. You might want to google "syllable counting allomorphy".
by Creyeditor
08 Sep 2022 10:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My Language's Romanization
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: My Language's Romanization

I might have missed something but why not use simple <h> for /x/? Of course, this might depend on your phonotactics, as qwed said.
Üdj wrote: 08 Sep 2022 03:16 (Also, I don't know if it's natural to make the voicing distinction in stops but not anywhere else, so I'd like help with that too.)
Definitely natural [:)]
by Creyeditor
05 Sep 2022 10:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Language of the Land-Sea
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: The Language of the Land-Sea

You could also indicate the TOP by .TOP after the subject to inficate that this is a topic without a marker. Or you could leave it out. There is probably a third option in the Leipzig Glossing rules.
by Creyeditor
04 Sep 2022 14:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Language of the Land-Sea
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: The Language of the Land-Sea

I think the gloss in your first example is slightly off. The number of words and glosses do not match.
by Creyeditor
01 Sep 2022 14:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Language of the Land-Sea
Replies: 8
Views: 612

Re: The Language of the Land-Sea

I like the general feel of the language which probably results from the small C inventory, complex syllables and q. sqit is such a nice looking word. I have a few questions: Is /qr/ a valid onset? Is /tr/? In other words, does the assimilation rule apply to complex onsets with /r/ and if so how? Is ...
by Creyeditor
01 Sep 2022 05:22
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 39
Views: 7530

Re: AMA on Indonesian

@Sequor, Sal: Just for clarification. Papua Indonesian has interrogative pronouns, they are just used much less often and in less contexts. Gapped questiona are definitely used in out-of-the-blue contexts. Maybe I somewhat underestimated the frequency and flexibility of gap questions in English beca...
by Creyeditor
01 Sep 2022 04:03
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 39
Views: 7530

Re: AMA on Indonesian

The phonology section was still missing a post on vowels. I noticed this when adding a table of contents to the first post. So here is is [:)] Vowels in Indonesian Vowels in Indonesian are surprisingly stable. Different varieties have between three and six monopthongs. 1. Standard Indonesian There a...
by Creyeditor
26 Aug 2022 15:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zevy notes (Now playing: Vocatives)
Replies: 18
Views: 1970

Re: Zevy notes (Now playing: Possession)

I like how the case particles almost act like some kind of 'light noun'.
by Creyeditor
26 Aug 2022 15:12
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 39
Views: 7530

Re: AMA on Indonesian

The next post will be on vowels but the one after that will be on syllable structure and or phonotactics.
by Creyeditor
23 Aug 2022 14:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1035
Views: 192462

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

Well, I think the obvious alternative to non-finite verb forms that modify clauses is to use finite verb forms. This might be a serial verb construction then.
by Creyeditor
18 Aug 2022 14:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1035
Views: 192462

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

What kind of linguistic features always co-occur? Which ones are mutually exclusive? Although I’m sure it exists I can’t think of a language off the top of my head that has both tone and grammatical case (for example) This is one of the main question of certain strands of linguistic typology. I don...
by Creyeditor
14 Aug 2022 00:18
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 39
Views: 7530

Re: AMA on Indonesian

So, here is another tidbit that I found cool and that David Gil recently mentioned in some slides. Which reminded me that I wanted to make a post about it for some time. Gap Questions in Papua Indonesian In the eastern dialects of Papua Indonesian, spoken in the eastern part of the former former pro...
by Creyeditor
13 Aug 2022 09:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nicely presented conlangs
Replies: 10
Views: 3601

Re: Nicely presented conlangs

Nice! I didn't know of Kilta. Also, there is a new Fiat Lingua grammar that looks promising.
by Creyeditor
12 Aug 2022 23:52
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 39
Views: 7530

Re: AMA on Indonesian

Here is another post on a topic that came up when discussing symmetrical voice systems. Applicatives and Causatives I will discuss these together since in many dialects these two partially overlap, i.e. they are expresed by the same suffix in some cases. In general, these can be combined with both t...
by Creyeditor
11 Aug 2022 20:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The World of Einea
Replies: 35
Views: 10410

Re: The World of Einea

I also enjoy your physical map much more than your first political map [:)]
by Creyeditor
11 Aug 2022 14:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The World of Einea
Replies: 35
Views: 10410

Re: The World of Einea

I am always most interested in your description of Einea's fauna.
by Creyeditor
03 Aug 2022 20:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 744
Views: 130848

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

Just a very brief comment. In modern standard Indonesian the patient voice is morphologically unmarked and the active/agent voice is morphologically marked with the prefix meN-. This would mean that this is not a symmetrical voice system in the strictest sense, at least not morphologically. Relative...
by Creyeditor
03 Aug 2022 16:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 744
Views: 130848

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

There are languages that predominantly have symmetrical voices like agent voice, patient voice, and circumstantial voices, e.g. several Nilotic and Austronesian languages. These languages do not use the passive voice very frequently. There are other languages like Indonesian that predominantly use a...
by Creyeditor
31 Jul 2022 23:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My very first (very amateurish conlang) constructed in 2007
Replies: 11
Views: 667

Re: My very first (very amateurish conlang) constructed in 2007

The romanization looks much more like Swedish.