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by Dormouse559
14 Sep 2021 18:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What are the differences between lexis, lexicon, vocabulary?
Replies: 2
Views: 127

Re: What are the differences between lexis, lexicon, vocabulary?

To start off, Siberia got "lexis" and "lexicon" switched, so that may be where some confusion is coming from. As Kearsley says, a lexicon is a language's inventory of lexemes. A lexeme is an abstract concept, the unit of meaning underlying various inflected forms. For example, in...
by Dormouse559
10 Sep 2021 07:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 68
Views: 11886

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

Words Preventing Metaphony / Demonstratives […] Very cool! Po' occurs either as part of the inflection paradigm below and means not much/not many/little/few or occurs in the expression un po' meaning a bit/a little/not much. E.G: Non ho po' tempe /ˌnon‿ˈo ˌfo‿ˈtɛ̃b/ (I don't have much time) That's ...
by Dormouse559
08 Sep 2021 20:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 68
Views: 11886

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

Dormouse, I am so excited right now I can’t contain myself! I never would’ve ever thought about introducing initial consonant mutations!!! This is an excellent idea and gives me much to think about. I am officially making this the rule with to’ at the very least :) [:D] [:D] That's wonderful! Looki...
by Dormouse559
08 Sep 2021 07:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 68
Views: 11886

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

The problem that I run into with these is that morphosyntactically I would expect these to behave like articles and adjectives, meaning that the single syllable forms would be pronounced as secondarily stressed clitics, meaning that <tò nóm> would not be pronounced /tɔ nõ/ like I indicated in the L...
by Dormouse559
07 Sep 2021 07:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 239
Views: 57339

Re: Silvish

Ah hey! I would've replied earlier, but the past week or so has been crazy. He's quoting fictional politician Sir Francis Urquhart in a British miniseries from 31 years ago, "House of Cards": "You might very well think that; I couldn't possibly comment." Variations of it are repe...
by Dormouse559
07 Sep 2021 03:39
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Seeking a linguistic term
Replies: 14
Views: 397

Re: Seeking a linguistic term

Welcome to the board, tikoo! The philosophical language aUI seems to be based on the same concept. Wikipedia calls the language oligosynthetic, but this term is about the number of morphemes a language has, not their form. I don't know of a term specifically for "one phoneme=one morpheme".
by Dormouse559
30 Aug 2021 17:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: tɐ́lʒrə̬k language
Replies: 12
Views: 616

Re: tɐ́lʒrə̬k language

I told you guys I would show you my language so that's what I am here to do. It's a twenty three page paper. How can I upload it on here? Also, the language has more room to grow and expand so I am always open to here what you guys have to say or add to it. [:D] Yay! I'm glad you're going to share ...
by Dormouse559
27 Aug 2021 08:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 239
Views: 57339

Re: Silvish

This is an excellent idea! Do you have any examples of this occurring outside of subordinate clauses? Yes, indeed. In fact, I can make such an example with the "dog" sentence: Lo çhin foutî lo kan yî, me ll' a-t ettó d' retour. The dog ran away yesterday, but it has come back. In independ...
by Dormouse559
25 Aug 2021 17:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 239
Views: 57339

Re: Silvish

Could you say that the simple past then kind of has the opposite meaning of a resultative aspect? That’s what I thought during my research! Great minds … [B)] And on that train of thought, you could, roughly, call the relationship between the pasó kompozó and the pasó semplo the mirror image of tha...
by Dormouse559
25 Aug 2021 11:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 239
Views: 57339

Re: Silvish

Random Grammar Post: Here's my latest thinking about the Silvish reflex of the Latin preterite, the pasó semplo . I've decided it doesn't become a remote past after all. And it does stick around, even if narrowed. All of Gallo-Romance tells me to throw it away, but I just can't let it go [:'(] The ...
by Dormouse559
23 Aug 2021 22:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 68
Views: 11886

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

Dans beaucoup de villages […], le subj. prés., reste d'un parler très ancien, n'est plus employé ; il se confond avec le subj. imp., le seul employé aujourd'hui ; comme en français où le subj. imp. est remplacé par le subj. prés., de même ici le subj. prés. est remplacé par le subj. imp.. I never w...
by Dormouse559
23 Aug 2021 21:38
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am a dangerous fellow...
Replies: 2
Views: 1559

Re: I am a dangerous fellow...

https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Vou mme konessé pà, me jjho sui jheunou delinkâ. Jho me meffizo dî ffaro d' otoretà, î s' mélye ke jho gavanyï pà mon diplomo d' lisé é, slon la sstatistika, mon komportamen d' avezyeû e de vandalo amenarà probablamen de krimo myeu ggravo. Jho sui tipo danjhi...
by Dormouse559
22 Aug 2021 17:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 276
Views: 31356

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

August Rush [:|] [maybe]

The music is rather pretty, and the actors seem to be doing their best, but the plot holes and contrivances get distracting.
by Dormouse559
21 Aug 2021 22:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 68
Views: 11886

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

It's replaced the present subjunctive in some Arpitan varieties. I haven't heard of this actually! If you have any sources for it I'd love to read it. Of course! Here's a link to the conjugation of âmâ "love" in Savoyard varieties. Look near the bottom of the page for "Subj. prés.&qu...
by Dormouse559
20 Aug 2021 01:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Demigoddesses
Replies: 9
Views: 1141

Re: Demigoddesses

Does anyone know of any demigoddesses (female demigods) in mythology? Looking at Greek mythology: Hippolyta, who was the daughter of Ares. Pasiphaë, daughter of Helios (and mother of the Minotaur). Helen, daughter of Zeus. Does anyone know of any demigod with a mortal father and a divine mother? Ae...
by Dormouse559
18 Aug 2021 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 68
Views: 11886

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

Thanks for bringing this up because this case specifically is kind of confusing now that I think about it and I misspoke a bit. […] Sounds about par for the course with subjunctive tenses! Thanks for going into detail on that. Languages in and around the Gallo-Italic range do like the imperfect sub...
by Dormouse559
18 Aug 2021 01:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 68
Views: 11886

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

a-perfect equivalents (I'm not sure what the correct phrase here is as imperfect seems wrong) Think I usually say "nonperfect". :fra: Je le ferai après en être parti r This is probably a typo, but just FYI [:D] The preposition por and its related conjunction porché (both mean "before...
by Dormouse559
15 Aug 2021 17:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 545
Views: 70740

Re: What I have been working on

I have been working on a way to construct a semantic map of a language’s lexicon; and to connect such maps from one language to another. I have no idea where to post any of it. Moving your post to L&N quick questions; the original thread is a personal conlang thread. The Linguistics and Natlang...
by Dormouse559
12 Aug 2021 17:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1839
Views: 466341

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

I'm thinking of making the word for "sun" in my proto-language the name of the (yet-unnamed) solar goddess, since ancient people would have seen the sun and the goddess as one and the same. The problem is, I don't want the deities to still be called things like "Sun" and "M...
by Dormouse559
12 Aug 2021 09:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Teune -- Suggestions Requested
Replies: 7
Views: 1548

Re: Teune -- Suggestions Requested

lol. Well, hot damn. And here I thought my own little conlang had been doing something especially unique, lol. hyuk hyuk hyuk! I guess I can't be helped. And no matter, for I still love it for what it is! Haha! There's a word for that feeling: ANADEW (A Natlang Already Did it, Except Worse)! But th...