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by Shemtov
30 Apr 2021 23:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 466
Views: 122944

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

An alternative history which came to my mind when stepping out of the shower two days ago: What if Rome had adopted the Etruscan language, and built its empire speaking and spreading that language? (After all, they did once have an Etruscan nobility.) So the whole Romance branch of Indo-European wo...
by Shemtov
23 Apr 2021 23:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Waanian
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Waanian

Numbers come in two forms: Human and Non-Human, though they only differ for 1-9. Human: 1. Keel 2. Biil 3. Sani 4. Jokil 5. Peel 6. Pokeel 7. Pobeey 8. Silarebil 9. Silarekil Non-Human: 1. Key 2. Buu 3. Sang 4. Joko 5. Poo 6. Pokee 7. Poboow 8. Silarëbu 9. Silarëke Over Nine: 10. Silam 11. Ketoosila...
by Shemtov
09 Apr 2021 19:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Waanian
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Waanian

Pronouns: Non-Focus: 1P sing: Kee 1P plr non-incl. Keraa 1P plr incl. Kedu 2P sing: Loo 2P plr: Lolo 3P sing: Ngii 3P plr: Nging Focus: 1P sing: Cee 1P plr non-incl. Ceraa 1P plr incl. Cedu 2P sing: Nhël 2P plr: Nhëloo 3P sing: Nhii 3P plr: Nhing Possesive alienable: 1P sing: Ket 1P plr non-incl. Ke...
by Shemtov
08 Apr 2021 03:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 804
Views: 194789

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Inter-Chinese false friends:
Mandarin [tʰai˧˩t͡ɕi˧˥]"Tai-chi" Cantonese: [tʰai˧˩t͡ɕi˧˥] or [tʰai˧˩t͡si˧˥] "Grape"
by Shemtov
07 Apr 2021 21:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 801
Views: 217636

Re: False cognates

k1234567890y wrote: 27 Mar 2021 15:29 got a wave of false cognates:


Chinese /lɑŋ⁵¹/ "wave" v.s. Icelandic hrönn /r̥œnː/ "wave"
Zhengzhang reconstructs the Old Chinese form as /*raːŋs/, and the non-Mandarin reflexes often have /ɔ/ as the vowel, so sometimes it's even closer.
by Shemtov
31 Mar 2021 07:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 801
Views: 217636

Re: False cognates

A great orthographic one:
:eng: <Like> in its meaning of "similar" :haw: <Like> "id."
by Shemtov
25 Mar 2021 17:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 478
Views: 37348

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

Could a house be considered an inalienable possession, if in traditional society, people didn't change houses?
by Shemtov
22 Mar 2021 19:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 804
Views: 194789

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

That reminds me:
:isr: /ʔein/ "NEG.EXIST" Jewish Babylonian Aramaic /ʔein/ "yes"
by Shemtov
21 Mar 2021 02:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grey Kököräki/Göölähi
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Grey Kököräki/Göölähi

The Locative suffix is the same as the źAy allomorph of the instrumental-comatative, except it reveals hidden consonants.
The elative suffix is Orţ, and it reveals hidden consonants.
The illative is OOmUUłq and it reveals hidden consonants.
by Shemtov
18 Mar 2021 03:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grey Kököräki/Göölähi
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Grey Kököräki/Göölähi

The instrumental-comatative case does not reveal hidden consonants, and has four allomorphs: iźaa/ää after consonants in back vowel words ijee after consonants in a front vowel word źa/äy after a back vowel jey after a front vowel Noun "Möłü(ğ)" "Horse: Instrumental-comatative singular: Möłüjey Inst...
by Shemtov
17 Mar 2021 08:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 23
Views: 1895

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

Also, I question the fact that the voiceless palatalization is a sibilant, and that the voiced is a shibilant. Is that attested?
by Shemtov
17 Mar 2021 08:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 23
Views: 1895

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

I like it, but one question: You list /d͡z/ as a phoneme, but not an orthographic representation. Should the phoneme not be there or did you forget to list the orthographic representation of it?
by Shemtov
14 Mar 2021 20:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grey Kököräki/Göölähi
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Re: Grey Kököräki/Göölähi

The Genitive Case is the hidden consonant revealing suffix -viłj or wiłj after a vowel. It also has an ablative meaning, though there is a seperate elative case. The Dative case, which also has a possesive meaning, and a allative meaning (there is a seperate illative case) has the hidden consonant r...
by Shemtov
14 Mar 2021 02:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grey Kököräki/Göölähi
Replies: 3
Views: 476

Grey Kököräki/Göölähi

Grey Kököräki (Fuhean name) or Grey Göölähi (Native) is a language spoken by a group of nomads in the plains north of the Fuhean empire who are part of the Göhöläki people, who live in the plains north and northwest of Fuhe, east of Göhöläki Mountains. Phonology: /b t d t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ k g q/ <b t d...
by Shemtov
14 Mar 2021 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Waanian
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Waanian

Waanian does not have tense, but has aspectual preverbs. Perfect: Lo Terminative: Iing Continuous: Maas Habitual: Wuunhë Delimitive: Pat The perfective and termanitive differ in that the latter means the change of state is closer to the temporal locus and/or that while the effects have ended, it doe...
by Shemtov
12 Mar 2021 22:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 34
Views: 9719

Re: Yonataoran Religions

The pre-Mikhonic Khanerian bull sacrafice took place every feast day. In urban centers, this was in a temple. The plan of the temple was mostly the following pattern: It was a long chamber, with the door at one end. Around the sides were statues of all the gods, with small lamps lit in front of them...
by Shemtov
12 Mar 2021 19:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yonataoran Religions
Replies: 34
Views: 9719

Re: Yonataoran Religions

The Khanerians had a belief system that is called "Khanerian Monotheism", which was a syncretism between Mikhonism and the native paganism. To understand Khanerian Monotheism, one must understand Khanerian Paganism. They believed that the world was created by a battle between Dževapater, the Sky-fat...
by Shemtov
10 Mar 2021 20:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 804
Views: 194789

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Raginaharjaz wrote: 24 Feb 2021 00:39 :pol: puszka (a can)
:rus: пушка (a cannon)

Just to add, Yiddish borrowed the :pol: word, and it narrowed in meaning to "Charity collection box", and is used in that sense in some Jewish English varieties.
by Shemtov
24 Feb 2021 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Waanian
Replies: 7
Views: 986

Re: Waanian

Waanian also has Benafactive-Dative, Instrumental, and Locative voices. They are formed based on the patient voice. The Benafactive-Dative takes the suffix -(w)on, the instrumental the circumfix ge(y)--(w)on, and the locative the suffix -(y)il. If an utterance has more then two arguements, and it is...
by Shemtov
21 Feb 2021 21:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Cooking and dining!
Replies: 22
Views: 5502

Re: Cooking and dining!

In the Yonotaorian Empire, a kind of pancake called a "Pan-Fry" was a very common dish, especially for the higher classes. This is fried dough with honey and wine, though savory versions were made, even with honey. Pan-fries were often the way the flour brought with the Feast Offering was eaten. Thi...