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by Ahzoh
23 Feb 2024 18:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 898
Views: 205110

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

But wouldn't a kind of 'source' vs. 'goal' vs. 'everything else' work? I guess it would amount to a complex combination of Split-S or Fluid-S with differential object marking and secundative alignment. So like the follwing. Intransitive verbs split according to semantic S-ABL V (e.g. I snore) S-ALL...
by Ahzoh
23 Feb 2024 17:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 898
Views: 205110

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Visions1 wrote: 22 Feb 2024 21:56 Instead of a Nom-Acc-Gen or Nom-Acc-Obl distinction,
have an Ablative-Allative-Oblique distinction.
Can't work, at least not with that terminology. The definition of oblique is that it covers everything that isn't nominative (and vocative), absolutive, or direct.
by Ahzoh
14 Feb 2024 02:38
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?
Replies: 8
Views: 173

Re: Is it alright if I don't evolve my language?

Yes. A written work about a language is just a snapshot in time, after all. A language can be relatively stable for long periods of time with very few or no changes. Maybe not a few thousand years, but a few hundred for sure. Frankly, the more you learn about sound, semantic, and grammatical changes...
by Ahzoh
13 Feb 2024 01:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338992

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

Omzinesý wrote: 12 Feb 2024 23:32 In what kind of vowel inventories does /ʉ/ (close central rounded vowel) appear?
Wikipedia has a very short list.
Ones with rounding harmony and its unrounded counterpart isn't neutral.
by Ahzoh
13 Feb 2024 01:33
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Too many pronouns?
Replies: 9
Views: 346

Re: Too many pronouns?

I think it would be important to make a distinction between a pronoun stem and pronoun form. A language with a lot of cases may have a lot of pronoun forms but working with a very small set of pronoun stems. Moreover you could have derived stems, such as derivied reflexive stems from basic stems. St...
by Ahzoh
12 Feb 2024 22:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Does my take on Godzilla break the Law of the Conservation of Energy?
Replies: 12
Views: 506

Re: Does my take on Godzilla break the Law of the Conservation of Energy?

I always interpreted Godzilla's breath as some kind of directed energy weapon and not some explosion emanated out of a mouth or dragonbreath.
by Ahzoh
10 Feb 2024 20:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338992

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

Just concerning the "obstruent influence tone without bearing it"-question. Depressor consonant is a good key word. Onset obstruents can synchronically and phonetically influence tone because they require a certain state of the glottis for their voicing value which restricts the possible ...
by Ahzoh
10 Feb 2024 04:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338992

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

So my language primarily develops tone through merging of voiced and voiceless obstruents in simple onsets and the simplification of complex onsets. This results in an ultimate manifestation of high, low, falling, and rising in open syllables, with the latter two coming from diphthongs. However I ca...
by Ahzoh
10 Feb 2024 01:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?
Replies: 28
Views: 902

Re: How do your languages treat (in)definiteness?

Vrkhazhian has no definiteness marking. However, nouns modified by demonstratives are inherently definite. I've also considered that the subject/agents of verbs tend to be definite by default while objects/patients are indefinite by default.
by Ahzoh
09 Feb 2024 10:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338992

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

Omzinesý wrote: 09 Feb 2024 10:15 There was a conlang genarator that was able to generate relatively nice sketches.
What was its adress?
Gleb?
by Ahzoh
07 Feb 2024 04:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338992

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

Does the following make sense? H R > M R = á ǎ > ā ǎ M R > L R = ā ǎ > à ǎ L R > no change = à ǎ > à ǎ H F > no change = á â > á â M F > H F = ā â > á â L F > M F = à â > ā â R H > no change = ǎ á > ǎ á R M > R H = ǎ ā > ǎ á R L > R M = ǎ à > ǎ ā F H > F M = â á > â ā F M > F L = â ā > â à F L > no ...
by Ahzoh
03 Feb 2024 06:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 699
Views: 202583

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Came up with negative "pronouns" (negative particle (ˀu)du combined with personal suffixes) that convey "not X": Sg. / Pl. 1c: dunna / dutta 2f: dummu / dummun 2m: dummi / dummin 2n: dummas / dumman 3f: dukku / dukkun 3m: dukki / dukkin 3n: dukkas / dukkan Used to express the neg...
by Ahzoh
29 Jan 2024 19:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338992

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

A follow-up question would be whether dative subjects in this language are always true syntactic subjects (as is usually argued for Icelandic), or whether they are actually indirect objects treated peculiarly with implied subjects (as is traditionally argued for Spanish, "me gusta", etc),...
by Ahzoh
29 Jan 2024 16:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338992

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

Right, oh well, I was just thinking of this and mixed it up with the section above.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stative_v ... s_analysis
by Ahzoh
29 Jan 2024 16:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338992

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

I have a problem here, because by definition statives can't be transitive. [wikipedia does use the example '[be able to] play the piano', but I think that's something different, and it isn't covered by wikipedia's own lists of categories]. They can be bivalent in some languages (like "I hear t...
by Ahzoh
27 Jan 2024 19:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338992

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

Would it make sense for a subject/agent noun to take the nominative case if the verb is stative (transitive or intransitive) and the ergative case if the verb is dynamic (transitive or intransitive)? And would it make sense for inanimates to possess nom-acc syncretism but maintain a separate ergativ...
by Ahzoh
26 Jan 2024 22:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 898
Views: 205110

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

I'm thinking of a system where some verbs have indirect alignment and some verbs have secundative alignment. And there would be a separate instrumental and dative case (rather than a shared marker).
by Ahzoh
26 Jan 2024 13:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What do you associate with SOUNDS?
Replies: 12
Views: 5815

Re: What do you associate with SOUNDS?

I always described [x] as a "crisp" sound, and nowhere near as harsh and gutteral as [X] which sounds to me like an attempt to clear up phlegm in the throat.
by Ahzoh
25 Jan 2024 20:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1637
Views: 338992

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

LinguoFranco wrote: 25 Jan 2024 19:58 How unusual would it be for a language to have /ʃ t͡ʃ/ as phonemes but [ɕ cç] as allophones of /s k/ before /i/?

Are they too similar to tell apart?
If there was an iceberg meme for sound changes/allophony, I'd put this one level below the top-most level. Though i'd expect /s ʃ/ > [ʃ ɕ] /_i
by Ahzoh
24 Jan 2024 13:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 699
Views: 202583

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Instead of sleeping all night, I worked on verbs (and prosody decisions): Root : Non-Future Active : Non-Future Applicative P-R-Ḫ "speak" : paraḫ-ti "he said" / parḫ-a-tti "he made say" S-Y-M "have" : sam-ti "he had" / sīm-a-tti "he gave" L...