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by Ahzoh
04 May 2021 19:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 35
Views: 10915

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

Whispering [some level of (supra)laryngeal turbulence/vibration] isn't the same as actual voicelessness [a complete lack of (supra)laryngeal turbulence/vibration], in fact you can even phonetically distinguish whispering from voicelessness. A whispered [g] from a voiceless [k]. There's a number of l...
by Ahzoh
04 May 2021 08:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 35
Views: 10915

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

I think Japanese can have some interesting phonotactics. On the surface, it appears largely CV/CVN, but it also has lots of devoiced vowels, so you get words that kinda sound like they have clusters to those unfamiliar with the language. The devoiced vowels are more likely elided vowels, so it's ev...
by Ahzoh
02 May 2021 07:58
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Magical Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Magical Economics

A society of necromancers would probably be overpowered because they have an army of dead people who are basically slaves and don't care about dying now. It would also render other forms of slavery as pointless. Then there's sieges, which would always succeed because you have an army that knows neit...
by Ahzoh
02 May 2021 06:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45248

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

It would seem odd to have obviation so important as to need marking on the pronouns, yet not be necessary to mark on the nouns. It also means that you have to deduce the reference of the pronouns simply from context, despite it being important enough to have this entire grammatical system built aro...
by Ahzoh
02 May 2021 06:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45248

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

We have very different definitions about what optional means. IMO, you must have a minimal pair of clauses that only differ in having/lacking the prefix that both "mean the same" for the prefix to be optional. Surely, two clausal constructions can have different rules for their object marking. If t...
by Ahzoh
01 May 2021 23:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45248

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

Alignments are probably the most interesting part of linguistics. I started thinking how I could copy your ideas. One could argue that no marker in no language is never completely optional. They mark some stylistic, lectal, information-structural etc. features. Are you basically asking if there app...
by Ahzoh
01 May 2021 03:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45248

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

Although my previous question hasn't been answered yet, I have a new one: I have created two particles/clitics that indicate which noun is the primary (or recipient) object and which is the secondary (or thematic) object. They have allomorphs depending on the first sound of the following noun Primar...
by Ahzoh
28 Apr 2021 09:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1136
Views: 187095

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Sentence enders/separators (denoted by four dots) and paragraph markers (parenthesis-looking things) https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/172485934586003456/836857453206700102/paragraphbeginnermark.png I took the paragraph marks from some unknown person's conscript sample: https://i.imgur.com/A783...
by Ahzoh
27 Apr 2021 04:22
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Magical Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 559

Re: Magical Economics

Question: why do you consider those things to be "magic"? Magic is just a shorthand for "supernatural phenomena that can't and shouldn't be explained in terms of expected and physical laws/reality". All those things are magic because they don't even try to adhere to physics or any kind of universal...
by Ahzoh
18 Apr 2021 00:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45248

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

I need help determining what kinds of words might be borrowed and even replace native vocabulary in Vrkhazhian as well "rules" for fitting the foreign vocabulary into Vrkhazhian triconsonatal root system. The loaner language is question is Hussite, spoken by the Hussite peoples. They are long-standi...
by Ahzoh
17 Apr 2021 07:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37883

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have at least these four kinship terms defined: nar-um "mother" dar-im "father" was-um "daughter" yas-im "son" And they have special possessed stems: nā- > nā-ni "my mother", nā-ti "our mother", nā-mu "your mother", nā-ku "her mother" dā- > dā-ni "my father", dā-ti "our father", dā-mu "your father...
by Ahzoh
16 Apr 2021 22:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37883

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Omzinesý wrote: 16 Apr 2021 13:53 What about 'a woman and a man'? Is it also a case?
Like a comitative? I only have like five cases so far because coming up with them is hard, but comitative sounds neat as well.
by Ahzoh
16 Apr 2021 05:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37883

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Been working on cases in Hussite, not entirely satisfied with them. Hussite is supposed to fulfill a role similar to Sumerian to Akkadian, but it sure sounds less like a Mesopotamian language and more like some weird Caucasian language cāḫuiḵ hāfaš 0-cāḫu-iḵ h-āf-aš SG-city-GEN PL-man-ACC [tʃʰɑː.χwɪ...
by Ahzoh
15 Apr 2021 22:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37883

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have /ʟ/ too in Hussite, where I spell it <ḻ>. It contrasts with /ʁ/ spelled <ṟ>
by Ahzoh
12 Apr 2021 06:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37883

Re: What did you accomplish today?

@Ahzoh & others I contacted an independent publisher to print a sample copy. I'm not sure if the LCS provides such service, but we know that several conlangers made their own grammar books via other avenues. Oh cuz I saw the Tower of Babel picture on the book and I know that's part of their logo. I...
by Ahzoh
11 Apr 2021 04:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1136
Views: 187095

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I'm not sure if I should be making more letters less tall and have their ascenders and descenders be more standard
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by Ahzoh
10 Apr 2021 07:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 35
Views: 10915

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

One thing I notice about Semitic languages is that they don't seem to have a lot of homorganic nasal+stop clusters. /mb mp nt nd/ etc. Assimilation involving nasals and non-nasals is a common occurrence in Semitic languages. They also strongly dislike certain homoorganic clusters in the first and s...
by Ahzoh
10 Apr 2021 07:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37883

Re: What did you accomplish today?

^^I didn't even know the LCS made books. Something to think about when I have enough written in Vrkhazhian
by Ahzoh
08 Apr 2021 11:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45248

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

Can a language have proximate/obviation distinction without marking nouns themselves? That is, only existing in pronouns, possessive affixes, and verbal agreement markers Isn’t that the usual thing in Niishnibaamwen (sp?) and other Algonquian languages? No, they have obviation markers even on norma...
by Ahzoh
08 Apr 2021 07:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45248

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

Can a language have proximate/obviation distinction without marking nouns themselves? That is, only existing in pronouns, possessive affixes, and verbal agreement markers