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by Davush
07 Jan 2024 12:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1076
Views: 277303

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

I have had a question that has been at the back of my mind for a while, so any thoughts, comments, opinions are welcome on the below. The questions is, basically, can morphemes (or rather, 'morphological process') appear ex nihilo ? Obviously, morphemes can mostly be seen to derive either from previ...
by Davush
28 May 2022 15:48
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 16949

Re: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory

Transposition Just to clarify about transposition in Arabic music:

 Does it happen? The short answer is yes, and it’s fairly common. The long answer is, yes, but with some caveats. By transposition, I just mean playing/singing the same maqam/jins, but from a different tonic: For example, transposi...
by Davush
21 May 2022 11:17
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 16949

Re: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory

Man, I'm loving this thread. and yes please do share examples of this or that maqam. there are some things on the web, but it's hard to know which is good and which is fake. Thanks! I'm glad people are enjoying it. Regarding intonation, it's my understanding that when playing maqamat, since they're...
by Davush
20 May 2022 10:16
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Notes on the music of China and Japan
Replies: 14
Views: 13732

Re: Notes on the music of China and Japan

Thank you for this thread! It’s great – I like the inclusion of characters and Pinyin. A lot of the more technical aspects of the theory go over my head, so I may have misunderstood some things but some comments/questions I have: – Is transposition to different tonics/keys common? Especially as you ...
by Davush
15 May 2022 02:02
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 16949

Re: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory

Firstly, perhaps I can add some histoical context here. Grove (my digital copy - I think 2001, but who knows when the specific article was written) talks about an original 4-course oud (a 2-course is theorised but unproven), tuned in pure fourths (modern Moroccan 4-coursers have a different tuning,...
by Davush
14 May 2022 11:42
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 16949

Re: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory

What a fantastic introduction! I can’t wait for your maqamat analysis :) [...] I suspect that the pentatonic traditions that we tend to associate with East Asia (and for that matter the Celtic regions of Western Europe) are survivals following the superimposition at some point in the past of a Grec...
by Davush
02 May 2022 13:07
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 16949

Re: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory

Thank you so much for this! As a layman, it's difficult to find reasonable, layman-level explanations of this topic (everything seems to be either very simplistic (saying very little) or very technical (of which I can understand very little), with not a lot in between...). Thank you for the insight...
by Davush
28 Apr 2022 16:21
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 16949

Re: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory

Very interesting—I look forward to more! :D Thanks for the glossary, I'm sure it'll be a useful reference. Thank you! If all instruments play in unison, how is improvisation handled? Do all instrument but one stay silent for a taqsim? Yes indeed - usually the taqsīm is performed solo and other inst...
by Davush
28 Apr 2022 13:26
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory
Replies: 17
Views: 16949

Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory

Introduction to Arabic Music & Theory I thought it might be useful to share some observations on Arabic music and theory. I know a few here showed some interest a while back, so hopefully this will be of some benefit to those interested. This thread does assume some basic knowledge of music the...
by Davush
04 Mar 2022 23:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1076
Views: 277303

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

As for synchronic phonological processes, this is an open question in theoretical phonology. Try googling "morpheme-specific phonology" to get some ideas about it. [Try looking at the data in the purely theoretical papers if they look intimidating.] The two positions are basically: "...
by Davush
04 Mar 2022 20:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1076
Views: 277303

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

In the words of Reverend Lovejoy: short answer yes with an if, long answer no with a but. No, it's not wise to think of morphemes as dictating their own diachronic rules. However, it's possible to set up regular or irregular sound changes that superficially might look as though that's what's happen...
by Davush
04 Mar 2022 12:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1076
Views: 277303

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

I have a question about morpho-phonological processes. Essentially: can morphemes "dictate" certain phonological processes limited to themselves and/or "take precedence" over normal sound changes? This means that they don't operate as "ordinary" across-the-board sound c...
by Davush
04 Jan 2022 01:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1076
Views: 277303

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

When did Persian /ɑː/ become rounded? Less importantly, why? I know the latter can only be speculated on, but... eh. I can't answer regarding the timing of the Persian shift, but rounding (and often raising) of /ɑ:/ is very common (it even raises to /u:/ in some environments in Tehrani Farsi I thin...
by Davush
20 Sep 2021 11:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1180
Views: 253175

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Looking weird aside, is it realistic that people would write like that? It makes everything harder to write (you need a protractor just to get started), it makes it much harder to gauge when to start a new line (because the intuitive 'width' of a character along its axis will often be smaller than ...
by Davush
16 Sep 2021 22:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 187
Views: 31784

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)

To be fair, Osroene uses a lot of clitics or clitic-like "words" that are written separately, so that probably contributed mostly to the increase (but I suppose the end results will tell...!)
by Davush
16 Sep 2021 22:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)
Replies: 187
Views: 31784

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIV - IT BEGINS (late signups accepted)

Torch passed to Titus Flavius and translation sent to Jackk. [:D]
by Davush
14 Sep 2021 16:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1650
Views: 340882

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

I can't give you an exact example, but it certainly seems plausible to me. Look at English, and the way the periphrastic present has supplanted the the simple present in almost all contexts. We could easily imagine it going further and relegating the simple only to the habitual aspect, which it's n...
by Davush
13 Sep 2021 20:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Večʼapruga
Replies: 17
Views: 5261

Re: Večʼapruga

I think that a) just because most IE languages developed in such a way that disfavoured extensive ablaut, doesn't mean Veca'pruga can't, especially if it was isolated early on (and also especially since PIE itself was full of ablaut). Also, b) just because that particular ablaut isn't present in the...
by Davush
11 Sep 2021 21:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Večʼapruga
Replies: 17
Views: 5261

Re: Večʼapruga

I'm liking all of this so far - very much IE but unique at the same time. For your questions (bearing in mind I'm no expert either): a) For the Greek loans, it might depend on whether they are mostly "learned" loans, in which case spelling/archaic pronunciations (i.e. stops) might be more ...
by Davush
02 Sep 2021 11:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Osroene: A Possible Euphratic IE Language
Replies: 34
Views: 9429

Re: Osroene: A Possible Euphratic IE Language

The mediopassive As in Hittite and other Anatolian, the PIE mediopassive has survived (and expanded) in Osroene but has seen considerable levelling and innovations. Synchronically, it is only semi-productive by the time of Osroene, but many verbs fall into the “mediopassive” conjugation. These verb...