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by Nel Fie
20 Sep 2022 14:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 83
Views: 71046

Re: Today I learned ...

I just learned the technical term for a concept that's been in my head for a while now. It's called "collocative substitution" and describes how you can switch out certain words for basically anything because a broader context (syntactic, semantic, pragmatic or otherwise) basically fills i...
by Nel Fie
20 Sep 2022 11:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 748
Views: 363203

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

The necessity of doing that is sort of what I'm worried about. My intent was to write a summary of general information about natural sign languages for people who've never thought or read up about them. But past that point, I wanted the thread to be a free-for-all, more like a condensed "Today ...
by Nel Fie
20 Sep 2022 10:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 748
Views: 363203

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

Very well, thank you. I'm not sure if I can live up to the highest standards on the matter, but I'll try to make it as complete as I can before posting, then.
by Nel Fie
19 Sep 2022 22:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 748
Views: 363203

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

I've been slowly drafting the opening post for a thread on natural sign languages, trying to summarize everything I've learned so far, as well as listing some resources and such things. But it's already six pages - over 3000 words long. Is that too much?
by Nel Fie
17 Sep 2022 10:20
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic

Is there some problem in the page or do I just lack some audio player? No, you are correct - there is currently an issue with the website. I already notified them about it a few days ago , but no idea if and when it'll be fixed. Another typo to fix up: 141 - The Eigthh Language Creation Conference ...
by Nel Fie
13 Sep 2022 15:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I am back from the hospitals after three issues.
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: I am back from the hospitals after three issues.

Unless I'm misunderstanding something, it seems there's a difference in how our devices display a sequence of five periods! I didn't even realize that this is what they were - then again, I was also tired. On my screen, the last two look slightly bigger, rendering them similarly to ---// if you put ...
by Nel Fie
13 Sep 2022 09:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I am back from the hospitals after three issues.
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: I am back from the hospitals after three issues.

Ye stars, that's quite the marathon of medical mishaps. You have all my best wishes that the upcoming procedures and surrounding circumstances pass by without additional discomforts beyond those already expected. Nothing much to report here - recovering from a cold, went for a blood test this mornin...
by Nel Fie
12 Sep 2022 12:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 744
Views: 131052

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

I've kept digging and reading on my own after posting the questions, and found various tidbits of information that suggest at least parts of an answer - if sadly not the whole answer by any stretch of the imagination; or in some cases express the lack of an actual answer. But there might be more to ...
by Nel Fie
11 Sep 2022 11:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 744
Views: 131052

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

I have two questions about signed languages: 1) Are signed languages subject to diachronic changes in largely the same way as vocal languages? I.e. sound changes apply across the whole lexicon without exceptions unless they are outside of an environment specified by the rule; grammaticalizations are...
by Nel Fie
31 Aug 2022 10:28
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: The Index Diachronica: THE INDEX DIACHRONICA RIDES AGAIN
Replies: 51
Views: 23137

Re: The Index Diachronica: THE INDEX DIACHRONICA RIDES AGAIN

I'd sure love to see it expanded. I'm still a beginner in conlanging, and without any academic linguistic background, so the Diachronica has so far been my main source, or at the very least a recurrent starting point for learning about historical sound changes - sort of as a "Wikipedia of sound...
by Nel Fie
26 Aug 2022 19:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 744
Views: 131052

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

The most common form of phonation change is voicing - [...] Just off the top of my head; I'm probably missing some possibilities. That's already plenty to work with - thank you very much for writing all these up! Though you're of course welcome to write up more if anything else comes to mind and yo...
by Nel Fie
25 Aug 2022 16:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 744
Views: 131052

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

I've been reading up on phonation types (e.g. creaky voice, slack voice, etc...). Most information I could find suggest that they are a byproduct of tones and tonogenesis, or a leftover of tone loss. The main exception would be breathy voice, which seems to be also linked to aspiration. A lot of non...
by Nel Fie
18 Aug 2022 11:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1035
Views: 192663

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

Though I'll defer to anyone with more experience, I think that a list of co-occurences can either be very long because of the sheer number of possible feature combinations; or extremely short because there aren't many "always" in linguistics, as far as I can tell. There are strong tendenci...
by Nel Fie
07 Aug 2022 18:29
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic

UPDATE: I added all the conlangs and natlangs that preceded the format change in episode 60, which were featured as a sub-section of a particular episode. You'll find them listed at the beginning of the "Conlangs" and "Natlangs" lists respectively, with the number of the episode,...
by Nel Fie
05 Aug 2022 21:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 744
Views: 131052

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

Thank you very much for the detailed explanation! That's exactly what I needed to make sense of things, and then some more. And with that, I think I'm going to start a digital scrapbook of good answers and solid information I get on this forum, because I certainly don't trust myself to digest and me...
by Nel Fie
04 Aug 2022 15:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 744
Views: 131052

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

Thank you both for the in-depth answers. I'm not sure I understand every detail that's been brought up, but I think I get the picture. If I get this correctly, there's a big jumble going on between terms like "Austronesian/Phillipine voice/focus/alignment", "symmetrical voice", &...
by Nel Fie
03 Aug 2022 15:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 744
Views: 131052

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

I've been reading the Wikipedia page on symmetrical voice, and one bit is mystifying me: according to them, a language with symmetrical voice can not promote an oblique argument to direct object, only to subject - specifically mentioning Indonesian as an Austronesian language that is "disqualif...
by Nel Fie
02 Aug 2022 18:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1035
Views: 192663

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

Thank you for taking the time for such an in-depth comment on the matter! I have to apologize as well since you took such a thorough look at the example I gave. It was not intended as an actual implementation, only as a rough illustration, in case my description of the idea wasn't clear enough. So, ...
by Nel Fie
01 Aug 2022 21:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1035
Views: 192663

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

Good to know, thank you very much!
by Nel Fie
01 Aug 2022 09:29
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Conlangery Podcast - All episodes grouped by topic

Khemehekis wrote: 01 Aug 2022 03:50 Another tip: You might want to know it's "Rikchik", not "Rikchick".
Good catch! Fixed it in the post - the pdf will have to wait a tad longer because I've been adding onto it.