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by sangi39
12 Feb 2021 23:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 399
Views: 25092

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

I tried to give this some though while I was at work, and I could only come up with a basic idea: 1) The original paradigm had just nom.sing. -a , obl.sing. -i , and number was unmarked. 2) Some old demonstratives come along, possibly *ʡa (used with human male nouns), and *ta (used with human female...
by sangi39
06 Feb 2021 00:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 399
Views: 25092

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

I swear I've seen languages where the verb "governs" different cases for the direct object. Icelandic maybe (honestly haven't looked it in a while)? But doesn't seem too odd. There must be some way to justify it historically, like, maybe an instance where a language with secundative alignment combin...
by sangi39
25 Jan 2021 22:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 72186

Re: Forum News Thread

From the Admin

Arayik Tonikyan has been banned for being a sock-puppet account for Lothar von Trotha / Otto Kretschmer
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by sangi39
21 Jan 2021 19:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 23195

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

Even in English, the idea of fog "rising" is confusing. When mists begin, they rise, and so if a mist got thicker you could loosely say it was rising. However, fogs fall, or descend. If someone told me the fog was rising, I would probably assume they meant the fog was lifting (i.e. getting less thi...
by sangi39
19 Jan 2021 01:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: When gender changed between past and present
Replies: 9
Views: 385

Re: When gender changed between past and present

Seems this post has appeared three times across the Board. Since this one has been replied to first, I'll delete the other two [:)]
by sangi39
09 Jan 2021 13:51
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to start making a conlang?
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: How to start making a conlang?

if this all seems a bit overwhelming, you can always just start small. you didnt say where your world is set up ... e.g. is this an alternate Earth or not? even if not, if this is your first-ever language, you could start with something close to home, like a descendant of English or some other lang...
by sangi39
08 Jan 2021 21:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 23195

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

If the Latin word legion wad borrowed into Balto Slavic at the time of Principate, how would its Slavic reflex sound? *ležǫ, maybe? Which would give Russian, for example, something like лежу ? By this time, however, I think Slavic is usually thought to be distinct from Baltic, but hadn't undergone ...
by sangi39
08 Jan 2021 00:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 23195

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

Were there already Jews living in Slavic lands in Proto-Slavic times/ Weird that the word is borrowed from Italian rather than Greek or the French dialect Jews spoke. IIRC, the Vulgar Latin form of Iūdaeus would be, approximately, /ʝudeo/, which is, to my mind, effectively close enough to the Itali...
by sangi39
07 Jan 2021 19:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 23195

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

What is the origin of Polish word for Jew, i.e. "Żyd"? It does not seem to come from Yiddish Yid or French juif (Polish reflex would be something like "Żyw"). Wiktionary gives: "From Proto-Slavic *židъ , Proto-Slavic *židovinъ , from Italian giudeo , from Latin Iūdaeus , from Ancient Greek Ἰουδαῖος...
by sangi39
03 Jan 2021 15:48
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to start making a conlang?
Replies: 6
Views: 574

Re: How to start making a conlang?

I'm new to conlanging and worldbuilding in general and have no idea where or really how to start. Can anyone help? Sorry if this isn't the right place to post this. Honestly, I think this is one of those questions that has many different answers, and each person has their own method. However, I'll ...
by sangi39
29 Dec 2020 22:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yantas - Birth of a New World
Replies: 117
Views: 38867

Re: Yantas - Birth of a New World

I'm glad I took the time to read this thread (though I really should sleep). The maps are cool, and I like the process. The region the map is centered on reminds me of middle earth, but better: no silly mordor. I should have been sleeping when I was working on that initial river map, lol, so comple...
by sangi39
29 Dec 2020 00:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yantas - Birth of a New World
Replies: 117
Views: 38867

Re: Yantas - Birth of a New World

Has your recent interest in rivers awakened because of Artifexian's (kind of) recent video "How to river"? No, it just seemed like the next best step. Nice coincidence though [:D] I figured I'd done some work on altitude, and climate, so the next most "reasonable" step seemed to be rivers, since, a...
by sangi39
28 Dec 2020 05:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 399
Views: 25092

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

Babies pronouncing /k g/ as /t d/ is probably just because of how easy the plosives are to imitate from watching adults speak. Labials are usually the first consonants used because it's easy for the baby to see how they're being produced by adults; coronals are slightly harder and velars are the ha...
by sangi39
28 Dec 2020 03:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yantas - Birth of a New World
Replies: 117
Views: 38867

Re: Yantas - Birth of a New World

Probably going about this backwards, but trying to figure out where "major" rivers might go (I know it's probably best to come up with an altitude map first, but I want to go for a mixed approach, i.e. figure out the major mountain ranges, figure out the major river basins based on that, come up wit...
by sangi39
28 Dec 2020 01:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 399
Views: 25092

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

One thing I've read about concerning the /t/ > /k/ shift, I think anyway, is that, with older *k > /ʔ/ change as "freeing up space", what's effectively happened is that /t/ just becomes perceived as "lingual" (pronounced with the tongue at all) rather than "dorsal" (pronounced with the front of the ...
by sangi39
26 Dec 2020 16:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia
Replies: 41
Views: 9972

Re: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia

I just meant that Slavic belongs to SAE. SAE is a sprachbund. It's a matter of definition if sprachbunds should be defined as a list of shared features or a list of languages. Is Slavic just one language? I thought Slavic was a family of languages. Just to step in, I'm pretty sure Omzinesý isn't sa...
by sangi39
26 Dec 2020 15:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Draft Linguistics Families
Replies: 5
Views: 415

Re: Draft Linguistics Families

The big thing for me would probably be what sort of time period we're looking at, and I think technological innovation, and, as qwed117, what effects geography might have on diversity. Like, I wouldn't imagine that these are the only four language families on the planet, but I could see them being, ...
by sangi39
20 Dec 2020 21:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yantas - Birth of a New World
Replies: 117
Views: 38867

Re: Yantas - Birth of a New World

The black solid thin lines on the continents are political divisions, I guess? Btw, I read through your thread on the cartographers' guild and I am really impressed (again) by the progress you made and the endurance you have. I hope one day, I will get a comparable details and results for my conwor...
by sangi39
20 Dec 2020 13:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yantas - Birth of a New World
Replies: 117
Views: 38867

Re: Yantas - Birth of a New World

This looks nice. It's a different map style, right? I like it a lot. What do the colors signify? It's one I've used before in the two "Languages of Yantas" threads (one for humans, another for the Kovur). The cream(?) coloured areas are where human language families are spoken, at around 1AD (in ou...
by sangi39
19 Dec 2020 23:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Yantas - Birth of a New World
Replies: 117
Views: 38867

Re: Yantas - Birth of a New World

Finally managed to find some time between work and sleep to get some minor changes done. I wanted to add in more things like seas and peninsulas and large clusters of islands, so I've made four changes to the map (using the language family map): 1) The sea in south-western Sirden has been expanded m...