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by Creyeditor
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 00:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937542

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

So overall this looks like fusion (aka coalescence) of the two segments into one. If you want to keep the two step idea it's assimilation followed by ellision, as you correctly pointed out.
by Creyeditor
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 19:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937542

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

Is "lateral mutation" an accurate way to describe changes like [lh → ɬ] and [lð → ɮ̪]? On a related note, is "rhotic mutation" an accurate way to describe changes like [kr → r̥]? I know mutation in the sense that a phonological segmental change indicates a morphosyntactic category. So if the change...
by Creyeditor
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 18:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

Stone Age Fantasy maybe? Otherwise face paint and stone age tech are often an essentialist view of some ethnical groups, I guess.
by Creyeditor
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 08:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937542

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

On my own note, what are good ways to derive /l/ (or other laterals) in a phonology that doesn't have it. I figure coronals would be a good place to start, but am not sure in what environments this would be likely to happen. * put this in there to stop bbcode hopefully it works In Hong Kong Cantone...
by Creyeditor
Wed 17 Oct 2018, 21:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 21
Views: 714

Re: Words to mean Friend

In Indonesian, they also have the word teman which is sort of like a general friend, it comes from Tamil I believe. It’s the same in Malay and Sundanese (though there’s a few words for friend in this one). In Romance languages, like as mentioned French ‘ami’ and Spanish ‘amigo’, come from the Latin...
by Creyeditor
Wed 17 Oct 2018, 21:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 13
Views: 504

Re: Lapdeutsch

I would love to hear about actual case use.
by Creyeditor
Wed 17 Oct 2018, 21:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 63
Views: 2934

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Just wanted to say sorry for he delay. Taking a bit longer than expected.
by Creyeditor
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 09:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 63
Views: 2934

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Torch received from gestaltist.
by Creyeditor
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 12:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 567940

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

This is a difficult question, because many grammars just describe the only sibilant in a language as simple /s/ no matter how it is realized. I would think it is fairly common. Some Indonesian varieties seem to have [s̠]. I especially noticed that when they were learning German and often neutralized...
by Creyeditor
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 18:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 616
Views: 65129

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I am up for it. Just give me a few days more. As shimo said: RL and stuff.
by Creyeditor
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Words to mean Friend
Replies: 21
Views: 714

Re: Words to mean Friend

Omlueuet words uses a word that means also 'cousin' to mean 'colleague'. This is similar to some varities of Indonesian 'saudara' which means 'brother' (it's a Sanskrit loanword actually) but also is used for some kind of friends.
by Creyeditor
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 17:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937542

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

The unmarked case is obviously most natural as a default; however, I'd begin by question your assumptions. What is a "title", and why do your people have them? For instance, book titles that just explain what the book is about may well use the dative or the like ("[on/about] the origin-DAT of speci...
by Creyeditor
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 16:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937542

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

Well, I've realized that I couldn't really derive a causative from an applicative voice because an applicative promotes an oblique object to direct object. Indonesian -kan is either an applicative or a causative, depending on the verb it attaches to. Also some (Amazonian IIRC) languages have a tran...
by Creyeditor
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 23:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 63
Views: 2934

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X (starting Oct 1)

I'm so excited. @Click: Thank you for organizing the relay and doing a great job at the ordering of people, especially given that many people are busy at some point.
by Creyeditor
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 12:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 63
Views: 2934

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X (sign-up open until Oct 1)

Thanks all for the interest! I'll start making the relay queue soon. If you won't be able to participate at some time during the relay, do tell me what dates you're unavailable so that I can adjust the queue accordingly. New sign-ups are still welcome. I will be more busy than usual from 4th to 8th...
by Creyeditor
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 11:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937542

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

Judging by Wiktionary, the vowels in göttlich and Öl have an un-trilled /r/ tagged onto the end in Standard German. Having fronted [o→ø], does Dyoan need the trilled /r/ in words similar to ᴀʟꜱɪɴᴅᴏᴇʀ? Although I don't hear anything rhotic in " göttlich ", the audio Wiktionary gives for " Öl " sound...
by Creyeditor
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 23:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 567940

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

[:D] I feel like pre-Internet popculture mainly consisted of memetic comedy routines (at least in Germany and maybe only IMHO).
by Creyeditor
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 22:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 63
Views: 2934

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

I want to join in with project Tri3
by Creyeditor
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 17:47
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 31
Views: 1304

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

I just had an idea. What about very small bats? It seems that some species of bat are only a few centimeters large, if you check Wiki.
by Creyeditor
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937542

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

In linguistic typology one can usefully distinguish two types of SOV languages in terms of their type of marking: dependent-marking has case markers to distinguish the subject and the object, which allows it to use the variant OSV word order without ambiguity. This type usually places adjectives an...