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by roninbodhisattva
Fri Jan 30, 2015 12:44 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: voice/trigger systems in austonesian langs
Replies: 5
Views: 1258

Re: voice/trigger systems in austonesian langs

Also, if you want a theoretical perspective on a not-trigger but interested voice system from Acehnese, check out Julie Anne Legate's "Voice and v
Lessons from Acehnese"
by roninbodhisattva
Wed Aug 20, 2014 1:05 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The Ultimate Proto-Language
Replies: 39
Views: 6247

Re: The Ultimate Proto-Language

I have never heard of a vowel system that contrasts ingressive vs. egressive vowels. Does it exist?
by roninbodhisattva
Mon Aug 18, 2014 12:51 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Need PIE conjugation and declension tables for conlang.
Replies: 16
Views: 5387

Re: Need PIE conjugation and declension tables for conlang.

Good luck with that... so far as I know, these either don't exist or are out of date. Your best bet to be going on with is goatman's excel spreadsheet. If you want to supplement that, try looking at etymological dictionaries of the various families. Is the link to said spreedsheet in this thread so...
by roninbodhisattva
Mon Aug 18, 2014 11:37 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Need PIE conjugation and declension tables for conlang.
Replies: 16
Views: 5387

Re: Need PIE conjugation and declension tables for conlang.

Hopefully Sihler's book should be available at some libraries (university libraries if you have access), but yeah, it costs monies. Also, Kath's link contains a pdf of Sihler's book, so nice! That's sadly true for all Linguistics books. Indo-European Language and Culture by Benjamin Fortson IV is m...
by roninbodhisattva
Sun Aug 17, 2014 5:12 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Taahu
Replies: 25
Views: 4789

Re: Taahu

Can potential also be used in an epistemic way? How is epistemic modality expressed?
by roninbodhisattva
Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:31 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Beginner's Guide to Phonetics
Replies: 2
Views: 615

Re: Beginner's Guide to Phonetics

Link is broken for me.
by roninbodhisattva
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Kala Lexical Participation Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 4156

Re: Kala Lexical Participation Thread

kuetso- stroll, amble, walk leisurely
mpasu- make do, manage
by roninbodhisattva
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:48 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Kala Lexical Participation Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 4156

Re: Kala Lexical Participation Thread

potsu- lay siege to, besiege.
by roninbodhisattva
Fri Aug 01, 2014 1:24 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Re: Zebia
Replies: 3
Views: 706

Re: Zebia

This looks very neat!
by roninbodhisattva
Fri Jul 11, 2014 12:54 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Four questions about the Agentivity Hierarchy
Replies: 11
Views: 2422

Re: Two questions about the Agentivity Hierarchy

Theta wrote:Some language in Africa has obviative v. proximate second person, I think. But none of the Algonquian languages do.
Source?
by roninbodhisattva
Tue Jul 08, 2014 6:13 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Question re: anti-passive voice
Replies: 9
Views: 1403

Re: Question re: anti-passive voice

... but it would probably not be described as such: I was gonna say the same thing. There's at least one language, Flathead Salish, in which the object in the anti-passive construction is marked with the same particle/preposition as the subject in the fully transitive construction. That preposition...
by roninbodhisattva
Mon Jun 16, 2014 2:03 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 237157

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

Theta wrote:
roninbodhisattva wrote: Wait why isn't /gg/ [ŋ:]?
because both <ngg> and <nng> are aesthetically unpleasant and also Rusanov's thing
Since the allophones are predictable why not just write <bb dd gg> for all of them? Eliminates the problem.
by roninbodhisattva
Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:04 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 237157

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

Theta wrote: /b d g/ are ... but are nasals [m n ŋ]
-when geminated (/gg/ is [n:] <nn>)
-before obstruents (syllable finally)
-word finally
-adjacent to each other
Wait why isn't /gg/ [ŋ:]?
by roninbodhisattva
Tue Jun 10, 2014 12:35 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Looking for a Source on Dative Shift
Replies: 3
Views: 710

Re: Looking for a Source on Dative Shift

Are you looking for analyses of dative shift? Corpus studies? You really should be more specific.
by roninbodhisattva
Fri May 30, 2014 3:30 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 237157

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

I don't really understand why you're doing the orthography the way you are.
by roninbodhisattva
Thu May 29, 2014 1:50 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Polypersonalism
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Polypersonalism

in many languages object markers have the distribution of pronouns, for example By this do you mean that they are used, like pronouns, only if an explicit object constituent is not present? Rather like French cliticized object pronouns, for instance? Yes, so they can't occur when there is an explic...
by roninbodhisattva
Thu May 29, 2014 1:39 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Polypersonalism
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Polypersonalism

By "polypersonalism" are you referring to languages where multiple arguments in a clause trigger agreement on the predicate? Yes. I thought that was the standard definition of the term. Well, I'm more used to the term "polypersonal agreement" than "polypersonalism", actually I've never seen the lat...
by roninbodhisattva
Thu May 29, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Polypersonalism
Replies: 10
Views: 1221

Re: Polypersonalism

By "polypersonalism" are you referring to languages where multiple arguments in a clause trigger agreement on the predicate?
by roninbodhisattva
Thu May 22, 2014 1:34 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: 24-hour speedlanging challenge
Replies: 23
Views: 4536

Re: 24-hour speedlanging challenge

I might revamp this sometime over the summer, seems like it was a fun idea.
by roninbodhisattva
Wed May 14, 2014 11:15 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512845

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Zeluzhia presents a lot of opportunity for developing new cultures. It's inhabited from the mesolithic (-14000 ish) and humans probably reach the southern tip by around -6000, and what Cedh has mentioned constitutes the entirety of what's defined. Go forth and create I think I will! Doing some stuf...
by roninbodhisattva
Mon May 12, 2014 2:48 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512845

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Cedh wrote:You're more than welcome to add more languages and cultures, of course!
I think I might! Been throwing around some for a Mande-ish/Atlantic-ish language tonight, would be cool to start populating the continent!
by roninbodhisattva
Mon May 12, 2014 12:24 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 512845

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

I get the impression that Zeluzhia remains very unexplored/developed as a continent, am I right? How much work has been done on the languages / history of the continent?