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by dragonprince99
Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Triconsonantal Root Systems
Replies: 201
Views: 102381

Maknas & Wiseblood, Very informative posts! And Maknas, thanks for your answer to my post a while back. On that note, I have another question which hopefully won't distract you guys from your enlightening discussion for too long. I was recently reading a discussion of Japanese bird naming online (I ...
by dragonprince99
Wed Jun 27, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Triconsonantal Root Systems
Replies: 201
Views: 102381

Out of curiosity, are there any rough estimates on the number of productive patterns in Hebrew/other similar languages, strict verbal forms aside?
by dragonprince99
Wed Jan 10, 2007 2:40 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Kinterms In Your Conlangs (And Natlangs)
Replies: 172
Views: 70034

I'm working on my conlang kinship terms, but for now, delving into the Chinese kinship terms. Chinese kinship is akin to the Sudanese system, in which nearly every relative has a different term. To start with your basic terms: --- genetic kin --- Father- 父親/爸爸 fùqīn/bàba Mother- 母親/媽媽 mŭqīn/māma Old...
by dragonprince99
Wed Jan 10, 2007 1:07 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Morphosyntactic alignment
Replies: 179
Views: 78900

I think I understand this. But a quick question about dechticaetiative systems: I have the sentence: I taught math to John. which, if I understand correctly, would be: I (agent) taught math (theme) to John (receiver.) but if I have the sentence: I taught math. would 'math' be the patient of the sent...
by dragonprince99
Tue Dec 30, 2003 10:29 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Vowel Harmony?
Replies: 45
Views: 25291

Thanks very much for the answer...I have another question, then. This might be sort of an artificial situation, but say that two words in the same language are differentiated only by the vowels that they have; for example, /kile/ and /kulo/ (in a made-up system where /i/ and /e/ are in one category ...
by dragonprince99
Tue Dec 30, 2003 6:35 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Vowel Harmony?
Replies: 45
Views: 25291

I understand the basic ideas of vowel harmony as outlined in this thread, but there's one thing that's been bugging me. What do languages with harmony do with compound words? If the first part of the compound has vowels that are not "compatible" with those in the second part of the compoun...