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by 2+3 clusivity
Fri Jan 26, 2018 10:30 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 302
Views: 32246

Re: What do you call this?

Tiki torch. That name being especially present in the us media after the white supremacist attacks in Charlottesville, va.
by 2+3 clusivity
Sun Dec 17, 2017 9:12 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Internet slang dating: is IIRC a somehow aging abbreviation?
Replies: 26
Views: 2201

Re: Internet slang dating: is IIRC a somehow aging abbreviat

IIRC seems specific to forum-culture to me. I don't feel like it's going away, so much as it has not caught on in other spheres, whereas LOL or other elements have at least in the past expanded broadly through the internet. Consider also, TL;DR, IMHO, etc. these have a limited user base. I played *a...
by 2+3 clusivity
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:11 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 182833

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

*ʔés- {be} Present ------- For both of the following, between step one and two: (1) the stress fixes on the penultimate vowel , (2) the non-stressed vowel is elided – I use <ə> for these vowels 1sg -- *ʔes-məi̯ -> *ʔésmi -> e:smi 2sg -- *ʔes-(s)əi̯ ->*ʔés(s)i - > e:ssi 3sg -- *ʔes-(H2)əi̯ -> XX -> *...
by 2+3 clusivity
Fri Oct 27, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Vowel deletion in adjectives only?
Replies: 9
Views: 1113

Re: Vowel deletion in adjectives only?

Expanding on Šọ̈́gala's idea, you could have a language where unaccented final vowels delete. You could have adjectives be unaccented or accented in non-final syllables and preserve final vowels in other word classes by having final stress. Varying stress placement and reduction/deletion isn't too f...
by 2+3 clusivity
Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:47 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: What do you call this?
Replies: 302
Views: 32246

Re: What do you call this?

Wardrobe. I had to look at a bit to make sure it wasn't a designer side by side fridge and freezer combo.
by 2+3 clusivity
Sun Jul 23, 2017 7:47 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: to cock out
Replies: 14
Views: 1741

Re: to cock out

Re the bent or curved meaning: cock eyed? I am assuming the set phrase has nothing to do with fowel or penises. Then again ... hah. Who knows.
by 2+3 clusivity
Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 182833

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

I see wiki notes that Cowgill's Law in Germanic applies to *H3 and possibly to *H2. I usually interpret the dual pronouns as having *H1, so I have wondered if a broader reading of Cowgill's Law in Germanic is possible. Perhaps, PIE *RHw > P.GMC *Rgw (prior to grimm's law). Are there any counter exam...
by 2+3 clusivity
Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:30 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Proto-Nostratic
Replies: 7
Views: 1320

Re: Proto-Nostratic

Has anyone really been far even as reconstructed to use even go want to do sound more like?
by 2+3 clusivity
Mon Feb 27, 2017 6:14 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Greek Learning Source Req'
Replies: 3
Views: 778

Greek Learning Source Req'

Hey folks, I am looking recommendations for a learning resource for Ancient or Homeric Greek. If it's publically available, even better. I've got Sihler, but am looking for something a bit more didactic.
by 2+3 clusivity
Sun Feb 12, 2017 1:51 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: 2+3's Project
Replies: 24
Views: 8124

Re: 2+3's Project

Or, perhaps: /m*, n/ (*?/nʷ/ with [m]) /mbʙ*, ndr, ɳɖɽ/ (*?/ndrʷ/ with [mbʙ]) /t, tʰ, t:, tʷ, tʷʰ, k̙, k̙ʰ, k̙:, k̙ʷ, k̙ʷʰ/ /ts, tsʰ, ts:, ts:ʰ, tsʷ, tsʷʰ, tʃ, tʃʰ, tʃ:, tʃ:ʰ, tʃʷ, tʃʷʰ, ʈʂ, ʈʂʰ, ʈʂ:, ʈʂ:ʰ, ʈʂʷ, ʈʂʷʰ, kʟ̝̊, kʟ̝̊ʰ, kʟ̝̊:, kʟ̝̊ʷ, kʟ̝̊ʷʰ/ /s, z, s:, sʷ, zʷ, s:ʷ, ʃ, ʒ, ʃ:, ʃʷ, ʒʷ, ʃ:ʷ, ...
by 2+3 clusivity
Mon Jan 30, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 182833

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Soap wrote:That's a lot of consonants. Did PIE really have CCVCC roots?
Shhhhh..... the *number six might hear you. If it gets too disturbed, it's liable to add *k-.
by 2+3 clusivity
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Alternative way to describe person & number marking on verbs
Replies: 6
Views: 1043

Re: Alternative way to describe person & number marking on v

The language I have written about does something ... a bit ... similar. You can see it here: http://www.incatena.org/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=43029 My first post there also has some notes on minimal-augmented number systems, which you may wish to read. I think some others have discussed similar ideas too...
by 2+3 clusivity
Mon Dec 26, 2016 10:08 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Sanskrit "palatals"
Replies: 3
Views: 1075

Re: Sanskrit "palatals"

Take a look at Section 52 of Kobayashi's disseration -- most of the chapter that is in is relevant too. The Diss is available here: http://www.gengo.l.u-tokyo.ac.jp/~masatok/ Kobayashi's a pretty prolific modern Sanskritist. The disseration has some pretty interesting stuff on other Sanskrit phonolo...
by 2+3 clusivity
Fri Dec 16, 2016 10:21 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 182833

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

. . . we can probably assume that in PIE, voiceless stops were unaspirated when following *s, and aspirated otherwise. This was maintained into Greek, so when laryngeal aspiration occurred, the only stops that could be changed were exactly those following *s. They now contrasted with the plain voic...
by 2+3 clusivity
Fri Dec 16, 2016 7:36 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 182833

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

I understand that most older IE languages are SOV and have generally head final tendancies; however, of the ones I am familiar with, demonstratives tend to lead NPs. Am I wrong on this? Are there any articles about this?
by 2+3 clusivity
Sun Dec 04, 2016 9:59 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Noun incorporation and applicative voice question
Replies: 31
Views: 3334

Re: Noun incorporation and applicative voice question

Her published section also has many other publically available sources on specific languages about NI -- among MANY other subjects.

http://www.linguistics.ucsb.edu/faculty ... tions.html
by 2+3 clusivity
Wed Nov 23, 2016 2:02 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Unusual verbal person-marking systems
Replies: 24
Views: 2587

Re: Unusual verbal person-marking systems

Take a look at Na-Dene' langauges: Some of them not only cut cross-referncing for the non-1/2 person(s) up into proximate and obviate, but have seperate areal, impersonal, etc. marking. To me, it is especially interesting to see that some of these destinctions are marked in both the "subject" and "o...
by 2+3 clusivity
Sun Oct 30, 2016 12:18 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: 2+3's Project
Replies: 24
Views: 8124

Re: 2+3's Project

Okay! After a long hiatus on this, it’s time for a reboot. Phonology . / m p b w | n t d | ts dz sʰ zʱ | ɻ | j | k g xʰ (?ɣʱ) | a, ə, ɨ, ʉ / General Syllable Structure . • (C)(C)(C)(w)(G)(V)(:)(G)(w)(C)(C)(C), where --  C = {F, S, N}  F = {sʰ, zʱ, xʰ} <Sʰ, Zʱ, H>  S = {P, T, K}  N = {m, n}  P =...
by 2+3 clusivity
Sun Oct 23, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: any language families with kh/S correspondence
Replies: 23
Views: 2452

Re: any language families with kh/S correspondence

Please expand upon your question. Your notation is non-standard, so I am having a bit of difficulty figuring it out. The XSAMPA is fine, just the other ... stuff?
by 2+3 clusivity
Sun Oct 02, 2016 8:49 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Basic distinctions: No word for "eat"
Replies: 11
Views: 1829

Re: Basic distinctions: No word for "eat"

Somewhat on point: I seem to remember a discussion about a year ago of a language or a few languages using a null root for "eat."
by 2+3 clusivity
Sat Aug 06, 2016 9:22 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 182833

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

I am interested to see that the proposed dissimilation also does not appear to be triggered by the labiovelars.
by 2+3 clusivity
Sun Jul 31, 2016 2:28 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Trigender Biology Inquiry
Replies: 28
Views: 5088

Re: Trigender Biology Inquiry

The original post is ambiguous: the OP says gender rather than sex but notes a structure suggesting a difference in sex. The other day, I was thinking about a hypothetical mammalian species that somehow ended up with 3 genders. Gender A bears the sperm and fertilizes the egg. Gender B bears the egg....
by 2+3 clusivity
Sun Jul 31, 2016 11:58 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Trigender Biology Inquiry
Replies: 28
Views: 5088

Re: Trigender Biology Inquiry

Well, one easy way to do this would be to have a caste based biology as in many colonial insects.
by 2+3 clusivity
Thu Jul 14, 2016 6:57 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 182833

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Hmm ... I had always assumed the -*o- grade in at least the thematic 1st sg., du., and 3d. was due to being followed by -*m- or -*w- < -**m-. Most of the others, as in the 3d, also seem to be linked to a following -*n- or perhaps more generally -*R-. Not sure what's up with the thematic 1st sg., per...