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by vec
Mon Aug 11, 2014 6:44 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Deixis Question
Replies: 1
Views: 462

Re: Deixis Question

Who in here, who over there?
Which one of these? Which one of those?

I guess it could work but it seems like something that's would be very rarely needed. But that could just be my L1 bias.
by vec
Thu Aug 07, 2014 11:48 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Wordlists
Replies: 3
Views: 2007

Re: Wordlists

by vec
Fri Jul 25, 2014 5:14 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: roto'rala
Replies: 12
Views: 1300

Re: roto'rala

Troll
by vec
Thu Jul 24, 2014 4:24 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Subject-final transformation in Spanish
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: Subject-final transformation in Spanish

I mean, I've heard this used a lot. But I just don't have a good sense of what the appropriate context for this syntax is so I would love insights from some Spanish speakers.
by vec
Tue Jul 22, 2014 9:23 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Subject-final transformation in Spanish
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Subject-final transformation in Spanish

What are the most common contexts for subjects to move into the final slot in Spanish? Which of the following are grammatical and why/why not? Where would they be used and where not?

¿Porqué no estoy allí yo?
Está aquí mi sobrino.
Iban a casa los chicos.
by vec
Mon Jul 21, 2014 4:06 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Nicks past & present
Replies: 30
Views: 6657

Re: Nicks past & present

My nick history is in my signature, but in case I change it:

I was originally vegfarandi when I joined in 2003. I changed it to vecfaranti when I had my stalker 4-5 years back. Recently I changed it to vec.
by vec
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:31 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Language Complexity
Replies: 29
Views: 3882

Re: Language Complexity

I have a completely unresearched/unfounded theory that any creolization situation will lead to analytic structures, and I would posit that the Romance languages, as well as the Nordic languages, were subject to creolization amongst each other, resulting in dropping of entire inflection paradigms, no...
by vec
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:21 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 179774

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Richard W wrote:I think you will find that most Old Norse is in the Roman alphabet, not in runes.
Depends on where you define the cut-off point for Old Norse.
by vec
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Icelandic (First) Names
Replies: 23
Views: 3192

Re: Icelandic (First) Names

Hinrika.
by vec
Thu Jul 17, 2014 11:10 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: A guide to small consonant inventories
Replies: 129
Views: 32857

Re: A guide to small consonant inventories

This thread is such an amazing resource.
by vec
Wed Jul 16, 2014 9:00 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: In search of isolating conlangs
Replies: 158
Views: 23171

Re: In search of isolating conlangs

Right, I actually mixed up Rrób Tè Jĕhnò and A-Rox Ŋʷoskʷuɣmʲa there.
by vec
Tue Jul 15, 2014 11:23 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: In search of isolating conlangs
Replies: 158
Views: 23171

Re: In search of isolating conlangs

Team 1 on the new Relay has produced several heavily analytic languages.

Cedh: Ronc Tyu and Ree Rɛɛ Kıbyaa
CatDoom: Mhakh Thandim and Rrób Tè Jĕhnò
Some of the other relatives are less isolating like Kanejam's A-Rox Ŋʷoskʷuɣmʲa
My own is coming soon
by vec
Tue Jul 15, 2014 9:07 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Regular and Irregular Languages
Replies: 36
Views: 4043

Re: Regular and Irregular Languages

Nouns in Icelandic are incredibly unpredictable. While you're OK with weak nouns, which each have only a handful of subdeclensions, the strong nouns are incredibly diverse, especially when you go into given names, where one name can have a completely unique declension, not exhibited in any other wor...
by vec
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:05 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Triconsonantal roots and allophony
Replies: 23
Views: 2566

Re: Triconsonantal roots and allophony

Which may explain why we're able to trace Afro-Asiatic languages back much further than any other family, really.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Afroasiatic
by vec
Tue Jul 15, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Language Complexity
Replies: 29
Views: 3882

Re: Language Complexity

Well, English is full of strange suppletives and unintuitive analytical constructions.
by vec
Tue Jul 15, 2014 6:37 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Formation of Labials and Nasals
Replies: 20
Views: 2430

Re: Formation of Labials and Nasals

Yeah, good point. Every language likely has a -like sound or a [o]-like sound or both. One of them can be unrounded or both, but not neither. If you only have one back vowel, it's probably gonna be rounded phonetically, at least in a lot of contexts. If you don't have phonemic back vowels, a la Ubyk...
by vec
Tue Jul 15, 2014 5:05 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Formation of Labials and Nasals
Replies: 20
Views: 2430

Re: Formation of Labials and Nasals

There's usually either a rounded /o/ or a rounded /u/. I can't think of any languages off the top of my head that have no rounded vowels whatsoever. Not even Japanese is without rounded vowels. Its u, which is often cited as unrounded, in fact is compressed rounded as opposed to protruded rounded.
by vec
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:03 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Icelandic (First) Names
Replies: 23
Views: 3192

Re: Icelandic (First) Names

Currently their official names are Drengur "boy" and Stúlka "girl" which are the automatic names given at birth by the national Registry. The problem here is that Registers Iceland is not legally permitted to issue a passport with somone registered under these two names.
by vec
Mon Jul 14, 2014 3:01 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: SCA2 questions
Replies: 87
Views: 18968

Re: SCA2 questions

Just wanted to pop in and complain that the SCA2 doesn't fully support Unicode combining characters and tends to treat them as separates rather than as a part of the previous glyph. Is this something that can be fixed? I have a large number of vowel qualities, each marking nasality and stress and I'...
by vec
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:38 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Icelandic (First) Names
Replies: 23
Views: 3192

Re: Icelandic (First) Names

Dungaður is not used by anyone.
by vec
Mon Jul 14, 2014 9:36 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Awkwords
Replies: 9
Views: 2782

Re: Awkwords

I wonder if anyone can recreate the newer version of Awkwords in some new, safe place in case Petr Mejzlík can't be reached.
by vec
Thu Jul 10, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: De Adjectivorum Verborumque
Replies: 12
Views: 1409

Re: De Adjectivorum Verborumque

If the language allows serial verb constructions you might be able to simply use the two verbs in sequence, so "move quietly" would be phrased as "move be.quiet." Or be.quiet move. There might or might not be a difference in meaning and there might or might not be rules on what the order is. Most l...
by vec
Mon Jul 07, 2014 10:51 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Icelandic (First) Names
Replies: 23
Views: 3192

Re: Icelandic (First) Names

The rulings for 2014 have not been published – they won't be until sometime next year – but based on past rulings I would assume the following: Duncan does not contain any vowels that exist in the Icelandic sound system, is spelled with a C and there is no tradition for its use in Iceland. Harriet i...