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Isharian-1 (2018-10-13 04:26:29) :
Pronouns and object affixes:

I want to run with this object-agreement marking thing, so why not create a set of pronouns so that some but not all of the object-agreement markers can phonetically resemble them?


1sg [i]pat[/i]
2sg [i]ŋun[/i]
3sg [i]t'o[/i]
3sg - Fem [i]t'one[/i]

1pl [i]iba[/i]
2pl [i]ic'i[/i]
3pl [i]ino[/i]
3pl-FEM [i](i)nobe[/i]

In this system, one 3rd person pronoun is specifically marked as feminine and used for f...
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Isharian-1 (2018-10-10 03:19:29) :
Morphology suggestions:

In bringing up the [i]gaas[/i] thing, I've already implicitly suggested that there be some kinds of light verbs that modify a non-finite semantically meaningful verb (in this case, some light verb meaning "do" whose phonetic shape is something like [i]as[/i]). I've also implicitly introduced the affix [i]-d[/i] as a 3rd person object agreement marker on the verb, and I've added it to the non-finite verb rather than the finite one. (Maybe this system grew out of s...
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Isharian-1 (2018-10-09 00:59:25) :
[quote Rhetorica, Kelatetía: Dis, Major Belt 1]Woah, hold up. Kabyle has two approximants and two trills, not just a [spoiler]weeby[/spoiler] tap. It's very out-of-place to have such an undiverse PoA given how many series of plosives and fricatives there are.

And now a rant about transliteration schemes.

As far as I can tell from their Wikipedia recordings, [ʕ] is barely audible, and contrast between [ħ] and [h] is ridiculously hard to hear. If you want those sounds, make them ...
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Isharian-1 (2018-10-08 02:47:04) :
I'm going to posit an [i]-a[/i] declension here, coining a noun "p'at-a", "stone"

[pre]
            SG    PL
NOM  p'at-a  p'at-u
GEN    p'at-ak' p'at-uk'
DAT    p'at-abi  p'at-ob
INST  p'at-awa p'at-uma
[/pre]

[i]Sošn-a wek'ne-s p'at-awa[/i]
Soshna:NOM fish-HAB stone-INST
"Soshna fishes with a stone"

[i]Sošn-a gaas wek'ne-d p'at-ak'[/i]
Soshna:NOM NEG...
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Isharian-1 (2018-10-08 02:32:54) :
[quote Serafín, 農, Canada]Suggested stress pattern: Word-initial, or near the beginning of the word (maybe there's derivational prefixes that never take stress?).
[quote con quesa, Layperson, California]For negation, why not copy English on this? A negative auxiliary verb analogous to "don't" transparently formed from an older negative particle, used in some TAM classes, with that same negative particle (let's say its [i]ga[/i] to be concrete) used for negation in other TAM contexts?
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Isharian-1 (2018-10-08 02:21:07) :
[quote Serafín, 農, Canada]

Suggested romanization:

/pʼ pʰ b tʼ tʰ d tʃʼ  tʃʰ dʒ kʼ kʰ ɡ qʼ qʰ/ <p' p b t' t d c' c j k' k g q' q>
/f θ ð s ʃ x ħ ʕ h/ <f þ ð s S x H 3 h>
/w j/ <w y>
/m n ŋ/ <m n N>
/r/ <r>

The use of <H> is from Klingon and Arabic, <3> /ʕ/ is from Kabyle ɛ and Arabic, <N> is sometimes used for /ŋ/ when romanizing languages from India. Regarding /ʃ/ <S>... do we allow /sh/ to hap...
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Isharian-1 (2018-10-06 22:22:15) :
For negation, why not copy English on this? A negative auxiliary verb analogous to "don't" transparently formed from an older negative particle, used in some TAM classes, with that same negative particle (let's say its [i]ga[/i] to be concrete) used for negation in other TAM contexts?

[i]Soŝna ɡás wek'né[/i]
Soŝna-NOM NEG.DO catch.fish
"Soshna doesn't catch fish"

[i]Soŝna ga móch'í wek'né[/i]
Soŝna-NOM NEG want.to catch.fish
"Soshna doesn't want to catch fish"...
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Isharian-1 (2018-10-06 22:09:53) :
Here's a potential phoneme inventory just to get that over with (all values IPA):
consonants:

pʼ pʰ b    tʼ tʰ d    tʃʼ  tʃʰ dʒ    kʼ kʰ ɡ
f              s            ʃ                x                h
w                          j...
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Isharian-1 (2018-10-06 17:27:58) :
What sorts of typological features are people interested in exploring?
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ARE WE DOING A GROUPLEARN? (2016-06-28 15:04:47) :
I'm interested.

I'd vote for Quechua, just because it seems like the langauge that would be easiest to find resources on, and it's as interesting to me as any of the others.
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happiness thread (2014-06-27 05:36:05) :
I use and enjoy arch. Frankly it's given me no trouble at all for like, several years now. Pacman is the best linux package manager.
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What are you listening to? (2014-05-25 21:26:57) :
Been listening to a lot of Incubus'[style: font-size: 200%; color: red]s[/style] Light Grenades lately

[style: font-size: 70%]Admin edit remark: OH NO YOU DI-N'T[/style]
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Speak in Your Premodern Conlang Thread (2014-02-22 03:35:47) :
[b]Eleŋkø, Becubai![/b]
[ɛlɛŋkə bɛcubaɪ]
Hello, friends!

[b]Eba ramar lapretho Saimiar sovisê! Saimiar skolait nemrociŋo, rutrives Açalainaźi erelset kimaźêźi masdac.[/b]
[ɛbɑ ɾɑmɑɾ lɑpɾɛθo sɑɪmiɑɾ soviseː sɑɪmiɑɾ skolɑɪt nɛmrociŋo ɾutɾivɛs ɑɟɑlɑɪnɑʝi ɛɾɛlsɛt kimɑʝe:ʝi mɑzdɑc]
I speak to you now in Saimiar! Saimiar is a noble language, the tongue of the powerful mages of ancient Arzhanø.
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