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Tense vs Aspect in my new project

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The paper by Trubetzkoy is on pp. 60–71 of the “Studies in General Linguistics and Language Structure” collection, which you probably have access to. The
Siva Kalyan
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May 2

Where did I come from?

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... I had assumed you meant the question as a cute little child might ask, “Mommy, where did I come from,” or, “How was it that I came to exist?” I
Julian Garberson
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May 2

One, Oneself and A

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... They're used in different contexts: "nasu" for knowing facts about something or someone, and "palo" for being acquainted with something or someone. More or
Herman Miller
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May 1

False Friends

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Bah. It's an important culinary distinction.
Garth Wallace
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May 1

The Boats of the Dead

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Is there a nearby culture that buries its dead at sea on boats? And these, then, wash ashore in Leyen lands from time to time? Adam On Mon, Apr 27, 2015 at
Adam Walker
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Apr 27

Thoughts on Relativistic Tenses

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... Oh, no. Intrafictionally, Celimine is a natlang, and I fully agree about the unnaturalness of relativistic tenses. The space/time conflation in Celimine is
Logan Kearsley
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Apr 27

Re: Etymological Registers

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Written Hindi is shock full with Sanskritisms, which also helps setting off Hindi from Urdu which is full of Arabicisms and even more Persianisms, although
BPJ
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Apr 25

Re: Worst poetry language

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That's a clever idea!! I really think that's something to try, especially for exolangs. Adam On Fri, Apr 24, 2015 at 2:37 AM, Pete Bleackley
Adam Walker
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Apr 24

Re: Worst poetry/musical language

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Alle tun immer so als wäre Deutsch so eine wahnsinnig schwere Sprache… ist aber gar nicht so! Dan
Daniel Prohaska
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Apr 23

The subject is for the predicate as the object is for...

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Natlangs which work like this are said to have "symmetrical" voice systems. There are quite a few such languages in the Austronesian family.
Siva Kalyan
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Apr 16

Re: Star and "star"

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... on the other hand, both shapes aren't the unique obvious stylization for the original object, so it is perfectly possibile that other cultures have a
Elena ``of Valhalla''
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Apr 15

Phonemic Frequency Analysis

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I haven't done any frequency counts for my conlangs (no text in any of them), but I make an effort to use all of the phonemes equally, with morphemes chosen
MorphemeAddict
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Apr 14

Re: Order of Adjectives within a Noun Phrase

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On Thu, Apr 9, 2015 at 9:55 PM, Dustinger Batailleur ... In episode 49 of Conlangery we talked about this among other things. The episode notes link to PDFs of
Jim Henry
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Apr 13

Re: Data in your conlang

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... Star Trek: TNG influence? :) ... What would they call *a* computer?
Eric Christopherson
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Apr 13

Re: Semi-OT: "The Best of All Possible Worlds" by Karen Lord

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I enjoyed _The Best of All Possible Worlds_. _Galaxy Game_ is definitely a sequel, but with different viewpoint characters. One thing I noticed after I
Sylvia Sotomayor
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Apr 13
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