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Conjunctional languages are boring!

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So it's agreed that you can construct a formal description (e.g. context-free grammar) from the rules of PAS, but it's more complicated than the simplest FL
Patrik Austin
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7:34 AM

Argh

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"Attached" in the case of English verbs means 'adjacent', and "separated" means 'separated by other words'. They don't have to be single strings containing no
MorphemeAddict
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11:34 AM

A Babel Text

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... "a" ... and ... The indefinite article has the default form _a(n)_ /@(n)/, where the n 'surfaces' only when it constitutes an onset. It's not really a
And Rosta
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Aug 23

DLM (dependency length minimization)

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The below sounds correct, but for a precise statement I think it would have to be established that any form of syntax would put related words near each other,
Daniel Demski
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Aug 22

Split ergativity in Frixàð

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... ​ At first I was thinking of just simple tense/aspect of verbs, how perfective should (must?) be realis, like: I ate at 5pm. I guess the hypothesis does
Zach Wellstood
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Aug 22

CHAT

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And here I thought everyone here already had a linguistics thesis under their belt. ... -- Sincerely, William S. Wright
William Wright
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Aug 18

Wiki for constructed and revived languages

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Could everybody write on the wiki if it is hosted by the Language Creation Society? Somebody offered me to install it on another server.
Thomas Ruhm
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Aug 16

Simpler than Hodor

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... maybe you are getting more of mine. I still don't think you've quite defined what you mean by FL2 - a parse tree is not a definition, like Logan said - but
Patrik Austin
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Aug 14

Alien language research

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... I don't understand "referential" here; it doesn't mean definite or specific? ... I've been trying to improve the descriptions and add examples (using
J S Jones
90
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Aug 12

Fiat Lingua: The Lyrics of John Quijada's Ozkavarkúi

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I need to do the final translations and then post everything. Pete Bleackley The Fantastical Devices of Pete The Mad Scientist -
Pete Bleackley
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Aug 12

Re: English [ŋ] )was:: Glottal stop in German)

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Khangaþyagon has the standard /p t k b d g/ stops, no aspiration. If a descendent changed the voiced/unvoiced contrast to a fortis/lenis contrast, that could
Pete Bleackley
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Aug 10

Ambisyllabicity and stress-timed languages

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... True. Mertens’s technique is probably not so useful for detecting syllable boundaries. ... That makes sense, and is probably true for stress-timed
Siva Kalyan
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Aug 9

No Phonology!

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For me too, please.
Thomas Ruhm
159
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Aug 9

Klingon is a astronautical pidgin

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... hilarious. I didn't like it much. I said it had to be read to be believed; I said nothing about liking it. :) It's certainly not to everyone's taste, but
Mark J. Reed
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Aug 4

Re: How much Conlang is too much for a script?

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... My most perplexing subtitle story: I remember being in a store where a televised version of "The Passion of the Christ" was showing. The original movie
Chris Peters
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Aug 2
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