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Syntax Changes

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... From what I can find, the two main competing ideas for this change in Old English is rightward movement of the object (Aitchison 1979) or a shift to
Nathan Sanders
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1:41 PM

Re: Numeric Systems

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... I dunno what's supposed to be so complicated about it. Zero-less place-value systems work just as well as normal place-value systems, up to arbitrarily
Logan Kearsley
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12:47 PM

Alien Latin Questions and Opinions

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... Yes, I agree ... Indeed. Thanks for observations. Ray
Raymond Brown
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12:29 PM

relation between culture and morphosyntax

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In terms of conlang, even without having invented a conworld, Sapir Whorf's hypothesis is inevitable, as a way to discover the culture that could have built
Seth KAZAN
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7:52 AM

Non-Configurationality & a Language for Song

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Hallo conlangers! ... Right. Germany and Austria of course were superpowers in music throughout the 18th and 19th centuries. Yet, many German and Austrian
J=c3=b6rg_Rhiemeier
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3:03 PM

OT: Request for Swedish-to-English translation

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Drinking songs may well be universal, but the specific ritual of drinking and singing _as custom/ritual after a death_ would be the part that we Americans at
Mark J. Reed
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Jan 16

IPA question about clicks

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Okay. I did find it waaaaaayy down at the bottom where i didn't realize any thing interesting lurked!! Thanks, Herman! A. Walker Scott ... From: Herman Miller
A Walker Scott
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Jan 15

Speculative Grammarian

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On Mon, 8 Jan 2018 09:48:45 -0500 ... This is pretty much its original use. The International Phonetic Association was originally founded in France as the
David McCann
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Jan 8

Interrogative - Imperative Coincidence

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I think what Eyal is talking about is basically the distinction between stative and non-stative verbs. And in general (I'm sure there are exceptions, but I
Tim Smith
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Jan 5

Finnish Sapir Whorf funnies

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I think it is a case of what I call "dictionary translation." One for one from the book, ignoring grammar, context and connotations. One "word" grunts are not
Paul Schleitwiler, FCM
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Jan 1

Lexember

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I realized I forgot to hit "send" Day 31 Lortho: duni, -u, -a [duni, -u, -ɑ] adj. (masc, -fem, -neut) 1. new, never before in existence shinala dina lhara!
Brian Bourque
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Jan 1

Borrowing hard, epenthesis harder

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On 30/12/2017 21:38, taliesin the storyteller wrote: [snip] ... _İzmir_ ... [snip] ... Going Romance is _not_ prefixng schwa. Inscriptional evidence is clear
Raymond Brown
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Dec 31, 2017

OT: website/html/css question

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I don't think it's a caching issue. I started trying to make this change a vouple of weeks ago. I've made, litterally, dozens of other changes large and small
A Walker Scott
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Dec 26, 2017

Homonyms

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... I'm going to start writing in FILE on the census. /s But seriously, early human history is just fascinating.
George Walker
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Dec 12, 2017

Future English

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It already has: Check out Yola or the Forth and Bargy languages.
Galen Buttitta
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Dec 9, 2017
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