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Vocative strategies

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... This reminds me of stuff I have read on the syntax of swear words (e.g., http://the-toast.net/2014/12/09/linguist-explains-syntax-f-word/view-all/; note,
Logan Kearsley
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6:46 PM

Translation Challenge: Ma Mignonne (from Le ton beau de Marot)

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... This is the sort of change that has ripple effects. I'm not sure about rhyming "lisari" with "lirhari" ... even though the -ri suffix isn't the only part
Herman Miller
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May 22

first/second/third person

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... can't ... person") is in an embedded non-question clause, which perhaps would allow ... sort of first/second person hybrids. I think "shall we go?" is used
Alex Bicksler
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May 20

Lungs

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Waes hael! Adam On Sat, May 16, 2015 at 7:14 PM, Logan Kearsley
Adam Walker
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May 18

Morphophonotactics different from phonotactics?

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... I ... What do you see as the difference? Isn't it the case that in both English and (yikes, how to type this?) Laa siri (Soz!) certain phonological forms
And Rosta
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May 18

Re: VPs in VSO Languages

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Hallo conlangers! ... As someone whose main conlang (Old Albic) is VSO, I have been thinking about this matter several times, and tend to view the Old Albic
Jörg Rhiemeier
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May 17

Consonant-stem verbs in Tirëlat

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... Right. Sorry about the confusion. Passive is -ru, and "šat" + "-ru" became "šatrhu"; -ku is the causative suffix.
Herman Miller
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May 14

I loves her (was: Development of conlang Muai)

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... Yes, that's exactly how it works. I mean the beta version of Muai, because the stable version has -e and -o exchanged. Thank you for the vocabulary!
Leonardo Castro
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May 13

"Invented languages"

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Rick, Good to hear from you. Best wishes, Leo . . Leo J. Moser Leo@Acadon.com ... From: Constructed Languages List [mailto:CONLANG@LISTSERV.BROWN.EDU]
Leo Moser
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May 9

One, Oneself and A

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Leonardo wrote: "I know that that is fine.I know that that is fine. Can you note the difference? No?! What if I replace the demonstrative "that" with "that
Roger Mills
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May 7

Conlang patents

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That's the language of math - All Gibberish From the Arabic meaning "You think you're so smart. See if you can figure this out!" Que Dios te bendiga de siempre
Paul Schleitwiler, FCM
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May 7

Tense vs Aspect in my new project

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According to Canepari’s conventions, it is necessarily /iw ew aj aw oj uj/. (He would write /ju/ as /ju/, and *only* as /ju/—never as /iu/.) The t and d
Siva Kalyan
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May 5

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

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
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