Pi: Introduction

2006-Dec-03, Sunday 16:45
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Project Pi Introduction

One of my goals for this language is to investigate the pragmatics of topicality (if that's the term) and related things. It's not intended to be a logical language. On the other hand, I haven't gone overbord to make it naturalistic.

Some Syntax
More Syntax
Adjectival and Adverbial Clauses
Noun Clauses
Purpose Clauses

MNCL3 Introduction

2006-Aug-05, Saturday 15:39
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The Post Last Edited: 2006.Aug.20 Sun

MNCL3 (?) is a successor to MNCL2, which is itself a successor to MNCL, a fairly simple conlang. There's no associated conculture yet, and there probably won't be.

MNCL has 25 consonants and 5 vowels with only CV syllables. I found that I had to speak it slowly, so I decided to add CVC and CVV syllables. This lets me reduce the number of consonants in MNCL3 to 21. There are still three kinds of morphemes: initial (C-, CVC-, CVCC-, or CVVC-), medial (-VC-, -VCC-, or -VVC-), and final (-V or -VV).

The 6 diphthongs (VV) allow me to have up to 11 final affixes; adjectives and the thematic case can now be distinguished from required objects of postpositions. Postpositions are now limited to relational nouns (e.g. mother, hand), relational verbs, and word forms with certain medial affixes. There are also imperative and subjunctive moods indicated by finals.

Animate and inanimate genders are now distinguished, but only by the definite article and the 3rd person pronouns.

The roots (initial morphemes) are still mostly borrowed.

General Morphology
Some Syntax
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The * language is spoken in * by the *. So much for conculture.

Phonology and Romanization
Some Syntax
Actant Morphology see Alternate Explanation
Alternate Explanation
Temporal Morphology
State Changes and Causatives
Focus Fronting
Nouns and Pronouns
Native Writing Systems
Single-Mora Morphemes

Note: A lot of the vocabulary is currently borrowed and will probably be replaced in the long run.
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This entry contains links to the other relevent entries. Some of these are certain to change.

"Beta" is the name of one of my recently started language construction projects, not the name of the language itself, which I still have to determine. So far, there's no specific culture or world associated with it -- I've tried to make the starting vocabulary very general -- but it's spoken by humans.

Phonology and Orthography
General Morphology
Inflectional Morphology
Derivational Morphology
Pronouns and Determiners
Numbers and Quantifiers
Syntax Notes
Lexicon, Beta to English

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TriCons is a constructed language sketch, still very sketchy. Some features are:
* Most roots are triconsonantal, with stem vowels used for inflections.
* Noun phrases distinguish proximal from distal, and these are cross-referenced on the verb.
* Direct and Inverse voices rather than Active and Passive, at least in non-finite forms.

Links to the other entries:
Thematic Morphology
Temporal Morphology
Actant Morphology
Pronouns and Determiners
General Syntax
Comparison Syntax

These pages are still being updated.


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