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Linguist's Lounge / Re: Pater Noster in Proto-Indo-European
« Last post by FlatAssembler on August 10, 2017, 10:43:30 AM »
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Yes, interesting attempt.
So, do you think it's a correct translation, given your knowledge of Indo-European linguistics?
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Linguist's Lounge / Re: Pater Noster in Proto-Indo-European
« Last post by Daniel on August 10, 2017, 10:24:31 AM »
Yes, interesting attempt.

As for syntax, it seems that traditionally Indo-Europeanists are not very inclined to guess about it or attempt a reconstruction. I'm not saying it's a bad idea to try though, especially just as an exercise.


On the other hand, the reason for using the Lord's Prayer is because it already exists in so many languages because it (or more of the bible) has already been translated for other reasons. So reconstructing it sort of goes against that although it helps to then compare to the other languages, so there's nothing wrong with it in that sense. Something else to consider is the universal declaration of human rights, which is preferred by some when it is available in a language. Of course who knows whether that would be culturally coherent in this case!
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Morphosyntax / Re: Adjective phrase
« Last post by Daniel on August 10, 2017, 10:18:34 AM »
Correct, if you consider it to still have syntactic structure, as a compound.
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Linguist's Lounge / Japanese Linguistics
« Last post by Fervin on August 10, 2017, 03:13:09 AM »
Hi guys, I am new here and already in need of some help/inspiration ^^

I am a B.A. in linguistics and interested in the Japanese Language. I wanted to write a seminar paper on it. I especially like phonology and thought about writing about characteristics of the Japanese language or phonology. Anybody has a good idea?
I am not the best when it comes to concretize on one special subject...
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Linguist's Lounge / Re: Pater Noster in Proto-Indo-European
« Last post by FlatAssembler on August 10, 2017, 02:47:03 AM »
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The main reason more PIE texts don't exist is the limited information we have about syntax.
Well, we can make some reliable guesses. Languages with such a complicated morphology almost always have a free word order. The preference was, given the known grammars of old Indo-European languages, either SVO or SOV. It's also a well-known thing that it had postpositions. The only somewhat unjustified assumption I had to make was that "all" goes with plural (as in Latin "Omnia mea mecum porto."), rather than singular (as in English or Croatian).
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Usually Schleicher's tale is used instead for PIE specifically for traditional reasons but the Lord's Prayer is so common someone must have attempted it.
I am aware of that. I wanted to see if I know enough Indo-European linguistics to make my own version.
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Morphosyntax / Re: Adjective phrase
« Last post by Natalia on August 10, 2017, 01:21:04 AM »
So if I were to name what type of phrase is "peer-to-peer", it is a noun phrase that includes a prepositional phrase?
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Linguist's Lounge / Re: Pater Noster in Proto-Indo-European
« Last post by Daniel on August 09, 2017, 02:20:58 PM »
I'm away from my computer for a bit (trip for a conference) or I'd look into this a little. There are a number of creative/amateur/linguist/hobbyist recordings of PIE on YouTube and various entries with that text on Wikipedia. Have you tried searching for it? I imagine it's out there, at varying quality levels. The main reason more PIE texts don't exist is the limited information we have about syntax. Usually Schleicher's tale is used instead for PIE specifically for traditional reasons but the Lord's Prayer is so common someone must have attempted it.
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Feedback, Help and Forum Policy / Re: A question about this forum's statistics
« Last post by Daniel on August 09, 2017, 02:17:09 PM »
That's correct. There's a lot of spam filtered out, and many bot registrations.

Good to have you here though.
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Feedback, Help and Forum Policy / A question about this forum's statistics
« Last post by FlatAssembler on August 09, 2017, 11:16:18 AM »
How are there more registrations per day than posts? Are there a lot of bots registering on this forum, perhaps? And why is this forum so much less active than the statistics would make one think?
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Linguist's Lounge / Re: Pater Noster in Proto-Indo-European
« Last post by FlatAssembler on August 09, 2017, 06:10:29 AM »
Any answers?
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