Archive for November, 2013

Datapoint Yupik (Siberian) / Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Discuss WALS Datapoint Yupik (Siberian) / Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives.

Datapoint Bandjalang (Yugumbir) / Vowel Quality Inventories

Saturday, November 30th, 2013

Discuss WALS Datapoint Bandjalang (Yugumbir) / Vowel Quality Inventories.

Datapoint Tamil / Sex-based and Non-sex-based Gender Systems

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

Discuss WALS Datapoint Tamil / Sex-based and Non-sex-based Gender Systems.

Datapoint Anywa / Prefixing vs. Suffixing in Inflectional Morphology

Monday, November 25th, 2013

Discuss WALS Datapoint Anywa / Prefixing vs. Suffixing in Inflectional Morphology.

Datapoint Zazaki / Order of Adjective and Noun

Sunday, November 24th, 2013

Discuss WALS Datapoint Zazaki / Order of Adjective and Noun.

WALS 2013

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

What’s new?

  • Updated data;
  • better integration of sources;
  • the web application is now based on the clld framework developed within the CLLD project.

What’s gone?

Probably the biggest feature no longer available in WALS Online is the functionality to combine two features on a map. The new framework WALS is built upon has a more general database model, in particular it allows for multiple values a language can have for the same feature. With this model, feature combinations are not as straight forward as was the case before.

But being implemented on top of clld does also mean that it’s a lot easier to access WALS data programmatically. So you can use map making software like Tilemill to combine data from multiple features (not only from WALS) on one map as explained here.

Datapoint for feature 18A and language wals_code_ond

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Discuss WALS Datapoint for feature 18A and language wals_code_ond.

Datapoint Chamorro / Overlap between Situational and Epistemic Modal Marking

Thursday, November 14th, 2013

Discuss WALS Datapoint Chamorro / Overlap between Situational and Epistemic Modal Marking.

Datapoint for feature 2 and language wals_code_amp

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Discuss WALS Datapoint for feature 2 and language wals_code_amp.

Datapoint for feature 13A and language wals_code_mgg

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

Discuss WALS Datapoint for feature 13A and language wals_code_mgg.