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What's the best repository of spoken language samples with romanization included that I can use for inspiration?

Romanization is the act of converting text from a different writing system to Latin script using a consistent method. As such, technically, if you have either a sound or text sample and a certain ...
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Is there a good natural reason for a language to declare infinite cardinalities as "plural" and finite cardinalities as "paucal"?

I think this question is posed from the wrong perspective. It is of course perfectly possible to describe a system of grammatical number that distinguishes between finite and infinite cardinalities, ...
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Is there a good natural reason for a language to declare infinite cardinalities as "plural" and finite cardinalities as "paucal"?

I wouldn't expect that in a natlang, no. When a language has a mandatory marking that goes on every noun (or verb or etc), it's always something that's frequently important or useful to distinguish. ...
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How to create a Romance-based conlang?

There are several approaches to this task. One of them is in fact creating an altlang, based on an alternate history where a Romance language survived or develops in some region outside the Romania as ...
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