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by Aevas
21 Oct 2020 15:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)

Dormouse559 wrote: 21 Oct 2020 09:11
Aevas wrote: 19 Oct 2020 21:00I'm glad that you like it! I've been curious about whether anyone has been using it, so your comment is much appreciated 🙂
I have also been using it [:)] It's how I make almost all of my IPA transcriptions online. Thank you for keeping it up!
Thanks for letting me know! 🙂
by Aevas
20 Oct 2020 20:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Database Project video
Replies: 4
Views: 103

Re: Conlang Database Project video

I'm gonna give this post the benefit of the doubt, but please elaborate on what your topic is about, instead of a dropping a link with no additional information.
by Aevas
20 Oct 2020 16:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)

One thing I didn't know I was missing in particular was the inventory of suprasegmentals as buttons. In particular, for some reason, the X-SAMPA codes for tones have never felt intuitive for me, even though I understood in theory that _T = "top" ˥, _H = "high" ˦, _M = "mid" ˧, _L = "low" ˨, and _B ...
by Aevas
19 Oct 2020 21:03
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to display conjugations in word order?
Replies: 12
Views: 423

Re: How to display conjugations in word order?

Sequor wrote: 19 Oct 2020 20:04 I've never seen any acronym for them at all. I just see them called "glosses" for short.
Same. Never seen either IMG or ILG to refer to glosses.
by Aevas
19 Oct 2020 21:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)
Replies: 9
Views: 487

Re: Introducing XIPA. (IPA & X-SAMPA input tool)

Thank you so much for this revamped version of XIPA! I see it both looks nicer and also has more things, like the zero-morpheme marker ∅ (through a button). It's wonderful! I'd love it if you could correct a small bug that was also present in the ancient version: the ˞ (rhotic) marker for some reas...
by Aevas
18 Oct 2020 13:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News Thread
Replies: 97
Views: 68078

Re: Forum News Thread

From the Admin

Creyeditor has been made MVP.
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by Aevas
15 Oct 2020 21:13
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs
Replies: 12
Views: 280

Re: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs

The existence of diphthongs like /oi/ and /eu/ in Finnish made it seem clear that the secondary vowel of a diphthong is irrelevant to vowel harmony (at least in some languages), but then I read on Wikipedia that /i/ and /e/ are neutral in Finnish, which sent me back to square one. I haven't read th...
by Aevas
15 Oct 2020 21:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Ch’eweyõw̌e Blog
Replies: 20
Views: 3529

Re: The Esseintial Ch’eweyõw̌e Blog

I enjoyed reading this (which is to say the posts from this year, since I figured the previous ones were out of date). I too like the general esthetic of the language. The various processes give it an extra layer of depth without going overboard. As for the phonetic realisation, acute-accented sylla...
by Aevas
09 Oct 2020 16:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 357
Views: 3705

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Why do, in some old documents, Russians call the Tlingits "колюжах" meaning thorns? I'm very confused. It's probably a variation of this name: The Russian name Koloshi (Колоши, from a Sugpiaq-Alutiiq term kulut'ruaq for the labret worn by women) or the related German name Koulischen may be encounte...
by Aevas
05 Oct 2020 19:59
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is there a way to display how strongly a consonant is pronounced in IPA?
Replies: 8
Views: 202

Re: Is there a way to display how strongly a consonant is pronounced in IPA?

An example of this would be the French word "comprendre," meaning understand. The IPA for this (as retrieved from a website, I'm not sure how accurate it is) is "kɔ̃pʁɑ̃dʁ," however when I listened to an audio of the IPA reading the final ʁ was very light. I am uncertain on how to attach a file, so...
by Aevas
05 Oct 2020 10:38
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How necessary are noun cases?
Replies: 25
Views: 821

Re: How necessary are noun cases?

I agree with your point, but with emphasis on the first part, these two are possible, right? Das Buch gebe ich dir. Dir gebe ich das Buch. In Scandinavian, such frontings are common, despite there not being either case marking on nouns or number agreement on verbs. (Which in a way makes it a semi-co...
by Aevas
02 Oct 2020 08:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3918

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I’ve been working on a diachronic language that develops glottalized vowels from a variety of sources. I don’t particularly want glottalization to remain in the language, but I also don’t want to convert it to tone, at least not yet. What could I do with the glottalized vowels? For context, the vow...
by Aevas
30 Sep 2020 10:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 767
Views: 194970

Re: False cognates

Finnish sitten
Swedish sedan

both meaning 'then, subsequently'
by Aevas
30 Sep 2020 09:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 310
Views: 24523

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I've been using Microsoft Keyboard Layout Creator for years to design my own custom layouts, where I add AltGr as a modifier key for the characters I commonly use. That way I don't have to worry about any brackets having moved (as is often the case when using a layout for a different language or reg...
by Aevas
27 Sep 2020 13:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3918

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

How common is /ç/? Could it be reasonably contrasted with /x/ and/or /ʝ/? In Norwegian and German you have phonemic /ç/ vs /ʃ~ʂ/, which seems to me like an even narrower contrast than with /x/. Swedish has /ɕ/ vs /ɧ/ (which is basically /x/). In Swedish /j/ is commonly [j~ʝ~ʑ] which doesn't match e...
by Aevas
11 Sep 2020 15:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3918

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

How important is aesthetics and sound in a conlang? Obviously, a conlang needs sound to be spoken, but some conlangers aim to make a language that sounds nice to them, while others point out that a language that sounds pleasant all the time is impossible and thus aesthetics and preference isn't tha...
by Aevas
06 Sep 2020 17:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The 'Conlangs' Collection: Threads to keep you posting
Replies: 1
Views: 428

The 'Conlangs' Collection: Threads to keep you posting

This post is a collection of various threads from all across the Conlangs forum. The purpose of this collection is to serve as an index of good threads that provide opportunities for participating on the forum—be it by showcasing your conlang, discussing the craft, or sharing interesting ideas. The ...
by Aevas
06 Sep 2020 13:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: If you were to write one novel...
Replies: 19
Views: 872

If you were to write one novel...

... that was set in your conworld or featured your conculture, what would it be about? What story would you choose to go with? In what way does this story represent and show the world/culture that you have created? Why would you want to specifically showcase the things and characters that appear or ...
by Aevas
06 Sep 2020 11:46
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Italiano | Italian Conversation Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 34652

Re: Italiano | Italian Conversation Thread

Penso che è molto possibile che tu sei l'unico italiano chi è ancora attivo nel forum, però certo questo non vuol dire che non ci sono altre persone che possono parlare con te 🙂 E' proprio così. Per esempio, anch'io parlo italiano, ma non ho niente da dire. La mia risposta, però, ha svelato che tal...
by Aevas
05 Sep 2020 16:46
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Italiano | Italian Conversation Thread
Replies: 45
Views: 34652

Re: Italiano | Italian Conversation Thread

C'è ancora qualcuno qui? Quattro anni senza nemmeno un post [:(] Dai non posso credere di essere rimasto l'unico italiano del forum, fatemi compagnia ahah Mi ricordo che volevo rispondere al tuo post allora in giugno, pero lo dimenticai e poi non l'ho visto perche non era più rosso 😅 Penso che è mo...