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by clawgrip
15 Feb 2021 23:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]
Replies: 27
Views: 1942

Re: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]

Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. To be honest, I know of no such examples, but I am not particularly knowledgeable about Chinese tones. The Chinese readings of individual characters themselves in Japanese do not carry pitch information unless the Chinese reading of a character can stand ...
by clawgrip
15 Feb 2021 23:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 23239

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

I figured I'd post to say that on Reddit, I was told it really is just "[number]番のロッカー" but the user also explained that there's a nuance difference from "[number]番目のロッカー", that the the former may be more likely to actually have a number on it while the latter may be more likely to refer to a locke...
by clawgrip
30 Jan 2021 15:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]
Replies: 27
Views: 1942

Re: Japanese Pitch Accent

I think you're misunderstanding the basis of my argument. The primary basis of my argument is verbs like 帰る káeru and 入る háiru , which have the accent on the third-to-last mora even though they belong to an accent category that normally places the accent on the second-to-last mora in the dictionary...
by clawgrip
29 Jan 2021 01:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]
Replies: 27
Views: 1942

Re: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]

Maybe my argument was flawed, so let me try explaining in a different way. From what I read, GrandPiano's premise is that, of the 25 possible two-vowel sequences in Japanese, 21 (or 22) are to be considered "as two monophthongs in hiatus", while the remaining four (or three) (/ai/, /ae/, and /oi/, a...
by clawgrip
27 Jan 2021 02:34
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Easy way to draw conscripts in Illustrator
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Easy way to draw conscripts in Illustrator

Here are a few of the "bad scripts" from the "how to design your own script" thread: As you can see, I'm not really concerned with how efficient the Illustrator geometry is, as long as it produces the visual result I'm looking for, since I'm just going to rasterize it anyway. http://www.vgfun.net/le...
by clawgrip
27 Jan 2021 02:24
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Easy way to draw conscripts in Illustrator
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Easy way to draw conscripts in Illustrator

Here is an example of my Nandut script. I'll explain some of what I did. First of all, just applying a calligraphic brush and calling it a day can often make it look a little boring (not always). In this case, I wanted more variation in the width of certain strokes, so I layered paths in certain pla...
by clawgrip
26 Jan 2021 13:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]
Replies: 27
Views: 1942

Re: Japanese Pitch Accent

One might bring up apparent counterexamples like 考える kangaéru "to think, to consider", 老いる oíru "to grow old", and 強いる shiíru "to compel". Based on these verbs, it seems like, at least for the purpose of accent assignment, the -eru and -iru of ichidan verbs are treated as morphemes (and not -ru as ...
by clawgrip
26 Jan 2021 04:31
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Easy way to draw conscripts in Illustrator
Replies: 5
Views: 1055

Re: Easy way to draw conscripts in Illustrator

I might be able to contribute some of my own stuff as examples if you want. I'm not an expert, exactly, but I often make glyphs in Illustrator.
by clawgrip
26 Dec 2020 01:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 23239

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

When Japanese people go somewhere to pray for something, is generally going to be a Buddhist temple of Shinto shrine, since very few Japanese people are Christian. And since the word kami is not used in Buddhist tradition, we can safely assume it refers to Shinto gods. Keep in mind also that the vas...
by clawgrip
21 Dec 2020 13:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 23239

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

Probably just an idiomatic translation. Translations between Japanese and English frequently need to take a lot of liberties to get natural text in the target language. Plus, kami-sama can be used to refer to the Abrahamic God anyway. The plurality in Japanese is ambiguous.
by clawgrip
19 Dec 2020 04:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]
Replies: 27
Views: 1942

Re: Japanese Pitch Accent

Moyoosu is not a word I tend to use or have much familiarity with, but another website lists them the same: moyoòsu vs. tòosu . I can also say definitively that naòsu and nào have different accents, as indicated above, and tòosu matches nào , on the first mora. Also, kind of a tangent here, but mor...
by clawgrip
18 Dec 2020 01:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Japanese Pitch Accent [split from Q&A]
Replies: 27
Views: 1942

Re: Japanese Pitch Accent

I'm having difficulty coming up with any four-syllable/four-mora words that cannot be further analyzed. Accent is not general bounded, although it's more likely to be towards right right. A lot of words with far-left accents are loanwords レストラン rèsutoran "restaurant" パンフレット pànfuretto "pamphlet" インス...
by clawgrip
08 Dec 2020 00:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 42090

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Also, I suspect that dogs probably don't care nearly as much about splashback.

To be honest, I don't really know a whole lot about inuyarai anyway, because they're not common at all, so you could easily be right.
by clawgrip
07 Dec 2020 13:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 42090

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Very interesting.

I guess London's are ningenyarai, then.
(human palisades)
by clawgrip
18 Nov 2020 06:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 42090

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

It should also be noted that because they are especially associated with old, traditional areas, particularly Kyoto, there is now definitely also a decorative or aesthetic aspect to their continued existence.
by clawgrip
18 Nov 2020 03:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 377
Views: 42090

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

They're called inuyarai . They perform the following functions: - as you said, prevent damage to buildings from foot traffic/bicycles/etc. - prevent dogs from peeing directly on buildings, to prevent rot - protect the walls of buildings from splashing rain and mud, also to prevent rot - prevent thie...
by clawgrip
18 Nov 2020 02:41
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to design your own script
Replies: 88
Views: 72721

Re: How to design your own script

Sorry for failing to respond for so long. 1. I haven't seen your document, but if it has acknowledgements and links, I think that's good enough. 2. As far as legality goes, one of my images is scanned straight from a book I own (I mention this). The Devanagari and Hieroglyphic images were taken from...
by clawgrip
07 Oct 2020 12:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phonetically motivated sound changes
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: Phonetically motivated sound changes

Sorry, uhegao was a typo; I did search for ahegao. It sounds like ahe is probably onomatopoeic for the sound the person makes when making whatever face that is (sorry, I really know very little about this anime subculture stuff).
by clawgrip
07 Oct 2020 07:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phonetically motivated sound changes
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: Phonetically motivated sound changes

Mizuho is actually mizu.ho (and the name Iha is surely i.ha), so the /h/ is morpheme initial, meaning it is not (necessarily) subject to the p > w/Ø sound change (but cf. Fujiwara < fuji.hara). This allows words like Yokohama , Chihiro , kaihatsu , tsunahiki , shifuku , taihen , ehon etc. to exist....
by clawgrip
06 Oct 2020 15:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phonetically motivated sound changes
Replies: 14
Views: 1017

Re: Phonetically motivated sound changes

Japanese does palatalize consonants before /i/, and it also causes lip compression before /ɯ/, since /ɯ/ also has lip compression. This is why /hɯ/ becomes [ɸɯ], and why /wɯ/ can't occur, since /w/ is almost the same thing. It's also these features that allow for the standard dropping of /i/ and /ɯ/...