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by Znex
14 Oct 2020 07:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 94
Views: 26326

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

1. Gender: Cis male 2. Sexual orientation: Straight demisexual 3. Handedness: Right 4. Nationality: Australia, NSW 5. Ethnicity you primarily identify with: Anglo-Celtic 6. Neurotype: Autistic/ADHD/PTSD yaayyyy 7. Health conditions and physical disabilities: Mild asthma 8. Glasses: No 9. Facial hair...
by Znex
14 Oct 2020 07:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I came out to my parents today!
Replies: 13
Views: 672

Re: I came out to my parents today!

Actually - has anyone else with experience in the linguistics side of academia experienced the phenomenon of ling departments being overall very not-straight? At our university, this is true for the students, but not so much for the faculty. And we also guessed that this is because people in lingui...
by Znex
24 Aug 2020 14:57
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is Irish North Germanic plausible?
Replies: 4
Views: 331

Re: Is Irish North Germanic plausible?

Icelandic and Faroese are debatably borne of some Irish influence if you track their interactions, but it would be limited at best. For instance, the aspirated-lenis contrast that Scottish Gaelic and Icelandic and Faroese share could be argued as stemming from the Irish fortis-lenis series (although...
by Znex
11 Jul 2020 10:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Guzzlepad
Replies: 0
Views: 255

The Guzzlepad

Just a thread to informally post about things my mind is guzzling up on and then reshaping. I'm not necessarily going out at this point to make things super-straightforward to understand, but if there's anything you'd like me to talk more about or elaborate on, let me know below. Animoiné This is an...
by Znex
22 Jun 2020 18:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My reverse enge-lang: V:1g3n1n:1
Replies: 19
Views: 1369

Re: My reverse enge-lang: V:1g3n1n:1

I personally love the phonetic romanisation, but you do you. (I dunno, it just looks really exotic and isn't impenetrable to me like the IPA or the scientific romanisation without being familiar with how the allophony works, and it doesn't look so simplified and plain as the popular romanisation.) B...
by Znex
13 Apr 2020 05:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 368
Views: 7691

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

That's interesting, because in AmE, I don't think /t/ is flapped across word boundaries, but /d/ is. I was talking about American English there; Xephyr is from South Dakota. I've met some people here who sometimes or often pronounce /t/ + a vowel-initial word as [Vt̚ʔV], e.g. "cat island" [ˈkʰæt̚ ˈ...
by Znex
18 Nov 2019 06:56
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Are velarized vowels possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 909

Re: Are velarized vowels possible?

Similar effects happen in Arabic, IIRC, where, in some dialects, the vowels /i u a/ lower and back in the presence of uvular consonants and emphatic consonants (which are sometimes uvularised from what I can remember). Although it looks at though some Qiangic languages have taken the distinction to...
by Znex
02 May 2019 11:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2019]
Replies: 7086
Views: 972226

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

In Germanic languages apart from English, do participles ever get used in clauses like particularly in the classical IE languages?

eg.
:eng: Having entered the city/upon entering the city, we proceeded to look for the king.
:lat: Civitatem ingressi, regni inquirere processimus.
by Znex
26 Mar 2019 09:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Comparison of languages
Replies: 4
Views: 1796

Re: The Comparison of languages

Is this comparing cognate items or equivalent items? If it's for cognates, then you might want to check your natlang cognates: just at a glance, I've spotted "beth" in the Celtic list, which is from "pa beth" {*what thing}. The real Welsh cognate would be "pa" (no longer in common usage as an interr...
by Znex
19 Feb 2019 10:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Regional Differences in Vulgar Latin
Replies: 8
Views: 1600

Re: Regional Differences in Vulgar Latin

I've got the impression that Western or Gallo-romance features started to spread earlier than the period of Frankish rule. Already during the late Empire, with the weakening of Rome, there was an important trade route on from Lugdunum to Mediolanum to Sirmium, by which Gallo-romance features could ...
by Znex
17 Feb 2019 15:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 83
Views: 20784

Re: Conlang accents

not bad, although Hawntow seems to have at least like 7 phonemic vowels(not counting length distinctions), while Ame has 4 phonemic vowels, and Hawntow seems to have more consonants, too and Hawntow seems to have phonemic tones. But seems that Hawntow has no syllables starting with a vowel, and Haw...
by Znex
17 Feb 2019 12:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 83
Views: 20784

Re: Conlang accents

Due to the highly restrictive phonotactics, the Ame accent of English would be extremely distorted, more so than that of Japanese, maybe comparable to how Jennifer becomes Kinipela in Hawaiian. Hawntow is the same, if not more so. But I have included two readings below: one more pidginesque, and on...
by Znex
02 Dec 2018 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 15916

Re: Lexember 2018

1/12 On the first day of Advent, my true love gave to me: ngatgsiy ngatasey /ʕatʕtɨj/ n. "sun, heavenly being; a divinity; the heavenly host" hnsui puwmig ti ngatgsiy yawuntipiiwutniitaytusytuyycaa: 'pwcyga pwcyga kantghi...' [hnsui puwmig ti]TP , ngatgsiy yawu-n-ti-piiwu{pʕw}-tnii-tay-tusy-tuy(y)-(...
by Znex
02 Dec 2018 12:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 142
Views: 90446

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

For those wondering where the heck the fire and ice came into play in ring one, as well as those who aren't but to whom i will tell this anyways, I am the culprit behind it. In Atruozan, "Nonetheless" is "of ƀeoköltmoþo nölcërlëlđdø̃møþe" in Atruozan, an idiom glossing as "SEM fire(AN)-ESS.ANZ-ADJZ...
by Znex
23 Nov 2018 13:50
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 363387

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is it a derivation from strabus?
by Znex
23 Nov 2018 07:21
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 363387

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is the second part Germanic in origin (ie. via Frankish or Gothic or the like)?
by Znex
21 Nov 2018 02:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 142
Views: 90446

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

I think the first ring is complete as much as it can be now, unless someone wants to add a different language.
by Znex
14 Nov 2018 01:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2019]
Replies: 7086
Views: 972226

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

Fortis/lenis at least is usually used to describe a consonantal distinction that can't be plainly nailed down to the plainer distinctions of aspirated/tenuis or voiced/unvoiced for instance. Consonant length or quantity is one common feature denoted. Hittite is one language that is known to complete...
by Znex
14 Nov 2018 00:35
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 363387

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

You got it! Samde Chabrijne , or "Caprine Saturday", means "Witches' Sabbath". I recently learned that the word in Spanish, aquelarre , seems to be derived from a Basque compound of "buck, he-goat" and "meadow". A lot of the basic ideas of the "Witches' Sabbath" show great inspiration from pagan Ba...
by Znex
13 Nov 2018 15:51
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 363387

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Does samde derive from *sambatum or *sambati dies?