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by Vlürch
18 Oct 2020 21:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I came out to my parents today!
Replies: 13
Views: 290

Re: I came out to my parents today!

This the coming out thread, then? I guess I "came out" as bi when I was about 20 or so, although I only had my parents, brother and two IRL friends to come out to haha. Everyone I knew online already knew, I think. The first time I accepted I might be bi was when I was 14 or 15, there was this one b...
by Vlürch
18 Oct 2020 18:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 847
Views: 230534

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Yeah, congrats to Creyeditor!
by Vlürch
17 Oct 2020 16:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 91
Views: 7995

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

The word for "horizon" in Ulduga is 畕天 (terunuma), which does have an etymology (edge + sky) but is also a very blatant reference to the name of a certain Japanese porn star/musician/artist. Of course, there are other people with the name, but it's the obligatory reference to an attractive woman I i...
by Vlürch
14 Oct 2020 21:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 205
Views: 5121

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

What if Basque and Arabic had a kitchen sink baby? /m n̪ n̺ ɲ/ <m ṉ n ñ> /b t̪ d̪ t̺ d̺ k g ʔ/ <b ṯ ḏ t d k g ʾ> /t̪ˤ d̪ˤ/ <ṭ ḍ> /t̪͡s̪ t̺͡s̺ t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ <tz ts tx j> /t̪͡s̪ˤ/ <ṭṣ> /s̪ s̺ ʃ/ <z s x> /s̪ˤ/ <ṣ> /f j w x ɣ ħ ʕ h/ <f y w ḵ ḡ ḥ ʿ h> /l̪ r̺ ʎ/ <l r ll> /a e i o u/ <a e i o u> /aː eː iː oː uː...
by Vlürch
14 Oct 2020 09:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia

I added some more stuff to the first post, and also fixed some weird mistakes I had on it that I'd somehow missed, like the mess the pronouns were since I'd apparently forgotten some of them and instead had some repeating several times (because I'd copy-pasted them to make sure I wouldn't miss any c...
by Vlürch
26 Sep 2020 17:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Choosing the right words
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Choosing the right words

"Bojo" is more likely to be bigger and blobbier than "tisi". I thought that's funny because in Finnish, tissi is an informal word meaning "boob", and some boobs can get pretty big and blobby. It's borrowed form a Swedish word for nipple, which is presume a cognate with English teat . Meanwhile, pov...
by Vlürch
26 Sep 2020 03:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Choosing the right words
Replies: 9
Views: 338

Re: Choosing the right words

Do any of you experience this feeling as well? Practically every time I do any conlanging... [:'(] If so, do you have any methods of dealing with it? If it's a priori, then I often do what sangi39 said and use a random word generator, pretty much always this one , set up to spit out the suitable ki...
by Vlürch
23 Sep 2020 02:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phonetically motivated sound changes
Replies: 14
Views: 364

Re: Phonetically motivated sound changes

I picked up another potentially motivated change for /ɯ/ from Japanese, where some verb forms such as 問ひて tohite became 問うて to'ute , so /hi/→/hɯ/→/ɯ/, but I’m not that confident, since actual instances of this change are few and far between. In any case, still doesn’t give me much room to paly with...
by Vlürch
20 Sep 2020 20:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 205
Views: 5121

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

DV82LECM wrote: 18 Sep 2020 08:02Would you consider it naturalistic?
There are languages with weirder phonemic inventories out there, so why not?
by Vlürch
18 Sep 2020 07:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 205
Views: 5121

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

DV82LECM wrote: 18 Sep 2020 05:53Symmetrical Arabic inspired:
That's a pretty interesting inventory, I especially like that it has aspirated fricatives. Reminds me a bit of Vietnamese and Burmese, but it does also definitely have that Afro-Asiatic vibe too.
by Vlürch
18 Sep 2020 07:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia

Apparently the first post hit the character limit with all those edits, so I deleted the edit notes from it and moved the conculture/althistory bit from it into the conculture/althistory-focused post. I want to keep the essential stuff in the first post since it's the first post, you know? Maybe I s...
by Vlürch
17 Sep 2020 22:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia

NOTES ABOUT CONCULTURE, HISTORY, ETC. The Ulduga live in a small-ish independent state in East Asia, partially in what's Liaoning Province, Jilin Province and Inner Mongolia IRL. Historically, they were nomadic (and some still are) but started establishing permanent settlements at latest in the 8th...
by Vlürch
13 Sep 2020 01:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia

I edited the first post to add a couple of words I forgot because I only had them in the etymological list, not in the main vocabulary list, at least half of them words related to cuteness that I'd already posted in the "what did you accomplish today?" thread some time back. Now I'd just need to sta...
by Vlürch
13 Sep 2020 00:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia

Right now I just want to know how long this took you? Well, I started working on it apparently pretty much exactly a year ago (since the first time I mentioned it on this forum was in early October last year) but took breaks that sometimes lasted weeks to focus on other conlangs, and didn't even op...
by Vlürch
12 Sep 2020 22:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia
Replies: 8
Views: 308

挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia

I finally decided to post this, it's not "finished" by any means and probably never will be, but it's been a while since I worked on it and kinda dropped the motivation ball so I figured it's better to post it now or the months I spent on it will have been wasted. Obviously I meant to flesh the gram...
by Vlürch
12 Sep 2020 01:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 205
Views: 5121

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

...ɔæ̯] [+1] If you meant that sarcastically, I figured that even though the required sound changes would've been pretty wacky, they'd be realistic enough: [r] -> [ʀ] -> [ʁ] -> [ʕ] -> [æ̯] after back vowels, and for whatever reason not going farther than [ʀ] in onsets [r] -> [ɾ] -> [ɹ] -> [ɹ̝] -> [...
by Vlürch
11 Sep 2020 08:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 205
Views: 5121

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Something meant to be reminiscent of Spanish, German/Yiddish, Hungarian, French, Portuguese, Basque, Polish, Irish, etc. but not too much like any of them. Not sure if I succeeded, but I'm still pretty happy with this phonology and might use it (or something similar) for some kind of conlang sooner ...
by Vlürch
11 Sep 2020 05:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3488

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

How important is aesthetics and sound in a conlang? With most of my conlangs, how they sound (at least in theory) is usually the most important thing. Ones that aren't long-term (and by "long-term" I mean even just a couple of months) sometimes have phonologies I don't really like, as experiments o...
by Vlürch
11 Sep 2020 01:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 780
Views: 172440

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Here's one that could potentially lead to a bruh moment: :eng: incel :tur: incel! - lose weight! Not that it'd ever be polite to just command people to lose weight, and of course it's something even already anorexic women hear much more than even the fattest incel, and it's worse than calling someon...
by Vlürch
01 Sep 2020 00:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Neugrotien - Para-Slavic lang
Replies: 20
Views: 873

Re: Neugrotien - Para-Slavic lang

This is really cool! [:D] One of the most interesting kinda-out-there-yet-still-realistic concepts for a conlang, I'd say.