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by yangfiretiger121
25 Nov 2020 15:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Spirittongue and Druidic
Replies: 0
Views: 317

Spirittongue and Druidic

As you know, I'm working on a roleplay setting in a fictional galaxy. I'm making a new topic because I've had to overhaul how the languages work to make them more pronouncable for my English-speaking players. For example, Spirittongue, and its derivitive—Druidic, are based off of Hawai'ian. But, I'm...
by yangfiretiger121
03 Aug 2020 00:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang
Replies: 19
Views: 1933

Re: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang

Please reorient the stops and nasals to be horizontal, like the other sonority classes. I had arranged the letters according to their collation order (ABC, a-ka-sa, etc.) in Tuktin, but I'll add a separate list for the phonology. Okay. Thanks for adding the phonology. I was thrown off by the last l...
by yangfiretiger121
03 Aug 2020 00:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

Actually, I hadn't thought about [l]'s intervocalic phone for some reason, but it'd be either [l̪] or [l]. So either [l̪] or [l] can occur intervocalically, but can the occurrence of one as opposed to the other potentially change the meaning of a word or morpheme? For example, using V to stand for ...
by yangfiretiger121
02 Aug 2020 17:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang
Replies: 19
Views: 1933

Re: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang

Please reorient the stops and nasals to be horizontal, like the other sonority classes. It's really disorienting to read a phonology vertically.
by yangfiretiger121
02 Aug 2020 17:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

My settings Catfolk language has an assimulating <l>, as described below. Is it described correctly? If not, how should I be describing it? [l̪, l, ʟ] are in complementary distribution with [l̪], occurring adjacent to [f, v], [l] adjacent to [t, ɗ, s, z] or at the beginning or end of a word, and [ʟ...
by yangfiretiger121
02 Aug 2020 14:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

My settings Catfolk language has an assimulating <l>, as described below. Is it described correctly? If not, how should I be describing it? [l̪, l, ʟ] are in complementary distribution with [l̪], occurring adjacent to [f, v], [l] adjacent to [t, ɗ, s, z] or at the beginning or end of a word, and [ʟ]...
by yangfiretiger121
13 Jul 2020 18:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

The only diphthongs in my setting's Spirittongue language are [ɛ́ú̯, ɛ̀ù̯]. While that's unremarkable in-and-of itself, I'm here to check on the proper name for their relationship with [ɛ́ːw, ɛ̀ːw]. Considering [ɛ́ú̯, ɛ̀ù̯] (before consonants) and [ɛ́ːw, ɛ̀ːw] (before vowels) don't contrast, are [ɛ...
by yangfiretiger121
13 Jul 2020 18:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

The only diphthongs in my setting's Spirittongue language are [ɛ́ú̯, ɛ̀ù̯]. While that's unremarkable in-and-of itself, I'm here to check on the proper name for their relationship with [ɛ́ːw, ɛ̀ːw]. Considering [ɛ́ú̯, ɛ̀ù̯] (before consonants) and [ɛ́ːw, ɛ̀ːw] (before vowels) don't contrast, are [ɛ...
by yangfiretiger121
13 Jul 2020 17:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

The only diphthongs in my setting's Spirittongue language are [ɛ́ú̯, ɛ̀ù̯]. While that's unremarkable in-and-of itself, I'm here to check on the proper name for their relationship with [ɛ́ːw, ɛ̀ːw]. Considering [ɛ́ú̯, ɛ̀ù̯] (before consonants) and [ɛ́ːw, ɛ̀ːw] (before vowels) don't contrast, are [ɛ́...
by yangfiretiger121
16 Jun 2020 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

My setting's main language has the beginnings of a two-tiered vowel harmony system containing front/+atr [æ,i], back/-atr [ɔ, ʊ̠], and central/neutral [ə]. If full front/back harmony develops, is [ɑ, ɪ̟, ø, u] or [ɑ, e, o, ʏ̟] the more likely set of allophones to arise? Mind you, I am just asking b...
by yangfiretiger121
15 Jun 2020 19:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

My setting's main language has the beginnings of a two-tiered vowel harmony system containing front/+atr [æ,i], back/-atr [ɔ, ʊ̠], and central/neutral [ə]. If full front/back harmony develops, is [ɑ, ɪ̟, ø, u] or [ɑ, e, o, ʏ̟] the more likely set of allophones to arise? Mind you, I am just asking b...
by yangfiretiger121
14 Jun 2020 23:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

My setting's main language has the beginnings of a two-tiered vowel harmony system containing front/+atr [æ,i], back/-atr [ɔ, ʊ̠], and central/neutral [ə]. If full front/back harmony develops, is [ɑ, ɪ̟, ø, u] or [ɑ, e, o, ʏ̟] the more likely set of allophones to arise? Mind you, I am just asking be...
by yangfiretiger121
10 Jun 2020 13:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 261
Views: 25676

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Gondolan now has 353 words in the lexicon, and another 50 in the form of pronouns, particles and etc. The grammar has definitely grown too, now sitting at 83 pages. Although adding an index beefed it up five pages so it's kinda sorta cheating. The 353rd word is Görgengkos , a realm-eater of Gondola...
by yangfiretiger121
07 Jun 2020 14:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

As you know, the language's base vowel system is [ɑ, e, ɛ, i, œ, ɔ, u, y]. Considering the language is meant to sound like French, is a vowel harmony system likely to develop? If so, how?
by yangfiretiger121
06 Jun 2020 00:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

Thanks for the help, guys.
by yangfiretiger121
05 Jun 2020 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

I describe the vowel system of my Elvish language's abugida as follows: "[t]he native script is an abugida with an inherent [​i] and the remaining seven vowels arranged from first high-to-low, then front-to-back as diacritics—[y, u, e, ɛ, œ, ɔ, ɑ]". Are the descriptors in the correct order for the p...
by yangfiretiger121
03 Jun 2020 12:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

And yet, umlaut is very widely used for languages outside of Germanic. Indeed, it's probably more common than 'metaphony' (or, indeed, 'vowel affection'). Similarly, I don't see why 'liaison' can't be used for non-French languages. We don't need to have a special unique vocabulary just for French! ...
by yangfiretiger121
02 Jun 2020 18:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

Is liaison an appropriate name for the process in my setting's Elvish language that causes the events below across word boundaries? If not, what's an appropriate name for it? For context, [ʃ, ʁ, ʎ] are the only sounds that remain word-finally. 1. Usually pronounced final consonant deleting before a ...
by yangfiretiger121
31 May 2020 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

As you may know, I have a language that's, essentially, a fantasy version of Irish. Over the past few days, I've adapted it to be my Runepath setting's Elvish language through massive simplification, such as elimination of diphthongs. Currently, the vowel system is /ɑ e ɛ i ɪ ɔ œ ʊ ʏ/, all of which ...
by yangfiretiger121
23 Apr 2020 20:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28558

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

Currently, Lhiáide has <v> ([vˠ, vʲ]), which lenites into <vh> ([ʋˠ, ʋʲ]), from a merger of Gaelic's <bh> and <mh> and [ʋ̥ˠ, ʋ̥ʲ] for <fh>, which is silent in Gaelic. However, I'm going to split <v> back into its Gaelic counterparts and differentiate them. What are some believable phones for each <b...