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by Nortaneous
14 Aug 2021 22:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How do you say "bee" and "wasp" in Algic languages?
Replies: 30
Views: 2288

Re: How do you say "bee" and "wasp" in Algic languages?

Yurok: terwermers "bee, yellowjacket" Blackfoot: naamóó "bee", pokáámoiksi "small bees" (plural) Arapaho: koho'ok "bee, wasp" Cheyenne: háhnoma "bee" > tȧhpe'ȧséhahnoma "honeybee", heóvėháhnoma "wasp" Ojibwe: aamoo "bee, was...
by Nortaneous
10 Jul 2021 21:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 832
Views: 117858

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

Are there any documented languages with a syllabic ŋ? yes, Cantonese Can apical vowels appear after palatals and/or retroflexes? that depends on what you mean by "apical vowels". fricated vowels can appear after palatals and retroflexes, yes - Nuosu allows the syllables /tsɿ tʂɿ tɕɿ/ - bu...
by Nortaneous
20 Jun 2021 18:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Урданорос/Urdanoros:: A Turkic-Influenced IE lang
Replies: 10
Views: 1158

Re: Үрйәнэрэс/Üryäneres: A Turkic-Influenced IE lang

First point: The original draft of the language was a Satem Tocharian, and all the stop series were to fuse. However, I wanted a voiced series to continue. Therefore, I made the following assumption: I would speculate that in Pre-Proto-Tocharian the plain voiced series fused first, and it also unde...
by Nortaneous
20 Jun 2021 18:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Languages with interesting phonotactics
Replies: 49
Views: 16226

Re: Languages with interesting phonotactics

I believe I read somewhere about an Australian Aboriginal language that requires a coda consonant but I couldn’t find anything when I searched with those terms. There are plenty of languages that require coda consonants - Aslian requires word codas and English at one point required codas in stresse...
by Nortaneous
02 Jun 2021 03:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 345
Views: 60910

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/b d k/
/m n ŋ/
/v~w s ɣ~g/
/ɾ j/

/ɛ a ɔ/
/ɯ̆ ʌ̆/
[e o i u] < /ʌ̆j ʌ̆v ɯ̆j ɯ̆v/, [pp tt] < /bb dd/
stress on final nonshort vowel, except final /ɯ̆/ can sometimes bear stress (and be realized as nonshort)
CVC
by Nortaneous
23 May 2021 18:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang
Replies: 26
Views: 5600

Re: The longest and the shortest word in your conlang

Amqoli: /tʃihaʃtibʒ/ "cloudy" /a/ "take, have" Hlu: /ʄaŋniɬ/ "north", /tʰɤpjɯs/ "kind of tea", /kʰɯjwet/ "otherwise" no V words but plenty of CV words Kannow: /kʷipikʷtsʷʼəːw/ "ink" /waw/ "water" (shortest noun; verbs can never ap...
by Nortaneous
07 May 2021 04:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: PPIE
Replies: 10
Views: 1533

Re: PPIE

yes, Roland Pooth and various other people at Leiden breathy voiced consonants without the accompanying voiceless set also attested in Cao Bang (hence the "Cao Bang theory" for pre-PIE) a horizontal vowel system with ablaut probably actually vertical (*a *e = a ə) with a later chain shift,...
by Nortaneous
06 May 2021 18:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 402
Views: 179632

Re: English Orthography Reform

More sound changes: - syncope of unstressed vowels ('cabinet' with two syllables) or spelling-driven hypercorrection ('Everest' with three syllables) - ktʃ > kʃ (in e.g. 'picture' - I can't think of any words with /gdʒ/, so don't know if it happens there) - /ɛ/ in 'can', 'catch', 'am' "Catch&qu...
by Nortaneous
06 May 2021 03:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 402
Views: 179632

Re: English Orthography Reform

from, of, what, because; for some speakers also somebody, anybody, nobody Oh, thanks - I knew those (though I'd forgotten 'because'), but I assumed there were more. Wait, apparently also "was"? Also "was". I think "because" isn't universal. (Spelling pronunciation?) (m...
by Nortaneous
05 May 2021 18:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 402
Views: 179632

Re: English Orthography Reform

I guess. To me, the /I/ in 'American' is as far as possible from schwa, whereas the /I/ in 'destroy' is very close to it. But I'm not an American. Are there Americans who have this the other way around? I guess they might, since there's a good reason to 'strengthen' the latter in theory (initial sy...
by Nortaneous
05 May 2021 16:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 402
Views: 179632

Re: English Orthography Reform

Small mistake, though: you have the weak vowel merger in words like "Omerokon" (tangent: why mark schwa before /n/, but not before /l/?), but you don't have it in words like "disuyded" or "distiqgwish"... (should be either "disuyded" and "Omerikon" ...
by Nortaneous
05 May 2021 00:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 572
Views: 81902

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

Has anyone made a new orthography for English, where, if you see a written word, its spelling always tells exactly how it's pronounced, and if you hear a word, its sounds always tell exactly how it's spelled? In other words, you don't have to memorize both spelling and pronunciation. 𐐷𐐯𐑅 𐑅𐐲𐑋 𐐹𐐨𐐹𐑊 𐐨...
by Nortaneous
03 May 2021 18:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 345
Views: 60910

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

here is the cursed phoneme inventory of Bakhzon Rau p t k q b d̪ dz̠ gʲ ɢ m n ŋ ɬ s ʃ x χ a e ʌ o i ɯ + high, low, rising tones; all non-dorsal consonants also have palatalized variants Proto-Rau was probably something like p t ƛ c k b d λ ɟ g m n ŋ s ɬ ɕ x r l j a ə i u aː iː uː (there are also cli...
by Nortaneous
03 May 2021 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 408
Views: 73507

Re: What did you accomplish today?

mrojryqvmzvg "the barbarian hacks sth. to pieces" > lqaswyqvmzeug wmrojr "I make the barbarian hack sth. to pieces" Did you never think to ask the barbarian whether they want to hack sth. to pieces? [:O] [:P] I did enjoy puzzling out what each morpheme must be, though [:)] Proba...
by Nortaneous
03 May 2021 03:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 408
Views: 73507

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Rau causatives dafgia "the man descends" > lqasiau vndafg "I make the man descend" nafmwxkwvt "the woman shops" > lqac!wvuti wnafmwk "I make the woman shop" yiwgaulgw ra "the sailor fastens it" > lqaz!wu vnyiwgaul "I make the sailor fasten sth.&...
by Nortaneous
16 Apr 2021 14:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 832
Views: 117858

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

This PHOIBLE client makes searching a bit easier. Unfortunately, you can't directly filter for aspiration, but +spread_glottis selects aspirated consonants, /h/, and breathy-voice segments. +spread_glottis;+consonantal;-periodic_glottal_source will select only aspirated consonants (and breathy-voic...
by Nortaneous
24 Mar 2021 03:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 345
Views: 60910

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/pʰ b̥ ɓ d̥ ɟ̥ ɢ̥/ <p b ƃ d ɟ q>
/ɸʷ sʰ z̥ x/ <ʍ s z x>
/n/ <n>
/l ʎ ɾ ɹʲ/ <l ʎ ɾ ɹ>
/|ʼ ǂʼ ŋǀ ŋǂ/ <ʇ ʞ nʇ nʞ>

/ɐ ʌ̃ ɔ̃ ə o ɪ ɯ u/ <ɐ ʌ ɔ ə o ᴉ ɯ u>
/ɪ u/ > [j w] / _V, but there's also [ɥ] <ɥ> before /ɪ/
by Nortaneous
11 Mar 2021 02:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 2509

Re: Ruritanian

I suppose, first of all, is to decide how geographically isolated and/or how strong the cultural/linguistic identity of these speakers is, as well as population size. With a strong identity and a big enough population, I don't think it's totally beyond the realms of plausibility for such a phonolog...
by Nortaneous
11 Mar 2021 02:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The glebst of gleb, CBB edition
Replies: 13
Views: 2429

Re: The glebst of gleb, CBB edition

ɶʙ ɞʛ wrote: 28 Feb 2021 20:45
Stops: /pʰ p pʼ b̤ b ɓ tʰ t tʼ d̤ d ɗ ʈʰ ʈ ʈʼ ɖ̤ ɖ ɗ̢ kʰ k kʼ g̤ g ʔ/ (Is such a 6-way contrast attested?)
Wikipedia says /p pʰ ɓ̥ b b̤ ɓ/ is attested in Owere Igbo
by Nortaneous
07 Mar 2021 21:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 92
Views: 10557

Re: Making a Music Culture?

Get yourself a penny whistle and maybe a dulcimer or a violin and a little lap harp / psaltery. You're not looking to collect Stradivarii here, or even really to learn "how to play" the instruments; you're just looking for some small instruments to experiment with. Familiarise yourself wi...