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by cedh
25 Feb 2021 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 159
Views: 10049

Re: Typological voting game

Unbounded stress types B) Right/Right (second choice: C) Left/Left) Secondary Stress B) Secondary stress is not present Vowel length inventories First choice: A) /i ɨ u e a/ + /ei əɨ ou eː aː/ Second choice: E) /i ɨ u e a/ + /iː ɨː uː eː aː/ Chapter 20: Fusion of Selected Inflectional Formatives A)...
by cedh
12 Feb 2021 09:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 130
Views: 10524

Re: Yay or Nay?

@Ahzoh how about largely keeping the original system but modify the /e/ to something else and change the length of the -i, -a and -u endings? I can't really do anything to the /e/ because as I have it's basically like /n/ is the plural marker in basic state while /:/ is the plural marker in constru...
by cedh
10 Feb 2021 20:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 25539

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

I use a doubled perfect frequently too. So much that a good friend of mine regularly calls me out on that "because it makes no sense". Yeah, the doubled perfect is one of the things some people feel very critical of, like with what case to use after "wegen". It's a change I wouldn't even consider p...
by cedh
09 Feb 2021 22:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 25539

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

I've been thinking about how I speak lately and now I've got some questions for my fellow German speakers here. I. Would you call the construction "ich bin tanzen" a progressive? If so, is there a difference for you between "ich bin am Tanzen" and "ich bin tanzen"? I feel the first is a general pro...
by cedh
07 Feb 2021 09:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 44231

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

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by cedh
01 Feb 2021 21:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 159
Views: 10049

Re: Typological voting game

Chapter 13: Tone
B) Simple tone system (two-way contrast)

Stress
C) Predictable stress, weight-sensitive
by cedh
27 Jan 2021 09:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 159
Views: 10049

Re: Typological voting game

My vote for #131 Numeral bases is E: Extended body part system.


As for consonant inventories, what about merging C and H as the following?

C+H
/p t k k'/
/m n/
/s/
/w r j/

with /p/ allophonically realized as [h] in coda position and possibly also between vowels.
by cedh
20 Jan 2021 16:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 159
Views: 10049

Re: Typological voting game

Consonant inventory: H, A

H)
/t k kʼ/
/s h/
/m n/
/j w/
/r/

A)
/m n/
/p t tʼ ʃ t͡ʃʼ k kʼ ʔ/
by cedh
06 Jan 2021 22:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 159
Views: 10049

Re: Typological voting game

10: B) Contrastive nasal vowels absent

Consonant-inventory submission:
/t tʼ k kʼ ʔ/
/s h/
/m n r/
by cedh
06 Jan 2021 14:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Clusters of Stops
Replies: 14
Views: 1003

Re: Clusters of Stops

Georgian famously has "harmonic clusters", which consist of a labial or coronal obstruent followed by a dorsal obstruent of the same laryngeal specification (e.g. voiced /bɡ, dɡ/, voiceless /pk, tk/, ejective /p’k’, t’k’/), and which behave like unitary segments in a number of morphophonological pro...
by cedh
27 Dec 2020 19:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 159
Views: 10049

Re: Typological voting game

A)
/i ɨ/
/ɛ o/
/ɑ/

G)
/i ɨ u/
/e/
/a/
by cedh
16 Dec 2020 19:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 159
Views: 10049

Re: Typological voting game

12. B) Moderately complex syllable structure (maximally CRVC)

My suggestions for a vowel inventory:

/i ɛ ɑ o ɨ/ (to which we could add /ə/ if we want, but my suggestion is meant as a 5V system)
/i ə u e a o/ (possibly with vowel height harmony where /i ə u/ alternate with /e a o/)
by cedh
10 Dec 2020 12:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 159
Views: 10049

Re: Typological voting game

18. A) All present
11. A) None
by cedh
02 Dec 2020 23:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 159
Views: 10049

Re: Typological voting game

8) E, no /l/, but lateral obstruents
9) C, no velar nasal
19) A, none
6) A, no uvulars
by cedh
26 Nov 2020 12:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 159
Views: 10049

Re: Typological voting game

1) B
4) A
7) B
by cedh
18 Nov 2020 19:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Typological voting game
Replies: 159
Views: 10049

Re: Typological voting game

A,A,D
by cedh
25 Oct 2020 08:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 419
Views: 27813

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

Basically, though, yeah, the alternation remaining in place after the rise of epenthetic vowels (thus removing the initial trigger for the alternation) could happen. Yes, and the alternation would probably even be expected to stay in place (as long as it's salient enough and not regularized away th...
by cedh
13 Sep 2020 20:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 24603

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

I would hypothesise that mistranslations go through a cycle: fraying > patching > reworking > fraying In phase 1, the text is more or less coherent. Translators feel confident in translating fairly directly. However, over time oddities build up, until the coherence of the text is threatened. During...
by cedh
24 Aug 2020 19:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 24603

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

The Bokisig text that I received had 75 words, and my English translation of it had 138 words. The Ronc Tyu text I sent on had 190 words, and my English translation of it had 217 words. So it seems I alone added 80 words, or more than 50% of the length of the previous text. However... Part of the in...
by cedh
10 Aug 2020 14:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 24603

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

cedh wrote: 09 Aug 2020 14:15 The translation is done (yay!), but I still need to write up the vocab and grammar notes. I'll probably manage to do that tomorrow.
Torch passed to ixals.