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by Creyeditor
01 Oct 2020 19:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 286
Views: 1024

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

I have a diachronic question concerning my SCA2 GMP. I rediscovered an altlang I once started where I took Proto-Germanic and made into a Bantu-like proto-language. Now, I noticed that the changes as they are don't give the desired result, and I was thinking about switching the order of large chunks...
by Creyeditor
01 Oct 2020 08:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 286
Views: 1024

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

I’ve been working on a diachronic language that develops glottalized vowels from a variety of sources. I don’t particularly want glottalization to remain in the language, but I also don’t want to convert it to tone, at least not yet. What could I do with the glottalized vowels? For context, the vow...
by Creyeditor
29 Sep 2020 17:02
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How necessary are noun cases?
Replies: 15
Views: 190

Re: How necessary are noun cases?

I was thinking of a pai of sentences like the following, where the order of negation and object can be reversed. I don't know if this can apply to the order of direct and indirect objects in Icelandic though. Nemandinn las ekki bókina. student.DEF read not book.DEF "The student did not read the book...
by Creyeditor
29 Sep 2020 09:52
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How necessary are noun cases?
Replies: 15
Views: 190

Re: How necessary are noun cases?

Doesn't Icelandic do object shift though? I am not an expert on Icelandic, but if it would lead to variable word order, that is at least something that is easier to do, if you have case marking.
by Creyeditor
28 Sep 2020 18:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 286
Views: 1024

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

What could be the origin of retroflex affricates? In Slavic languages, they usually derive from palatals/postalveolars after new palatalization has pushed them to retroflexes. In Swedish, retroflexes derive from /r/ + a velar, but they are not affricates. I think English <tr> is pronounced as an af...
by Creyeditor
27 Sep 2020 13:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 286
Views: 1024

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

How common is /ç/? Could it be reasonably contrasted with /x/ and/or /ʝ/? Some people argue that German is developing a phonemic contrast between /ç/ and /x/ based on the mininal pair Kuchen 'little cow' vs, Kuchen 'cake'. I have also seen German /j/ described as /ʝ/ but I can't recall if it was ba...
by Creyeditor
26 Sep 2020 07:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 286
Views: 1024

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

I have seen something similar, yet different in Oceanic languages. Any negated verb will be in the irrealis form. This kind of makes sense, since we talk about an event that does not take place, even though it probably could. I have never seen mood marked on the negation particle, but it doesn'tstri...
by Creyeditor
23 Sep 2020 20:02
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How necessary are noun cases?
Replies: 15
Views: 190

Re: How necessary are noun cases?

This is going to sound really ignorant, but isn't still understandable without them? English doesn't seem to have a lot of examples to give, but in the sentence "I hug him" why is it that important to say 'him' instead of 'he'? Just saying "I hug he" sounds grammatically incorrect, but it's still u...
by Creyeditor
23 Sep 2020 19:21
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How necessary are noun cases?
Replies: 15
Views: 190

Re: How necessary are noun cases?

This is going to sound really ignorant, but isn't still understandable without them? English doesn't seem to have a lot of examples to give, but in the sentence "I hug him" why is it that important to say 'him' instead of 'he'? Just saying "I hug he" sounds grammatically incorrect, but it's still u...
by Creyeditor
22 Sep 2020 20:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phonetically motivated sound changes
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Phonetically motivated sound changes

Consonant-Vowel-Interaction: Rounding of back vowels is lost except adjacent to labial consonants. Afterwards, either new labials emerge independently adjacent to unrounded vowels or new non-labials emerge independently adjacent to rounded vowels. Sometimes coronal consonants do not take part in th...
by Creyeditor
21 Sep 2020 20:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phonetically motivated sound changes
Replies: 9
Views: 154

Re: Phonetically motivated sound changes

Starting from my vague knowledge of synchronic phonological processes, I can think of the following sources of back unrounded vowels. Consonant-Vowel-Interaction: Rounding of back vowels is lost except adjacent to labial consonants. Afterwards, either new labials emerge independently adjacent to unr...
by Creyeditor
15 Sep 2020 15:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Help me
Replies: 7
Views: 136

Re: Help me

I just wanted to mention that I encountered a similar error. The only way I could delete messages is by enabling the option delete oldest messages (if folder is full) under the heading private messages > rules, folder & setting. This is auto-delete however.
by Creyeditor
05 Sep 2020 19:50
Forum: Games
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 921
Views: 37621

Re: Romanization game #2

/p b t d c ɟ k g/<p b t d c j k g>
/f v s z x ɣ/<f v s z ķ ģ>
/t͡s d͡z/<ć dz>
/m n ɲ ŋ/<m n ń ň>
/l j w/<l j w>
/r/<r>

/i u/<i u>
/e ø o/<e ö o
/æ/<ä>
/a/<a>

Next:
/m n/
/p' p b mb t' t d nd c' c k' k g q/
/ts' ts dz ndz/
/f v s z x h/
/w l r j/

/i y u/
/ e ø o/
/æ œ a/
by Creyeditor
05 Sep 2020 19:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 334
Views: 825

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

Clarification question: Do you mean the accent "mark" or the accent "sound"?
by Creyeditor
02 Sep 2020 21:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another Almost-Cartesian Consonant Inventory
Replies: 33
Views: 987

Re: Another Almost-Cartesian Consonant Inventory

I just remembered that I once heard "sortal properties" for the semantic basis of grammatical "gender", but I doubt that this is common use either. Googling gives a lot of alternative usages for "sortal properties of nouns".
by Creyeditor
02 Sep 2020 21:33
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Most-likely Pathways/Elements for Language Combination
Replies: 9
Views: 386

Re: Most-likely Pathways/Elements for Language Combination

Just wanted to mention AfBon in this context, the database on affix borrowing. Here is a link.
by Creyeditor
01 Sep 2020 20:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 286
Views: 1024

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

I'd do it with a superscript gamma, like this /t/ for example /tˠ/.
by Creyeditor
29 Aug 2020 23:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: Verbs?
Replies: 11
Views: 1113

Re: Alál: Verbs?

This is the way I want to see conlangs presented [:)] Great work.
by Creyeditor
23 Aug 2020 21:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1808
Views: 397606

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

I would like to make my first foray into althist, and I'm particularly interested in more modern times from say the 19th century onward. As my conlanging preferences, however, are very strongly towards the a priori end of the spectrum, I have been wondering how I could best throw an a priori conlan...
by Creyeditor
22 Aug 2020 17:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: WI: Latin ISOTed to Japan
Replies: 14
Views: 409

Re: WI: Latin ISOTed to Japan

If we just do a simple bogolang, I came up with the following by putting all Index Diachronica rules for Japanese on the default SCA2 input. lector → nector doctor → doctor focus → fucus jocus → ucus districtus → disttictus cīvitatem → cīvitətem adoptare → adohtəre opera → oara secundus → sucundus f...