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by Creyeditor
22 Jun 2021 19:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 116
Views: 11862

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII

I keep wondering if Tungåtungå is a city in a conworld.

Also, I find the Awatese and Ndxiixun texts most aestatically pleasing.
by Creyeditor
22 Jun 2021 07:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Korean transliteration
Replies: 1
Views: 63

Re: Korean transliteration

I have seen Umlauts in German transcriptions of Korean.
by Creyeditor
22 Jun 2021 07:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 116
Views: 11862

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII

I was convinced that I was part of ring 1 when I read the final translatiins. Anyway, ... I tried to adjust the city name to Kobardon phonology, because it was really un-Kobardon, but Kobardon speakers would still recognise it as a foreign place name, because the root is neither monosyllabic nor fit...
by Creyeditor
17 Jun 2021 08:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Consonant Harmony in Ejectives?
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Consonant Harmony in Ejectives?

Intuitively, the problem ist that intervening sonorants become slightly glottalized/creaky. If all intervening segments are sonorants, the likelyness of confusion could be proportional top distance. Non-ejective intervening stops probably make words easier to distinguish.
by Creyeditor
14 Jun 2021 09:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 622
Views: 57864

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

Also, intonational details and related stuff really gives a language its characteristic sound and most of it is usually not encoded in IPA.
by Creyeditor
14 Jun 2021 09:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Consonant Harmony in Ejectives?
Replies: 5
Views: 167

Re: Consonant Harmony in Ejectives?

Mayan languages have something similar, though I can't recall if it is dissimilatory or assimilatory.
by Creyeditor
13 Jun 2021 22:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: So why can't animals talk anyway?
Replies: 8
Views: 200

Re: So why can't animals talk anyway?

So, apart from double articulation and recursion as the "structuralist"/"generativist" answer to what makes human language unique, I think I agree that linguistics has been trying to come up with whatever properties fit. So animals don't have human language, because we have defined human language in...
by Creyeditor
12 Jun 2021 16:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1834
Views: 441763

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

I was suspecting that the regime is in some way independent of the timing of succession. Not sure what you mean, there? I was just pointing out that you confirmed what I thought before, here: Succession can happen at the death of the old leader, at the predetermined retirement of the leader, or whe...
by Creyeditor
12 Jun 2021 10:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1834
Views: 441763

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

That's an intetesting perpective. I've never thought about powerbrokers that way, though I was suspecting that the regime is in some way independent of the timing of succession. I think I like the idea of "stated preference of the preceding leader" but I will couple it with a meritocracy-like system...
by Creyeditor
11 Jun 2021 23:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1834
Views: 441763

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

I plan for one of my concultures (Bólks) to have a permanent military regime at some point. Now I was wondering, how is succession of leaders supposed to work under a military regime, apart from Klingon promotion?
by Creyeditor
11 Jun 2021 22:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Khalsngaa
Replies: 3
Views: 336

Re: Khalsngaa

That looks like a great start. Is there some vowel allophony? I might have missed it.
by Creyeditor
11 Jun 2021 13:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 622
Views: 57864

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

Maybe the answer is /ɬˠ/ vs. /ɬʲ/
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 22:59
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: AMA on Indonesian
Replies: 13
Views: 1070

Re: AMA on Indonesian

Nasals are maybe a good topic for a short post. They can occur underlyingly or derived from plosives if prefixed by the active verb marker. Nasals occur at four places of articulation. /m n ɲ ŋ/ m n ny ng /m/ is pretty boring. Nothing special about it. It can be derived from /f/ and /p/ in active ve...
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 22:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 46608

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

I notice this too with names beginning with "Mc". Many people say what to my ears sounds like /mɪk/, as in "MickDonalds" (even the parody name "SickDonalds" reflects that pronunciation). I seem to say /mək/ or as close to it as I can. I'm not saying I'm better, I'm just noticing /ɪ/ in places where...
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 20:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 45895

Re: What did you accomplish today?

That sounds great. The Husseite construction is very similar to Indonesian (except for the -like suffix).
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 20:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 622
Views: 57864

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

I don't know how "quick" either of these questions are, but: 1) Is there any naturalistic way that a language could have a very simple and pretty symmetric inventory with unvoiced stops... and then have /g/ with no /k/? It seems super odd to me, but I'm not sure just how odd it might be. It is odd ...
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 20:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: Rythm based conlang?

Khemehekis wrote: 09 Jun 2021 23:33
Creyeditor wrote: 09 Jun 2021 20:39 Is it a natural or anatural?
a natural = English idiom for ein Naturtalent
Oh, I didn't know that. Intresting [:D]
by Creyeditor
10 Jun 2021 20:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 46608

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

People often transcribe this vowel as a near close central vowel, IINM.
by Creyeditor
09 Jun 2021 20:39
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: Rythm based conlang?

Is it a natural or anatural?
by Creyeditor
09 Jun 2021 07:51
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Rythm based conlang?
Replies: 13
Views: 878

Re: Rythm based conlang?

The problem with rhythm as a fundamental phonemic category is that it's hard to have many different rhythms, particularly when you don't know how long a word or phrase is going to be. It wouldn't happen in a human language, though. The closest things are probably certain stress shifts (e.g. in Tong...