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by Dormouse559
03 May 2021 19:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 478
Views: 37299

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. If does have, ...
by Dormouse559
03 May 2021 06:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37883

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Nortaneous wrote: 03 May 2021 03:02 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 [:)]
by Dormouse559
02 May 2021 23:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 40
Views: 5693

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

On a tou d' un koê fremó un sito Web k' l' ett l' una de ma ggranta rresoursa seuvre ly arpetan. [ʔo.ŋa.tu.dɛ̃ˈkuː fʁəˈmo ʔɛ̃ˈsiːt ˈwɛb klɛˈtly.ŋa de.mɑg.gʁɑ̃n.tɑʁ.ʁəˈsuʁ.sa ˈsø.vʁə ʎˑɑʁ.pəˈtɑ̃ŋ] A website that I rely on for information about Arpitan got taken down without warning. [:'(] Ereuzamen,...
by Dormouse559
02 May 2021 22:43
Forum: Translations
Topic: Relative tense
Replies: 20
Views: 4823

Re: Relative tense

Updating https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish The underlying grammar here has changed slightly. Like I explained in 2014 (Oh goodness, it's been six-and-a-half years [>_<] ), there are two past-tense options. There's the pasó kompozó [paˈso kɔ̃m.pəˈzo] , for events in the past few days, and there...
by Dormouse559
01 May 2021 00:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Never interrupt
Replies: 8
Views: 845

Re: Never interrupt

:con: Ilóhra Muvakra iðéġġioši þakunóteþu téi laġġiavulahlamnar. [muˈvakra iˈðeŋːi̯oʃi θakuˈnoteθu ˈtei̯ laŋːi̯avulaːˈlamnar] muh-ahra iðéġġioš-i þak-un-t=hèiþ-u téi laġġia-ólahlamna-l wrong-LOC foe-NOM act-PROG-3S=SBRD-ACC NEG IMP-interrupt-PFT-2S Never interrupt your foe when they are making a mis...
by Dormouse559
29 Apr 2021 17:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII
Replies: 93
Views: 7712

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII

Any updates on how the relay is going?
by Dormouse559
28 Apr 2021 04:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 478
Views: 37299

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

There's also medieval Latin a(c)ciārium, derived from Classical aciēs, ending up as Old French acer ~ acier, modern acier, which could possibly count. At least it shows a phonetically evolved suffix rather than -aire. Do you think a single -c- aciārium would've produced as(i)er, with /z/, though? A...
by Dormouse559
27 Apr 2021 18:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 478
Views: 37299

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

Well, if there's evidence that the regular change was /kk/ > /s/, then of course that was the case. But the point remains that there's no reason why Pabappa should just assume that this would be the case [in French, obviously it was the case in Iberia] and ignore evidence to the contrary! Having sa...
by Dormouse559
27 Apr 2021 03:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 478
Views: 37299

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

Give examples of cases where Latin /kk/ becomes /s/. If the /ks/ examples are only reborrowings, it should be easy to find a horde of 'real' reflexes with /s/, or even doublets! I don't know about a horde (like Pabappa said, the phoneme distribution in Latin makes instances rare), but there are exa...
by Dormouse559
26 Apr 2021 17:59
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Magical Economics
Replies: 17
Views: 558

Re: Magical Economics

Pabappa wrote: 26 Apr 2021 16:52So I ask again .... is there a good term for that?
From a writing perspective? Speculative fiction. If the science behind the world is thematically significant, then maybe that can narrow to science fiction. But I hesitate to say "fantasy" if there's no supernatural element at all.
by Dormouse559
22 Apr 2021 20:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37883

Re: What did you accomplish today?

A bit of Ilóhra's verbal morphology clicked last night. The protolang had telicity coding that partly survives in the modern language, mainly with the telic perfect and the atelic perfect. I'm still figuring out telicity, so the distinction has been fuzzy for me, but then I noticed how it can work w...
by Dormouse559
20 Apr 2021 05:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: My postillion has been struck by lightning
Replies: 4
Views: 277

Re: My postillion has been struck by lightning

:con: Ilóhra Ilóhra also has no word for "postillion". Unlike the Kankonians, they do have domesticated horses, but carriages aren't a thing. So I used hultamut "horseman" as a substitute. Šiġġihelagus hultamóngim. [ʃiŋŋiçeˈlagus hultaˈmoɲɟim] šiġ-hèil-a-ku-s hultamut=k-im throw-lightning-TR-PAS-3S ...
by Dormouse559
17 Apr 2021 03:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 255
Views: 16356

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Contact [:D] [tick]

One of my favorite sci-fi movies. I don't think I've fully appreciated the cinematography before. So well done. Characters opposing Ellie sometimes take positions that she should be able to counter easily, but the sense of wonder in the film is intoxicating.
by Dormouse559
16 Apr 2021 22:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45247

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 Dormouse559
15 Apr 2021 18:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45247

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

@Omzinesy: Does having ejective consonant phonemes predict having aspirated consonant phonemes? It the correlation strong? If yes, should it be explained just so that ejectives are such atypical and hard-to-pronounce sounds that other distinctive features are first utilized? Or is there some deeper...
by Dormouse559
15 Apr 2021 05:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Pop/Rock thread
Replies: 14
Views: 636

Re: Pop/Rock thread

Khemehekis wrote: 15 Apr 2021 05:19https://www.nndb.com/lists/461/000107140/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_deists

I don't see a single musician on these lists. [:'(]

Note to self: make self famous.
Well, he isn't famous as a musician, but Benjamin Franklin is famous, and he was a deist and a musician. [:)]
by Dormouse559
08 Apr 2021 04:28
Forum: Translations
Topic: Stir-fried wug
Replies: 36
Views: 5758

Re: Stir-fried wug

Updating https://i.imgur.com/wOhuuyx.png Silvish Rechaeta de wug ragouttaeta Ingredyen: Dou wug de talye moiyéna Tre ttomata Un gran konkombro Quatro pimen essuiyé Sâ Da ggrankuilyirye de saûsa de sojà Kuiçon: Ekkorçhê e dezosâ lou wug. Koûpâ lou wug en porçaele de 2 cm². Trençhê ou-y açhê la ttomat...
by Dormouse559
05 Apr 2021 17:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45247

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

Is the construction sensible? Is it naturalistic? Certainly, on both counts. Do you know of any similar construction in any natlang? Wikipedia 's page on clefts says Spanish has one: " El que va es Juan " (Who's going is Juan) And I agree with Wikipedia that you can call the construction a cleft.
by Dormouse559
04 Apr 2021 22:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45247

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

Another possibility is to pronounce <c g sc> as /t͡ʃ d͡ʒ ʃ/ in the syllable coda (or some similar condition, depending on the details). To get coda /k g sk/, you'd write <ch gh sch>. So /ibd͡ʒarʃt/ would be <ibgiarsct>; meanwhile, /ibd͡ʒarskt/ would be <ibgiarscht>. That does conflict with <c> /t͡s/...
by Dormouse559
03 Apr 2021 20:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Documentation pitfalls
Replies: 23
Views: 1886

Re: Documentation pitfalls

He was incorrect to portray the clusters as "nearly impossible to pronounce". The trap for English speakers, though, is probably assuming that clusters like the ones you've listed are more common crosslinguistically than they truly are.

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