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by DesEsseintes
26 May 2020 05:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11750
Views: 1419222

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

How likely is it for prefixed subject/object clitics to not interact with vowel harmony The scope of vowel harmony is extremely language specific. Harmony can be either progressive or regressive (or both) and may apply to some affixes but not to others. It is not necessary for you to “demote” your ...
by DesEsseintes
24 May 2020 17:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 747
Views: 189230

Re: False cognates

English fire and Thai ไฟ fai are, perhaps unsurprisingly, not cognate.
by DesEsseintes
09 May 2020 05:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 164
Views: 321

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

It may not make much sense but this was inspired by Thai: /m n ⁿd͡ʑ ⁿd͡ɮ ŋ ŋʷ/ m n nj ndl ng ngw /tʰ t͡ɕʰ t͡ɬʰ kʰ kʷʰ/ t ch tl k kw /t t͡ɕ t͡ɬ k kʷ/ d j dl g gw /b d/ b dd /s ɕ ɬ h/ s sh hl h /r j l w/ r y l w /a e i o u/ a e i o u Vowels have length and pitch (like most of my langs) I may choose t...
by DesEsseintes
01 May 2020 11:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: There are consonants!
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Alál: There are consonants!

tʼP > Pʼ
I love this rule [insert heart emoji here]
by DesEsseintes
26 Apr 2020 20:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 164
Views: 321

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

It may not make much sense but this was inspired by Thai: /m n ⁿd͡ʑ ⁿd͡ɮ ŋ ŋʷ/ m n nj ndl ng ngw /tʰ t͡ɕʰ t͡ɬʰ kʰ kʷʰ/ t ch tl k kw /t t͡ɕ t͡ɬ k kʷ/ d j dl g gw /b d/ b dd /s ɕ ɬ h/ s sh hl h /r j l w/ r y l w /a e i o u/ a e i o u Vowels have length and pitch (like most of my langs) I may choose to...
by DesEsseintes
26 Apr 2020 18:10
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 2334
Views: 353031

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

He will mug/rob me?
by DesEsseintes
25 Apr 2020 06:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 836
Views: 225124

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I just want to [+1] and say thanks to Ossicone (Ossigod? Godicone?) for restoring the old stuff. [:D]

But the smilies aren’t working?
by DesEsseintes
24 Apr 2020 07:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 39
Views: 454

Re: 8values political quiz

I got Centrist. I keep getting disappointed by these tests. I thought I was so dreadfully right-wing but it turns out I’m not really. [xD] I just checked and I even lean slightly more towards equality than markets! [:O] As for the formatting and the apparent implicit bias, I must disagree with elemt...
by DesEsseintes
21 Apr 2020 06:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 406

Re: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky

How exactly are you defining ‘exolang’ for the purposes of this project?
by DesEsseintes
14 Apr 2020 04:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11750
Views: 1419222

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

like how there are words that sound just like the N-word in various natlangs, but you probably wouldn't put a similar word in your conlang even if you could technically justify it as ANADEW, because it's not like you could pretend not to know it from English. This reminds me of the time when I came...
by DesEsseintes
10 Apr 2020 16:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11750
Views: 1419222

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

(3) Sa tidak bisa bicara. 1SG NEG can speak "It is not the case that I can speak" (4) Sa bisa tidak bicara. 1SG NEG can speak "It is the case that I can refrain from speaking." You gloss both of these sentences as "NEG can". Out of bisa and tidak , which is "not" and which is "can"? tidak is NEG bi...
by DesEsseintes
31 Mar 2020 09:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 206
Views: 16243

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Khemehekis wrote:
31 Mar 2020 02:58
According to my profile, 1.00% of the posts on this forum are now mine.
And 1.79% are mine. That means every 56th post. That kinda makes me feel lonely.
by DesEsseintes
20 Mar 2020 05:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Alál: There are consonants!
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: Alál, Again: Possessors and Benefactors

Creyeditor wrote:
19 Mar 2020 19:01
Just wanted to mention that I am still reading (and enjoying!) this.
Same. I would have liked to comment in more detail, but for now I will limit myself to reiterating that Alál is one of my all-time favourite conlangs.
by DesEsseintes
15 Mar 2020 13:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 164
Views: 321

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

This is what I’m currently playing with:

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p   t   c   tn  tł  ch  k
    t’  c’  tn’ tł’ ch’ k’      ’
    z   s       ł   sh  x       h
m           n   l   y   g   w
z c c’ tł tł’ ’ ł ch ch’ sh g are /θ t͡s t͡s’ t͡ɬ t͡ɬ’ ʔ ɬ t͡ʃ t͡ʃ’ ʃ ɣ/ respectively.

The vowels are /a e i u/.
by DesEsseintes
05 Mar 2020 11:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 836
Views: 225124

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

This was unexpected. Thankfully, I heard of this new domain through the grapevineDiscord.
by DesEsseintes
26 Feb 2020 17:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 99
Views: 542

Re: What did you accomplish today?

kiwikami wrote:
26 Feb 2020 07:04
cool Alál stuff
Good to see you still working on your magnificent language. [:D]

Híí also possesses somewhat verb-like nouns and its possessives can do some of the things you mention, especially dative possession, so that’s fun. [:)] Híí possession is sadly not marked with infixes though.
by DesEsseintes
09 Feb 2020 14:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 206
Views: 16243

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

sangi39 wrote:
08 Feb 2020 01:48
...
I’m terribly sorry to hear about your dragon, sangi. [:'(]
by DesEsseintes
08 Feb 2020 12:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 99
Views: 542

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Híí has - despite my violent protestations - gained the grapheme y for a marginally phonemic /j/ and a much more pervasive [j]. This means that Híí now has delightful sequences like mmy nny rry wwy mm’y nn’y rr’y ww’y . I should probably rename the language in light of this. Perhaps sth like Quenya ?
by DesEsseintes
07 Feb 2020 17:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 164
Views: 321

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Porphyrogenitos wrote:
13 Jan 2020 00:46
A vowel harmony system

High:
/i ə u/
/iə̯ iu̯ əi̯ əu̯ uə̯ ui̯/

Low:
/e a o/
/ea̯ eo̯ ae̯ ao̯ oa̯ oe̯/
Reminiscent of Chukchi.
by DesEsseintes
06 Feb 2020 19:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 164
Views: 321

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

When you want to mix Icelandic and Mohawk and it doesn’t work and morphs into a monster: n̥ n t k ʔ θ ð s z x ɣ h ɬ l r̥ r j w iː uː ɪ eː oː ʌ aː It’s probably because it’s 2:30am but I love these vowels. I will go further and declare that - having edited this a few times - I love this entire invent...