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by Znex
08 Jun 2022 07:53
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Language practice thread 2
Replies: 124
Views: 24818

Re: Language practice thread 2

Man in Space wrote: 07 Jun 2022 17:56 Chcę się uczyć języku polskiego.
I want to learn Polish.
Δεν θα είναι εύκολο, αλλά πιστεύω σε σένα! Μπορείς να το κάνεις!
den tha íne éfkolo | allá pistévo se séna | mborís na to kánis
It won't be easy, but I believe in you! You can do it!
by Znex
01 May 2022 08:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What languages influence your conlangs?
Replies: 129
Views: 22062

Re: What languages influence your conlangs?

A good chance to make up an informal catalogue of my current conlangs: Cauclang : Phonology: NE Caucasian , Proto-Germanic , Byzantine Greek, Old Japanese, Turkic , Persian, Arabic Grammar: NE Caucasian, NW Caucasian , Kiranti (Sino-Tibetan), Na-Dené, Yeniseian , Chukotcho Vocab: PIE, Turkic, Old Ch...
by Znex
23 Jan 2022 04:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Pan-Germanic Logograms
Replies: 155
Views: 32767

Re: Pan-Germanic Logograms

Did this project die? Damn, it was so good too [:'(]
by Znex
07 Dec 2021 10:38
Forum: Translations
Topic: No one can understand this language
Replies: 12
Views: 2353

Re: No one can understand this language

:qya: Quenya Sina i hlarilde na quenya, i amna alquen ista henta, quete hya hanya laqui mo quende. /sina i lar-i-lde na kwenja | i amna alkwen ist-a hent-a kwet-e ça hanj-a lakwi mo kwende/ DEM.PROX REL hear-AOR-2PL be.AOR Quenya | REL almost no_one can-AOR read-AOR speak-AOR or understand-AOR unles...
by Znex
23 Nov 2021 15:17
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Conlanger's Apprehension: On Presentation
Replies: 3
Views: 853

Re: Conlanger's Apprehension: On Presentation

Oh yeah, all the time. Hence why I never post anything nowadays. [xD]
by Znex
19 Oct 2021 13:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 185
Views: 72527

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

I'm relatively new to conlanging, having only really thought about doing it in the past few months, however it seems to me that I'm becoming a filler. I already have three main proto-languages in mind for my conworld: Whelp that didn't last for very long! I'm very much a scrapper, with maybe bits o...
by Znex
18 May 2021 05:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 130
Views: 81577

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Creyeditor wrote: 24 Jun 2020 23:23
Shemtov wrote: 23 Jun 2020 00:51 And who in their right mind would use <x> for /d͡z/ and /xh/ for /d͡ʒ/?
I really like this actually. It makes everyday names look like Alien Emperors. I once had a classmate called Xhuljo [:D]
The Great Zog, King of the Planet Tokë
by Znex
18 May 2021 04:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 549
Views: 120940

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

My friend who is compiling a corpus is 90% done. From a sample of 181 million running words, he sent me a freely distributable alphabetical list of the 5,000 most common words in English. For your reading pleasure, here it is. wrdz Wow! What a skewy list! I can't recall the last time Cleveland or C...
by Znex
27 Apr 2021 15:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 722
Views: 122749

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

For what it's worth, I agree with Pabappa. It's unusual for Latin geminates in Romance languages to be treated as anything other than lengthened consonants, rather than consonant clusters. While on the surface they are both treated differently to singletons, geminates generally change as a whole and...
by Znex
29 Dec 2020 14:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 66
Views: 16844

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Мьня думи, у гьджи CBB Conlang Conversation Thread пошри а, на нитак быроши чира, как мьня ро думи, так хароши. ミニャツミオギヂCBB Conlang Conversation Threadポシリア、ナニダクプロシチラカクミニャロツミ、タクハロシ。 mïnya tumi ukïchi CBB etc. posri a | na nitak pïroshi chira | kak mïnya ro tumi | tak haroshi 1SG think at-where CBB e...
by Znex
14 Oct 2020 07:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 119
Views: 53211

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

1. Gender: Cis male 2. Sexual orientation: Straight demisexual 3. Handedness: Right 4. Nationality: Australia, NSW 5. Ethnicity you primarily identify with: Anglo-Celtic 6. Neurotype: Autistic/ADHD/PTSD yaayyyy 7. Health conditions and physical disabilities: Mild asthma 8. Glasses: No 9. Facial hair...
by Znex
24 Aug 2020 14:57
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is Irish North Germanic plausible?
Replies: 4
Views: 1743

Re: Is Irish North Germanic plausible?

Icelandic and Faroese are debatably borne of some Irish influence if you track their interactions, but it would be limited at best. For instance, the aspirated-lenis contrast that Scottish Gaelic and Icelandic and Faroese share could be argued as stemming from the Irish fortis-lenis series (although...
by Znex
11 Jul 2020 10:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Guzzlepad
Replies: 0
Views: 1535

The Guzzlepad

Just a thread to informally post about things my mind is guzzling up on and then reshaping. I'm not necessarily going out at this point to make things super-straightforward to understand, but if there's anything you'd like me to talk more about or elaborate on, let me know below. Animoiné This is an...
by Znex
22 Jun 2020 18:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My reverse enge-lang: V:1g3n1n:1
Replies: 19
Views: 3688

Re: My reverse enge-lang: V:1g3n1n:1

I personally love the phonetic romanisation, but you do you. (I dunno, it just looks really exotic and isn't impenetrable to me like the IPA or the scientific romanisation without being familiar with how the allophony works, and it doesn't look so simplified and plain as the popular romanisation.) B...
by Znex
13 Apr 2020 05:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 722
Views: 122749

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

That's interesting, because in AmE, I don't think /t/ is flapped across word boundaries, but /d/ is. I was talking about American English there; Xephyr is from South Dakota. I've met some people here who sometimes or often pronounce /t/ + a vowel-initial word as [Vt̚ʔV], e.g. "cat island"...
by Znex
18 Nov 2019 06:56
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Are velarized vowels possible?
Replies: 12
Views: 2484

Re: Are velarized vowels possible?

Similar effects happen in Arabic, IIRC, where, in some dialects, the vowels /i u a/ lower and back in the presence of uvular consonants and emphatic consonants (which are sometimes uvularised from what I can remember). Although it looks at though some Qiangic languages have taken the distinction to...
by Znex
02 May 2019 11:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here [2010-2019]
Replies: 7086
Views: 1219512

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

In Germanic languages apart from English, do participles ever get used in clauses like particularly in the classical IE languages?

eg.
:eng: Having entered the city/upon entering the city, we proceeded to look for the king.
:lat: Civitatem ingressi, regni inquirere processimus.
by Znex
26 Mar 2019 09:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Comparison of languages
Replies: 4
Views: 2733

Re: The Comparison of languages

Is this comparing cognate items or equivalent items? If it's for cognates, then you might want to check your natlang cognates: just at a glance, I've spotted "beth" in the Celtic list, which is from "pa beth" {*what thing}. The real Welsh cognate would be "pa" (no longe...
by Znex
19 Feb 2019 10:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Regional Differences in Vulgar Latin
Replies: 8
Views: 3004

Re: Regional Differences in Vulgar Latin

I've got the impression that Western or Gallo-romance features started to spread earlier than the period of Frankish rule. Already during the late Empire, with the weakening of Rome, there was an important trade route on from Lugdunum to Mediolanum to Sirmium, by which Gallo-romance features could ...
by Znex
17 Feb 2019 15:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 83
Views: 27666

Re: Conlang accents

not bad, although Hawntow seems to have at least like 7 phonemic vowels(not counting length distinctions), while Ame has 4 phonemic vowels, and Hawntow seems to have more consonants, too and Hawntow seems to have phonemic tones. But seems that Hawntow has no syllables starting with a vowel, and Haw...