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by Znex
23 Nov 2021 15:17
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Conlanger's Apprehension: On Presentation
Replies: 3
Views: 237

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: 64145

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: 122
Views: 73114

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: 504
Views: 89778

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: 572
Views: 81691

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: 62
Views: 12527

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: 115
Views: 45490

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
14 Oct 2020 07:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I came out to my parents today!
Replies: 14
Views: 3803

Re: I came out to my parents today!

Actually - has anyone else with experience in the linguistics side of academia experienced the phenomenon of ling departments being overall very not-straight? At our university, this is true for the students, but not so much for the faculty. And we also guessed that this is because people in lingui...
by Znex
24 Aug 2020 14:57
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is Irish North Germanic plausible?
Replies: 4
Views: 1351

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: 1158

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: 2794

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: 572
Views: 81691

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: 1991

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: 1135929

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: 2480

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: 2581

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: 25728

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...
by Znex
17 Feb 2019 12:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 83
Views: 25728

Re: Conlang accents

Due to the highly restrictive phonotactics, the Ame accent of English would be extremely distorted, more so than that of Japanese, maybe comparable to how Jennifer becomes Kinipela in Hawaiian. Hawntow is the same, if not more so. But I have included two readings below: one more pidginesque, and on...
by Znex
02 Dec 2018 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 23410

Re: Lexember 2018

1/12 On the first day of Advent, my true love gave to me: ngatgsiy ngatasey /ʕatʕtɨj/ n. "sun, heavenly being; a divinity; the heavenly host" hnsui puwmig ti ngatgsiy yawuntipiiwutniitaytusytuyycaa: 'pwcyga pwcyga kantghi...' [hnsui puwmig ti]TP , ngatgsiy yawu-n-ti-piiwu{pʕw}-tnii-tay-tus...
by Znex
02 Dec 2018 12:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 142
Views: 111866

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

For those wondering where the heck the fire and ice came into play in ring one, as well as those who aren't but to whom i will tell this anyways, I am the culprit behind it. In Atruozan, "Nonetheless" is "of ƀeoköltmoþo nölcërlëlđdø̃møþe" in Atruozan, an idiom glossing as "...