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by qwed117
19 Jan 2022 11:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 357
Views: 66337

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I accidentally saw the old speedlanging thread and had thought it to be new. Quickly popped out an inventory, and then realized it was a very old thread. So here's the inventory: /i e æ/ /β̞ ɹ/ /n/ /p t k b d g/ /s x v ð ɦ/ divided into the basic sets C = /p t k b d g v ð ɦ/ S = /s x n/ N = /n/ V = ...
by qwed117
19 Jan 2022 10:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Suggestion: A language for linguists
Replies: 22
Views: 733

Re: Suggestion: A language for linguists

well for sentences (3)(6)(9) "going to be" is actually a periphrastic future tense marker. If I'm going to analyze sentence (3), I'd say the speaker's most natural grammatically equivalent sentence would be "I will fix", simply 1SG FUT fix(-NPST). "am going to" I think ...
by qwed117
06 Jan 2022 03:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Tartessos Inscription (~500BC), most significant Carite archaeological find
Replies: 3
Views: 167

Re: The Tartessos Inscription (~500BC), most significant Carite archaeological find

Not gonna lie, I was absolutely confused at first because Tartessian and Carian are two very different, two very distant languages, until I realized that this was neither of two [:P] . Impressive work on an IE conlang, the presentation is unique
by qwed117
06 Jan 2022 03:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Suggestion: A language for linguists
Replies: 22
Views: 733

Re: Suggestion: A language for linguists

Five tenses: yesterday (or tomorrow or now) I was going to fix the car yesterday (or tomorrow or now) I began fixing the car yesterday (or tomorrow or now) I was fixing the car yesterday (or tomorrow or now) I finished fixing the car yesterday (or tomorrow or now) I had fixed the car Those are more...
by qwed117
31 Dec 2021 10:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2021
Replies: 303
Views: 16772

Re: Lexember 2021

Happy Lexember, everybody: I had, late in November, planned to join in on Lexember festivities, but I just didn't have time, or the mental capacity to really do it most of the early days. I remembered sometime around 12/20, and realized that participating with just words wasn't going to be enjoyable...
by qwed117
30 Dec 2021 19:26
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 363
Views: 49043

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

I do not know if this has already been asked but does xoña carry the metaphorical meaning of "well being" that its cognates have in the Eastern Romance branch?
by qwed117
21 Dec 2021 03:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 864
Views: 131426

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

So I have a synchronic/diachronic sound change where consonants like /ʔ w j h/ (category L) elide in various ways. Namely: L > 0 /V(:)_V(:) L > : / V(:)_C L: > :L / V(:)_V(:) V[+stress] > V:[+stress] (sometimes) There's also vowel coalescence/contraction as a result of these elisions. However this ...
by qwed117
15 Dec 2021 22:50
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Romany language remix
Replies: 7
Views: 1227

Re: Romany language remix

FWIW, I also talked to some Rom people who also said they're less than pleased with the word "Zigan", which has been growing in popularity in some educated circles, especially as part of the word "antiziganism". I think the best bet is to stick with "Rom" (European Roma...
by qwed117
15 Dec 2021 22:33
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 363
Views: 49043

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Could it be understood in the semantic space of government or society? If so, does it refer to "pork barrel"?
by qwed117
27 Oct 2021 23:11
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A note on urban population thresholds
Replies: 17
Views: 2592

Re: A note on urban population thresholds

If you look at earnings in the UK, you see a pattern of extreme volatility. In 1268, average earnings reached nearly £1600 (in today's money), but by 1272 they had fallen to just over £800! Of course, volatility goes both ways. If you were lucky enough to survive the plague, then your earnings in 1...
by qwed117
27 Oct 2021 23:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A South-Romance Romlang
Replies: 10
Views: 1631

Re: A South-Romance Romlang

there's a handful of vocalic changes that happen in Southern Romance. First note that most /e/ is actually closer to [ɛ]. Then metaphony operates on [ɛ] such that behind a syllable with /i u/, it becomes [e o]. In Campidanese, final /e o/ rise to /i u/ which makes the distinction phonemic.
by qwed117
27 Oct 2021 12:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: "Remix Earth"
Replies: 16
Views: 1060

Re: "Remix Earth"

I'm surprised by all the sorghum hate, I actually happen to like sorghum flatbread in comparison to wheat flatbreads
by qwed117
20 Oct 2021 22:53
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A note on urban population thresholds
Replies: 17
Views: 2592

Re: A note on urban population thresholds

If you look at earnings in the UK, you see a pattern of extreme volatility. In 1268, average earnings reached nearly £1600 (in today's money), but by 1272 they had fallen to just over £800! Of course, volatility goes both ways. If you were lucky enough to survive the plague, then your earnings in 1...
by qwed117
07 Oct 2021 03:51
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 363
Views: 49043

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Does <remuêla-> mean “to fry” and does the whole word mean something like “food court”?
by qwed117
16 Sep 2021 02:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 845
Views: 251229

Re: False cognates

:ind: Sanskrit अवोचत् <ávocat> ‘he spoke’ vs English “have a chat[;)]
by qwed117
16 Sep 2021 01:54
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 363
Views: 49043

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Gonna guess that means that the verb is *molliō ‘to wet, to dampen’? Re-wetting center… Is it a term for a laundromat?
by qwed117
23 Aug 2021 13:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 83
Views: 16772

Re: 8values political quiz

this discourse is wild, so for fun, as a nonbeliever in political tests, I decided to retake the 8values test. I got centrist on every axis….
https://8values.github.io/results.html? ... 5.7&s=41.5
by qwed117
23 Aug 2021 13:40
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 363
Views: 49043

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

is the segment uê then from short o?
by qwed117
22 Aug 2021 16:26
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 363
Views: 49043

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

does uê derive from a single vowel in Latin, and if so, is that vowel long ō?
by qwed117
22 Aug 2021 16:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 603
Views: 91282

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

Anyone know if Grassman’s law operated on Sanskrit’s unvoiced plosive series, or if there are traces of Grassman’s Law in Armenian or other languages that retained aspiration?