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by qwed117
24 Sep 2022 09:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Nature and Etymology of Surprisingly Short Words
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: The Nature and Etymology of Surprisingly Short Words

FWIW I'll note that Tokelauan ō is two syllables, not really a short word. Anyways, the shortest word in Hlaitype is m 'and', a clitic with the pronunciation /m/ [ə̆m~m], but u3 /u˧˩/ (a grammatical particle equivalent to 'ing' for most verbs) is close behind (of note, most words in Hlaitype are mo...
by qwed117
24 Sep 2022 06:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Nature and Etymology of Surprisingly Short Words
Replies: 11
Views: 333

Re: The Nature and Etymology of Surprisingly Short Words

FWIW I'll note that Tokelauan ō is two syllables, not really a short word. Anyways, the shortest word in Hlaitype is m 'and', a clitic with the pronunciation /m/ [ə̆m~m], but u3 /u˧˩/ (a grammatical particle equivalent to 'ing' for most verbs) is close behind (of note, most words in Hlaitype are mon...
by qwed117
23 Sep 2022 04:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 744
Views: 130849

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

Dude, just go to wiktionary, enter a serbo-croat word of Slavic origin, and then click on the hyperlink that's labelled "Serbo-Croatian words inherited from Proto-Slavic" (or something very similar). I dunno how this got somewhat heated so fast. The link to the Categories is on the very b...
by qwed117
15 Sep 2022 06:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Help With Sound Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Help With Sound Changes

Some ideas I had for the new phonology: - Irregular stress is very fun; contrastive stress is even better. - It might be nice to turn [ŋ] and [ɴ] from allophones of /n/ into true phonemes. - I definitely want a fun new vowel system; if I could trigger length somehow, I could raise long vowels and g...
by qwed117
15 Sep 2022 02:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 871
Views: 274889

Re: False cognates

:usa: English bezel vs. :usa: bevel , both referring to sloping edges that are not perpendicular to a face, the former in gemstone cutting, and the latter in most other uses. Both words are from Old French. Bezel is from biseau , a variant of bijou 'gem', from a Breton bisoù 'ring'. Bevel is from Fr...
by qwed117
14 Sep 2022 08:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Help With Sound Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Help With Sound Changes

Here are some example proto-words: äqste ['aq.ste] tachwa ['tɑ.xwɑ] manqeli [maɴ.'qe.li] läkh [lax] *the x in this word is supposed to be the uvular fricative, but for some reason, the CBB forum's text boxes just turn that character into x. eyeta [e.'je.tɑ] geshalä [ge.'ʃɑ.la] ngafu ['ŋgɑ.fu] Known...
by qwed117
14 Sep 2022 02:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Help With Sound Changes
Replies: 15
Views: 398

Re: Help With Sound Changes

Hello! I was hoping to get some suggestions for sound changes in my new language. Sound change has always been the hardest part for me; I just never really have ideas. Here's the phonology: Stops: /p b t d k g q/ <p b t d k g q> Nasals: /m n/ <m n> plus /ŋ ɴ/ as allophones of /n/ before velar and u...
by qwed117
08 Sep 2022 05:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My Language's Romanization
Replies: 10
Views: 366

Re: My Language's Romanization

My recommendation is to figure out how you want the language to sound in terms of its phonology and phonotactics. Romanization can come later. Do you have CC clusters? does the distinction between /ɾ r/ neutralize initially? Does /x/ only appear in a position that /ʧ/ doesn't? And then the way you c...
by qwed117
07 Sep 2022 04:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge v2
Replies: 2
Views: 705

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge v2

I started making an excel spreadsheet with the forms, but honestly in this case it is not exactly a useful use of my time, since this has been dead for like five months. My guess right now is something like *hu'ⁿdɔsiku *'mɛ:ciku. I know that there's sort of been a drop in activity in this kind of th...
by qwed117
07 Sep 2022 02:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1035
Views: 192462

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

Wikipedia claims that there is some degree of postvelar contact in English /k/ before /ʊ oː ɔ oɪ ʊə/ in Australian English, after back vowels in Multicultural London English, and after /æ/ in (exurban Dublin?-unclear) Hibernian English
by qwed117
06 Sep 2022 09:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 557
Views: 126441

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

The unofficial ##cbb Freenode IRC channel lapsed some time ago. I don't know how to feel about this. It's definitely an end of an era. I redownloaded IRC, and registered ##cbb on Libera.chat (ircs://irc.libera.chat:6697), but I don't think anyone will ever actively use IRC again.
by qwed117
05 Sep 2022 22:13
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 629
Views: 80646

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

GoshDiggityDangit wrote: 05 Sep 2022 20:33 Is garroam an adjective?
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by qwed117
05 Sep 2022 00:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XV - A NEW BEGINNING
Replies: 40
Views: 1653

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XV - A NEW BEGINNING

I'll join with Unnamed A-Posteriori Hlaitype Language
by qwed117
03 Sep 2022 08:23
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2
Replies: 277
Views: 46012

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs 2

So this has been dead for a while, I dunno if there's any want to continue it, but I'll just add a question if there's any hope of revival. Could -ong be understood to be equivalent to English -ing?
by qwed117
03 Sep 2022 02:31
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 629
Views: 80646

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

VaptuantaDoi wrote: 02 Sep 2022 23:46
Is it a noun phrase?
[tick]
by qwed117
02 Sep 2022 02:14
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 629
Views: 80646

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

New word:

garroam mamboi
[garɔ̃ mãboj]
by qwed117
30 Aug 2022 05:43
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 629
Views: 80646

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Is it like a Christmas bonfire? In Guatemala they burn old trash on Christmas, and call it la quema del diablo ; is it related to that? Interesting guess, but wrong. It's a more wide-spread tradition, although apparently it doesn't exist in the US. Is this tradition present in the UK? [tick] I'm te...
by qwed117
27 Aug 2022 09:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: sQwedgepad
Replies: 38
Views: 13509

Re: sQwedgepad

Toyed around very briefly with Proto-Germanic, so here's some of what I did. I'll give an orthographic spelling, raw SCA2 output, PG gloss and then the meaning Starting with some translations from the Germanic languages comparison thread íama ǽhnuom wa ǽrán hjaþano wað fai himríkí héþo metór mæchc æ...
by qwed117
27 Aug 2022 05:01
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 629
Views: 80646

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Is it a food? Or is a person?
by qwed117
27 Aug 2022 03:10
Forum: Games
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2
Replies: 629
Views: 80646

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs 2

Is it like a Christmas bonfire? In Guatemala they burn old trash on Christmas, and call it la quema del diablo; is it related to that?