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by gestaltist
17 Feb 2021 09:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XIII [starting Mar 5; sign-ups open]
Replies: 27
Views: 656

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XIII

I'd like to participate, not sure which language yet.
by gestaltist
13 Feb 2021 10:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang

PHONOLOGY - CONTINUED PROSODY AND STRESS Thearpoy has rhythmic stress, with every second or third syllable bearing stress and expressed fully, and the other syllables having reduced vowels. For reduced /a/ this can lead to complex clusters. While it can reduce the number of vowels on the surface, s...
by gestaltist
13 Feb 2021 10:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Re: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang

PHONOLOGY CONSONANTS Bilabial Dental Retroflex Palatal Velar Glottal Aspirated tʰ t͜ʃʰ~t͜ɕʰ kʰ ʔ stops Plain p ʈ k stops Fricatives ʂ ʃ~ɕ h ʋ~ð Approximants l ɽ j Nasals m n (ɲ) (ŋ) The stop series has a some gaps which are motivated diachronically. The phoneme /ʋ~ð/ can be realized as labiodental ...
by gestaltist
13 Feb 2021 10:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thearpoy - a typo made conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 225

Thearpoy - a typo made conlang

I haven't posted here in a long while but it doesn't mean I haven't been conlanging. Life makes it harder to participate online, though. Recently, I created a conlang sketch based on a random typo Davush told me about: someone misspelled "therapy" as "thearpoy" and my brain went "this sounds like a ...
by gestaltist
18 Jan 2021 17:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lashu - The Five Mutations
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: Laashu - The Five Mutations

You could keep your current system and add lexical tone, effectively multiplying the amount of valid roots.
by gestaltist
16 Jan 2021 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lashu - The Five Mutations
Replies: 17
Views: 898

Re: Laashu - The Five Mutations

Quite a cool idea. Gave me food for thought. :)
by gestaltist
13 Jan 2021 13:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Torco's north pole of a moon
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Re: Torco's north pole of a moon

I'm greatly enjoying this thread. :) I'm wondering if 20 years for a complete collapse of the Pianar civilization isn't too quick? Or is this whole region smaller than I imagine? (I think you tried to upload a map but all I see is a marker of an image that failed to load.) One small suggestion: can ...
by gestaltist
10 Jan 2021 22:51
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Torco's north pole of a moon
Replies: 8
Views: 872

Re: Torco's north pole of a moon

Great stuff Torco. This is the kind of worldbuilding I enjoy reading about. I hope this thread is continued.

If you need inspiration for further posts here, I'd like to know about:
- the machines left by the terraforming AI
- human cultures on the hemisphere facing away from the gas giant
by gestaltist
05 Oct 2020 20:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Ch’eweyõw̌e Blog
Replies: 20
Views: 4976

Re: The Esseintial Ch’eweyõw̌e Blog

Ch’eweyõw̌e has always been one of my favorites aesthetically, and it’s only improving with each iteration. I love the rules you came up with. :)
by gestaltist
08 May 2020 11:10
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 2149

Re: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky

I agree with all of you actually. I may have been a bit unclear. What I mean is that if you advertise your language as an exolang, I'd expect it to have some features which you consider to be alien or which showcase the "exo" part in any way. So far, all the ideas Shemtov listed could easily be a pa...
by gestaltist
07 May 2020 18:48
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 2149

Re: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky

It sounds like a weird coincidence that your aliens have the exact same vocal tract as humans. I agree with Sal that this seems a "weird human language" and not a proper exolanguage. I'm not going to acknowledge it in any works I would write (it's common to have humanoid aliens in scifi anyway), bu...
by gestaltist
04 May 2020 10:40
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky
Replies: 17
Views: 2149

Re: How to make an exolang without being kitchen sinky

It sounds like a weird coincidence that your aliens have the exact same vocal tract as humans. I agree with Sal that this seems a "weird human language" and not a proper exolanguage.
by gestaltist
16 Apr 2020 02:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing: Kwalryu
Replies: 6
Views: 819

Re: Introducing: Kwalryu

I love the morphophonology you're getting here, especially the plurals. :) Can't wait to see more grammar and what patterns you get.
by gestaltist
19 Mar 2020 08:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An attempt at a lang with trigger alignment and pluractionality
Replies: 5
Views: 679

Re: An attempt at a lang with trigger alignment and pluractionality

Good luck with the project! I agree with Sal that what you're describing doesn't really sound like pluractionality - but marking subject number on the verb only is perfectly OK of course. a, e, o aː, eː, oː All diphthongs allowed. It isn't all diphthongs, surely? Or is your plan to distinguish /a̯e/...
by gestaltist
16 Mar 2020 14:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 379
Views: 44567

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I don't understand some of the stockpiling. Yeah, it's bizarre, isn't it. And I guess stockpiling UHT milk makes sense in theory, although personally I think civilisation would have to entirely collapse, down to the sticks and stones level, before I'd start putting that on my cereal. UHT milk is th...
by gestaltist
09 Mar 2020 15:16
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 58
Views: 8576

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

Glad you're posting this. I am not following the lessons linearly but looking at how Emilian diverges from Italian is a lot of fun.
by gestaltist
24 Feb 2020 07:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 424
Views: 28507

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

My roleplay setting's Elvish language has the six vowel system /ɐ ɑ ɪ ɨ ø̞ ɵ̞/. Is it more logical to Romanize it with unmarked central (/ɐ ɑ/ as <a ä>) or peripheral (/ɐ ɑ/ as <ä a>) vowels? This vowel system isn’t particularly naturalistic anyway so I’d go with a romanization that works best for ...
by gestaltist
16 Feb 2020 20:49
Forum: Games
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 1090
Views: 74609

Re: Romanization game #2

/m n ɲ/ <m n ñ>
/b t d k~q g/ <b t d k g>
/f v θ ð s ɬ z ɮ x~χ ɣ~ʁ h h̃/ <f v þ ð s ł z ƶ x ǥ h ħ>
/r l j w/ <r l y w>

/i iː u uː eː oː ɛ ɔ a aː/ <i ī u ū ē ō e o a ā>

Next:
/ɓ t d kʼ g ʔ~h/
/m̰ n/
/s ɬ/
/β̞ l ɣ̞/

/æ e ɑ o/
/æ̃ õ/
/e̞ː o̞ː/
by gestaltist
15 Feb 2020 20:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Qutrussan Revisited: A Tigro-Euphratic Language?
Replies: 11
Views: 1503

Re: Qutrussan Revisited: A Tigro-Euphratic Language?

I’m really enjoying this. Sounds like Qutrussan is right at home on Earth. It’s even more fun than the previous iteration.
by gestaltist
14 Feb 2020 08:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Something new
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: Something new

Welcome back. Good luck with the project.

Are you seriously romanizing the schwa with an underscore? Or was it a typo?