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by gestaltist
05 Oct 2020 20:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Ch’eweyõw̌e Blog
Replies: 20
Views: 3849

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: 1320

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: 1320

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: 1320

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: 513

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: 397

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: 344
Views: 28212

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: 5950

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: 313
Views: 7182

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: 993
Views: 45751

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: 939

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: 404

Re: Something new

Welcome back. Good luck with the project.

Are you seriously romanizing the schwa with an underscore? Or was it a typo?
by gestaltist
13 Feb 2020 08:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: “No yeah no” and “yeah no yeah”
Replies: 10
Views: 672

Re: “No yeah no” and “yeah no yeah”

Wiktionary alleges that English 'rusk' (stale bread crushed and used as filler in making cheap sausages) is derived from Spanish 'rosca' (the arc-shaped trajectory of a football struck with side-spin). Etymology is a strange land. It becomes a bit less strange if you remember that 'rosca' also mean...
by gestaltist
04 Feb 2020 09:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Survey 2020 Result
Replies: 9
Views: 639

Re: Conlang Survey 2020 Result

I didn't participate because I felt the survey was skewed too much toward providing info on a single conlang. I have several I care about and they don't share much in common.

This thread made me realize I just passed the five year mark of active conlanging. Time flies, time flies.
by gestaltist
04 Feb 2020 09:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nakarian Diachronics
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Nakarian Diachronics

I apologize for the radio silence. I realized I didn't like where the project was going and made significant adjustments. I also included way more diachronic work on grammar this time around. I will come back here as soon as I'm confident I won't be making any more changes to the baseline.
by gestaltist
03 Feb 2020 10:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 93
Views: 3709

Re: Yay or Nay?

jimydog000 wrote: 03 Feb 2020 07:01 Whistled sibilants. Yay or nay?
Always yay!
by gestaltist
01 Feb 2020 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 9771

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

There is a word for "humanoid-like" and "male gender" in my conlang. However, I did not interpret the English word "man" from the initial text to mean that, but rather as "person". The closest word for it here is "creature" in my conlang because human(oid)s aren't the only ones speaking it ic thoug...
by gestaltist
30 Jan 2020 17:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 9771

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

because there isn't a 1-1 way to translate "man" from ic griuskant to irl English. It sounds like you're telling us your conlang doesn't have a way of expressing one of the most universal notions a human might want to express. Does your conlang really have no way of expressing the ideas of "a human...
by gestaltist
25 Jan 2020 10:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nakarian Diachronics
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Nakarian Diachronics

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by gestaltist
23 Jan 2020 18:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nakarian Diachronics
Replies: 6
Views: 514

Re: Nakarian Diachronics

Hiding the below under a spoiler as it's out of date. I still have some time today so let's move one step ahead. First, a minor point which isn't a productive process anymore but may be of interest in historical compounds: cluster reinterpretation . Namely, clusters /kp gb ŋm/ got reinterpreted as l...