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by ixals
18 Jun 2021 14:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

I notice this too with names beginning with "Mc". Many people say what to my ears sounds like /mɪk/, as in "MickDonalds" (even the parody name "SickDonalds" reflects that pronunciation). I seem to say /mək/ or as close to it as I can. I'm not saying I'm better, I'm just noticing /ɪ/ in places where...
by ixals
14 Jun 2021 16:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 811
Views: 221654

Re: False cognates

I guess the definitions make it obvious that they're not cognates but I always liked how Kuppel 'dome' is not cognate with kuppeln 'to clutch, to connect' and Kupplung 'clutch, socket', their variants koppeln and Kopplung (who are all cognate to Koppel 'paddock' instead). Kuppel however is cognate t...
by ixals
09 Jun 2021 00:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 45300

Re: What did you accomplish today?

So that means that sarī- can also be used on its own with no other verb accompanying it, right?
by ixals
16 May 2021 22:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gallo-Tuscan
Replies: 30
Views: 2990

Re: Gallo-Tuscan

I vote for pronouns and after that, verbs! [:D]
by ixals
15 May 2021 13:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

Sorry, I meant to quote this in my reply so it wouldn't get lost. For my answer, see above... Don't worry, I already saw it without the quote. I found maki and makr as well, but I am quite surprised there is no cognate to the two verbs I talked about. They always felt very core-Germanic-vocabulary-...
by ixals
14 May 2021 01:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

Do North Germanic languages not have cognates of make and do? Or am I just blind?
by ixals
12 May 2021 20:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 148
Views: 15731

Re: Yay or Nay?

The real answer, of course, is that you should use Germanic logograms... ...but unfortunately you'd have to restart the Germanic logogram project again to do so. And I'm guessing it's been pruned... Yeah, this would be the best option of course. I tried it once myself when I first started the proje...
by ixals
12 May 2021 19:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 148
Views: 15731

Re: Yay or Nay?

I think you misunderstand my question, but then I may have been mistaken about the way you are building your language. "Sound developments" refers to the (imagined) sound changes from Proto-Germanic to your language. But maybe you are not even using that method, so my question may be moot. No, no, ...
by ixals
11 May 2021 22:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 148
Views: 15731

Re: Yay or Nay?

Do the sound developments matter? It's about whether the characters are good choices to represent the meaning of the word. Or do I misunderstand your question?
by ixals
11 May 2021 21:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 148
Views: 15731

Re: Yay or Nay?

I've been working on my not-so-serious CV tonal germlang again and I have three scripts for it: tonal, historical and Chinese characters because why not. The Chinese characters are a bit of a problem when it comes to the personal pronouns. This is what I currently have: 俉/吾 /i˩˥ - me˩˥/ - 1SG 俄/我 /v...
by ixals
28 Apr 2021 17:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

Well, if there's evidence that the regular change was /kk/ > /s/, then of course that was the case. But the point remains that there's no reason why Pabappa should just assume that this would be the case [in French, obviously it was the case in Iberia] and ignore evidence to the contrary! As dormou...
by ixals
07 Mar 2021 13:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 622
Views: 57046

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

Can tone influence the vowel's pronunciation? Like causing vowels with tone A to rise while the same vowel with tone B would stay the same?
by ixals
21 Feb 2021 01:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your written ideolect.
Replies: 14
Views: 1048

Re: Your written ideolect.

eldin raigmore wrote: 21 Feb 2021 01:02 I’ve started using exclamation points where I used to use periods!
Oh, that's also true for me! The exclamation mark feels nicer than the full stop and I think that's because I use it for excitement and agreeing with others for the most part.
by ixals
20 Feb 2021 20:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your written ideolect.
Replies: 14
Views: 1048

Re: Your written ideolect.

One very obvious thing that comes to mind about my written idiolect in informal settings is that I tend to avoid using full stops at the end of sentences and replace them with commas while commas get replaced with, well, nothing. I just leave them out. Full stops feel very harsh and unfriendly to me...
by ixals
14 Feb 2021 12:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

Portuguese really is the worst when it comes to that. Two times I was wondering what it was and then minutes later there was always the headnod with an obvious "sim" [xD] But another question about German (I'm sorry [:P] ). Voiceless stops turn into glottal stops before syllabic nasals for me (/pn̩ ...
by ixals
10 Feb 2021 01:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

For me, the progressive "am"-construction is fully productive. With transitive verbs, I feel like I can use all kinds of noun phrases there. At least before the "am". A few hours ago I was talking to a friend on the phone and told him: "Ich bin gerade [das tolle Kürbiscurry [aus dem neuen Kochbuch]...
by ixals
09 Feb 2021 18:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

I've been thinking about how I speak lately and now I've got some questions for my fellow German speakers here. I. Would you call the construction "ich bin tanzen" a progressive? If so, is there a difference for you between "ich bin am Tanzen" and "ich bin tanzen"? I feel the first is a general prog...
by ixals
11 Sep 2020 22:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay XII - FINISHED!!
Replies: 238
Views: 33992

Re: CBB Conlang Relay XII - ONGOING (signups remain open)

I have to agree on what Sal has said. Cedh's translation helped changing the original text a lot but in the end this is a translation game and not a writing class.
by ixals
05 Sep 2020 20:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

Creyeditor wrote: 05 Sep 2020 19:32 Clarification question: Do you mean the accent "mark" or the accent "sound"?
The sound [:)]
by ixals
05 Sep 2020 19:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45801

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

Does anyone know the origin of the circumflex accent in Ancient Greek? So far I haven't found anything on it.