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by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Jun 2021 02:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45251

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

This is the first I'm hearing that "half-assed" may come from a malapropism of "haphazard". Any consensus in the linguistic community about this phrase's origin?
by KaiTheHomoSapien
16 Jun 2021 21:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Osroene: A Possible Euphratic IE Language
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Osroene: A Possible Euphratic IE Language

Ooh I like this a lot. I love the aesthetics of it. It has an almost Lihmelinyan-like feel to it [:D] And I like to see any conlang that uses Anatolian as an influence.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
11 Jun 2021 02:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45251

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

Thanks for the explanation [:)] I also notice in my own speech overlap between /ə/, /ɐ/, and /ʌ/ (in "careful" speech, a schwa at the end of the word, like say in the word arena, comes out more as /ʌ/ for me).
by KaiTheHomoSapien
10 Jun 2021 22:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45251

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

Right, I guess I’m used to seeing it transcribed as schwa but in some cases it’s more like /ɨ/, which is how it’s represented in a word like “roses”. I think there’s some overlap between the two (for some, at least).
by KaiTheHomoSapien
10 Jun 2021 17:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45251

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

Anyone else notice that in American English /ɪ/ is often an allophone of /ə/ and syllabic consonants? I noticed a difference between the way some people and I say the word "button". For me, it comes out as /ˈbʌʔn̩/, but others seem to say /ˈbʌʔɪn/, turning that syllabic /n/ into /ɪn/. Likewise, when...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
25 May 2021 18:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 58469

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Meh. I'm on the side of "knowledge for knowledge's sake" if I'm to be on any side (only because I see this justification declining in favor of the other). There's a part of me that wishes we could go back to the days of a college degree not being seen as a necessary base requirement for any job abov...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 May 2021 05:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 58469

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

And this is nothing new. If you look at text books and exam papers from the late 19th century, they covered the basic topics: English language, grammar, literature, rhetoric, Latin, geogrpahy, mathematics, algebra, geometry, history, sometimes theology and even philosophy pretty deeply and pretty b...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 May 2021 18:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 58469

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I can count on one hand the amount of times I've discussed North Dakota.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q6pyvY9DeSM

Though when I tried to make a list of the 50 states from memory the one that I forgot was Vermont. [:(]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Apr 2021 17:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45251

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

Thank you [:D] I can understand the "family resemblance" analogy. There are some sounds that are always considered rhotics (certain non-lateral liquids) and there are some sounds that are similar to those sounds (and maybe only differ by one feature) that can also be considered rhotics in some langu...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
19 Apr 2021 07:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45251

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

^Thanks for the answer. Although I admit I'm a little confused on what a "formant" is :wat:
by KaiTheHomoSapien
18 Apr 2021 19:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 512
Views: 45251

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

I know that I have asked this question before but I wanted to ask it again in light of a recent episode of the podcast Lingthusiasm: How would you characterize a "rhotic" sound? I'm not asking for a scholarly definition, but your opinion or sense of what it is that rhotics all have in common, if any...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
15 Apr 2021 17:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 44720

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Khemehekis wrote: 15 Apr 2021 16:10 The asterisk is /ʟ/.
I hear that sound and I just think of Tom Brokaw...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
10 Apr 2021 05:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 44720

Re: What did you accomplish today?

^You're living my dream [:'(]

Congratulations [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
08 Apr 2021 18:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 376
Views: 44720

Re: What did you accomplish today?

kiwikami wrote: 07 Apr 2021 23:36 This isn't related to a specific conlang, but today my advisor and other faculty gave me the go-ahead to teach a course on typology and constructed languages for undergrads next year.
Awesome. Can I temporarily attend your university and take your class? [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
30 Mar 2021 05:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Weird coincidences in your conlanging journey
Replies: 21
Views: 2931

Re: Weird coincidences in your conlanging journey

Nothing as interesting as some of these, but the name "Lihmelinyan" sounds oddly like the Finnish word ihmeellinen meaning "wonderful", which I had no knowledge of when creating the name of my conlang. [:D]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
29 Mar 2021 19:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 58469

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

I have some serious catching up to do [O.O]
by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 Mar 2021 20:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 270
Views: 19706

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

elemtilas wrote: 21 Mar 2021 20:52 Nice!

For what it worths, here's the Breton tune they're playing.
Oh cool [:D] I didn't know the tune was based on a folk song.
by KaiTheHomoSapien
21 Mar 2021 20:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 270
Views: 19706

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Eluveite's reconstructed Gaulish is so euphonic; I could listen to it all day. This is what I want Arculese to sound like:

Eluveite - Lvgvs
by KaiTheHomoSapien
04 Mar 2021 06:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 439
Views: 58469

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

*creates some new Lihmelinyan words that sound pretty nice*

*listens to a song in Japanese*

[>_<] :mrred:

My conlang will never even be 1/10 as euphonic as Japanese is...
by KaiTheHomoSapien
03 Mar 2021 19:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 270
Views: 19706

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Indeed. A number of composers became "national composers" even though they were not originally from the nation they came to represent. Handel (German) became the foremost British composer. Lully (Italian) was Louis XIV's court composer.