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by WeepingElf
15 Apr 2021 18:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 521
Views: 40141

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

AFAIK, the Georgian plain (i.e., neither voiced nor ejective) stops are phonetically aspirated, at least in some contexts. And in the Georgian alphabet, whose order is clearly based on that of Greek, the letters used to write them take the places of the Greek aspirated stop letters, while the letter...
by WeepingElf
29 Mar 2021 18:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 332
Views: 34270

Re: What did you accomplish today?

elemtilas wrote: 29 Mar 2021 13:41 Philosophers. Always messing about. Is there any difference in meaning or usage between the -m forms and the -iski forms?
As I understand it, -m forms are for ordinals and -iski for fractions. Khemehekis said thus clearly!
by WeepingElf
26 Mar 2021 14:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 521
Views: 40141

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

Ahzoh wrote: 26 Mar 2021 10:41 Use <ĝ> like the Sumerians
ObNItPick: the Sumerians never used <ĝ>. The scholars who transcribe Sumerian use g-tilde (not g-circumflex).
by WeepingElf
22 Mar 2021 16:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hālian's Alleged Scratchpad
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Hālian's Alleged Scratchpad

Your Hoennese Realm link leads to commercial spam. Oop, I forgot to change it when I had to change Hoenn's URL. It's been fixed now. No, it isn't. Guess who has two thumbs and is irredeemably stupid‽ :mrgreen: I had updated the Website field of my profile but not my signature. Now both should point...
by WeepingElf
21 Mar 2021 14:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hālian's Alleged Scratchpad
Replies: 10
Views: 1010

Re: Hālian's Alleged Scratchpad

Hālian wrote: 21 Mar 2021 03:25
eldin raigmore wrote: 21 Mar 2021 01:27 Your Hoennese Realm link leads to commercial spam.
Oop, I forgot to change it when I had to change Hoenn's URL. It's been fixed now.
No, it isn't.
by WeepingElf
03 Mar 2021 16:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 19
Views: 930

Re: Ruritanian

This is not a bad conlang, but I must say that it doesn't feel like something from the Balkan Peninsula at all . Things like the retroflex stop, the prenasalized stops, the lack of sibilant affricates, and the whole verbal morphology simply feel out of place in that part of the world. Each part of t...
by WeepingElf
27 Jan 2021 20:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 801
Views: 216070

Re: False cognates

I see.
by WeepingElf
27 Jan 2021 17:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 801
Views: 216070

Re: False cognates

:chn: 吠瑠璃 fèi liú lí "lapis lazuli" & :jpn: 瑠璃 ruri "lapis lazuli" :eng: (lapis) lazuli liú lí and ruri are both remarkably similar sounding to lazuli but are etymologically unrelated. The Chinese and Japanese word comes from Sanskrit while the English one comes from Persian. But Sanskrit and Persi...
by WeepingElf
13 Jan 2021 16:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lashu - The Five Mutations
Replies: 17
Views: 1211

Re: Laashu - The Five Mutations

AFAIK, Language is the title of classic linguistics textbook by Leonard Bloomfield, and I guess that is what Porphyrogenitos meant.
by WeepingElf
20 Dec 2020 20:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 135
Views: 12714

Re: Yay or Nay?

ɶʙ ɞʛ wrote: 20 Dec 2020 20:20 Is this attested or realistic?

/tˤ dˤ sˤ nˤ/ > /ʈ ɖ ʂ ɳ/
I am not sure. I know of no natlang precedent, but I do have considered just this idea for a conlang.
by WeepingElf
22 Oct 2020 16:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Twin Aster (Man in Space’s conworld megathread)
Replies: 97
Views: 41954

Re: Linguifex's conworld megathread

As far as I understand what Wikipedia writes about this, a Canfield ocean requires a low-oxygen atmosphere, which is certainly not what you want.
by WeepingElf
17 Oct 2020 18:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Funny three-initial mismatches
Replies: 37
Views: 3650

Re: Funny three-initial mismatches

RPG role playing game RPG rocket propelled grenade To get these legitimately confused would require a highly specific context, ... i've seen it in a meme post, but I suspect the person was only pretending to be confused becase they spelled out "role playing game" in their post, suggesting they knew...
by WeepingElf
12 Oct 2020 14:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Change My View: Alien Plants Could Be Any Color
Replies: 14
Views: 1570

Re: Change My View: Alien Plants Could Be Any Color

1) Non-green plants exist in nature here on Earth. Plants with red or purple leaves are not terribly uncommon. Yes, but these also have chlorophyll in their leaves, and it is that which their photosynthesis is based on. It is just that they have additional red or purple pigments which have a larger...
by WeepingElf
11 Oct 2020 15:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Funny three-initial mismatches
Replies: 37
Views: 3650

Re: Funny three-initial mismatches

Here's one that just hit me: FSM Federated States of Micronesia FSM Flying Spaghetti Monster Also FSM Finite State Machine What's a finite state machine? Is it some kind of quantum technology? Nope. It is a theoretical model of a simple information-processing machine; Wikipedia is your friend and w...
by WeepingElf
10 Oct 2020 17:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 804
Views: 193554

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Well, coming from near Hamburg, Kiez specifically refers to the area around Reeperbahn, a neighbour associated with organized crime and prostitution. It is more like a proper name of the place. Like the Viertel in Bremen IIRC. I see. AFAIK, the Berlin usage is indeed older, originating in a Slavic ...
by WeepingElf
10 Oct 2020 14:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 804
Views: 193554

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

False friends exist even between different places speaking the same language, as the following German example shows:

Berlin Kiez 'neighbourhood' vs. Hamburg Kiez 'demimonde, organized crime'
by WeepingElf
12 Sep 2020 15:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What languages influence your conlangs?
Replies: 90
Views: 10879

Re: What languages influence your conlangs?

Old Albic: Proto-Indo-European, Hittite, Georgian and Insular Celtic. Also, Quenya.
by WeepingElf
01 Sep 2020 21:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 521
Views: 40141

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

Creyeditor wrote: 01 Sep 2020 20:10 I'd do it with a superscript gamma, like this /t/ for example /tˠ/.
Yes, that's the usual way to do it.
by WeepingElf
22 Aug 2020 11:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: WI: Late PIE develops postpositions
Replies: 14
Views: 1317

Re: WI: Late PIE develops postpositions

PIE did indeed have postpositions . We can see survivors in, e.g., Latin -que (PIE -kwe) and -ve (PIE -we) and the variable -cum (PIE kom), the last of which even survives in Spanish conmigo < L. cum mecum. Hittite has postpositions as well (e.g., -ku < -kwe). Greek preserved PIE -de, and. Germanic...
by WeepingElf
13 Aug 2020 10:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Crona VERBS!
Replies: 25
Views: 3400

Re: Crona (redux)

I like the way you constructed a featural alphabet out of existing letters.