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by Vlürch
04 Feb 2021 01:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 793
Views: 185914

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:pol: jak się masz? - how are you? :tib: (Amdo) jəχ sha ma - widow A bit of a stretch since they'd be used in totally different contexts, but... I'm also not sure if the <sh> of Amdo Tibetan is [sʰ] or [ɕ], probably the former tbh but it's still similar enough that I think it kinda counts as a false...
by Vlürch
23 Jan 2021 20:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 23808

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

I figured I'd post to say that on Reddit, I was told it really is just "[number]番のロッカー" but the user also explained that there's a nuance difference from "[number]番目のロッカー", that the the former may be more likely to actually have a number on it while the latter may be more likely to refer to a locker...
by Vlürch
22 Jan 2021 02:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 23808

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

Even in English, the idea of fog "rising" is confusing. When mists begin, they rise, and so if a mist got thicker you could loosely say it was rising. However, fogs fall, or descend. If someone told me the fog was rising, I would probably assume they meant the fog was lifting (i.e. getting less thi...
by Vlürch
21 Jan 2021 06:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 436
Views: 23808

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

In Japanese, what's the standard counter (or I guess it's not really a counter, but I'm not sure what the right term is) for things like locker numbers? There are a results on Google for "[number]号室のロッカー" and also just "[number]号のロッカー", but not many for either like I'd expect if either of them was t...
by Vlürch
30 Dec 2020 16:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 399
Views: 25886

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

maybe from /w/. I dont know of any such languages offhand Southern Ryukyuan languages have /b/ where other Japonic languages have /w/, so presumably /w/ -> /b/ is the exact shift that happened. Some argue it was the other way around, that Proto-Japonic had /b/ and it was lenited to /w/ except in So...
by Vlürch
04 Dec 2020 19:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A (Very Rough) Galactic Empire Population Model
Replies: 29
Views: 2437

Re: A (Very Rough) Galactic Empire Population Model

This is really cool! If you call this "very rough", I can't even imagine what a "polished and detailed" version would be. [:O] Since you mentioned "exotic food" and "sealed habitats on inhospitable planets", I assume you're factoring in that inhabitable planets have different ecosystems? Wouldn't th...
by Vlürch
02 Dec 2020 21:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 240
Views: 18731

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Just something random with potential to get tongue-twistery: /m n ŋ/ <m n ng> /p t k/ <b d g> /pʰ tʰ kʰ/ <p t k> /t͡s t͡ʃ/ <dz j> /t͡sʰ t͡ʃʰ/ <ts c> /s ʃ/ <s x> /ʋ j h/ <v y h> /r l/ <r l> /a~r̩~ɬ̩~s̩/ <a> /i~r̩ʲ~ɬ̩ʲ~ɕ̩/ <i> /u~r̩ʷ~ɬ̩ʷ~s̩ʷ/ <u> <a i u> are [a̠ i u] after /pʰ tʰ kʰ t͡sʰ t͡ʃʰ r l/ and...
by Vlürch
26 Nov 2020 01:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My unnamed Con language (edited version 1.3)
Replies: 8
Views: 796

Re: My unnamed Con language

Then the rest I will get loan from various languages (esp. arabic, persian). You might want to consider that usually the words in the Swadesh list are not borrowed from other languages. That's not absolute by any means, though, sometimes some of even the most basic native vocabulary can be replaced...
by Vlürch
26 Nov 2020 01:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Pangaea (NSFW description)
Replies: 18
Views: 1789

Re: Pangaea (NSFW description)

Actually, not true. Sòme people may view sexuality that way, "dirty or immoral" but I think they're very much in the minority. Quite the opposite, the Church understands sexuality itself, as with all things, when rightly ordered of course, to be beautiful and good. What ìs understood to be dirty an...
by Vlürch
25 Nov 2020 12:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Pangaea (NSFW description)
Replies: 18
Views: 1789

Re: Pangaea (NSFW description)

Also obviously not everything can be acceptable, that's why I said "as many things as possible". Why not everything? Not everyone in any society is going to agree with how permissive they've grown legally and socially even if they're actually pretty conservative societies (as can be shown by trends...
by Vlürch
23 Nov 2020 11:47
Forum: Games
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 1076
Views: 72203

Re: Romanization game #2

/p b t d k g ʔ/ <p b t d k g q> /f v s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ h/ <f v s z sŷ zŷ kŵ gŵ h> /t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ <c j cŷ jŷ> /m n ɲ/ <m n nŷ> /l j ʎ w ʕ/ <l y lŷ w qŵ> /r/ <r> /i u/ <i u> /e ə o/ <eŷ eŵ oŵ> /ɛ ɔ/ <e o> /a/ <a> Next: /m n ŋ/ /b t d k q ʔ/ /s ʃ/ /j w x χ h/ /r l/ /ɑ æ e ə i ɯ o ʌ u/ I'll always cringe a...
by Vlürch
23 Nov 2020 09:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia
Replies: 10
Views: 1040

Re: 挧熕話 (Ulduga kele) — Ural-Altaic conlang in East Asia

I had to move these from the first post since the maximum length was exceeded again when I added a bunch more vocabulary, and I'd really like to keep vocabulary and grammar (and phonology) neatly in the first post. At some point I'll have to figure out a better way to go about this, but... eh. I wan...
by Vlürch
22 Nov 2020 19:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 240
Views: 18731

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

This is almost exactly the kind of vowel system I like to use at the moment. That kind of vowel inventories are nice, but in practice I personally can't handle speaking anything that distinguishes /ɛ ɔ/ from /e o/ since I can't pronounce either pair consistently except in isolation (and not even th...
by Vlürch
18 Nov 2020 16:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 240
Views: 18731

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Yet another "Standard Average European except it has a few quirks so that it can pretend not to be Standard Average European" phonology: /m n/ <m n-nd> /p t k/ <b d g> /pʰ tʰ kʰ/ <p t k> /s ʃ/ <s x> /ʋ j ɦ/ <v j h> /r l/ <r l> /ɑ ɛ e i ɨ ɔ o u/ <a e ie i y o uo u> /ɑ̆ ɛ̆ ĕ ĭ ɨ̆ ɔ̆ ŏ ŭ/ <à è iè ì ỳ ò...
by Vlürch
12 Nov 2020 13:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 399
Views: 25886

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

Are there any effects that a consonant backing would have on surrounding vowels (or possibly tones)? Well, at least uvular and retroflex consonants can cause backing and/or lowering of vowels. So if you had eg. /qaʂe/, it being eg. [qɑʂə] would be more likely than eg. [qæʂi̞]. AFAIK some languages ...
by Vlürch
07 Nov 2020 02:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question for a phonetically simple interlang
Replies: 20
Views: 1586

Re: Question for a phonetically simple interlang

anyone know how to write this so it isn’t understood as a tag for bold text? Use a zero width space, you can copy it from eg. this page and then paste it after the b, i, s or u: [b​] [i​] [s​] [u​]. Of course, you can also add it to your keyboard if you want to be able to type it (at least on Windo...
by Vlürch
05 Nov 2020 21:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 748
Views: 127156

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

Even stupider idea, which almost certainly has already been thought of several times... a language spoken by time travellers with the following tenses: hesternal distant past (yesterday, but in the distant past) hesternal recent past (yesterday, but not really yesterday) hesternal immediate past (ye...
by Vlürch
05 Nov 2020 10:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: Morphosyntax
Replies: 748
Views: 127156

Re: Random ideas: Morphosyntax

A language that has prefixes on verbs for a bunch of stuff (not sure what all categories would be included, but a lot). Also obligatory prefixes to mark possession on all nouns but suffixes to indicate whether it's inalienable or alienable, with inalienable as the default (and unmarked), although no...
by Vlürch
04 Nov 2020 09:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question for a phonetically simple interlang
Replies: 20
Views: 1586

Re: Question for a phonetically simple interlang

There's no reason you couldn't have /p~b/ even without any (other) voiced stops, because the bilabial stop is the one that would be crosslinguistically the most common to be the only voiced stop, while /f/ is less common. A stop inventory of /b t k/ would be perfectly naturalistic, and if you have i...
by Vlürch
03 Nov 2020 20:09
Forum: Games
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 1076
Views: 72203

Re: Romanization game #2

/p b t d c ɟ k g k͡p g͡b/ <p b t d ḱ ǵ k g ḳ ġ> /ɸ β s z h/ <f v s z h> /t͡s d͡z t͡ɬ d͡ɮ/ <c x ċ ẋ> /m n ɲ ŋ ŋ͡m/ <m n ń ñ ṅ> /ɹ l ɫ j ʎ ɰ w/ <r l ł y ĺ v ṿ> /r/ <ŕ> /i u/ <i u> /e ø ɤ o/ <e ö o ọ> /æ/ <ä> /a/ <a> Next: /m n ŋ/ /p b t d k g ʔ/ /pʰ tʰ kʰ/ /ᵐb ⁿd/ /t͡s d͡z t͡ɕ d͡ʑ/ /t͡sʰ t͡ɕʰ/ /ⁿd͡z ᶮ...