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by Vlürch
30 May 2020 18:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943804

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

And as for historical wrongdoing by others - sure, the word 'shame' is found now and then, but actually no, I don't think it's talked about much. I think both sides of the debate are more likely to use concepts like guilt, regret and debt, rather than shame. Indeed, the idea of feeling shame over t...
by Vlürch
28 May 2020 14:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943804

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

How is that obvious? "Shame" is a classic example of a thick moral concept - it's a complicated concept that only exists within a particular culture and is extremely difficult to translate. Indeed, I'd say it's only just hanging on to existence in modern Western culture (philosophers have a concept...
by Vlürch
28 May 2020 10:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943804

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

Not sure whether to post this question in this thread or the conlang one, but considering it's about reconstruction and not for the purposes of conlanging but rather just general interest, I think it kinda fits better here? If Finnish had a native word for shame, what would it be? I mean, obviously...
by Vlürch
09 May 2020 14:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943804

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

That's about the best I've managed, but I'm really not sure about any of it. This wordreference thread appears to indicate that it came from an Middle Eastern wanderwort that came into Arabic and was borrowed into Persian Thanks, good to know that it's actually uncertain haha! It's always interesti...
by Vlürch
02 May 2020 20:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: S₁ŋ̩ʲːd-o Lat-u: The Singing Tongue
Replies: 8
Views: 329

Re: S₁ŋ̩ʲːd-o Lat-u: The Singing Tongue

GoshDiggityDangit wrote:
30 Apr 2020 04:41
That looks fun. I always love romanizations that include numbers. I'm very excited to see the outcome(s)!
Same! Also languages with voiceless liquids, and this has both, so... yay! Looking forward to how it'll grow.
by Vlürch
02 May 2020 20:28
Forum: Games
Topic: Cyrillisation game #2
Replies: 35
Views: 4927

Re: Cyrillisation game #2

/p b pʲ bʲ t d k g kʷ gʷ q qʷ/ <п б пь бь т д к г къ гъ қ қъ> /f v fʲ vʲ ð s z ʃ ʒ ħ ħʷ h/ <ф в фь вь ҙ с з ш ж ҳ ҳъ х> /t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ <ц ӟ ч ӝ> /m mʲ n nʷ ɲ ŋ ŋʷ/ <м мь н нъ нь ң ңъ> /l j ʎ w/ <л й ль въ> /ɽ/ <ԯ> /r rʲ/ <р рь> /i iː ɨ~ʉ u uː/ <и ии ү у уу> /e eː ɘ~ɵ o oː/ <э ээ ө о оо> /æː a ɒː/...
by Vlürch
02 May 2020 11:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7304
Views: 943804

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

Does anyone know what the etymology of :irn: لال (lâl, "red") is? Wiktionary doesn't list it and I couldn't find an Old Persian term that could be its etymon, but maybe I just suck. Proto-Turkic * āl is similar but lacks the initial consonant, so I'm not sure if it makes sense to even consider since...
by Vlürch
21 Apr 2020 21:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 164
Views: 343

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Somewhat influenced by Ser's post above... /m n ɲ ŋ/ <m n ny ng> /p~ɓ t~ɗ c~ʄ k~ɠ ʔ/ <b d j g q> /pʰ~pʼ tʰ~tʼ cʰ~cʼ kʰ~kʼ/ <p t c k> /s ʃ/ <s x> /β~f ð~θ j~(◌̟)ç ɣ~(◌̹)ʍ ɦ/ <v z y w h> /r l/ <r l> /ɑ e i o u/ <a e i o u> /ɑː eː iː oː uː/ <ā ē ī ō ū> /(ʔ)ɑˀː(ʔ) (ʔ)eˀː(ʔ) (ʔ)iˀː(ʔ) (ʔ)oˀː(ʔ) (ʔ)uˀː(ʔ)...
by Vlürch
15 Apr 2020 15:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 18
Views: 538

Re: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?

Yeah, I also (try to) say words and sentences of my conlangs out loud sometimes. Usually just short phrases of a couple of words, and even then it's almost always too slow and just doesn't sound right. I've yet to make a single song in a conlang, too, even after making dozens of songs in literal gib...
by Vlürch
15 Apr 2020 14:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11761
Views: 1419521

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

WELP, I have another question already... this one probably actually has a straightforward answer: is it realistic to keep two synonyms from a proto-language if one of them is a homophone with another word, when they're all common words, and in the process have the other one to be influenced by its h...
by Vlürch
14 Apr 2020 17:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlang YouTube, Metal Music, Emotions, Etc. [Split]
Replies: 62
Views: 666

Re: Conlang YouTube, Metal Music, Emotions, Etc. [Split]

Hey Vlürch, did you create that unicorn avatar yourself? No, it's this one unicorn painting with a bunch of slightly different versions around the internet; I'm not sure if the exact version I edited it from is any of the ones I linked, but I just replaced the background with a rainbow circle thing...
by Vlürch
14 Apr 2020 16:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11761
Views: 1419521

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

Apologies in advance for the insanely long post... looks like it wasn't a quick question, after all. [>_<] Why not? Sure, if a word sounds a bit like an offensive English word, I'm maybe not going to use it regularly in examples - that would detract from what I want the example to show. And similarl...
by Vlürch
13 Apr 2020 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11761
Views: 1419521

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

use only an invented writing, in this case no chance to even type its name in google... Funnily enough, I actually use two of these in that conlang's name in large part because I want it to have a name that doesn't have any hits on Google, but romanisation and most importantly pronunciation is stil...
by Vlürch
11 Apr 2020 03:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11761
Views: 1419521

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

How do you come up with a cool but simple name for your conlang and conpeople that has zero hits on Google and doesn't sound like any real-life language name or ethnonym or anything like that? EDIT: I mean, after thinking about it, what I want to ask is: can it be justifiable if a conlang's name is ...
by Vlürch
26 Feb 2020 02:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlang YouTube, Metal Music, Emotions, Etc. [Split]
Replies: 62
Views: 666

Re: Conlang YouTube, Metal Music, Emotions, Etc. [Split]

I'm not convinced. Same. I've literally never heard anyone claim that rock had its foundations in anything except African-American music. If I'd read Sal's posts trying to argue rock had its roots in classical without knowing it was Sal that wrote them, I'd think it was a manifestation of the consp...
by Vlürch
22 Feb 2020 17:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlang YouTube, Metal Music, Emotions, Etc. [Split]
Replies: 62
Views: 666

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

OK, I'm not sure why you're so fixated on this ideal, but you're clearly more into this conversation than I am. I'm not "fixated" on it, and you probably do factually know more about serial killers than me so your snark seems kind of unnecessary, it's just one of the topics I'm interested in, in la...
by Vlürch
19 Feb 2020 20:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlang YouTube, Metal Music, Emotions, Etc. [Split]
Replies: 62
Views: 666

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

Nothing every happens for no reason. And nobody ever 'wants' something 'for no reason' - wanting something and having a reason for something (even if it's not a reason that would make sense to others) are practically synonymous. People don't have no emotions - although some are more or less emotion...
by Vlürch
17 Feb 2020 21:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlang YouTube, Metal Music, Emotions, Etc. [Split]
Replies: 62
Views: 666

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

... Hmm, interesting... for some reason I always thought there was a difference between "psychopaths" and psychopaths, as in there are those who are like what you described and they're called psychopaths but that the literal definition still referred to the type that have no real emotions whatsoeve...
by Vlürch
17 Feb 2020 21:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Californian Polynesian
Replies: 55
Views: 1518

Re: Californian Polynesian

•The orthography (whenever I make one) will be based upon the Spanish romanization, and the language itself will have an abundance of Spanish loans. Oohh, I'm looking forward to whenever you get to that point! Will Spanish influence its phonology, too? I mean, significantly rather than just to "som...
by Vlürch
13 Feb 2020 18:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlang YouTube, Metal Music, Emotions, Etc. [Split]
Replies: 62
Views: 666

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

This is wrong. Obviously I excluded psychopaths from "everyone" in that context because they're not even relevant. Like, how many psychopaths are going to want to sing emotionally or play emotional guitar solos or whatever? (Or even listen to emotional music?) And even if all psychopaths wanted to ...