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by LinguoFranco
11 May 2022 16:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlanging Features you Avoid
Replies: 150
Views: 24236

Re: Conlanging Features you Avoid

I generally don't use SVO word order unless I am making an analytic conlang. I'm a native English speaker, so I avoid it because my own language uses it. I am trying to change that, though. Also, I dislike consonant clusters at the start of words, but I am okay with them in the middle of words. I'm ...
by LinguoFranco
03 May 2022 07:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

I'm thinking of making a conlang that uses vowel harmony. Despite all the years I have been conlanging and studying linguistics, it was never something I really messed with, but now I kinda want to use it in a conlang. I have an idea for a height-based system with /e a o/ for the low vowels and /i ə...
by LinguoFranco
22 Mar 2022 19:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

Would a lexical pitch accent automatically make a conlang seem Indo-European, as it supposedly existed in PIE and languages descended from it (Ancient Greek, Sanskrit?) Japanese seems to be the one exception I can think of. I have heard of some African languages being described as having pitch accen...
by LinguoFranco
19 Mar 2022 18:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chitol
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Re: Chitol

Omzinesý wrote: 19 Mar 2022 18:09
LinguoFranco wrote: 18 Mar 2022 05:39 /n ŋ l ʔ/ are the only consonants that can occur as a word final coda.
What about word-internal codas?
All of them, except for the glottal stop, can be word-internal codas.
by LinguoFranco
18 Mar 2022 05:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chitol
Replies: 4
Views: 457

Chitol

Chitol is language spoken by tribes of hunter-gatherers. Its phonotactics is technically CVC, but the language prefers open syllables (CV). Most consonants can be geminated intervocally. /n ŋ l ʔ/ are the only consonants that can occur as a word final coda. /m n ŋ/ /p t t͡s~t͡ʃ k ʔ/ /s h/ /l w/ The ...
by LinguoFranco
16 Mar 2022 19:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

Does the accent tend to be based on syllables or moras? Wikipedia's article and many other articles I could find focus on the syllable, but I know Japanese is more mora focused. I think there are more descriptions of mora based systems because it's easier to find evidence. Do things like peak delay...
by LinguoFranco
16 Mar 2022 17:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

So, I am working on a conlang with a pitch accent. Actually, it's two languages with different rules for the accent, since I am testing out which version I like better. One is based on Japanese's system, while the other has pitch falling on the stressed syllable (but there is weight sensitive stress...
by LinguoFranco
11 Feb 2022 17:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

So, I hear that French puts stress on the final syllable of a sentence. Is that correct?

Are there any other natlangs that do something similar?

I'm asking because I intend to use something similar in a conlang.
by LinguoFranco
28 Nov 2021 06:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1847
Views: 510260

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

I've only created conlangs for human speakers, but I have been wanting to make something for a non-human race, but still close enough to human to have the same speech organs, like elves, for example. However, I think elvish are overdone for conlangs, and wondering what some other species I could mak...
by LinguoFranco
26 Nov 2021 09:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

So I read that French stresses the last syllable with a full vowel at the end of a phrase, instead of just having word final stress. Is this correct, and are there any other languages that do something like this? I suppose this question would be better suited for natlangs, but I kinda want to implem...
by LinguoFranco
06 Nov 2021 20:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 373
Views: 75579

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n/ /p t t͡s k/ /b d d͡z g/ /pʰ tʰ kʰ/ /f s ʃ ħ/ /v z ʕ/ /l r j/ It has strict CVC phonotactics. What inspired me to make this inventory is that I wanted a large inventory with a voicing contrast in both plosives and fricatives, but without it being Standard Average European. I think it looks kind...
by LinguoFranco
10 Oct 2021 09:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

I love the concept behind Solresol: a language that can use music and colors to express sentences. However, I find the execution of Solresol to be lackluster. My biggest qualm are the syllables. I get they are based on music notes: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, but I find that only seven of them is ...
by LinguoFranco
10 Oct 2021 01:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

I love the concept behind Solresol: a language that can use music and colors to express sentences. However, I find the execution of Solresol to be lackluster. My biggest qualm are the syllables. I get they are based on music notes: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, but I find that only seven of them is ...
by LinguoFranco
09 Oct 2021 20:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

I love the concept behind Solresol: a language that can use music and colors to express sentences. However, I find the execution of Solresol to be lackluster. My biggest qualm are the syllables. I get they are based on music notes: do, re, mi, fa, sol, la, si, but I find that only seven of them is t...
by LinguoFranco
16 Sep 2021 18:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

So, I want to make a conlang inspired by languages I like, but what do you do if the languages you like are all very different from each other?
by LinguoFranco
07 Jul 2021 19:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 661
Views: 110151

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

What can you tell me about Berber's phonotactics. I hear it gets weird when it comes to syllable boundaries, and thus uses epenthesis.

Is this correct? Do you have any examples?
by LinguoFranco
02 Jul 2021 16:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

I want to add secondary stress to a conlang, but I've hit a few roadblock.s 1. Let's say that in this conlang, the secondary stress starts on the first syllable, and every other syllable after it also is stressed. So a word like /kanatuke/ is /,ka.na.,tu.ke/. But what if a word has an odd number of ...
by LinguoFranco
18 Jun 2021 06:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 373
Views: 75579

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n ŋ/ /p t t͡s~t͡ʃ k kʷ/ /pʰ tʰ kʰ kʷʰ/ /f s ʃ h/ /l ɾ j w/ /i u/ /ɛ ə ɔ/ /a/ The voiceless, unaspirated stops as well as /t͡s~t͡ʃ/ become voiced intervocally. This language has CVC phonotactics and a registere tone system. The tones are rising, falling and neutral. This is my first real attempt a...
by LinguoFranco
13 Jun 2021 22:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

That's the thing, though. I don't always know if I'm pronouncing it consistently and correctly.
by LinguoFranco
13 Jun 2021 08:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 905
Views: 159138

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

Is there anyway I could hear my conlang spoken, so I can get an idea of what it would sound like as I'm developing it?