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by LinguistCat
17 Jun 2020 05:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Classical Chinese help for conlang project?
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Classical Chinese help for conlang project?

Salmoneus wrote:
17 Jun 2020 02:57
Wikipedia actually compares a bunch of Old Chinese reconstructions. IME, you can also find some interesting speculative papers, including possible Sino-Tibetan comparisons, if you search for stuff on the type A/type B distinction.
Thanks, that's pretty cool!
by LinguistCat
16 Jun 2020 20:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Classical Chinese help for conlang project?
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Re: Classical Chinese help for conlang project?

Thank you. I definitely know the issues with reconstructing the phonology itself since the languages I AM coming at this from are the Japonic language family, and even that doesn't have as many issues. Though because of relying on other languages in the Sino-sphere, things become a bit circular in r...
by LinguistCat
15 Jun 2020 20:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Classical Chinese help for conlang project?
Replies: 5
Views: 183

Classical Chinese help for conlang project?

Does anyone know good resources for reconstructions of Classical Chinese phonology and the basics of the grammar system? I'm not familiar with modern Chinese languages to any extent that would be useful, and have mostly found non-linguistics based resources that use primarily Pinyin and modification...
by LinguistCat
12 Jun 2020 17:17
Forum: Games
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 784
Views: 31198

Re: Romanization game #2

/m n/ <m n>
/p t k/ <p t k>
/f s h/ <f s h>
/l j w/ <l y w>

/i u ə a/ <i u e a>

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Next
/m n ŋ/
/b d dz d̠ʒ ɖʐ g/
/p t ts t̠ʃ ʈʂ k/
/f s ʃ x/
/r l/

/i ʉ u e ə ɔ a/
/ei ou ai au/
/ɹ̩ dz̩ ts̩ s̩/

Please make the syllabic sounds discernible from their nonsyllabic counterparts.
by LinguistCat
12 Jun 2020 16:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7363
Views: 947116

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

German allows the construction but I don't know if it's completely parallel. You can either say (1) or (2) without much difference in meaning: (1) Mein Frühstück heute my breakfast today `my breakfast today' (2) Mein heut-iges Frühstück my today-ADJ breakfast `my breakfast today' I don't think this...
by LinguistCat
09 Jun 2020 17:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 28
Views: 894

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

...and do you try and speak or pronouce it Currently mine is related to and based on Japanese so aside from some details, it's pronounced similar to Japanese. I might change some things about the phonology and such so that might change but probably still pronounceable. and do you try to speak or pr...
by LinguistCat
08 Jun 2020 18:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 28
Views: 894

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

Currently mine is related to and based on Japanese so aside from some details, it's pronounced similar to Japanese. I might change some things about the phonology and such so that might change but probably still pronounceable.
by LinguistCat
27 May 2020 19:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 256
Views: 41666

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

... I came up with this idea long ago but I never really thought it through. I only just now realized that such a vast difference in female anatomy between two groups of humans would almost certainly result in a corresponding difference in male anatomy. Put more bluntly: DREAMER MEN HAVE TINY PENIS...
by LinguistCat
28 Apr 2020 21:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7363
Views: 947116

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

And meanwhile in Japanese the distinction between here and there is distinguished not by their vowels but by their consonants: koko (here) vs. soko (there) where the consonant used for "here" is actually pronounced further back than the one for "there". And then there's asoko (over there) which jus...
by LinguistCat
26 Apr 2020 20:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2551
Views: 303995

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I have been watching videos by "debu idol" group Big Angel びっくえんじぇる. Important to note they call themselves debu. They have a lot of cute song videos and those videos where you try making various candy kits or other foods, but also have a little calisthenics thing they do recently since a lot of peo...
by LinguistCat
23 Apr 2020 19:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: 8values political quiz
Replies: 40
Views: 793

Re: 8values political quiz

I got https://8values.github.io/results.html?e=87.2&d=94.4&g=76.6&s=74.3 . Is this a US-American quiz? I'm not sure but the American idea of ""Libertarianism"" is very different from the technical meaning of it in political theory that seems to be used by the quiz, in any case. I also got put in th...
by LinguistCat
29 Mar 2020 06:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11801
Views: 1423845

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

What are some ways to achieve a portmanteau agreement system? Let's say a language has polypersonal agreement, but uses one affix to mark both the subject and the object. So, /kanu/ is a verb that means "to fight." The suffix -/jon/ marks the subject as first person and the object as second person,...
by LinguistCat
10 Mar 2020 19:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7363
Views: 947116

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

Would it be likely for a language that has two ways of forming concessive constructions to turn one into a concessive conditional? In Classical Chinese, two juxtaposed clauses without any markers of their relationship can be interpreted as temporally sequential (first A, then B), conditional (if A,...
by LinguistCat
10 Mar 2020 04:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7363
Views: 947116

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

Would it be likely for a language that has two ways of forming concessive constructions to turn one into a concessive conditional? Example: A construction that meant " Even though John smokes, he's still in good health." coming to mean " Even if John smokes, he may stay in good health." It seems to ...
by LinguistCat
04 Mar 2020 23:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 136
Views: 2131

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Well mostly yesterday but I've been going through my resources for Old Japanese and making spread sheets to keep everything organized so I can come back and apply sound changes for my cat lang, and see where changes in grammar might need to be made.
by LinguistCat
29 Feb 2020 19:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 638
Views: 222287

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Huh. So they're not making that flagship bit of geekery Dungeons & Dragons anymore -- it's evolved into something else? Or at least a different name? No, they are. Pathfinder is a different RPG that, apparently, started out as a modified version of D&D. Oh, I see. I don't think I ever knew anyone a...
by LinguistCat
09 Feb 2020 09:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?
Replies: 8
Views: 241

Re: Jotun:Aesir::Titans:Olympians?

Possibly Fomorians vs Tuatha de Danann of Celtic mythology. The Tuatha might not technically count as gods tho (but they seem like minor gods to me) and the Fomorians are definitely monstrous and likely giants, and have even been likened to Jotun.

So that's a possible one for the list.
by LinguistCat
03 Feb 2020 20:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11801
Views: 1423845

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

I assume that the non-peak of the diphthong is phonologically a glide /j/. That's the assumption for e 1 vs e 2 which tend to be denoted as something like /(j)e ej/. i 1 vs i 2 might be any of /i 1/, /ji ij/, or /i wi/, while o 1 vs o 2 tends to either be /wo o/ or /o @/ I am not sure if there are ...
by LinguistCat
03 Feb 2020 00:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11801
Views: 1423845

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

Since some of the reconstructions for Old Japanese vowels involves both rising and falling diphthongs, I'm considering having palatalization of both consonants before rising palatal diphthongs (I'm not sure I'll do anything with velarization or rounding), and consonants after falling diphthings (whi...
by LinguistCat
21 Jan 2020 23:47
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities in Finnish
Replies: 30
Views: 1216

Re: Curiosities in Finnish

This is all very interesting to me as a beginner in the language [:)]