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by LinguistCat
14 Jan 2022 00:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inheretance Question for a conculture
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Inheretance Question for a conculture

And that still breaks down if you have multiple groups that one could be in that neither parent is from. But what I'm getting at is: why? You've said it "breaks down", and "becomes more complicated", but I don't see why, and hence I don't understand what problem you're asking fo...
by LinguistCat
13 Jan 2022 12:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inheretance Question for a conculture
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Re: Inheretance Question for a conculture

I'm not sure why you assume inheritance would by default be same-sex. I didn't, but with the example I used I understand why you thought I did. I mentioned "... some kind of inheritance pattern such as Long Trunk Child (LTC) inherits from Long Trunk Parent (LTP) and Short Trunk Child (STC) fro...
by LinguistCat
12 Jan 2022 22:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Inheretance Question for a conculture
Replies: 7
Views: 253

Inheretance Question for a conculture

I'm not sure how to phrase my actual question but I'm thinking of working with a conculture where most individuals are hermaphroditic but there are cultural limits about who can mate with whom. Some of these limits are based on physical attributes but which do not actually limit the ability to produ...
by LinguistCat
31 Dec 2021 15:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The Western languages do not have uvular consonants. They are velar.
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: The Western languages do not have uvular consonants. They are velar.

WeepingElf wrote: 31 Dec 2021 14:36 WHAT?
WeepingElf, they previously made a whole screed about "Westerners aren't ABLE to pronounce 'non-Western' phonemes" with no evidence either about why or how this would be true, and only a lot of circular reasoning based on nothing. If not a troll, they are a crackpot.
by LinguistCat
30 Dec 2021 17:13
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 188
Views: 104366

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I grew up Catholic and in the way of a child, I was fairly devout for a time. But then I came to some doubts about the premises of the religion as presented to me. So I tried to learn as much about other religions as I could and did some soul searching. I became a believer of an animist and/or polyt...
by LinguistCat
15 Dec 2021 20:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A weird confession regarding conworlding...
Replies: 21
Views: 7743

Re: A weird confession regarding conworlding...

Does anyone else here have an interest that shows up in his/her conworld, but that conworlders don't usually develop? Alternate sex or gender systems, or really anything to do with con-genetics. You mean like sapients that have Z and W chromosomes instead of X and Y chromosomes? Cool! Or heat depen...
by LinguistCat
14 Dec 2021 14:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A weird confession regarding conworlding...
Replies: 21
Views: 7743

Re: A weird confession regarding conworlding...

Khemehekis wrote: 13 Dec 2021 06:02 Does anyone else here have an interest that shows up in his/her conworld, but that conworlders don't usually develop?
Alternate sex or gender systems, or really anything to do with con-genetics.
by LinguistCat
04 Nov 2021 02:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Fun phonemic contrasts?
Replies: 10
Views: 630

Fun phonemic contrasts?

What are some interesting or less common phonemic contrasts that could be used in conlangs? For example, voiced/voiceless or aspirated/unaspirated are common for consonants and rounded/unrounded, backedness, openness and tenseness are all common for vowels. But what are some that aren't used as ofte...
by LinguistCat
20 Oct 2021 03:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 858
Views: 130045

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

Affricates are more likely because any kind of nasalization and fricatives do not go together well. Thank you for concretising something I’ve felt for years. [:D] At first I wrote 'don't like each other', but people IRL laugh about this formulation [;)] Thank you. I know irl, Old Japanese supposedl...
by LinguistCat
19 Oct 2021 02:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 858
Views: 130045

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

Would prenasalized voiced stops becoming prenasalized voiced fricatives before high vowels seem realistic?
by LinguistCat
12 Oct 2021 20:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 858
Views: 130045

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

I have no idea about Solresol, but if you want colours and notes... why not have initial consonants mapped to colours, vowels to notes and final consonants to their softness/hardness (whatever the technical term is)? Sticking to 12 notes per octave for simplicity's sake, and 12 colours just because...
by LinguistCat
28 Sep 2021 22:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 858
Views: 130045

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

I've been trying to learn about reduplication because I'd like to use it in my conlang, but I'm wondering if there much difference cross linguistically for root vs stem reduplication. This is an important distinction in my conlang's case because, being based on Old Japanese, verbs and verbal adject...
by LinguistCat
25 Sep 2021 03:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 858
Views: 130045

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

I've been trying to learn about reduplication because I'd like to use it in my conlang, but I'm wondering if there much difference cross linguistically for root vs stem reduplication. This is an important distinction in my conlang's case because, being based on Old Japanese, verbs and verbal adjecti...
by LinguistCat
20 Sep 2021 19:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 858
Views: 130045

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

If your language doesn't use <y> or <w>, you could always just use them for schwa and then make a little note. The people who care would have cared anyway and the ones who don't wouldn't anyway.
by LinguistCat
04 Sep 2021 20:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 409
Views: 77593

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Created a small inventory of sounds cats make and the closest analogous sounds in humans for my ongoing Japanese based "cat lang".
by LinguistCat
20 Aug 2021 01:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Demigoddesses
Replies: 9
Views: 1562

Re: Demigoddesses

I don't know if tenshi from Japan would be considered goddesses (the natures of kami and divinity in Japan are a little fuzzy and don't always line up with Western conceptions), they are usually considered more analogous to angels. But if they count as minor deities, there is the folk story of the t...
by LinguistCat
17 Aug 2021 19:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 858
Views: 130045

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

I'm deriving a conlang from Old Japanese (and Middle Chinese to an extent). I have no proof that the phonemes represented by i2 and e2 would be rounded, but I've decided to interperate them as such. What are some fun sound changes I could use so that syllables with i1/2 and e1/2 result in different ...
by LinguistCat
12 Aug 2021 20:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 858
Views: 130045

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

I have to concur about the dots below version. It looks more unified and consistent especially with creaky voice and stress being separate.
by LinguistCat
30 Jul 2021 23:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Extroverts, introverts, dopamine, and conworlding
Replies: 29
Views: 4868

Re: Extroverts, introverts, dopamine, and conworlding

If you're interested in the science, the article links to this book: The Introvert Advantage I'll take a look when I can get my Kindle set up :) ... Also, you said you get a rush from personal achievements. Do these include major achievements and milestones in your conlanging/conworlding journey? I...
by LinguistCat
30 Jul 2021 20:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Extroverts, introverts, dopamine, and conworlding
Replies: 29
Views: 4868

Re: Extroverts, introverts, dopamine, and conworlding

I don't think this is quite accurate. I know anecdotes don't translate to data, but in my own experience, I'm a chaser of novel situations, foods, locations, etc, but I'm also extremely introverted. I love people that I am close to, and in the moment speaking with a small group or one on one about i...