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by LinguistCat
28 Mar 2024 17:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Clothing and Clothing Inspiration for Concultures
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Clothing and Clothing Inspiration for Concultures

Isn't there also a lot of variation on Earth when it comes to clothing (apart from the satus symbol thing)? I'm not sure who this is specifically responding to, but I don't think anyone implied that Earth clothing is lacking in variation. I certainly didn't intend to imply that with my original pos...
by LinguistCat
27 Mar 2024 04:49
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Clothing and Clothing Inspiration for Concultures
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Re: Clothing and Clothing Inspiration for Concultures

Yinrih don't wear clothes. No eros also means no modesty, and having fur obviates the need for sun and cold protection. They do wear protective gear like armor or rain coats. Aside from that, they make heavy use of pockets to make up for their inability to hold objects while walking. Backpacks, poc...
by LinguistCat
26 Mar 2024 01:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Clothing and Clothing Inspiration for Concultures
Replies: 9
Views: 808

Clothing and Clothing Inspiration for Concultures

I'm working on a fantasy space story. Without getting too deep into things, plants and plant based fibers are the most resistant materials against the negative effects of the aether throughout the universe, but there's little or no danger of depressurization. So the cheapest option for space uniform...
by LinguistCat
18 Feb 2024 19:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1721
Views: 359405

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

Thanks, I thought there were languages doing something similar, I just couldn't think of any.
by LinguistCat
18 Feb 2024 04:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1721
Views: 359405

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

Could an argument be made for including /t/ as a possible coda but not any other stops by saying that the language has a preference for coronal consonants in general? It's for a non-human language but they are fairly humanoid, so I'd like to keep details and reasoning for why things are how they are...
by LinguistCat
23 Jan 2024 03:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Go and find him!
Replies: 35
Views: 9828

Re: Go and find him!

:eng: Go and find him!

Old Nyango (no official Japanese based writing system yet)
:con: (kare wo) saŋash yuche.
kare wo saŋash yuche
3PS OBJ find.INF go.IMP
by LinguistCat
03 Jan 2024 19:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 739
Views: 215711

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Kelisot wrote: 03 Jan 2024 15:37 Currently writing a draft for a conlang inspired by the Okinawan language in the forums soon. Can't wait to get critiques!
Sounds fun. I'll look forward to it
by LinguistCat
23 Dec 2023 22:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1721
Views: 359405

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

Arayaz wrote: 23 Dec 2023 20:01 What's everyone's conlang's word for "chicken"? (The animal, not the meat)
Currently in Nyango it looks like <kache> /ka.tSe/. Cognate with Japanese かけ, an archaic term for chicken.
by LinguistCat
19 Dec 2023 16:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Reconstruction Relay 2024 (Signups continuing)
Replies: 84
Views: 7432

Re: CBB Reconstruction Relay 2024 (First one as far as i know)

I can try my hand at it. Probably would help me get more comfortable with sound changes.
by LinguistCat
17 Dec 2023 17:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1721
Views: 359405

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

When I make conlangs that have clusters, I just kinda go with what sounds good or derive them from a proto-lang using the tips above so ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ but I've mostly been focusing on my Japanlang for cats, so I'm not sure how much help that is.
by LinguistCat
08 Dec 2023 01:55
Forum: Language Learning & Non-English
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 116
Views: 114730

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

:jpn: ( パンの )耳 - heel (of bread) lit: bread ears
by LinguistCat
29 Nov 2023 17:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1721
Views: 359405

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

Oblong countable objects vs non-oblong non-countable objects Is this intended as a joke? Or, that could actually be a valid gender system.. different shape classes. Japanese (in part) makes use of different counters for different shaped things. Not specifically a gender system but maybe it could be...
by LinguistCat
27 Nov 2023 17:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Anybody else working on conlangs with non-human phonologies?
Replies: 13
Views: 810

Re: Anybody else working on conlangs with non-human phonologies?

I'm considering whether and how I'd make Nyango less human in phonology. It's based on Old Japanese and in universe develops alongside the Japanese language, however, it is spoken by cat youkai, some of which can transform to look/sound/act human and others who can't. So I figure some of the allopho...
by LinguistCat
24 Nov 2023 16:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Which conlangs are you working on and/or still plan to work on?
Replies: 27
Views: 1624

Re: Which conlangs are you working on and/or still plan to work on?

I have my cat language, Nyango, which is derived from Old Japanese and affected by Japanese at various stages, but is mostly pretty conservative in some ways and innovative in a few unique areas. I haven't quite gotten the balance of innovation and conservation that I like just yet.
by LinguistCat
17 Nov 2023 17:57
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What are the Benefits of Conlang ?? (on a practical and personal level)
Replies: 10
Views: 1437

Re: What are the Benefits of Conlang ?? (on a practical and personal level)

I've been focusing on a conlang alt history relative of Japanese. It's forced me to use and look up more Japanese than I might otherwise use in my day to day life. (I don't have many people to speak with and I've had a hard time finding more realistic media that I enjoy.) I've also learned the histo...
by LinguistCat
28 Sep 2023 04:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1721
Views: 359405

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

Yes, (one way of analysing) word tone, I know, but I still don't understand what your actual question is. Maybe you could give some examples? Say there's the word /ni.kaː.ta/, and it has a falling tone on the second syllable, thus the second mora has the high tone. Would the first syllable then als...
by LinguistCat
19 Sep 2023 16:46
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How would one form roots?
Replies: 4
Views: 9717

Re: How would one form roots?

Different people have different ways of going about it. Since you're basing your language on existing languages, you could look up how their roots are shaped. As an example that I know more about, Japanese on its face is a mostly (C)V language, but can have long vowels, a syllabic nasal or a lengthe...
by LinguistCat
18 Sep 2023 21:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1123
Views: 291544

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

I google translated 'I love you' into Japanese and it gave 愛してます。 Aishitemasu. It apparently just means 'love'. Is there some politeness thing or something that hints thats 'I love you' instead of, say, 'He loves her'? Japanese often doesn't use pronouns as it's kind of expected to be obvious from ...
by LinguistCat
18 Sep 2023 18:00
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What comes to you when you hear "wizzhub". Generally is it something bad?
Replies: 7
Views: 10411

Re: What comes to you when you hear "wizzhub". Generally is it something bad?

Honestly, I first thought of wizards. Like a bunch of bearded folk in pointy hats doing magic.
by LinguistCat
28 Jun 2023 21:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1123
Views: 291544

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

Which other high vowels? PIE had only /i/ and /u/ as high vowels. Don't honestly know much about Indo European linguistics ... I suppose I had the misconception that the RUKI rules happened after proto-Germanic (or whatever branch it applies to) had already gained more vowels. I stand corrected. Bu...