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by yangfiretiger121
16 Jun 2020 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

My setting's main language has the beginnings of a two-tiered vowel harmony system containing front/+atr [æ,i], back/-atr [ɔ, ʊ̠], and central/neutral [ə]. If full front/back harmony develops, is [ɑ, ɪ̟, ø, u] or [ɑ, e, o, ʏ̟] the more likely set of allophones to arise? Mind you, I am just asking b...
by yangfiretiger121
15 Jun 2020 19:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

My setting's main language has the beginnings of a two-tiered vowel harmony system containing front/+atr [æ,i], back/-atr [ɔ, ʊ̠], and central/neutral [ə]. If full front/back harmony develops, is [ɑ, ɪ̟, ø, u] or [ɑ, e, o, ʏ̟] the more likely set of allophones to arise? Mind you, I am just asking b...
by yangfiretiger121
14 Jun 2020 23:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

My setting's main language has the beginnings of a two-tiered vowel harmony system containing front/+atr [æ,i], back/-atr [ɔ, ʊ̠], and central/neutral [ə]. If full front/back harmony develops, is [ɑ, ɪ̟, ø, u] or [ɑ, e, o, ʏ̟] the more likely set of allophones to arise? Mind you, I am just asking be...
by yangfiretiger121
10 Jun 2020 13:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 130
Views: 1789

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Gondolan now has 353 words in the lexicon, and another 50 in the form of pronouns, particles and etc. The grammar has definitely grown too, now sitting at 83 pages. Although adding an index beefed it up five pages so it's kinda sorta cheating. The 353rd word is Görgengkos , a realm-eater of Gondola...
by yangfiretiger121
07 Jun 2020 14:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

As you know, the language's base vowel system is [ɑ, e, ɛ, i, œ, ɔ, u, y]. Considering the language is meant to sound like French, is a vowel harmony system likely to develop? If so, how?
by yangfiretiger121
06 Jun 2020 00:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

Thanks for the help, guys.
by yangfiretiger121
05 Jun 2020 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

I describe the vowel system of my Elvish language's abugida as follows: "[t]he native script is an abugida with an inherent [​i] and the remaining seven vowels arranged from first high-to-low, then front-to-back as diacritics—[y, u, e, ɛ, œ, ɔ, ɑ]". Are the descriptors in the correct order for the p...
by yangfiretiger121
03 Jun 2020 12:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

And yet, umlaut is very widely used for languages outside of Germanic. Indeed, it's probably more common than 'metaphony' (or, indeed, 'vowel affection'). Similarly, I don't see why 'liaison' can't be used for non-French languages. We don't need to have a special unique vocabulary just for French! ...
by yangfiretiger121
02 Jun 2020 18:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

Is liaison an appropriate name for the process in my setting's Elvish language that causes the events below across word boundaries? If not, what's an appropriate name for it? For context, [ʃ, ʁ, ʎ] are the only sounds that remain word-finally. 1. Usually pronounced final consonant deleting before a ...
by yangfiretiger121
31 May 2020 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

As you may know, I have a language that's, essentially, a fantasy version of Irish. Over the past few days, I've adapted it to be my Runepath setting's Elvish language through massive simplification, such as elimination of diphthongs. Currently, the vowel system is /ɑ e ɛ i ɪ ɔ œ ʊ ʏ/, all of which ...
by yangfiretiger121
23 Apr 2020 20:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

Currently, Lhiáide has <v> ([vˠ, vʲ]), which lenites into <vh> ([ʋˠ, ʋʲ]), from a merger of Gaelic's <bh> and <mh> and [ʋ̥ˠ, ʋ̥ʲ] for <fh>, which is silent in Gaelic. However, I'm going to split <v> back into its Gaelic counterparts and differentiate them. What are some believable phones for each <b...
by yangfiretiger121
19 Apr 2020 15:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lhiáide [ˈʎ̝̊iː.ɑːɖ͡ʐ.ə] Scratchpad
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Re: Lhiáide [ˈʎ̝̊iː.ɑːɖ͡ʐ.ə] Scratchpad

The expected spellings and pronunciations for Lhiádach and Lhiáide are, obviously, Liádach [ˈʎiː.ɑːɖ.əx] and Liáide [ˈʎiː.ɑːɖ͡ʐ.ə], respectively. But, speakers prefer to lenite country- and language-related terms that begin with c, d, f, g, l, s, t, and v for a reason I haven't decided yet. Given th...
by yangfiretiger121
15 Apr 2020 16:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lhiáide [ˈʎ̝̊iː.ɑːɖ͡ʐ.ə] Scratchpad
Replies: 1
Views: 157

Lhiáide [ˈʎ̝̊iː.ɑːɖ͡ʐ.ə] Scratchpad

The language in this topic, Lhiáide , started out as a version of my Runepath setting's Common language. However, it was vastly different back then. For example, there was very little voicing contrast and it had several more approximants. The current version is spoken on an alternate version of Eart...
by yangfiretiger121
30 Mar 2020 16:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

Considering my setting's phoenixfolk see themselves as the more-or-less humanoid embodiment of the mythical phoenix, is it plausible for their language to have a single word referring to them and the creature as a combined entity, or is two words a better option? I'd like to use a single word, but ...
by yangfiretiger121
30 Mar 2020 15:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

Considering my setting's phoenixfolk see themselves as the more-or-less humanoid embodiment of the mythical phoenix, is it plausible for their language to have a single word referring to them and the creature as a combined entity, or is two words a better option? I'd like to use a single word, but t...
by yangfiretiger121
29 Mar 2020 21:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Common Diachronics
Replies: 2
Views: 319

Re: Common Diachronics

Feel free to correct my classifications, if you need to, because this is my most complex phonology to date. Phoenixfolk (Romanization only) Phonology Consonants Please note that B is the voiced bilabial fricative. /p b t d c ɟ k g/ <p b t d kj gj k g> /pʲ bʲ/ <pj bj> /pʷ bʷ tʷ dʷ kʷ gʷ/ <pw bw tw dw...
by yangfiretiger121
28 Mar 2020 23:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 28
Views: 879

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

I practice pronunciation because the languages I'm working on are spoken in a roleplay setting and I want to be able to say the names, etc. when needed.
by yangfiretiger121
28 Mar 2020 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

My setting's Phoenixfolk language has [o̞ ɯ] and an extensive set of palatalizations. Are [fʲo̞ fʲɯ → fø̞ fy], for example, plausible? Sure it is. In fact, Old French had something like it without even needing palatalization on the consonant before. I wrote a thing about the relevant change in Old ...
by yangfiretiger121
28 Mar 2020 14:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 130
Views: 1789

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Today I finished work on a script! http://www.frathwiki.com/images/3/38/Twogh_Bhozaang_Wo-sm.png The name of the lang (tentatively) is Twuğ Puzāŋ Wī and is spelled out on the top left of the image. As is obvious, I am as obsessed with Asian scrips as much as ever and think of this lang as kind of a...
by yangfiretiger121
27 Mar 2020 21:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422649

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

My setting's Phoenixfolk language has [o̞ ɯ] and an extensive set of palatalizations. Are [fʲo̞ fʲɯ → fø̞ fy], for example, plausible?