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by aliensdrinktea
16 Oct 2020 01:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 93
Views: 25160

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

1. Gender: Nonbinary 2. Sexual orientation: Asexual 3. Handedness: Right 4. Nationality: British-American (dual citizenship, born and raised in the US) 5. Ethnicity you primarily identify with: White/American 6. Neurotype: Autism/OCD/GAD 7. Health conditions and physical disabilities: None really un...
by aliensdrinktea
16 Oct 2020 01:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 269
Views: 68052

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I dreamt the other night that an alien abduction store was selling this meme and I was so confused I woke up.

(Alien abduction stores have nothing to do with aliens, by the way. They sell meme magnets and similar things.)
by aliensdrinktea
16 Oct 2020 01:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Funny three-initial mismatches
Replies: 37
Views: 1058

Re: Funny three-initial mismatches

Khemehekis wrote: 22 Sep 2020 11:09 MSM MainStream Media
MSM Men who have Sex with Men
Similarly is MLM, "men loving men" or "multi-level marketing".
by aliensdrinktea
16 Oct 2020 00:30
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs

Thanks guys. I appreciate the detailed responses. [:)] (Sorry for not quoting properly. Easier to format a ton of quotes this way.) Counterintuitively, it's actually relatively common for /i/ to be treated as neutral Huh, that's interesting! I'll have to dig deeper into how individual natlangs deal ...
by aliensdrinktea
15 Oct 2020 15:55
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Re: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs

(This is a reply to eldin raigmore. Salmoneus, I see the reply you've posted in the meantime, and I will read it shortly.) In phonology, vowel harmony is an assimilatory process in which the vowels of a word have to ... Diphthongs were harmonized as well, although they were soon monophthongized beca...
by aliensdrinktea
14 Oct 2020 22:57
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs
Replies: 12
Views: 282

Vowel Harmony and Diphthongs

I'm not well-versed on vowel harmony, but I'm trying to understand it. I think I have the gist of how it works, but I'm a bit confused about diphthongs. If a language has, say, rounding/backness harmony, could /ai/ coexist in a word with /u/, or /au/ with /i/? (Let's assume that /a/ is neutral.) Wha...
by aliensdrinktea
14 Oct 2020 16:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3922

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

Thanks guys [:D] into the realms of nightmare, there's Old Irish, in which negating a verb effectively requires a completely different verb root, thanks to the massive loss of unstressed vowels and all that that results in (including vowel changes and palatalisation) Fascinating, and nightmarish ind...
by aliensdrinktea
14 Oct 2020 03:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 309
Views: 3922

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

I don't mean to interrupt, but I just realized the definite affix in Yuraalian is a heavy syllable, and because it affixes onto nouns, it affects stress placement in certain words (and vowel quality in turn). For example: jalun [ˈʑɒln̩] '(a) road' ol-jalun [ˈolʑəˌlun] 'the road' Is this naturalistic...
by aliensdrinktea
12 Oct 2020 02:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Change My View: Alien Plants Could Be Any Color
Replies: 10
Views: 172

Re: Change My View: Alien Plants Could Be Any Color

I think it's likely that the majority of plant life on a planet will utilize whichever pigment(s) takes the most advantage of the star's peak output. It's evolutionarily advantageous. However: 1) Non-green plants exist in nature here on Earth. Plants with red or purple leaves are not terribly uncomm...
by aliensdrinktea
11 Oct 2020 18:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 649
Views: 227463

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Hello! I'm... a novice conlanger, I suppose. I've dabbled in conlanging on and off since high school, though I've got nothing to show for it besides various scrapped attempts. And a linguistics degree. (Conlanging is what sparked my interest in linguistics.) I've recently jumped back into conlanging...