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by sangi39
28 Jun 2020 16:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: What if Aztlan and Atlantis were cognate names?
Replies: 15
Views: 268

Re: What if Aztlan and Atlantis were cognate names?

The problem, at least to me, is twofold. On the one hand, there's the geography of the thing. There's literally zero evidence for a large landmass ever having existed in the Atlantic, and landmasses that large don't just go about disappearing (where huge tracts of land do fall beneath the water, it'...
by sangi39
22 Jun 2020 23:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 228
Views: 17475

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

A friend recently bought some fabric, and they've found a few instances of what I think might be Chinese characters in a couple of places. I was wondering if anyone might have any idea what it might say: https://i.imgur.com/COHi0Nk.jpg The best I can make out of it might be "antique" for the first t...
by sangi39
20 Jun 2020 23:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422594

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

Not very meaningful, though, without distinguishing the questions of "does this language have prefixes for X?" and "where do the prefixes for X go?" In particular, there'll be a huge chunk of languages that just aren't inflecting at all. Many of their 757 languages with neither kind of prefix actua...
by sangi39
20 Jun 2020 16:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422594

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

So, of the languages that WALS gives as having both (14 languages), half of them are Bantu languages, which are included because of their locative noun classes. Nias is included because it marks case via initial consonant mutation, but number marking on nouns appears to be relatively rare. You can u...
by sangi39
03 Jun 2020 21:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Human Languages of Yantas
Replies: 84
Views: 22315

Re: The Human Languages of Yantas

/m n ɲ/ < m n ň > /p t c k/ < p t c k > /p: t: c: k:/ < bb dd jj gg > /ʰp: ʰt: ʰc: ʰk:/ < pp tt cc kk > /s ç x h/ < s š ḥ h > /s: ç: x:/ < s šš ḥḥ > /l ʎ/ < l ľ > /v r j/ < v r y > /i i: ɨ ɨ: u u:/ < i ii ï ïï u uu > /e e: o o:/ < e ee o oo > /æ æ: ɑ ɑ:/ < ä ää a aa > /əi əu iə uə/ < ai au ia ua > (...
by sangi39
01 Jun 2020 20:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 66147

Re: Forum News Thread

From sangi39

► Ryan Aditya has been permanently banned for continued rude comments (bordering on trolling), as well as using a sock-puppet account to continue making similar comments.

From sangi39

► ΘOΛA has been permanently banned for being a sock-puppet account for Ryan Aditya.
by sangi39
27 May 2020 08:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 785
Views: 165529

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Sorry for the lack of feedback so far. I was hoping someone else might want to give it a shot as well.
by sangi39
24 May 2020 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 11792
Views: 1422594

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

What orthography could I use for this vowel system? I was thinking of using tildes to indicate nasalization, but I am not sure how I could write /ɨ/ and /ɨ̃/. I was thinking of using <v> and <ṽ> respectively, but I don't think any language uses those letters for those sounds. /i ɨ u e o a/ /ĩ ɨ̃ ũ ...
by sangi39
19 May 2020 19:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 785
Views: 165529

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

1) [ˈjas.tsʰrak] - [ˈθpʰəʒi] - [ˈθa.tsʼa] - [ˈpʰiʃ] 2) [ˈjas.rak] - [ˈs̪pʰʃi˨˩] - [ˈt̪ʰa˨˩.tsa] - [ˈfirs] [ˈjas.t͡sʰrak] - [ˈs̪pʰrʲiʔ] - [ˈt̪ʰaʔ.t͡sa] - [ˈpʰirs] (Proto-1/2) Regarding [rʲ] in the second word being close enough, would [ʒ] be "better"?  [ʒ] would be "better", but overall that's spot ...
by sangi39
19 May 2020 08:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 785
Views: 165529

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

So it has been over a week. I wanted to reply on Saturday or Sunday, but I was waiting for more than one response.

I'll try to reply to Shimobaatar this evening after work, and if anyone else throws in any more guesses by then, I'll try responding to them as well.
by sangi39
12 May 2020 14:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 785
Views: 165529

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Update: Word 2 in Language 11 should be [i˥'spʰra˩]. I seem to have deleted the final vowel without realising it before copying it over [:P]
by sangi39
11 May 2020 20:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 785
Views: 165529

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Hopefully it won't be another week before I can respond, but it might end up being over the weekend if we get held back at work for a bit while we catch up from a busy day today, so could be plenty of time for more guesses.
by sangi39
11 May 2020 20:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 785
Views: 165529

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I finished the last of my exams/papers/etc. for the semester last night, so it's time to give this a go! I definitely like the looks of it.  In terms of grouping the languages together into lower-level branches, I've started out by just doing what feels easiest to me. I'm not sure how correct I am,...
by sangi39
11 May 2020 19:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 785
Views: 165529

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

1) ['jas.tsʰrak] ['θpʰəʒi] ['θa.tsʼa] ['pʰiʃ] 2) ['jas.rak] ['s̪pʰʃi˨˩] ['t̪ʰa˨˩.tsa] ['firs] 3) ['jah.srak] ['fʂiʔ] ['θa.tsa] [ha'ris] 4) ['ja:.ʂak] ['frʲiʔ] ['θa.tsa] [a'rasu] Proto-1234: *jastʰrak, *θpʰriʔ, *t̪ʰaʔsa, *pʰeres 5) [eɕ'ɕatʂ] ['sfje] ['θa.tsi] [for'ʂu] 6) [eθ'θjatʃ] ['spʰje] ['tʰa.ts...
by sangi39
11 May 2020 13:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 785
Views: 165529

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I'll be replying to this probably some time around 19:00UTC (11th May) if anyone wants to get a last minute first guess in [:)]

(had a busy weekend working from home, so didn't get a chance to go over submissions)
by sangi39
11 May 2020 09:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Taimát (Kumarian) Scratchpad
Replies: 10
Views: 318

Re: Taimát (Kumarian)

Presumably the people from these islands aren't human, or there's some sort of magic or interdimensional stuff going on that means the islands remain inhabitable to humans and the just appear to disappear under the waves for decades at a time.
by sangi39
10 May 2020 18:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News Thread
Replies: 93
Views: 66147

Re: Forum News Thread

From sangi39

► Ryan Aditya has been given a two week ban for continued rude comments.
by sangi39
10 May 2020 18:14
Forum: Games
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 763
Views: 30603

Re: Romanization game #2

Please don’t make crumbled orthography like this: So, responding to another report, relating to the same person, in the same thread, for roughly the same thing, twice in a few days. Might I reiterate that this is a game . It's okay to not like the results, but, yet again, you seem to be expecting p...
by sangi39
10 May 2020 01:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Overview of my Realm
Replies: 7
Views: 285

Re: Overview of my Realm

This was pointed out to us, and I thought this was an interesting topic that arose early enough that it might be worth splitting apart (it makes for a broader discussion of the topic, and it prevents the original thread from being derailed too much). I haven't moved everything that talks about Tolki...
by sangi39
10 May 2020 01:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlds and Copyright [Split topic from: Overview of my Realm]
Replies: 7
Views: 139

Re: Conworlds and Copyright [Split topic from: Overview of my Realm]

This was pointed out to us, and I thought this was an interesting topic that arose early enough in EvanFyous' Overview of my Realm thread, that it might be worth splitting apart (it makes for a broader discussion of the topic, and it prevents the original thread from being derailed too much).