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by sangi39
01 Dec 2020 20:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 353
Views: 29696

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Seems the CBB got a mention back in September in a video by a user on YouTube who goes by Lichen called " 12 Conlanging Tips ". Wasn't expecting that at all watching a video that YouTube just recommended. Oh, and Academia.edu on YouTube was mentioned as well, which I know belongs to a member of the ...
by sangi39
22 Nov 2020 02:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 868
Views: 146934

Re: You

Seems to have been a few years since I looked at my info: Alias(es) : Sangi39 Location : North Yorkshire, England, UK (if you know the McDonalds just of the A1, you know where I live) Date of Birth : August 2nd 1989 Gender (or "sex" if you prefer): Male Sexuality : Bisexual (completely out now, unli...
by sangi39
10 Nov 2020 22:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 873
Views: 174835

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Yeah, I don't think we've ever said reading other people's guesses and feedback is against the rules. It's a pretty free-range game as to whether you build on other people's work or whether you go at it alone (much like in real-world reconstructions, I suppose). Different people play the game in dif...
by sangi39
07 Nov 2020 11:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 873
Views: 174835

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

If it's okay, I won't be placing another guess. I haven't had time at all the last week to work in this to do this and don't think I'll have much chance any time soon either [:(]
by sangi39
05 Nov 2020 21:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 353
Views: 29696

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

(just moved your post here, Eldin. Didn't seem to warrant its own thread, but to the point...) It is, but it's a weird one this year, just like all the other big "get together outside" holidays like Hallowe'en last week. There have been people letting off fireworks here, and having small bonfires, b...
by sangi39
01 Nov 2020 22:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Philosophy
Replies: 11
Views: 562

Re: Philosophy

Ohhh yeah, didn't you study philosophy at university, Sal?
by sangi39
26 Oct 2020 23:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 873
Views: 174835

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Hoping I'm at least a little bit closer. Trying to work out the branching, considering I got it so very wrong at the more "modern" stages, was a bit tricky, but I hope with better reconstructions I managed to figure it out a little better. A [ˈgoðɛ̃ː] - [əːɖɔ̃ːˈðĩəspo] - [tʼaˈkxɔ̃ːɖəː] - [bɛ̃ˈkʼuðiθ...
by sangi39
25 Oct 2020 02:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 323
Views: 8574

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

If a language was (C)V(C), and had restrictions on the initial consonant of a closed syllable, and then became (C)V, with now illegal final consonants taking an empethetic vowel, how stable would the restrictions be for morphemes that used to be a closed syllable? Take an example noun , */jæ:tæ/, h...
by sangi39
25 Oct 2020 00:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 873
Views: 174835

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Just an update: I have received and prepared my responses to Ratsawn and ɶʙ ɞʛ's second guesses, but as before, I'm not going to post them yet in case sangi39 is planning to submit a second attempt, or in case anyone else wants to jump in. I am [:)] Just need a few days, I think. Trying not to rush...
by sangi39
24 Oct 2020 23:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 353
Views: 29696

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

eldin raigmore wrote: 24 Oct 2020 21:48
There's always the hope that 2021 will see some áctual improvement along those at-most-a-footnote lines!
Hope I’m not a killjoy, but, isn’t Mad Max set in 2021?
I mean, Reign of Fire was set in 2020 [:P]
by sangi39
24 Oct 2020 15:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 353
Views: 29696

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Happy twenty-third, Shimobaatar! As the fortune cookie goes: "May you live in interesting times". Isn't that a bad thing? "Interesting times" refers to things like rebellions, famines, general upheaval. It's "uninteresting times" that's the good one, isn't it? That's how Pratchett ended up using it...
by sangi39
15 Oct 2020 22:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 873
Views: 174835

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Oookay, so I took the more recent word list (I didn't have much time between work and falling asleep, lol, to notice there had been an update), but I've got a sort of "second preliminary guess" which I feel is a bit more "sound" than the last one: A [ˈgoðɛ̃ː] - [əːɖɔ̃ːˈðĩəspo] - [tʼaˈkxɔ̃ːɖəː] - [bɛ...
by sangi39
14 Oct 2020 23:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 873
Views: 174835

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

So, preliminary guess, the vast majority of it was thrown together while half asleep, lol, but I'll try to explain what I've done as I read back through it, just to add some clarity: A [ˈgoðɛ̃ː] - [əːɖɔ̃ːˈðĩə̯̃spo] - [tʼaˈk͡xɔ̃ːɖəː] - [bɛ̃ˈkʼuðiθagu] - [iˈðek͡xə̃ː] B [ˈvoziɲ] - [ɳɳaˈziməff] - [paˈɣa...
by sangi39
14 Oct 2020 21:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Canocua (ona:taʔwę): an Iroquoian conlang
Replies: 17
Views: 905

Re: Canocua verbs, slot 2: non-singular animate infix

Anyway, I do have a small tidbit right now I can share. Canocua, like many Iroquoian languages, has a non-singular animate prefix, -ga- (from Proto-Northern-Iroquoian and Proto-Iroquoian -ka- ). According to Charles, the prefix precedes the pronominal prefix slot to change a 3rd person animate argu...
by sangi39
12 Oct 2020 19:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 873
Views: 174835

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I'm working on a response, but some of the words are tripping me up, lol, and need to work around a few evening shifts.
by sangi39
03 Oct 2020 04:18
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Designing Color words for your conlang
Replies: 3
Views: 618

Re: Designing Color words for your conlang

Come check out my videos and maybe get some ideas for your conlangs. This one is about dividing the color wheel, and not being arbitrary about it. I'd love to hear comments from you all! https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/articles/70126/what-is-color-in-poetry Not to be a "downer", but...
by sangi39
03 Oct 2020 02:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 323
Views: 8574

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

I’ve been working on a diachronic language that develops glottalized vowels from a variety of sources. I don’t particularly want glottalization to remain in the language, but I also don’t want to convert it to tone, at least not yet. What could I do with the glottalized vowels? For context, the vow...
by sangi39
01 Oct 2020 10:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 368
Views: 7730

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

So what's the difference between "iku" and "yuku" in Japanese (i.e. the verb "to go"). I was looking at song lyrics and saw in the lyrics the word is written いこう (ikou) but the singer clearly says "yukou". Are they just completely interchangeable? Wiktionary at least seems to suggest they're interc...
by sangi39
28 Sep 2020 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 873
Views: 174835

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I'm, annoyingly, not able to throw myself at a final attempt (forgot it was my turn for home-working shifts, lol), so I don't think I'll be able to get another guess in this week. I know I'm not the closest, but I'm happy to settle with what I have [:)]
by sangi39
27 Sep 2020 12:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 323
Views: 8574

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

How common is /ç/? Could it be reasonably contrasted with /x/ and/or /ʝ/? I think the Goidelic languages all contrast palatal and velar fricatives (both voiced and voiceless), but that's part of the wider palatalised vs. velarised consonant distinction found in the languages. There are some people ...