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by Nortaneous
06 May 2021 03:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 396
Views: 165453

Re: English Orthography Reform

from, of, what, because; for some speakers also somebody, anybody, nobody Oh, thanks - I knew those (though I'd forgotten 'because'), but I assumed there were more. Wait, apparently also "was"? Also "was". I think "because" isn't universal. (Spelling pronunciation?) (minim rule?) <o> for <u> adjace...
by Nortaneous
05 May 2021 18:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 396
Views: 165453

Re: English Orthography Reform

I guess. To me, the /I/ in 'American' is as far as possible from schwa, whereas the /I/ in 'destroy' is very close to it. But I'm not an American. Are there Americans who have this the other way around? I guess they might, since there's a good reason to 'strengthen' the latter in theory (initial sy...
by Nortaneous
05 May 2021 16:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 396
Views: 165453

Re: English Orthography Reform

Small mistake, though: you have the weak vowel merger in words like "Omerokon" (tangent: why mark schwa before /n/, but not before /l/?), but you don't have it in words like "disuyded" or "distiqgwish"... (should be either "disuyded" and "Omerikon" or "dosuyded" and "Omerokon"). this isn't necessar...
by Nortaneous
05 May 2021 00:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 478
Views: 37299

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

Has anyone made a new orthography for English, where, if you see a written word, its spelling always tells exactly how it's pronounced, and if you hear a word, its sounds always tell exactly how it's spelled? In other words, you don't have to memorize both spelling and pronunciation. 𐐷𐐯𐑅 𐑅𐐲𐑋 𐐹𐐨𐐹𐑊 𐐨...
by Nortaneous
03 May 2021 18:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 274
Views: 28359

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

here is the cursed phoneme inventory of Bakhzon Rau p t k q b d̪ dz̠ gʲ ɢ m n ŋ ɬ s ʃ x χ a e ʌ o i ɯ + high, low, rising tones; all non-dorsal consonants also have palatalized variants Proto-Rau was probably something like p t ƛ c k b d λ ɟ g m n ŋ s ɬ ɕ x r l j a ə i u aː iː uː (there are also cli...
by Nortaneous
03 May 2021 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37882

Re: What did you accomplish today?

mrojryqvmzvg "the barbarian hacks sth. to pieces" > lqaswyqvmzeug wmrojr "I make the barbarian hack sth. to pieces" Did you never think to ask the barbarian whether they want to hack sth. to pieces? [:O] [:P] I did enjoy puzzling out what each morpheme must be, though [:)] Probably easier in the cl...
by Nortaneous
03 May 2021 03:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 346
Views: 37882

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Rau causatives dafgia "the man descends" > lqasiau vndafg "I make the man descend" nafmwxkwvt "the woman shops" > lqac!wvuti wnafmwk "I make the woman shop" yiwgaulgw ra "the sailor fastens it" > lqaz!wu vnyiwgaul "I make the sailor fasten sth." mrojryqvmzvg "the barbarian hacks sth. to pieces" > lq...
by Nortaneous
16 Apr 2021 14:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45247

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

This PHOIBLE client makes searching a bit easier. Unfortunately, you can't directly filter for aspiration, but +spread_glottis selects aspirated consonants, /h/, and breathy-voice segments. +spread_glottis;+consonantal;-periodic_glottal_source will select only aspirated consonants (and breathy-voic...
by Nortaneous
24 Mar 2021 03:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 274
Views: 28359

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/pʰ b̥ ɓ d̥ ɟ̥ ɢ̥/ <p b ƃ d ɟ q>
/ɸʷ sʰ z̥ x/ <ʍ s z x>
/n/ <n>
/l ʎ ɾ ɹʲ/ <l ʎ ɾ ɹ>
/|ʼ ǂʼ ŋǀ ŋǂ/ <ʇ ʞ nʇ nʞ>

/ɐ ʌ̃ ɔ̃ ə o ɪ ɯ u/ <ɐ ʌ ɔ ə o ᴉ ɯ u>
/ɪ u/ > [j w] / _V, but there's also [ɥ] <ɥ> before /ɪ/
by Nortaneous
11 Mar 2021 02:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ruritanian
Replies: 20
Views: 1121

Re: Ruritanian

I suppose, first of all, is to decide how geographically isolated and/or how strong the cultural/linguistic identity of these speakers is, as well as population size. With a strong identity and a big enough population, I don't think it's totally beyond the realms of plausibility for such a phonolog...
by Nortaneous
11 Mar 2021 02:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The glebst of gleb, CBB edition
Replies: 13
Views: 1131

Re: The glebst of gleb, CBB edition

ɶʙ ɞʛ wrote: 28 Feb 2021 20:45
Stops: /pʰ p pʼ b̤ b ɓ tʰ t tʼ d̤ d ɗ ʈʰ ʈ ʈʼ ɖ̤ ɖ ɗ̢ kʰ k kʼ g̤ g ʔ/ (Is such a 6-way contrast attested?)
Wikipedia says /p pʰ ɓ̥ b b̤ ɓ/ is attested in Owere Igbo
by Nortaneous
07 Mar 2021 21:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Making a Music Culture?
Replies: 75
Views: 2888

Re: Making a Music Culture?

Get yourself a penny whistle and maybe a dulcimer or a violin and a little lap harp / psaltery. You're not looking to collect Stradivarii here, or even really to learn "how to play" the instruments; you're just looking for some small instruments to experiment with. Familiarise yourself with how to ...
by Nortaneous
17 Feb 2021 07:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 274
Views: 28359

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I recently feel like making a maximally a-priori "SAE" language (phonology and grammar) which, ironically, is outside of my comfort zone. That got me thinking about a maximally SAE non-SAE phonology. If I've done everything correctly, which I almost certainly haven't, this should score 100 on that ...
by Nortaneous
30 Jan 2021 20:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45247

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

Japanese had a lot of /k/s disappear at one point of its development, especially before /i u/ (tho /k/s were reinserted before /u/s in most dialects, or some verbs and adjectives had forms with a /k/ and forms with it dropped). Question: could there be a similar sound change for /t/ in some languag...
by Nortaneous
12 Dec 2020 09:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45247

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

So, I noticed some natlangs where /b/ is the only voiced stop. I'm wondering what could have given rise to this asymmetry, as I want to incorporate it into my own phonology. One podcast I listen to says that in Arapaho, it's because the /m/ shifted to /b/ or something like that. Yet, there are some...
by Nortaneous
07 Dec 2020 00:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45247

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

How could the three affricates and the three sibilants have arisen? I find Slavic/Romance k => t͡ɕ change a bit boring. High German had t => t͡s but such an unconditioned change doesn't create interesting morphological alterations. Consonants p t t͡s t͡ʂ t͡ɕ k q <p t c č ć k q> s ʂ ɕ <s š ś> m n ŋ ...
by Nortaneous
17 Feb 2020 19:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Californian Polynesian
Replies: 55
Views: 4349

Re: Californian Polynesian

There are Polynesian languages whose consonant inventories have been expanded by language contact. Rennellese: /p t k ŋg ʔ s h β~mb l~ð ɣ m n ŋ/. Basic vocabulary in Rennellese has /ʔ h/ but specialized vocabulary doesn't; specialized vocabulary has /ð ɣ/ but basic vocabulary doesn't. Words with /ɣ/...
by Nortaneous
05 Feb 2020 21:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45247

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

Since some of the reconstructions for Old Japanese vowels involves both rising and falling diphthongs, I'm considering having palatalization of both consonants before rising palatal diphthongs (I'm not sure I'll do anything with velarization or rounding), and consonants after falling diphthings (wh...
by Nortaneous
31 Jan 2020 19:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 52
Views: 11261

Re: Jäzik Panúski

There are Slavic languages that developed front rounded vowels. They can be reconstructed as intermediates in at least Czech and Ukrainian, and are preserved in some present-day Slovenian dialects. Some sound changes that led to the development of front rounded vowels in various Slovenian dialects: ...
by Nortaneous
19 Jan 2020 09:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 539
Views: 45247

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

wintiver wrote: 18 Jan 2020 18:07 If anyone knows of having multiple sibilants like this please let me know. Much appreciated.
some Northwest Caucasian and Qiangic languages have four sibilant POAs - for example, Ubykh and Ersu