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by Omzinesý
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 23:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14224
Views: 963282

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

(personally tbh I think the whole idea of "allophones" is complete shit, but that's by the by). Just out of curiosity, might I ask why? Because I'm an exemplar theory man, who believes "phonology" is merely an emergent property of a multitude of remembered phonetic word tokens, so while ideas like ...
by Omzinesý
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 22:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

Declension [to be edited later] Gehtic, like most IE languages, has two productive declensions. They derive from IE -o and -ā declensions, that is Proto-Germanic -az and -ō declensions. After Gehtic forms, they are however called -e and - a declensions respectively, here. E-declension Singular NOM -...
by Omzinesý
Sat 10 Nov 2018, 13:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

Definite Articles Proto-Germanic had demonstrative *sa, which the articles of all the modern Germanic languages derive from. Wikipedia has this reconstruction: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Reconstruction:Proto-Germanic/sa Gehtic also derives its articles from it. I like to make Gehtic have some hu...
by Omzinesý
Wed 07 Nov 2018, 23:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

y i u <u i ou>
(œ) ɛ ɔ <(eu) e o>
a ɒ <a ao>

ei <ei>
ai, ay, ɒu <ai, au, aou>
by Omzinesý
Wed 07 Nov 2018, 23:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

no nasal vowels? Strange, as those German dialects on the French border do have them at least. You are right, on the phonemic level, no nasal vowels. That is there is no distinction between [ɛ̃] and [ɛ̃n]. Vowels preceding nasal consonants are very nasalized though. Borrowing some features from Fre...
by Omzinesý
Tue 06 Nov 2018, 09:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

Jackk wrote:
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 23:42
Looks v cool!
Does s > h before consonants even word-initially?
I'm still considering that.

'school' is either scole or ehcole. I'm not sure.
by Omzinesý
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 23:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Re: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

Development of consonants: Plosives mostly remain as they are in PG. p t k b d g *g => ʒ / before front vowels *θ => s *s => h / before consonants *s => z *sj => ʃ *sw => ʃ *rs => ʃ *f remains *w => v *r => ʁ *x => h / word-initially something happens to *x elsewhere Orthography of consonants: p <p>...
by Omzinesý
Mon 05 Nov 2018, 22:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Gehtic - Germanic lang in France
Replies: 8
Views: 363

Gehtic - Germanic lang in France

Gehtic [ʒɛɦt̪ik] is "West-Germanic" lang that has eneded up to Western France. Its grammar will (maybe) be quite similar to that of my project where I tried to generate a very Germanic language from Uralic. Phoneme inventory p t k b d g f s ʃ h v z ʒ ʁ m n (ɲ) ŋ (w?) l (ʎ) j y i u (œ) ɛ ɔ a ɒ ei ai,...
by Omzinesý
Tue 30 Oct 2018, 10:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Some & all
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Some & all

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time.

Lincoln
by Omzinesý
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 13:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad
Replies: 26
Views: 1464

Re: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad

Tristan Radicz wrote:
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 04:16
Interesting. It does look vaguely Tocharian-like, which is something I don't remember seeing done in conlangs before.
Knowing basically nothing of Tocharian, what is Tocaharian-like in this lang?
by Omzinesý
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 21:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5075
Views: 493016

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

p t t͡s k
b d g
m n ŋ
s x
l ʟ
r
ʋ j
by Omzinesý
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 10:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 59
Views: 10196

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread XIX

A Uralic lang more or less closely related to Finnic. Only basic 5 vowel system. Nouns have three declensions, where distinction between Nominative and Accusative is made with changing the last vowel. i-stem NOM -i ACC -e (Estonian meri - mere 'sea') a-stems NOM - zero ACC -a (Estonian linn - linna ...
by Omzinesý
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 10:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A Myth of the Dkuom
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

Re: A Myth of the Dkuom

I think Dark World can be compared to heaven, as a religious "place". Yes, I think you are right. The same thing is said two times. The original idea was that the first sentence tells what they did when they found how practical it was, and the second one tells what they do nowadays but there is redu...
by Omzinesý
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 10:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 56
Views: 9602

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 01:32
Omzinesý wrote:
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 15:39
They seem to mean some kind of 'heaven'.
Some kind of "heaven"? What do you mean by that?
Edit: Oh, wait, given what Aszev said, did you mean "haven"?
Yes, it seems I typed it wrong, which is not uncommon.
by Omzinesý
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 15:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 56
Views: 9602

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

I checked Swedish word "lä", and dictionary gave Finnish word "lee", which must be a Swedish loan. I've never heard it. They seem to mean some kind of 'heaven'.
by Omzinesý
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 11:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A Myth of the Dkuom
Replies: 5
Views: 2125

Re: A Myth of the Dkuom

I'm going to translate this into Vtayn. Is there bad mistakes with English? Nothing horrendous. Mostly dropped definite articles that are actually undroppable. I tried to keep stylistic edits to a minimum and in a couple places added a word where I thought a more idiomatic rendering might suit. Kee...
by Omzinesý
Wed 17 Oct 2018, 14:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2876
Views: 231150

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm working on Denkurian's nominal declension system, and I think I am mostly satisfied with where I've ended up, except I'm not too sure about what I have for the genitive plural. I am using the example noun razh man , since it is a consonant stem: sg. pl. nom. razh razhen acc. razhes razhis gen. ...
by Omzinesý
Wed 17 Oct 2018, 10:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14224
Views: 963282

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

So, I'm looking at valency-increasing operations, and the general example is the causative (which seems to cover well most intransitive-transitive pairs). Applied to an intransitive verb, it adds an agent and turns the former subject into the patient: "the chair broke" > "I broke the chair," "the b...
by Omzinesý
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 17:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6751
Views: 584766

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

But PG *b (what ever its realization at the time was) usually produces /b/ in English and Swedish, am I right? (Danish does regularly have a fricative I think.) /v/ intervocalically. OK, then there is no problem, thanks! In the beginning I though it must be something that simple, them it got compli...
by Omzinesý
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 13:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6751
Views: 584766

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

But PG *b (what ever its realization at the time was) usually produces /b/ in English and Swedish, am I right? (Danish does regularly have a fricative I think.) So my original wondering was how there are words like: live, love, have, wife, etc. that have /v/. They could be exceptions, if there aren'...