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by goneriku
Fri 08 Oct 2010, 07:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: I'm back.
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: I'm back.

Wabi!
Sectori, your nick sounds so familiar... were you ever on IRC? Maybe I remember you from the ZBB?
by goneriku
Mon 04 Oct 2010, 23:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: my conworld: saza
Replies: 48
Views: 5631

Re: my conworld: saza

Good, good. Of course, they could make weapons but they'd obviously be pretty simple.
Look forward to hearing more, starting to sound more interesting ;-)
by goneriku
Wed 29 Sep 2010, 00:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Hated Phonemes!
Replies: 92
Views: 6271

Re: Hated Phonemes!

ʀ ʁ and ʢ. Nasal vowels get annoying as well. All some of my favorites. My current conlang project has /R/ and nasal vowels (or actually, I'm planning on having them develop at a later stage), and is meant to appeal to my aesthetics. I also like /C/, it doesn't sound harsh to me at all. I also like...
by goneriku
Tue 28 Sep 2010, 06:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: my conworld: saza
Replies: 48
Views: 5631

Re: my conworld: saza

No problem, always willing to help. And yes, I'd definitely recommend working out the culture before getting /too/ deep in the language, as it'll affect their lexicon, dialectualization and the such greatly. I'd also like to suggest that you consider the whole god-human relationship more thoroughly....
by goneriku
Tue 28 Sep 2010, 06:22
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 174091

Re: Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Why would it need plants? It could just easily have pigments (mind you, they'd probably have to come in a spectrum of colors depending on what best absorbs light but I know next to nothing about this so don't take my word for it) and photosynthesize itself. Also, there's wide swaths of space where t...
by goneriku
Thu 23 Sep 2010, 00:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 174091

Re: Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I think they would have to be minute creatures, you can look at water bears and the theory that the Earth was colonized by extraterrestrial microbes hitching a ride on asteroids. Also, maybe they'd become planktonic- microbes (and larvae?) hitch rides on space debris and asteroids, probably going in...
by goneriku
Thu 23 Sep 2010, 00:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: my conworld: saza
Replies: 48
Views: 5631

Re: my conworld: saza

Not too bad, although I have to admit it'd be more interesting to see more conflict. Also, a better description of the planetary population's culture and society. Just saying they're "medieval" leaves me curious, and quite frankly makes it sound unpromising. Anyways, while the people may perceive th...
by goneriku
Wed 08 Sep 2010, 09:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Will my language have an ambiguity problem?
Replies: 28
Views: 3126

Re: Will my language have an ambiguity problem?

MrKrov wrote:That and I find phonological processes like unconventional consonant mutations more intriguing than a mere do-nothing inventory.
Definitely, I think OP should research more about consonant mutations and other phonological phenomena to enrich his language a bit.
by goneriku
Wed 08 Sep 2010, 09:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13857
Views: 849314

Re: Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

/phoneme/ [allophone] <orthography>
Other than that, go on zompist.com and look up the Language Construction Kit- it'll help you get started.
by goneriku
Tue 07 Sep 2010, 19:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Will my language have an ambiguity problem?
Replies: 28
Views: 3126

Re: Will my language have an ambiguity problem?

I'm thinking he means to compromise on your phonology- there's no need for it to be very complex or simple, you got like Ubykh on one side and Rotokas on the other and thousands of languages that fall somewhere in between. And why do you have an IE vocabulary? Unless its a posteriori, that's pretty ...
by goneriku
Tue 07 Sep 2010, 07:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How to pronounce the palatal lateral approximant?
Replies: 14
Views: 4511

Re: How to pronounce the palatal lateral approximant?

/L/ has always been pretty easy for me to pronounce. I can see how one can confuse /L lj/, but /j/? The difference is fairly obvious, as someone else said earlier /j/ lacks the lateral component- just focus on that and keep practicing. You'll get it eventually. I'd like to hear a Spanish speaker tha...
by goneriku
Tue 07 Sep 2010, 07:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Will my language have an ambiguity problem?
Replies: 28
Views: 3126

Re: Will my language have an ambiguity problem?

Maybe you should think about using tones.
Also what's wrong with homophones anyways?
by goneriku
Wed 01 Sep 2010, 20:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Weird Phrases from your Conlangs
Replies: 14
Views: 2151

Re: Weird Phrases from your Conlangs

I'm seeing boxes.
by goneriku
Tue 31 Aug 2010, 19:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13857
Views: 849314

Re: Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Kadani, think of common mistakes a native speaker might make speaking English. Think of the way they would pronounce it, especially if there's any English sounds that don't contrast in your language. And yes, grammar changes would be expected although it's up to you how divergent they would be. Do t...
by goneriku
Tue 31 Aug 2010, 13:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13857
Views: 849314

Re: Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Arzemju wrote: As other said, this is not uncommom, it is much more realistic than a language with /p b t d k g/.
What?
by goneriku
Tue 31 Aug 2010, 13:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Weird Phrases from your Conlangs
Replies: 14
Views: 2151

Re: Weird Phrases from your Conlangs

Sankon wrote:Khalbõ allows some pretty monstrous consonant clusters:

ñaakstrlno zutntt
/ ɲaːkstrlno zutntː/

"I am agreeing with you for her"

äkrämtps zutnl
/ækræmtps zutnl/

"I farm it"
What would this be allophonically though?