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by Click
Fri 20 Oct 2017, 15:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1299
Views: 93728

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Happy birthday guys! [:D]
by Click
Wed 18 Oct 2017, 10:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11061
Views: 686760

Re: What did you accomplish today?

@kiwikami: I love your work! [:D] @gestaltist: Glad to see you back! I have started writing about the place where two of my languages are spoken. This falls under worldbuilding rather than making languages, but I thought it was worth posting here. There's only basic historical stuff as of now, but I...
by Click
Thu 12 Oct 2017, 00:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2795
Views: 196920

Re: Yay or Nay?

Definitely.
by Click
Fri 06 Oct 2017, 01:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: App to post on CBB from mobile
Replies: 9
Views: 1592

Re: App to post on CBB from mobile

Is it possible to use Tapatalk to read this forum on phone?
by Click
Sat 23 Sep 2017, 23:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49543

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Spoiler:
My guesses are *tʰógen and ipʰirkín. The acute accent denotes stress and the r is rather guttural.
by Click
Sat 23 Sep 2017, 20:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)
Replies: 57
Views: 4980

Re: Speedlanging Challange VII (22 - 25 September)

I've had an hour of free time and came up with this for the challenge. Snàrıä [s̩ˈnɑɾɪjæ] Snàrıä has a minimal phonemic inventory with only nine consonants and three vowels. /m n/ m n /p t k/ p t k /s ʃ/ s sh /w r/ w r /i a u/ ı a u The vowel inventory is extended by three diphthongs /ia/, /iu/ and ...
by Click
Thu 21 Sep 2017, 14:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)
Replies: 57
Views: 4980

Re: A speedlanging challange - anybody interested?

I'm down for this as well.
by Click
Tue 19 Sep 2017, 17:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13742
Views: 820897

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

How does direction marking develop on verbs? At the moment I'm working on a head-initial language that I want to feature directional prefixes, so I'm especially confounded by the way such prefixes can develop in a language where adverbial prepositional phrases generally follow the verb. Solutions & ...
by Click
Thu 07 Sep 2017, 11:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4942
Views: 422345

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

This is West Chorchan. /m n ŋ/ m n ng /p t t͡ʃ k/ p t tš k /b d d͡ʒ ɡ/ b d dž g /f s ʃ x/ f s š x /v z ʒ/ v z ž /w r l j/ w r l y - Postalveolar consonants are pronounced with slight labialization. - The voiced velar stop /ɡ/ is pronounced [ʝ] in front of /i e/. - The rhotic consonant is normally re...
by Click
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 21:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49543

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Just a quick guess:
Spoiler:
*kæðin
by Click
Tue 05 Sep 2017, 11:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49543

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Click wrote:I'll post a family tree for the languages tomorrow.
Done. If the picture does not display correctly, copy its URL and paste it in the address bar.

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Edit: It was *iˈkɪ̯ate, not *aˈkɪ̯ate.
by Click
Tue 05 Sep 2017, 00:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49543

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

There was allophonic lengthening. However, the vowel phoneme that did lengthen was [ɪ̯a], not [e], just saying.

I'll post a family tree for the languages tomorrow. After that, it's up to qwed to make a new challenge. [:)]
by Click
Mon 04 Sep 2017, 23:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49543

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Qwed got it right!
by Click
Mon 04 Sep 2017, 22:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49543

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

@qwed117:

So close yet so far away. [:(]


@sangi39:

There was no phonemic long vowels in the proto-language.
by Click
Mon 04 Sep 2017, 17:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49543

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

@sangi39: You're overdoing the first syllable. It is often more plausible to posit conditional changes instead of making words longer than they really were. @Creyeditor: If I were you, I'd re-evaluate the way the languages have been grouped. HINT The original long vowel *e: becomes a diphthong basi...
by Click
Sun 03 Sep 2017, 22:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49543

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Guys, the Slavic thing is confined to Languages 4 and 5. In those languages, palatalization is also regressive (consonants palatalize in front of a front vowel, not after one).

HINT

There is no in the proto-word. has it origins in an allophonic voiceless vowel that became a fricative.
by Click
Sun 03 Sep 2017, 21:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49543

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

@qwed117:

You're right about yers, but the matter is that in this language the yer caused palatalization and that's unlikely to come from /u/.


@sangi39:

Your observation concerning the middle vowel is correct, but your new guess is less accurate than the one before.
by Click
Sun 03 Sep 2017, 21:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49543

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

@sangi39: You're thinking in the wrong direction when it comes to development of /ʃ/. What I was trying to hint was a certain phoneme that palatalized the consonant to its left and was later lost in unstressed position. The higher-level groupings are dead on though. @qwed117: The proto-language has...
by Click
Sun 03 Sep 2017, 20:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 559
Views: 49543

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Thank you for your interest in the challenge! [:D] @sangi39: Congrats on recognizing that accent development in Languages 4 and 5 is the same as in Serbo-Croatian! As you've found out, in Language 4 accent evolved approximately as it did in Serbo-Croatian whereas Language 5 preserves the original ac...
by Click
Sun 03 Sep 2017, 14:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4942
Views: 422345

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I think I like this Híí better than the last version, /b t k g/ is especially nice! [:)] - /g b/ may be descended from Proto-Híí *q *qw as voicing and fronting of uvulars is well attested. This does mean I now have to find another source for glottal stops in Híí. Would it be possible that word-initi...