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by Porphyrogenitos
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 04:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia
Replies: 15
Views: 1797

Re: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia

An idea to be incorporated into a non-Sinitic Sinosphere language that undergoes vowel reduction and develops a system of clitics and unstressed particles akin to English, rather than tone: (essentially the idea described in the above post) a native early-stage word for ‘horse’, say, [kun] a native ...
by Porphyrogenitos
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 02:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5011
Views: 454343

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/n/
/t t͜ɬ kʷ q ʔ/
/s ɬ xʷ χ/ (< that's supposed to be the voiceless uvular fricative)
/ɹ l w ʁ̞/

EDIT:

A mini version of the above:

/n/
/t kʷ q/
/ɬ xʷ χ/
/l w ʁ̞/
by Porphyrogenitos
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 05:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question: Stød in a Romance language
Replies: 1
Views: 120

Re: Question: Stød in a Romance language

Well, stød is creaky voice or glottalization, and it developed from the simple tone system Danish once had in common in Norwegian and Swedish. Right offhand, I know that creaky voice is likely to develop from low tone, since creaky voice is essentially what happens when you allow your voice to drop ...
by Porphyrogenitos
Sat 25 Aug 2018, 04:17
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A rough draft of a Paper i am writing on Orthodox Jewish English- will post updates
Replies: 5
Views: 960

Re: A rough draft of a Paper i am writing on Orthodox Jewish English- will post updates

This is a really interesting topic! I've read Frumspeak and I gave a presentation on Jewish English in an undergraduate class once. And I assumed, this being a rough draft, that of course all the phrasing would be cleaned up for an academic context. Well, you're making three massive and seemingly hi...
by Porphyrogenitos
Sat 25 Aug 2018, 03:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jezik Panoski
Replies: 19
Views: 761

Re: Jezik Panoski

If you ever get to this part, what would the stress/tone system look like?
by Porphyrogenitos
Sat 25 Aug 2018, 03:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Irish Romlang Collablang
Replies: 28
Views: 801

Re: Irish Romlang Collablang

Oh, very interesting. 1. D 2. E (I like the sound of Hiberniote...or Evergnot, or whatever it becomes...) 3. A (I changed this to A since it's more realistic, I think, though I initially voted B since I imagine the community ending up somewhat more inland...but of course we'll get to that later on) ...
by Porphyrogenitos
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 07:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Attempts of a new collablang
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Attempts of a new collablang

My votes: 1) size of consonant inventories? b. moderately small(15-18 consonants) 2) size of vowel inventories? b. average(5 or 6 vowels) 3) Voicing in Plosives and Fricatives b. In plosives alone 4) Should we have uvulars? d. Uvular stops and continuants 5) Should we have glottalized consonants? a....
by Porphyrogenitos
Wed 22 Aug 2018, 00:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia
Replies: 15
Views: 1797

Re: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia

Some diachronic stuff: At the start, we permit syllable with up to two morae - a syllable can have a short vowel, or a long vowel, or a short vowel and a final consonant. No syllable-internal consonant clusters, initial or final. The morphosyntax of the language is largely analytic, featuring compou...
by Porphyrogenitos
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 06:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13993
Views: 885773

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

The Wikipedia articles "Romance Languages" and "Vulgar Latin" are actually really good and a great starting point.
by Porphyrogenitos
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 13:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13993
Views: 885773

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

English does various things like this with different derivational endings - some can't be applied to just any word, and sometimes there are two with equivalent meaning that attach to words under different phonological or semantic conditions. E.g. (I can't think of a really good example offhand) we h...
by Porphyrogenitos
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 15:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13993
Views: 885773

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

I mean, it can be, but accidental gaps are also a thing, and it wouldn't be unusual for a language to have a lot of accidental gaps.
by Porphyrogenitos
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 05:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5011
Views: 454343

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Also, sorry to double-post, but here's a revision of something Frislander did quite some time ago for my 26-syllable challenge: /pʷ pʲ tʷ sʲ/ /mʷ mʲ nʷ ɲ/ /ɾʷ ʎ/ /w βʲ j/ /ɨ a/ /ɨ/ is realized as [u] after labialized consonants and [i] after palatalized consonants. Word-initial /jɨ/ and /wɨ/ are rea...
by Porphyrogenitos
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 04:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5011
Views: 454343

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

A simple vowel thing:

Code: Select all

        [+stress]  [-stress]
/i/     [i]        [i]
/e/     [e]        [i]
/a/     [a]        [ə]
/o/     [o]        [u]
/u/     [u]        [u]
/ai̯/   [ai̯]      [e]
/au̯/   [au̯]      [o]
by Porphyrogenitos
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 13:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5011
Views: 454343

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

[+1] [tick] Reminded me of Núta until I noticed the phonotactics. Are /kʷo ko/ distinct? Yep, they are. I'm thinking it maybe ought to have one additional syllable template, since the possibilities are currently very restrictive. (In fact, I created it to satisfy my 26-syllable challenge, but now I...
by Porphyrogenitos
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 22:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5011
Views: 454343

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/n/
/t k kʷ ʔ/
/s h/
/w/

/i a o/

syllable structure is (C)V

/ti/ is impermissible and is always replaced by /si/
by Porphyrogenitos
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 02:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13993
Views: 885773

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

You know what's odd? My phonetics professor told me that nasalized fricatives are physically impossible and no language has your nasalized fricatives. I've also heard this on conlanging forums. But they seem pretty easy to articulate to me... Edit: Oops, yeah, I missed the actual conversation just u...
by Porphyrogenitos
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 02:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic Stages
Replies: 4
Views: 454

Re: Linguistic Stages

I don't think it's possible to even begin to speculate on how long it will take such-and-such language to "reach" a particular morphological profile. Not unless there's clear evidence that the language is already in such a transition, in which case all we can say is "Sometime in the future - unless ...
by Porphyrogenitos
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 18:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13993
Views: 885773

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

What are geminated nasals likely to turn into? Could they become prenasalized stops?
by Porphyrogenitos
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 07:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing /θ/ and /ð/ to languages with neither
Replies: 9
Views: 491

Re: Introducing /θ/ and /ð/ to languages with neither

Oceanic is an interesting counter-example, which proves that prenasalized stops are the most resistant to fricativization: Proto-Oceanic had a contrast between plain and prenasalized stops, with plain stops being voiceless. In most Oceanic languages, plain stops become fricatives, variously voicele...
by Porphyrogenitos
Sun 01 Jul 2018, 06:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5011
Views: 454343

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n w/ /p t k/ /ɸ s x/ /a i u/ /w/ is [ŋ] in coda That w > ŋ change reminds me of some similar changes that happened in various Italian, Romanch, and Francoprovencal varieties where it sometimes went all the way to [g] or [k]. Also coda j > k. I also read a thing by Robert Blust recently where he ...