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by Porphyrogenitos
Fri 19 Oct 2018, 06:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5040
Views: 478018

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

What were the sound changes for each of those versions? I'm curious, especially with that single stop series.
by Porphyrogenitos
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 22:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: Lapdeutsch

Looking forward to more!

What happens to the Germanic strong and weak adjective inflections?
by Porphyrogenitos
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 00:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 934438

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

Dhoan will feature allophonic, word-initial length distinction. As of now, it only affects one syllable words, like anx [ɑ̟̃ːx]. Is this or all word-initial vowels being lengthened more natural? Well, firstly, if it's just allophonic, it's not a distinction. Your phrasing tripped me up there. You c...
by Porphyrogenitos
Sat 06 Oct 2018, 01:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 934438

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

Also, it depends on when the sound change happened - before or after the orthography was established. If the orthography was established before the sound change, it would likely just keep using the same symbols as before, but with the shifted sound values. So we might see: þ = [θ] s = [s] s θ > ʃ s ...
by Porphyrogenitos
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 05:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5040
Views: 478018

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I tried to start a voting-based collaborative conlang on Tumblr but I let it die when I realized everyone was just voting for the weirdest thing possible, resulting the following constraints on the phonology: - No more than 14 consonants - Glottal stop - No voicing distinctions - A uvular stop and a...
by Porphyrogenitos
Sun 30 Sep 2018, 06:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 934438

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

I'm thinkin of making a conlang that uses ablaut, but I'm not sure how to make a naturalistic ablaut system. What is ablaut usually used for? Inflection, derivation, something else? If one word with a certain vowel undergoes ablaut, do all other words with that vowel usually undergo ablaut as well?...
by Porphyrogenitos
Fri 28 Sep 2018, 02:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 934438

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

Norse developing consonant mutations is perfectly plausible (with the appropriate sound changes), and I imagine they might pick up some of the grammatical work that was handled by the inflections which are/were apparently getting worn off due to contact with Gaelic. And really, the consonant mutatio...
by Porphyrogenitos
Thu 27 Sep 2018, 04:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 565893

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

Does anyone know anything about phenomena similar to consonant gradation in non-Uralic languages?
by Porphyrogenitos
Thu 27 Sep 2018, 04:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 934438

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

It could still be viewed as simplification, but straightforward loss of inflection isn't the only outcome. There have been many cases of fusional/synthetic languages undergoing changes to become (partly or largely) agglutinative under the influence of neighboring agglutinative languages - e.g. Cappa...
by Porphyrogenitos
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 04:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia
Replies: 15
Views: 2039

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: 5040
Views: 478018

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: 174

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: 1098

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: 20
Views: 1341

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: 64
Views: 2329

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: 562

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: 2039

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: 14146
Views: 934438

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: 14146
Views: 934438

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: 14146
Views: 934438

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.