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by Linguifex
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 07:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another triconsonantal project
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Another triconsonantal project

These are great ideas 💡! If it’s a consprachbund, maybe one of my WIP 3Cons could have some of these features? Would that be OK? Thank you! The conlang is for my setting, but you're more than welcome to use features thereof. Some natlangs (including some Native North American — ISTR Navaho?) have a...
by Linguifex
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 03:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another triconsonantal project
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Another triconsonantal project

This looks really interesting. I love the idea of a triconsonental sprachbund. Thank you! Yeah, I was kind of thinking, "what if triconsonantal morphology were an areal feature?". I've got a few tricons or putative families thereof—Raholg, Wǫkratąk, something else from a while ago that I can't reme...
by Linguifex
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 06:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another triconsonantal project
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Re: Another triconsonantal project

What is the Chaos form of a verb? What does it mean? Is it shiny? [:P] The "chaos" form came about due to Conlang Wiki , which lists a verb-to-verb derivation described as "Scattering, chaosizing"; the examples given are "break > shatter", "fall > fall apart", and the Volapük prefix dä- . wow that'...
by Linguifex
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 06:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another triconsonantal project
Replies: 7
Views: 226

Another triconsonantal project

So in my setting there's this big Sprachbund where you end up with several families of triconsonantal languages. Here's the latest, because I am a glutton for punishment. Phonology Phonemic inventory /m n nˤ ɲ ɲˤ ŋ/ /p b mb t d nd tˤ dˤ ndˤ tʲ dʲ ɲdʲ tʲˤ dʲˤ ɲdʲˤ k g ŋg q ʔ/ /ts dz ndz tsˤ dzˤ ndzˤ ...
by Linguifex
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 07:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 35684

Re: Metal Thread

My band just had our first concert with the new lineup. Also, a few weeks ago we released an EP. (Not sure if it'd be frowned upon to link it here, so I've refrained from doing so for now.)
by Linguifex
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 07:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4982
Views: 438418

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Might make this a minority language in my setting: /m n nʲ/ m n ñ /p t tʲ k/ p t j c/qu /f s ʃ x h/ f s x g h /ts tɬ/ tz tl /l j/ l y /i iː e eː ɛ ɛː a aː ɔ ɔː o oː/ i í e é eh éh a á oh óh o ó (before y , the contrast in the mid vowels is neutralized in favor of the close vowels) Syllable structure...
by Linguifex
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 00:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4982
Views: 438418

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

k1234567890y wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 17:03
you don't seem to have nasals as phonemes though...you forgot to list them?

maybe next time sort sounds according to manners of articulation?
|N| is the nasal, it just shows up different depending on context.
by Linguifex
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 03:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4982
Views: 438418

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 03:06
Does "Algonquianino" mean anything specific, or is it just a random corruption of "Algonquian"?
If I may interject: I don't think it's a "random corruption", it looks like a diminutive (cf. neutrino, plutino).
by Linguifex
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 00:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4982
Views: 438418

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n/ /p b t d tʲ dʲ k g/ /ɾ j w/ /ʎ ʟ/ /i e a ɨ o u/ /ь ъ m̩ n̩/ (I guess the nasals here are considered yers) (K)(X)(C)(R)V(U) syllable structure, where: K = One of /k g j w ʎ ʟ ь ъ/ X = One of /p t tʲ k n ɾ m w j ь ъ/ C = Any consonant, or /ь ъ/ R = One of /ɾ j w ʎ ʟ/ U = One of /p b t d tʲ dʲ k ...
by Linguifex
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 03:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Linguifex's conworld megathread
Replies: 53
Views: 9620

Re: Linguifex's conworld megathread

I'm confused about initial yers. AFAIK, Slavic yers were always postconsonantal. Could you explain a bit more about how your yers work? OK, so basically, the yers in this language started out as allophones of resonants or glides that got stuck on the wrong side of an obstruent ( *r was more obstrue...
by Linguifex
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 03:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Caber Logograms
Replies: 150
Views: 16092

Re: Caber Logograms

How's Caber doing, these days? Any updates? New glyphs? [<3] Thanks for asking! I actually had been working on another descendant. Then there was some family stuff and I want to find my notes again because I think the logograms developed in kind of a cool way—basically what happened was as the char...
by Linguifex
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 02:09
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Linguifex's conworld megathread
Replies: 53
Views: 9620

Re: Linguifex's conworld megathread

Has it really been over a year since I've posted in this thread? Man… I've been through the wringer but, hopefully, I can continue. So I was messing around with gleb the other day and I hit upon something interesting. After modifying it, I have the following phonology. /m n/ /p b t d tʲ dʲ k g/ /ɾ j...
by Linguifex
Sat 02 Jun 2018, 04:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 29
Views: 4757

Re: Naming Practices

I've been doing some work on the conworld of late and I have revamped the Tim Ar naming conventions. Tim Ar individuals' names can be broken down into given name + ré + patronymic + soʕ + skin group + üm + cross-skin group + ðên + locative The given name is typically a (short) nominalized sentence— ...
by Linguifex
Sat 10 Mar 2018, 07:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4349
Views: 292168

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

gestaltist wrote:
Sun 31 Dec 2017, 00:31
Next: è v.
fall down, fall, lose one's footing, slip

Next: Oido doronoga /doɹonoga/ [doɹõɹoa] (verb or noun)
by Linguifex
Sat 10 Mar 2018, 07:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 341
Views: 39347

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 08:50
Next: faivonai [ɸajβonaj] vi. involve, insert, introduce
Oido pagibonagi /pagibonagi/ [paiβõɹai] 'bring in, reel in, draw in, mix in'

Next: dangagodo /daŋagodo/ [dãwaoðo ~ dãwaolo] 'lute, stringed instrument with a neck'
by Linguifex
Sat 25 Nov 2017, 03:02
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Naming Practices
Replies: 29
Views: 4757

Re: Naming Practices

Tim Ar given names tend to be nominalized sentences, e.g. É3enghuúühé é3en khuú ü hé "he rides the wind". These are usually followed by the patronymic/matronymic particle and then the name of the same-sex parent.
by Linguifex
Thu 28 Sep 2017, 05:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4349
Views: 292168

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

This one is rather difficult: I am looking for the meaning of the noun that the derivation pattern ātitūrC₁V₁C₂C₁V₁C₂V₂C₃ū turns verbs into. It is composed of two morphemes: ātitūrā is a noun of undecided meaning, it is the modified noun. C₁V₁C₂C₁V₁C₂V₂C₃ā is a noun derivation stem that indicates "...
by Linguifex
Mon 25 Sep 2017, 06:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)
Replies: 57
Views: 5302

Re: Speedlanging Challange VII (22 - 25 September)

Just as a heads-up, as the deadline ends at 11:00 AM my time I'll have to post what I have when I get back from work.
by Linguifex
Wed 20 Sep 2017, 05:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 2272
Views: 175858

Re: CBB Lexicon Building

masako wrote:next: to flatter; to laud someone's accomplishments; adulation
Oido kitanoge [kisãɹoe ~ kiθãɹoe] 'speak highly of while minimizing the unsavory facts, talk about while leaving out the bad parts; talk up, embellish the account of positively'

Next: to resume following an unintended long pause
by Linguifex
Wed 20 Sep 2017, 05:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4349
Views: 292168

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

DesEsseintes wrote:Next: nıvvı
a noun
pause, lacuna, gap, hiatus, break

Next: Oido ongayo [õwae̯ɘ] (a noun, verb, or adjective)