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by Creyeditor
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 12:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X (sign-up open)
Replies: 20
Views: 354

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X (sign-up open until Oct 1)

Thanks all for the interest! I'll start making the relay queue soon. If you won't be able to participate at some time during the relay, do tell me what dates you're unavailable so that I can adjust the queue accordingly. New sign-ups are still welcome. I will be more busy than usual from 4th to 8th...
by Creyeditor
Mon 24 Sep 2018, 11:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14004
Views: 895411

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

Judging by Wiktionary, the vowels in göttlich and Öl have an un-trilled /r/ tagged onto the end in Standard German. Having fronted [o→ø], does Dyoan need the trilled /r/ in words similar to ᴀʟꜱɪɴᴅᴏᴇʀ? Although I don't hear anything rhotic in " göttlich ", the audio Wiktionary gives for " Öl " sound...
by Creyeditor
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 23:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6666
Views: 542979

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

[:D] I feel like pre-Internet popculture mainly consisted of memetic comedy routines (at least in Germany and maybe only IMHO).
by Creyeditor
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 22:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X (sign-up open)
Replies: 20
Views: 354

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

I want to join in with project Tri3
by Creyeditor
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 17:47
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 20
Views: 237

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

I just had an idea. What about very small bats? It seems that some species of bat are only a few centimeters large, if you check Wiki.
by Creyeditor
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14004
Views: 895411

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

In linguistic typology one can usefully distinguish two types of SOV languages in terms of their type of marking: dependent-marking has case markers to distinguish the subject and the object, which allows it to use the variant OSV word order without ambiguity. This type usually places adjectives an...
by Creyeditor
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 16:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 237
Views: 37883

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Nice, I like how this gives the directional verbs a kind of sentence-final-particle-like kind of touch.
by Creyeditor
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 22:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 237
Views: 37883

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

I know you asked for an East Asian language, but here's a South East Asian one. Sorry for the very long post. I guess I just don't fully understand how it works. Indonesian (or at least Papuan Malay), which is kind of verb framing, has some serial verb contructions. I feel like the general order is ...
by Creyeditor
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 21:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14004
Views: 895411

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

Ahzoh wrote:
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 19:31
Shemtov wrote:
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 19:46
Question:
What are some reflexes of prenasalised stops, other then stop+nasal vowel? Could a Geminate Nasal work?
One of my conlang derived prenasals from germinate nasals.
(geminate) Stops and (geminate) nasals are possible. The voicing might also change.
by Creyeditor
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 15:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sadhín: A Biconsonantal Artlang
Replies: 19
Views: 373

Re: Sadhín: A Biconsonantal Artlang

What's more, Burmese and the Chumashan languages also have/had aspirated stops. So did Ofo, and so does Chone, two other languages that had/have this sound. I can't find the specific Oto-Manguean languages you're talking about, but I'll bet they do. Also, the aspirated /s/ in Burmese isn't actually...
by Creyeditor
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 22:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 237
Views: 37883

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Nice [:)] So Onhvu is a verb framing language? Also, could you remind us how these verbs are used in serial verb constructions? Do they always appear last in such a chain?
by Creyeditor
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 20:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 690
Views: 76186

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Shemtov wrote:
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 18:23
Aren't all :deu: words with a /x/ that is not syllable-final, loan words, unless their is a vowel-initial suffix?
Sound's about right.
by Creyeditor
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 11:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14004
Views: 895411

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

I searched for such a natlang for some time, and I am not sure if I found a really good example. One analysis of Chacobo is pretty close with /ɯ/ for /u/. The same is true for Iloko . Tatana and Tiwi are 'purer' examples, but still 3 inventories out of 74 four-vowel inventories in Phoible is really ...
by Creyeditor
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 16:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 640
Views: 83967

Re: False cognates

Wow, Japanese is especially interesting.
by Creyeditor
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 16:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 690
Views: 76186

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

True. 'alte Ziege' (old goat) is a common derogatory term for a moody woman.
by Creyeditor
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 20:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 690
Views: 76186

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Indonesian daun leaf
English down

Just came to my mind. Spelling is different of course, but pronunciation is pretty close, especially by those Indonesian celebrities with a fake English accent (e.g. unrelated [ɾ]→[ɹ~ɻ]) or with maybe some more Malaysian-like variety.
by Creyeditor
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 16:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family
Replies: 33
Views: 1169

Re: Rɨdk͡pɑtian Family

I don't think that people are required to romanize their conlangs. Phonemic transcription is totally okay.
by Creyeditor
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 16:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14004
Views: 895411

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

This is kind of a big question. Could you be more specific? Do you want to ask about the domains where sonority is relevant? Do you want to ask about how the sounds are ordered in the hierarchy? Is it some more specific question? Or a more general one?
by Creyeditor
Tue 28 Aug 2018, 11:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14004
Views: 895411

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

I would suggest a two-step development. In the first step, stress is attracted to long vowels (this is definitely something natural). saata -> sáata sataa -> satáa aakalai -> áakale akalai -> akalái In the second step, vowel length contrast is lost (also naturalistic). sáata -> sáta satáa -> satá áa...
by Creyeditor
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 20:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14004
Views: 895411

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

Well phonoogically it looks like it is a cluster in your conlang from what you have told. The problem with the phonetics is that fricatives usually do not have a release. But this idea is disputed with some people saying that e.g. aspirated fricatives exist and have a release phase. So you could do ...