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by Creyeditor
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 17:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819010

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

My idea is always: intervocalic voicing and loss of some unstressed vowels, works everytime. Example: penultimate stress, (C)V(C) syllables only, no voicing distinction in stops. itaka pika kapi tuko takta takita First change: intervocalic voicing idaga piga kabi kudo takta tagida Loss of unstressed...
by Creyeditor
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 17:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Reminds me of German "unsereins". Is the second part from some form of *ainaz , therefore meaning "one of you" or something similar? No, it is not derivational morphology at all [cross] But a very interesting guess [:)] In Gniebeggas : < iggerens > /igːərənʃ/ Also to summarize: It is neither a verb...
by Creyeditor
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 08:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 556
Views: 49163

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

My first guess is *ke'ryn.
by Creyeditor
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 20:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6580
Views: 496198

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

As some of you may know "Swaziland" has officially changed its name to "eSwatini" recently, but I can't figure out what's going on with this word. I know that -ni is a locative suffix, and the -swati- refers to, well, the Swazi people and language, but I can't seem to find out what the e- is. I'd a...
by Creyeditor
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 14:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Herra Ratatoskr wrote:
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 13:41
Is it related to or derived from PG *izweraz?
Yes [tick] Already really close [:)]
by Creyeditor
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing /θ/ and /ð/ to languages with neither
Replies: 9
Views: 320

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

This is actually what has been reconstructed for Bantu, where we find alternations like l <-> nd because Proto-Bantu *d lenited to /l/ in a lot of Bantu languages.
by Creyeditor
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 01:33
Does the geminate /g/ come from *ww?
Yes, at some intermediate stage, The *ww was not the original source in PG however.
by Creyeditor
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 10:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819010

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

Makes sense, modality and future seem to swap all the time in natlangs.
by Creyeditor
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 14:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819010

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 14:10
Is /ɑi>ɑ/ or /ɑi>i/ plausible? If so, how, including intermediate steps?
If it is just vowel deletion it's plausible.
by Creyeditor
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 12:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819010

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

I would say it's the same with minor differences:
/ɑ/ = /a/
<ᴇ> /e̞/ = /e/
<ⱺ>/o̞/=/o/
/ʉ/ = /u/
by Creyeditor
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 12:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 01:17
*jj > gg?
No [cross]
But this one is actually a bit closer [;)]
by Creyeditor
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 01:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 00:54
Does <gg> come from *g?
No [cross]
by Creyeditor
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 00:43
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 00:27
Did the root start with *i in PG?
Yes [tick]
by Creyeditor
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 00:10
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 00:05
Is the stem igg-?
igg(e) is the root.
by Creyeditor
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 00:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 23:53
So it's some verb form?
No [cross]
spanick wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 23:53
Is it composed of multiple morphemes?
Yes [tick]
by Creyeditor
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 23:17
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 23:14
Is it an adjective?
No [cross]
by Creyeditor
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 23:04
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

eldin raigmore wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 22:57
Ignorance?
No [:D] [cross] but I think I see what you did there.
spanick wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 22:54
Is it a noun?
No [cross]
Edit:
Creyeditor wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 22:11
In Gniebeggas:
<iggerens>
/igːərənʃ/
by Creyeditor
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 22:11
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Wow, thanks. I really like that. Every single step makes sense, but the result is surprising.

Next one:
In Gniebeggas:
<iggerens>
/igːərənʃ/
by Creyeditor
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 21:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819010

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

In a language with a five vowel system of /a e i o u/, what are some possible evolutions/monophthongizations of rising diphthongs? Please also include intermediate stages, if possible; if the intermediate stage begins with /j/, I could use it to decide if a previous consonant is palatalized. Thanks...
by Creyeditor
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 21:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1260
Views: 57774

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Could you give some information about the diachronic development? I am curious.