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by Creyeditor
Mon 19 Nov 2018, 08:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 634
Views: 70704

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

One of the words appears to be transcribed afə̻xdo, with a square below the ə. As far as I know, a square below an IPA letter indicates laminal articulation, which I don't think makes sense for a vowel. Is this a mistake, or is it a notation that I'm not familiar with? Sorry, it's supposed to be a ...
by Creyeditor
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 21:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 17
Views: 1043

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

Would you also use the frustrative in sentences like "He shot at the bear" (vs. "He shot the bear") where the action was carried out, but did not result in the expected result state?
by Creyeditor
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 20:05
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 22
Views: 3779

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

So it was claimed that it's okay to colonize Papua/Africa/etc because they are just spear-chucking, constantly warring societies that would pillage, rape and kill each other if the Europeans would not pacify them. Which is kind of ironic if we look at European history. Well, factually speaking, the...
by Creyeditor
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 11:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14238
Views: 970245

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

Is moraic /r/ the same as coda /r/ in your language? If yes, you could just indicate that it happens at the end of a syllable. (I don't know about clusters in your conlang though.)
by Creyeditor
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 12:30
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"
Replies: 22
Views: 3779

Re: alternate ways to say "tribal fantasy"

Rightly or wrongly, the word 'tribal' suggests a sort of spear-chucking, constantly warring societal structure in which the main purpose of tribes is to differentiate competitors/enemies (and thus make it vaguely more tolerable when you have to pillage, rape and kill them). A softer word would be '...
by Creyeditor
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 09:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?
Replies: 55
Views: 4076

Re: europidjin? euroblabla? europex?

Keenir wrote:
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 09:16
"South Africa" is difficult?
Yeth, it ith.
by Creyeditor
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 20:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 634
Views: 70704

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

That's totally okay. I am doing the challenge for you guys, so I can wait for you (sg). I wanted to let you guys have at least one week for the second round anyway, so no big deal.
by Creyeditor
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 01:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 589110

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

Just a quick comment on the Korean case. I've seen phonetic studies showing that for many speakers it is actually a distinction in pitch on the following vowel. I don't think this can be nicely linked to "articulatory strength" anymore.
by Creyeditor
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 01:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 634
Views: 70704

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

It's time for the second round: Original size: https://abload.de/img/histoxround2a3fsx.png Reduced size https://abload.de/img/histoxround25uf1s.png Link to the original file: https://abload.de/image.php?img=histoxround2a3fsx.png Link to the reduced file: https://abload.de/image.php?img=histoxround25...
by Creyeditor
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 00:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 589110

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

In an introductory linguistics book I am reading, vowel tenseness/laxness is listed as a distinct feature along with vowel height, backness and rounding. For the languages I know this property almost certainly seems deftly explained by vowel pitch and duration for non-central vowels rather than bei...
by Creyeditor
Tue 13 Nov 2018, 02:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 589110

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

I just discovered today that German has a very unproductive progressive passive that I would really like to see expanded. You nominalize the verb by taking the stem and attaching a schwa. The resulting noun is of feminine gender and gets a definite determiner inside a locational copula construction,...
by Creyeditor
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 22:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14238
Views: 970245

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

We will talk about exemplar based approaches to phonology in a seminar this semester. I'm really looking forward to it. Exemplar-based conlanging might be interesting, too.
by Creyeditor
Mon 12 Nov 2018, 00:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14238
Views: 970245

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

So the answer is more complex than the question I guess. Implosives are really happy about prevoicing, just like prenasalized sounds, so /amɓa/ is okay I guess. For /abɓa/ it's a bit more complicated. If the first stop is released, then the articulation is rather complicated, since you have to chang...
by Creyeditor
Sun 11 Nov 2018, 15:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 634
Views: 70704

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

-Is stress not relevant? It doesn't seem to be marked anywhere. -Is the [i ] in [əi] non-syllabic, or is this a sequence of two syllables? 1. Stress is only marked when relevant, i.e. when it is not predictable. That was my idea. 2. It's a diphthong, but I would actually argue that the schwa might ...
by Creyeditor
Fri 09 Nov 2018, 22:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3846
Views: 270116

Re: Romanization game

/p b t d k g/ <p b t d k g> /f v s z x ɣ ɣʷ/ <f v s z h r q> /m n/ <m n> /l/ <l> /i e/ <i e> /a/ <a> /u o/ <u o> I think <q> will make this lang look very interesting. Kind of Vanuatu like. Next: /m mː n nː/ /pʰ p b ⁿb ɓ bʱ t̼ d̼ t k/ /p͡f b͡v ts/ /ɸ β̝ f v s z/ /ʙ r/ /β̞ l w/ /i iː e eː a aː o oː u...
by Creyeditor
Fri 09 Nov 2018, 22:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5696
Views: 304288

Re: Sound Changes Game

<štabiggiòu>

[ˈníjəˌʋɔ̀ː] > [ˈníjəˌʋáù]
by Creyeditor
Fri 09 Nov 2018, 22:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 1128
Views: 91714

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[ˈskag͡bʱũ] < [ˈskag͡bʱ]
by Creyeditor
Fri 09 Nov 2018, 21:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 634
Views: 70704

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Hey guys, I justed wanted to mention that I will leave you some feedback only when I will get to post the second round. I will give feedback only on the grouping and maybe the Urheimat, since these are potentially subject to change for each round. I will not comment on your guesses of the proto-word...
by Creyeditor
Fri 09 Nov 2018, 21:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1524
Views: 144694

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I still get these warnings.

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by Creyeditor
Wed 07 Nov 2018, 10:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: unambiguous syntax and grammar
Replies: 10
Views: 1086

Re: unambiguous syntax and grammar

Things in my conlang I am proud of: [...] * valence of words are more or less similar to English, I don't try to put everything in it, only basic and required argument slots; [...] Why is it a good thing to mirror English here? Is the idea to have an arbritary set of arguments for each word, such t...