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by Dormouse559
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 16:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 08:32
Okay on the allophony issue. And, and assimilation's the only time the fortis-lenis pairs lose contrast.
Then that's a phonemic change. Whenever one phone changes to a contrasting phone, that's phonemic.
by Dormouse559
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 05:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

I'm reposting a question that I, initially, edited into my last post to make sure it gets answered. Should allophony be formatted (a) [allophone] of /parent phoneme/ <location> /causal phoneme/ or (b) [allophone] of [parent phone] <location> [causal phone]? The latter. The allophone's environment s...
by Dormouse559
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 04:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 640
Views: 104691

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

Well, I was thinking of this line: "Obtaining alcohol for consumption is no exception, and the millennial beverage of choice is wine." The article writer says that, but that just tells me they haven't read their own evidence; it's irrelevant to their assertion. And well, they're an undergrad writin...
by Dormouse559
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 02:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 640
Views: 104691

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

The article says millennials are drinking more wine than other generations, not that they drink more wine than beer. I'd also hesitate to apply this information years in the past to high schoolers. (The article says its statistics are for 2015.) I'd try to answer your central question, having been a...
by Dormouse559
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 22:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

I'd say Wikipedia was just overspecifying. /j/ is /j/, regardless of where it came from, unless there is another sound that they transcribe the same way.
by Dormouse559
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 23:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8393
Views: 649010

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

« For realsies » ? S' l' ett in-a necromanchî peûlyanta. [… | slɛt.tẽ.a.ne.kʁo.mɑ̃ˈɕiː pœˈʎɑ̃n.tə] "For realsies"? This is a powerful necromancy. [O.O] J' ê soulaman mettriyà la majî de « no backsies ». [ʑɛː.su.ləˈmɑ̃ŋ mɛt.tʁiˈja la.məˈʑiː de …] I've only just mastered the magic of "no backsies".
by Dormouse559
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 17:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

Is the first category ([ʙ̥], etc.) considered allophonic? Yes. Given that list of phones, you can predict which will appear based entirely on the environment, which means they don't contrast. I think you could rephrase your description this way: [ʙ̥], [ʙ], [ʙ̪̊], [ʙ̪], and [ʝ˔] are formed by the as...
by Dormouse559
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 02:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

As it stands, /ʝ˔/ is the only phone listed without any contrasts because the others are or may be fortis-lenis pairs. So there are no words containing [ʝ˔] that would change meaning if you replaced it with any of [ʙ̥ ʙ ʙ̪̊ ʙ̪ r̪̊ r̪]? There's a flaw in that logic. If I have a word [ʝ˔a] and change...
by Dormouse559
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 21:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

With A'atun's /r/ being prone to assimilation, which of /ʙ̥ ʙ ʙ̪̊ ʙ̪ r̪̊ r̪ ɼ̊ ɼ ʝ˔/ are rightfully allophones of /r/? Their, respective, spellings are <pr br fr vr tr dr sr zr jr>, noting that (a.) <vr jr> become <r> if the <r> had been adjacent to a diphthongal <i u>, respectively, and (b.) /ɼ̊ ɼ...
by Dormouse559
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 19:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

Okay. Do affricates containing allophones need to be on the chart? For example, [b̪͡v] if [b̪] is purely allophonic. You've put [b̪͡v] in square brackets, implying you're talking about phones (which include allophones), not phonemes, so the question is moot. Yes, include allophones when making phon...
by Dormouse559
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 14:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

I would simplify and just analyze /h/ as an independent part of the syllable. A language with just one type of cluster still has clust3rs. The only asymmetry is /s/ .... was there ever a /sh/? I interpret the language as having phonemic clusters as well. I took "all sequences are phonetically CV" t...
by Dormouse559
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 08:47
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 176417

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

Another question: Is there such a thing as a dualative (dualitive?) derivation? Like a collective, but instead of turning "a tree" into "a group of trees," it would turn it into "a pair of trees." Just to give another answer. In Mee (Trans-New Guinea; Papua, Indonesia), you can suffix a reduced for...
by Dormouse559
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 06:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6158
Views: 387918

Re: Language practice thread

shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 04:04
あのう、分かりません。私はストレスがたくさなります。
Anō, wakarimasen. Watashi wa sutoresu ga takusan arimasu.
Well, I don't know. I'm feeling pretty stressed.
Ben, j'espère que tu te sentiras plus à l'aise avec le temps.
Well, I hope you feel more comfortable with time.
by Dormouse559
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 04:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

In a language with a phonetic inventory of [m m̥ n n̥ t tʰ k kʰ s h l l̥ r r̥ j j̥ w w̥] in which all sequences are phonetically CV, is it more appropriate to analyze a sequence such as [m̥a] as /m̥a/ or /mha/? Perhaps more to the root of my question is: must a language have clusters of some conson...
by Dormouse559
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 03:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6158
Views: 387918

Re: Language practice thread

明日は大学に帰りますよ。 Ashita wa daigaku ni kaerimasu yo. I'm going back to school tomorrow. Moi je ne retourne pas à l'école demain. I'm not going back to school tomorrow. Tu as hâte de faire quoi ? What are you looking forward to? ¿Debería decir "ashita wa" o solo "ashita"? Should I say "ashita wa" or just...
by Dormouse559
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 21:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 205765

Re: Yay or Nay?

I have to say, creating Ởnh·Vú has been a far more amazing way to learn about East Asian cultures than I ever would have expected. It’s strengthened my love for conlanging in a way I didn’t see coming. So gratifying to hear that. The opportunity to learn about natlangs and -cultures is one of the m...
by Dormouse559
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 14:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

cigarette butts ganajdadsüch ← rhüküch them fish víöbsöp ← rhöböch them Hmm, is your gloss correct? It seems to match víöbsöp to DEF . ( A Géarthçins would rather self-immolate than use three exclamation points in a row. And on a public sign, oh, the horror. ) ( Dear me, a whole culture of punctuat...
by Dormouse559
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 21:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 13
Views: 298

Fish smoking cigarettes

I saw this sign (in spoiler) on Facebook, and I thought it would be funny to translate it. But it also includes two third-person plural pronouns (them = cigarette butts, them = fish) that neither the original French nor the English translation distinguish. Only the context clears up the ambiguity. H...
by Dormouse559
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 04:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13893
Views: 858016

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

felipesnark wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 04:23
For a naturalistic conlang, is it unrealistic to have separate personal endings on verbs for active, middle, and passive voice?
Not at all. The reflexive-pronoun origin for middle voice makes a lot of sense.