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by DesEsseintes
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 08:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Boral scratchpad - romlang
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: Boral scratchpad - romlang

Yay, you started a thread! [:D]

I like the look of this, in particular the French-yet-not-at-all-French-ness of it, and your explanations are clear and fun.

Look forward to more!
by DesEsseintes
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 18:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Plains of Áánene
Replies: 25
Views: 3172

Re: The Plains of Áánene

A short snippet to see if I can get this started again... The Scribe The silent halls of Gowón’no have been my home for many a year, and as I wander through their meandering tunnels, I realise that I have become as shadowy and silent as they. At times I warm myself by thinking that I was special, th...
by DesEsseintes
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mata People
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Mata People

почка wrote:
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 20:26
k1234567890y wrote:
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 20:40

There are no physically East Asian looking people in the 31st World.
Please, don't be a racist, peoples of all ethnicity should be allowed to exist in all conworlds if human exists.
I disagree. Nobody and nothing has a “right” to exist in any work of art.
by DesEsseintes
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mata People
Replies: 7
Views: 244

Re: Mata People

sangi39 wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 01:39
It's a fine line to tread, basically, so let's at least ask why Elemtilas chose to include this as part of their world rather than outright calling them a racist.
This is k1234567890y’s conworld thread and not elemtilas’.
by DesEsseintes
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 01:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1384
Views: 108860

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I’d never seen “dike” as a word before. Like Sangi said, the y-spelling seems to cover all meanings in modern UK usage.
by DesEsseintes
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4990
Views: 440032

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Híí 5.3 Hi again, Híí! Híí Híí! /ɸ s θ ɬ (ʃ) h/ f s þ ł sh h /z (r) l (w)/ z r l w /e i o/ e ı o + length and diphthongs What do the parentheses indicate? Do those sounds only show up as allophones? Yes. [ʃ] is an allophone of /s/ in the environment _{t͡ɬ t͡ʃ} [r w] are the intervocalic allophones ...
by DesEsseintes
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 17:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4990
Views: 440032

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Híí 5.3 Híí has now lost /k/ altogether: /m n/ m n /b t g ʔ/ b t g ’ /t͡s t͡ɬ t͡ʃ/ ts tł ch /ɸ s θ ɬ (ʃ) h/ f s þ ł sh h /z (r) l (w)/ z r l w /e i o/ e ı o + length and diphthongs Instead of the complex allophony I came up with in Híí 5.2 as an excuse for having both of /k g/, I now have a simple ...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 15:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1384
Views: 108860

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

万 So… this is my 10000th post on the CBB. I have been waiting for this moment... I'm sure some of you have noticed that I've been counting down every post since 9990, and periodically since 9900. I've felt annoying doing so, but I like how those numbers look aesthetically. I love postcounts... This...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 13:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 642

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

I originally wanted an x-with-charon that represents a uvular fricative (with no corresponding /q/) but this forum's font doesn't like it and it doesn't display properly. The diareses was a compromise measure but I decided I'd rather just remove it altogether. [snip] Edit: Test: x x̌ X X̌ I think y...
by DesEsseintes
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 642

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

I like the aesthetic (surprise!), and I look forward to seeing more. /t k ʔ ʦ ʧ s ʃ x χ n j a i ɯ/ <t k ʔ c č s š x n y a i u> I couldn’t help noticing that in a recent post in another thread you posted a sample of this (?) language with an x with a diaeresis. That combined with /x x/ makes me wonde...
by DesEsseintes
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 09:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11134
Views: 712943

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Lao Kou wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 08:46
Pulled Japoné語 out of mothballs and added three words: carob, locust, and foghorn.
Inago, inago...
by DesEsseintes
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 04:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4990
Views: 440032

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

This is Čawač , an idea for an a priori Algonquianino that I came up with because I can’t sleep. /n/ n /t t͡s t͡ʃ k/ t c č k /θ s ʃ/ θ s š /r j w/ r y w /a e i o u/ a e i o u /a e i o u/ ā ē ī ō ū Fairly free clustering, normally restricted to two consonants. Are there initial and/or final clusters...
by DesEsseintes
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 19:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4990
Views: 440032

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

This is Čawač, an idea for an a priori Algonquianino that I came up with because I can’t sleep.

/n/ n
/t t͡s t͡ʃ k/ t c č k
/θ s ʃ/ θ s š
/r j w/ r y w

/a e i o u/ a e i o u
/aː eː iː oː uː/ ā ē ī ō ū

Fairly free clustering, normally restricted to two consonants.
by DesEsseintes
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 16:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 205597

Re: Yay or Nay?

Micamo wrote:
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 13:43
Eldin why do you remember my April Fool's jokes from 2011
Wasn’t it 2016?

Also: if you start conlanging again, I might drag Híí out of its grave and start working on it again. Psst, there might be word-final r now! (Shock! Horror!)
by DesEsseintes
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 04:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4990
Views: 440032

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Porphyrogenitos wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 22:21
/n/
/t k kʷ ʔ/
/s h/
/w/

/i a o/

syllable structure is (C)V

/ti/ is impermissible and is always replaced by /si/
[+1] [tick]

Reminded me of Núta until I noticed the phonotactics.

Are /kʷo ko/ distinct?
by DesEsseintes
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 17:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 205597

Re: Yay or Nay?

Micamo wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 11:33
Would anyone care if I started conlanging again
[<3]
Would be the best thing evar!
Lao Kou wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 13:04
"Why are you framing this as a pass-agg question?"
What is a “pass-egg question”?
by DesEsseintes
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 15:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 文澩鼎 - Toraya
Replies: 11
Views: 490

Re: 文澩鼎 - Toraya

Toraya (虎屋) is the name of a Japanese sweets manufacturer. They specialise in top-quality seasonal wagashi (和菓子). Yum.
by DesEsseintes
Tue 03 Jul 2018, 14:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4990
Views: 440032

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Something short and sweet:

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m  n
p  t  t͡s k  q  ʔ
   θ  s        h
      j  w
I suppose one could add ejectives at some PoAs, and replace /p/ with /b/ (as is all the rage), but for now I’ll leave it like that.

I like having both of /θ q/ in a 13-consonant inventory.

Oh vowels! Uhm, /a i o/?
by DesEsseintes
Sat 30 Jun 2018, 15:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4990
Views: 440032

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n w/
/p t k/
/ɸ s x/
/a i u/

/w/ is [ŋ] in coda
by DesEsseintes
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 07:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13886
Views: 857165

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

I have a couple of questions this time. 1. What are the universals and tendencies of dependent-marking languages? I've read that they are always nominative-accusative and usually place the adjective before the noun, but I think Chechen is a dependent-marking ergative language, according to Wikipedi...