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by DesEsseintes
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 10:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10851
Views: 544394

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Wed 17 Jan 2018, 08:22
Why oh why do your posts say "clongo!" For what purpose do you change the abbreviation!?
I use “morfofo” for morphophonological processes. Words in -oCo are the best. [xD]
by DesEsseintes
Sun 14 Jan 2018, 05:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: I need more phonemes!!! Help!
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: I need more phonemes!!! Help!

You have no less than 12 consonants, which is plenty. I wouldn’t add too much as I think it looks quite nice as it is, but if you feel the need, all of Kiwikami’s suggestions are spot on. The glottal stop especially would make this very attractive to me. Note that complex phonotactics could make thi...
by DesEsseintes
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 11:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4775
Views: 322950

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n/ /t k ʔ/ /h/ /r w/ /a i/ Circumflexes should feature somehow. Obviously /k ʔ/ ⟨k k̂⟩ ← that’s a combining diacritic, this forum’s font is bad. Interesting. Thanks for the idea, but I’m almost certainly going to be using â î . Didn't you post that in the chat as well? Cuz that's what I meant. Y...
by DesEsseintes
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 05:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Noun apposition compounds in other languages
Replies: 8
Views: 221

Re: Noun apposition compounds in other languages

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 18:30
Is a chicken stable the same as a chicken coop? If not, what's the difference?
A chicken stable is for very large chickens. You know, the ones you ride. Some people call them “horses”, but that’s just silly.
by DesEsseintes
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 05:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4775
Views: 322950

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Thrice Xandvii wrote:
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 18:27
That looks surprisingly familiar, Des...
You mean to say that it looks like all my other inventories? If so, you’re probably right. [:)]
by DesEsseintes
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 14:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4775
Views: 322950

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n/
/t k ʔ/
/h/
/r w/

/a i/

Circumflexes should feature somehow.
by DesEsseintes
Fri 12 Jan 2018, 03:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 44
Views: 1229

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

I’d like to participate with Núta if you’re still accepting signups. Could I be placed towards the end? Perhaps after Gestaltist?
by DesEsseintes
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 06:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 149568

Re: Yay or Nay?

I think it’s highly unlikely for “most or all” verbs that come in intransitive/transitive pairs to have suppletive forms because there are likely to be thousands of such verb pairs in any language, especially if you allow for normally transitive verbs like “to see” to become intransitive. However, I...
by DesEsseintes
Sat 06 Jan 2018, 09:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 964
Views: 34092

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

It's been a long time since we had a conlang relay, hasn't it? Is there a reason for that that I've missed or have we just not done one in a while? Those were great fun and I'd be very much up for another. Yeah, the last one started nearly one year ago. Does anyone wanna start one? I’ve no lang to ...
by DesEsseintes
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 07:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ȧbhannı
Replies: 13
Views: 818

Re: Ȧbhannı

Your grammar doc makes me want to learn LaTeX.

The language looks pleasant. You make use of pretty much all my favourite features, namely overdots on vowels, ı, and gemination.
by DesEsseintes
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 149568

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm thinking of making a change to certain Shonkasika neuter nouns, inspired by Slavic languages. There is an overlap in consonant stems and î-stems ( /ɪ/) in that they inflect the same for all forms, except the indefinite nominative singular, which is -î for î-stems and -∅ for consonant stems unle...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 16:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 149568

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm thinking of making a change to certain Shonkasika neuter nouns, inspired by Slavic languages. There is an overlap in consonant stems and î-stems ( /ɪ/) in that they inflect the same for all forms, except the indefinite nominative singular, which is -î for î-stems and -∅ for consonant stems unle...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 04:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10851
Views: 544394

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I still think Lao Kou’s interpretation of your nick is the best.
by DesEsseintes
Mon 25 Dec 2017, 05:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 964
Views: 34092

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Happy Christmas everyone!! 🎄🎄😄😄

Just bought my ticket to Tokyo. Life’s good.
by DesEsseintes
Sun 24 Dec 2017, 14:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13344
Views: 643804

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

(Glottal stops can cause high or low tone; both are attested in Athabaskan) AIUI, it's argued that one is the result of a glottal stop, and the other is the result of a glottalised vowel (in this case resulting from a following glottal stop). However, since one can very easily become the other and ...
by DesEsseintes
Sun 24 Dec 2017, 06:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13344
Views: 643804

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

So for /tSa/ → /Sa/ you're asking what might happen to /a/? I'd think it'd be more likely for the preceding vowel to be impacted, but that is just my gut. Nothing might happen to /a/. What would happen to the proceeding preceding vowel? Here’s a possible scenario: affricates get reanalysed as clust...
by DesEsseintes
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 09:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 149568

Re: Yay or Nay?

Lego is singular, it means one individual Lego brick. Hence, Legos. Well in the UK Lego refers to the company/product as a whole, not to the individual bricks. It's just one of those minor differences between Englishes on either side of the pond that really sticks out when it comes up. So to be cle...
by DesEsseintes
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 07:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Euterpe: A world of sign language
Replies: 15
Views: 465

Re: Euterpe: A world of sign language

Just popping in to say that I’m enjoying this. [:)]
by DesEsseintes
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 04:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 964
Views: 34092

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Thanks, shimo, ixals and elem! 😄😸
by DesEsseintes
Sun 17 Dec 2017, 04:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Núta Blog
Replies: 19
Views: 657

Re: The Esseintial Núta Blog

What does this language consider a "voiced environment"? Probably this: when neither adjacent segment is ‘ s h or word-final position. As a result, the stops would only be voiceless in clusters with those sounds or in word-final position. Can these clusters all occur word-initially? Are there restr...