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by DesEsseintes
Wed 21 Feb 2018, 06:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 120
Views: 4373

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

So my schedule just became a lot more open… Would it still be possible for me to participate in this? Though I completely understand if you guys don't want to add anyone else, especially since there are only a few more people left. It is stretching out a bit, but I don't mind if others don't? I cer...
by DesEsseintes
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 05:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2733
Views: 158562

Re: Yay or Nay?

As some of you may remember from a few years ago, the protolanguage for what I call Project Ypsilon had the following affricates: /p͡ɸ b͡β pː͡ɸ bː͡β p͡ɸː b͡βː t͡θ d͡ð tː͡θ dː͡ð t͡θː d͡ðː t͡s d͡z tː͡s dː͡z t͡sː d͡zː t͡ʃ d͡ʒ tː͡ʃ dː͡ʒ t͡ʃː d͡ʒː k͡x g͡ɣ kː͡x gː͡ɣ k͡xː g͡ɣː/ I remember. [:)] I still wa...
by DesEsseintes
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 03:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4815
Views: 339455

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Parlox wrote:
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 03:14
/ʀˡ/ is more accurately described as a trilled [ʟ̠], while /ʀˡˡ/ is more accurately described as a trilled [ʟ̠͡l]. I'm thinking of removing /t͡ʃ/.
The Snorelang?
by DesEsseintes
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 03:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4815
Views: 339455

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Latest idea for Limestone: add ejectives! /n/ n /p p’ t t’ k k’ ʔ/ p p’ t t’ k k’ ’ /s ɬ x/ s ł x /r j w/ r y w I’m not sure whether to get rid of /p’ j/. /n/ n /p t t’ k k’ ʔ/ p t t’ k k’ ’ /s ɬ x/ s ł x /r w/ r w Regardless, I find this very attractive. The vowels are something along the lines of ...
by DesEsseintes
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 04:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 120
Views: 4373

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Torch sent to bbbourq.
by DesEsseintes
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 16:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 120
Views: 4373

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

I was hoping to finish the torch this evening but I’m afraid it hasn’t happened. I’m going to need another day or two. Sorry for the delay.
by DesEsseintes
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 120
Views: 4373

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

DesEsseintes wrote:
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 10:08
gestaltist wrote:
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 09:59
Sent the torch to DesEsseintes.
Received!
I’ve finished translating the text into Núta and am now going to sleep. I’m hoping to write the language description tomorrow, but I wouldn’t be surprised if I required an extra day, in which case I’ll be sure to post an update in the thread.
by DesEsseintes
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 10:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 120
Views: 4373

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

gestaltist wrote:
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 09:59
Sent the torch to DesEsseintes.
Received!
by DesEsseintes
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 17:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lextreme2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1976

Re: Lextreme2018

Núta - Feb 3

tersú·wu n.anim. (III) warbane
by DesEsseintes
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 08:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6387
Views: 404062

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

My google-fu is failing me. English has a set of verbs that conjugate through ablaut—changing a vowel—and are considered irregular by modern standards: things like sing/sang/sung, drink/drank/drunk, sleep/slept, and so on. It seems as though there are internal patterns to those (see the i/a/u examp...
by DesEsseintes
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 16:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Núta Blog
Replies: 26
Views: 1316

Re: The Esseintial Núta Blog

Glide Elision Revisited I’ve made some additions and adjustments to glide elision processes in Núta. These are threefold. A. Glide Elision in between Two Unstressed Vowels I have decided to extend glide elision to glides between unstressed vowels according to the following principles: w y elide bef...
by DesEsseintes
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 16:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Esseintial Núta Blog
Replies: 26
Views: 1316

Re: The Esseintial Núta Blog

I like your conlangs a lot Thank you very much for saying so! [:D] there's something appealing in a minimalistic phoneme inventory coupled with complex phonotactic rules. I don't know why, but it just seems "artistic" to me, like a painting carefully constructed from a small colour palette. I could...
by DesEsseintes
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 02:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 43044

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Six more weeks of winter, or so I've heard. It cannot end soon enough. Meh, I can wait. We did the snow thing here in Suzhou a week ago, so I've gotten that out of my system. But as long as the water pipes don't burst (a widespread phenomenon here south of the Yangtse two years ago -- an area not a...
by DesEsseintes
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 15:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 43044

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

shimobaatar wrote:
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 13:31
Six more weeks of winter, or so I've heard.
It cannot end soon enough.
by DesEsseintes
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 14:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lextreme2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1976

Re: Lextreme2018

Núta - Jan 31

kárna n.inan. wave

Feb 1

tyá·yatnı n.inan. whisper
yayatn v to whisper

Feb 2

kùtne n.inan. flower
kah prefix black
kȧhkùtne n.inan. blackflower (a type of flowering cactus on the Áánene plains)
by DesEsseintes
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 07:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lextreme2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1976

Re: Lextreme2018

Núta - Jan 30

á·kwera adv. very, extremely

My first adverb in the Lextreme thread!
by DesEsseintes
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 03:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10950
Views: 572596

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I made this table when I realised that the fricatives /ɸ θ/ actually pattern rather nicely with the other fricatives and approximants in Híí. SPIRANT STRIDENT FRICATIVE f • þ ł • s APPROXIMANT w • r l • z This should help me finalise the development of these phonemes when Pre-Híí lost labialisation ...
by DesEsseintes
Thu 01 Feb 2018, 07:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 120
Views: 4373

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Perhaps Ser could give us a shout just to let us know they’re still working on it?
by DesEsseintes
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 04:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 233
Views: 12475

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

I was going to stay out of this but alas! I can’t help myself: Japanese is perfect. Definitely one of the world’s most euphonic languages to my ear. Whispered vowels sound amazing to me. Cheyenne is a contender for the throne as well. I happen to hold the opposite opinion to Pabappa. I find language...
by DesEsseintes
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 09:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lextreme2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1976

Re: Lextreme2018

Núta - Jan 27

tskatará·u n.anim. tribeless person, outsider, exile

Jan 28

hatú·newı n.inan. sea
h- Noun class prefix, -atu- prefix big, -new- n water, derivational suffix

Jan 29

hryé·rı n.inan. plateau, upper plains