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by Ahzoh
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 23:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13715
Views: 815819

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

How might I get this vowel inventory:

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/a e ẽː i o õː u/
/ʲa ʲe ʲẽː ʲi ʲo ʲõː ʲu/
/ai̯ ei̯ ẽi̯ oi̯ õi̯/
/ʲai̯ ʲei̯ ʲẽi̯ ʲoi̯ ʲõi̯/
From this?:

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/a e~i ø~y o~u ɤ~ɯ/
I know it would involve some vowel coalescence.
by Ahzoh
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 17:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 17
Views: 204

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Does it also explain why single-consonant words would expand upwards to the identical form that longer words have expanded downwards towards? Vowel breaking might, or compounding with other words. Would it be expected that all verbs, say, naturally converge to 3 letters in the root? No, they would ...
by Ahzoh
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 17:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1588
Views: 165181

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

When I said the planet was earth for all intents and purposes, that also means the time it takes for the planet to travel around the sun is also the exact same. Mass has nothing to do with rotation period, unless your moons are tidally locked, and saying "rotational period" instead of "orbital perio...
by Ahzoh
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 13:14
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1588
Views: 165181

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

Well, basic googling shows that yes, 1:3:6 resonances are possible, but looking at the articles they seem to mean the opposite way around (i.e. those numbers being frequencies rather than periods). That would mean, in terms of periods, 1:2:6. That is, the inner moons are an octave apart, while the ...
by Ahzoh
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 13:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 17
Views: 204

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Thanks. From what you sent it says that Proto-Semitic is "hypothetical," so it sounds like it does not provide a clear way to check the size of any spelling or grammar gaps between Torah Hebrew and antecedent languages. It's a reconstruction based on comparing words and grammar between the Semitic ...
by Ahzoh
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 06:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11060
Views: 683239

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have two new sentences documenting serial verb construction in Onschen: гахеша тугпаԯат иліоке. га-хеш-а ту-г-паԯ-ат и-ліок-е. NFUT -go-1. ABS 1. ERG - NFUT -catch-3. ABS PL -fish- ABS . AN I went fishing. (lit. "went caught fish") гахеша гамоха. га-хеш-а га-мох-а. NFUT -go-1. ABS NFUT -sleep-1. A...
by Ahzoh
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 04:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1588
Views: 165181

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

Ultimately, the only real way to answer that question is to plug the numbers into a simulator and set it to run and see what happens. Well I put them in a gravity simulator but all the moons I put in it start flinging off the planet within less than a year, even if I give them stable orbital resona...
by Ahzoh
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 03:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 17
Views: 204

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Can you point me to the immediately antecedent languages to the Torah text, so I can look at how different (and similar) the grammar and vocabulary is? https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:List_of_Proto-Semitic_stems https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Proto-Semitic_language https://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by Ahzoh
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 01:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 17
Views: 204

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Well you talked of Gematria, but it's not unusual for languages to use letters of the writing system to indicate numerals. Glagolitic and Greek did it. Biblical Hebrew has very clear origins from older languages (e.g. a descendant of Proto-Canaanite which is itself a descendant of Proto-Semitic) tha...
by Ahzoh
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 00:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 17
Views: 204

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

It's not really constructed because it still uses Biblical Hebrew as a base in lexicon and grammar and took things from Yiddish to fill in the gaps. It's also got native speakers (and has for a while now), which definitively makes it a natural language. Biblical Hebrew itself is definitely a natural...
by Ahzoh
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 23:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1588
Views: 165181

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

Can an earth-sized earth-like planet have three moons in stable orbit with it while said moons have rotational periods of 6, 18, and 36 days, respectively?
by Ahzoh
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 05:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13715
Views: 815819

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

Does a language with polypersonal agreement need to mark plurality in them to be naturalistic? Are there attested languages with polypersonal agreement that mark only person and not number?
by Ahzoh
Fri 06 Jul 2018, 04:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 52
Views: 1204

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

but I recall how Ahzoh's Vrkhazhian conculture had a lot of macabre fascination with death (at least in the past, I'm not sure if he's changed it since). No, not in the same way. The Empire of Vrkhazh is now a lot like India; the people don't all believe the same things, though there are some key b...
by Ahzoh
Wed 27 Jun 2018, 15:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13715
Views: 815819

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

What are some ways for a language to develop lateral vowels? From what I can tell, either they can't or haven't developed in any natlang, or I've misunderstood the term. I had to google it, but I can only find it in two contexts, 1) as a synonym for "front vowels" used predominantly amongst singing...
by Ahzoh
Wed 27 Jun 2018, 04:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13715
Views: 815819

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

I don't think it would be weird, though perhaps the Inuit words would be more prestige.

What are some ways for a language to develop lateral vowels?
by Ahzoh
Sun 24 Jun 2018, 03:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11060
Views: 683239

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have decided upon a set of phonotactics that I think truly reflects the character of Onschen. The basic syllable structure of a word is (C)(C)V(C). The onset of a syllable can be null, any consonant, or the clusters сц, шч, сл, слі, хл, or xлі. The nucleus is always a vowel. The coda of a syllable...
by Ahzoh
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 19:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 91858

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

and relatedly I'm going to Lakehead University, all the way in Thunderbay. I'm looking for housing there.
by Ahzoh
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 20:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13715
Views: 815819

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

What consonant clusters can I derive these three clicks /ǀ ǁ ǂ/ from?

At the present, I've got:
/ǀ/ < /t̪k/
/ǁ/ < /t̪l/ or /t̪ˡk/
/ǂ/ < /t̪ʲk t̪ʲkʲ t̪kʲ/
by Ahzoh
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 04:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1081
Views: 100301

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

sevenorbs wrote:
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 01:18
Hello.
So I have this script...
Sounds like how Korean functions.
by Ahzoh
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 21:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 91858

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

My sister will also have a baby soon and I'll be an uncle.