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by Ahzoh
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 06:11
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: My view of linguistics
Replies: 6
Views: 268

Re: My view of linguistics

I don't how one can study so much about linguistics and how languages change over time but still believe the Babel story, let alone believe a descendant was around at the time of its ancient ancestor.

I guess this is what happens when belief supersedes reason.
by Ahzoh
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 19:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13429
Views: 673270

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

Suppose my proto-language has agent markers -a and -an and patient markers -eo and -igu:
How easy would it be for just -a and -an to replace -eo and -igu and as such now mark both agent and patient, without undergoing phonological change?
by Ahzoh
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 17:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 571013

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I translate a sentence "Y'all have eight dogs" in Haxyakian and the Charric languages: Haxyakian: kā̀ḏ xéorvā xā́keān ōkṑm. kā̀-ḏ xéorv-ā xā́ke-ān ō-kṑm 2ms.A-PL eight-FEM dog-FEM.P.PL NPST-hold [kàːð xé.or.vaː xáː.ke.aːn oːkòːm] West Charric: ḳar šərva xacan nuḳumam. [ˈkʼar ˈçər.βa xaˈcan nuˈkʼu.ma...
by Ahzoh
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 20:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42452

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I find it frustrating how I can't come up with good language names that could plausibly mean something. The names are either too compressed to be anything but a single morpheme or too clunky/large and its constituent elements too readily apparent.
by Ahzoh
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 14:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 233
Views: 12372

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

I dislike Berber languages, both in how they are written and how they sound.
by Ahzoh
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 01:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6368
Views: 402686

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

Actually, those were the Proto-Semitic pronouns.
by Ahzoh
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 04:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6368
Views: 402686

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

I'm wondering how Proto-Afroasiatic *suʔa eventually became Akkadian šū and Ge'ez wəʔətu.
by Ahzoh
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 18:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

My mum named our kitty Nikita after that show character because our kitty was a foot attacker.
by Ahzoh
Fri 09 Feb 2018, 07:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 571013

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Completely revamped the pronouns in my Charric language families so they're less boring and more varied: Nominative 1s | žaẏ | yī | žıẏ | zē/zĭ 2ms | ḳa | kuā | kha | ḳā/ḳă 2fs | ši | hī | ši | sē/sĭ 3ms | na | nā | na | nā/nă 3fs | si | sī | si | sē/sĭ 1p | yeš | yēhī | yeši | yēsē 2mp | ḳar | kuāḏ...
by Ahzoh
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 21:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42452

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

elemtilas wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 19:00
Ahzoh wrote:
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 15:47
I hath fallen in love with throat/overtone singing.
Wow!

Are you trying to do it, or are you in the amazed observer camp?
Pff, no, I can never do it, so amazed observer camp I am.
by Ahzoh
Mon 05 Feb 2018, 15:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42452

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I hath fallen in love with throat/overtone singing.
by Ahzoh
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 22:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 571013

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've been trying to overhaul the Charric languages so that it's not very large. Are the stop pairs related. e.g. i see p/pʷ in one language, p/pʰ in another, p/pʕ in a third and p/p' in a fourth ... are these sets derived from a single original contrast, or is it more complex? Ive been working on s...
by Ahzoh
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 21:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 571013

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've been trying to overhaul the Charric languages so that it's not very large. Haxyakian /m n ŋ/ /p t k q ʡ ʔ/ /b d g/ /f θ s ɬ x ħ h/ /v ð z ɮ ɣ/ /w r l j/ 28 -------------------------------- West Charric /m n ŋ/ /p pʼ t tʼ c cʼ k kʼ q qʼ ʔ/ /b d ɟ g/ /ɸ s ɬ ɬʼ ç x χ h/ /β z ɮ ʝ ɣ/ /w ɹ l j/ /r rʼ...
by Ahzoh
Fri 02 Feb 2018, 09:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42452

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ah, don't worry about it.
I only got 78 in my English course which is good enough I suppose but it will made it very difficult for me get an average of 85.
by Ahzoh
Thu 01 Feb 2018, 17:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 233
Views: 12372

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Adarain wrote:
Thu 01 Feb 2018, 16:54
Ahzoh wrote:
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 07:34
Regarding Japanese, I love it […]
Regarding Chinese, I hate alveolo-palatals.
Very curious this, considering the Japanese sh-, j- and ch- series are alveolo-palatal.
Aye, but I don't hear it as pervasively as the Chinese languages.
by Ahzoh
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 07:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 233
Views: 12372

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Regarding Spanish, I find women who speak it to sound more attractive whereas when dudes speak in it many sound annoyingly high-pitched, almost as if they're whining.

Regarding Japanese, I love it and it vaguely reminds me of French when I hear it.

Regarding Chinese, I hate alveolo-palatals.
by Ahzoh
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 18:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10946
Views: 571013

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I finally decided on Onschen phonotactics: (F)(C)(v,r)V(S)(C) Fricatives can only occur before stops and nasal stops and moreso they ungergo fortition word- and root-initially before stops and nasals: s > t͡s / (#,$) _(S,N) z > d͡z / (#,$)_(S,N) ʃ > t͡ʃ / (#,$)_(S,N) ʒ > d͡ʒ / (#,$)_(S,N) x (> k͡x) ...
by Ahzoh
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 04:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1043
Views: 42452

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Egerius wrote:
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 01:30
What exactly?
It's just a thing you say.
by Ahzoh
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 11:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13429
Views: 673270

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

That looks great, thanks!

Is there some way for /eo/ and /oe/ to become /a/, possibly from /ə/?
by Ahzoh
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 10:13
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: unconventional settings: how to get people interested
Replies: 32
Views: 1104

Re: unconventional settings: how to get people interested

Nowhere at all did he imply or explicate that he finds any work presented here to be of objectively inferior quality. He may express a subjective value judgement but that is expected. He hasn't put anybody down. You're basically shadow boxing. because you're some kind of clairvoyant that knows what ...