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by k1234567890y
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 02:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 568
Views: 59835

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

from my conlangs: Lonmai Luna -los "-y" v.s. Standard German -los "-less" Mayato MKII gang "police v.s. English gang I think someone mentioned this in either this thread, or a related one (false cognates maybe?), but I don't think many people would count conlangs. ok I posted conlangs as I have see...
by k1234567890y
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3736
Views: 219417

Re: Romanization game

/p b bʱ t̪ d̪ d̪ʱ ʈ ɖ ɖʱ c ɟ ɟʱ k ɡ ɡʱ ʔ/<p b bh t d dh tr dr drh c j jh k g gh x>
/m n̪ ɳ ɲ ŋ/<m n nr ny ng>
/ɾ̪ r/<r rr>
/s z ʂ ʐ ɕ ʑ h/<s z sr zr sy zy ch>
/w l̪ ɭ j/<w l rl y>

/i iː e/<i ie e>
/ə əː a aː/<v vv a aa>
/u uː o oː ɒ ɒː/<u uu o ou oa oaa>

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/p t k/
/b~v d~r g/
/i o/
/e a/
by k1234567890y
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 568
Views: 59835

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

from my conlangs:

Lonmai Luna -los "-y" v.s. Standard German -los "-less"

Mayato MKII gang "police v.s. English gang
by k1234567890y
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 69
Views: 6484

Re: Surprising cognates

Chinese and English wheel, it is possible that the Chinese word was ultimately a borrowing from a word for wheel from Indo-European languages
by k1234567890y
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1142
Views: 108418

Re: Other Creativity

fruityloops wrote:
Fri 13 Jul 2018, 03:53
Image

Nymph (four footed butterfly) shaman in training.
nice drawing!
by k1234567890y
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 07:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 607
Views: 72751

Re: False cognates

Just found this:

Chichewa ufa "flour" and Manchu ufa "flour"
by k1234567890y
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 03:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1297
Views: 93604

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

;-; ;-; ;-; ;-; ;-; ;-; ;-; ;-;

I feel I am not a good person
by k1234567890y
Tue 26 Jun 2018, 15:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4584

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

What about an Old Hungarian dialect spoken in what's now Ukraine's Zakarpattia Oblast that became Slavicized? I can see /y ø/ becoming /ʲu ʲo/. good idea (: so they have some interracial influences with the Slavic peoples? also an idea: A modern descendant of the Xiongnu language spoken in China, i...
by k1234567890y
Tue 26 Jun 2018, 14:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 69
Views: 6484

Re: Surprising cognates

English head(native Germanic word), chief, chef(from French, ultimately from Latin), cape(from French, ultimately from Latin), cap(ultimately from Latin), capital(from Latin), jefe(from Spanish, ultimately from Latin), and kapala(from Tibet, ultimately from Sanskrit)
by k1234567890y
Sun 24 Jun 2018, 00:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Kinds of Immortality [Split]
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Kinds of Immortality [Split]

I also have an idea of heriz humanoids...but it seems that there's no way to incorporate them into an otherwise realistic world? or there's a way? What did you have in mind? they are immune to age...maybe most diseases too, but still can get killed...although they have a faster and more effective s...
by k1234567890y
Sat 23 Jun 2018, 06:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Kinds of Immortality [Split]
Replies: 16
Views: 1163

Re: Kinds of Immortality [Split]

I also have an idea of heriz humanoids...but it seems that there's no way to incorporate them into an otherwise realistic world? or there's a way?
by k1234567890y
Wed 16 May 2018, 16:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13740
Views: 820189

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

I guess yes...and different natlangs vary considerably in deciding which nouns are animate...although a general tendency exists.
by k1234567890y
Mon 14 May 2018, 22:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13740
Views: 820189

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

however, there are, at least in my memory, languages where the emergence of the ergativity is through the regularization of the original passive voice.
by k1234567890y
Mon 14 May 2018, 22:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13740
Views: 820189

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

Can a nominative-accusative language derive from an absolutive-ergative proto-language? Theoretically by making the passive tense into a regular present one, by some other eldritch means? yes, it is said that some Aleut-Eskimo languages are evolving into nominative languages. maybe you can do this:...
by k1234567890y
Sun 13 May 2018, 20:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ideas for new conlangs
Replies: 2
Views: 356

Re: Ideas for new conlangs

#6

This is the least restricted and you can unleash your ideas, and all other purposes can also be done under #6
by k1234567890y
Fri 11 May 2018, 03:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13740
Views: 820189

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

Can a nominative-accusative language derive from an absolutive-ergative proto-language? Theoretically by making the passive tense into a regular present one, by some other eldritch means? yes, it is said that some Aleut-Eskimo languages are evolving into nominative languages. maybe you can do this:...
by k1234567890y
Thu 10 May 2018, 02:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 62
Views: 4584

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

Lots of interesting ideas here. A little while ago, probably a few months at this point, I was inspired by something Isfendil said about an Indo-European language with a phonology reminiscent of Arabic's, but with morphosyntax more like that of a typical "Classical" Indo-European language. I've had...
by k1234567890y
Wed 09 May 2018, 21:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How Do YOU Create Words?
Replies: 20
Views: 1835

Re: How Do YOU Create Words?

at first you can do it more freely, but you need to determine the phonology, and how roots may look, and maybe make a "proto-form" to furher control the look of the outcome words too. then you may start to derive new words from existing words. Well, control yourself from adding new roots, most words...
by k1234567890y
Wed 09 May 2018, 20:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 5081

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

mine is not that dramatic though just an astronaut girl(she is ageless) sent to an alien world because the alien did not send any radio signals as a reply after 20 years(the aliens live on a planet 10 light years away), and when they arrived, she found the real reason why the aliens did not reply: t...
by k1234567890y
Wed 09 May 2018, 15:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?
Replies: 58
Views: 5081

Re: why is it that in many fantasy stories, humans are the focus?

another idea: write a human anthropologist entering an alien world, making records about the alien culture and history.

but just like quantums...when it comes to a culture, what we observe is not the culture itself, but the culture exposed to our method of questioning.