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by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:56
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39431

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Sorry, I meant to put that $ indicates a syllable boundary.

Is there a sequence of two or more vowels in the first syllable?
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68584

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I think this is my new favorite expression: all my eye and Betty Martin Its obscure origin makes it even more interesting, though some of the purported etymologies of this phrase are all my eye and Betty Martin themselves. [;)] Well, I'll go to foot of our stair! A new favourite! Thanks friend! Tha...
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 826
Views: 39431

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Did the "first" morpheme begin with l? Was the first vowel a long vowel? (ie, does the PG shape equate to l*V̄$, where * is a wildcard)?
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 274
Views: 16302

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

What instantly jumps into my mind is :es: aterrizar

So is the -or from a verbal infinitive?
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:28
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?
Replies: 13
Views: 680

Re: Modern Hittite lang: realistic?

The system could make sense as a whole reverse-Suffixaufnahme, but not sure if it would be realistic.
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What language could this person speak?
Replies: 15
Views: 1360

Re: What language could this person speak?

My guess is somewhere in India, or the Phillipines, since I've seen a lot of similarly formatted spam from that region. "to learn" makes me feel like Indo-Aryan languages are out of the option since they're inflecting like English. Tagalog would explain "have start to learn", since it doesn't have t...
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 01:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 27
Views: 1390

Re: English Dialects

KIT ɪ DRESS ɛ TRAP æ LOT ɑ ~ CLOTH* ɑː STRUT ə FOOT ɯ̹̽ BATH æ NURSE ɝː FLEECE i FACE ɛɪ̯ ~ eɪ PALM ɑ ~ THOUGHT* ɑː GOAT ɤ̞ʊ GOOSE u PRICE aɪ̯ CHOICE o̞ɪ̯ MOUTH aʊ NEAR iɝ ~ iːɝ SQUARE ɛɝ ~ eɝ START äɻ̬ NORTH ɔɻ̬~oɻ̬ ~ FORCE* oːɻ̬ CURE ɝː HappY iˑ LettER ɝ CommA ʌ Yikes... *length not contrastive/pr...
by qwed117
Fri 18 May 2018, 00:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 368

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

I hear "yanny" and nothing but. I have an equalizer in chrome and tested some hypotheses out. When I push the equalizer to maximum at 500 Hz or 16000 Hz and set everything else to 0db, "laurel" is the most prominent sound, but yanny is barely audible behind it. Setting the equalizer to have 125 Hz a...
by qwed117
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 03:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.
Replies: 17
Views: 1160

Re: New language discovered recently in Malaysia.

Hmm. The researchers should go to Glasgow; they'd find plenty of 'words, phonemes and grammatical structures' that aren't in English. Seriously, though: Jedek and Jahai are very closely related. Jedek is spoken in an area adjacent to Jahai. Jedek speakers are not aware of forming a distinct group, ...
by qwed117
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 02:51
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Making a Romance Language
Replies: 3
Views: 1225

Re: Making a Romance Language

Romance Languages and Their Neighbors B y some measures, the Romance family consists of 6 major languages, and various dialects. By others the Romance languages can be categorized into more than 20 languages, most of which are unintelligible except for cognates. At the largest level, Romance langua...
by qwed117
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 04:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 180657

Re: Yay or Nay?

So, for a while I've been working on a language inspired by Southeast Asian languages, specifically the Kra-Dai family and Austroasiatic. It's strictly a protolang right now. So far I've called it SEAlang, after its inspirations (South East Asia), but it's true name is lalààg or Lullug. Should I 1) ...
by qwed117
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 04:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 168
Views: 10122

Re: Animals derived game

Japanese beetle = rainbow chewer

Next: skua
by qwed117
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 22:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4349
Views: 267810

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

Pretty!
bay - forest

Next: r·śañ n. -
by qwed117
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 01:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld
Replies: 22
Views: 1593

Re: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld

Well, language is spread by civilizations, so the instability would suggest that world-languages would be unlikely. On the other hand the instability would encourage frequent migrations, so I'd guess this implies that sprachebundes would be less common, and most languages would have a relatively het...
by qwed117
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 02:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4349
Views: 267810

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

Ooh pretty
qú v. - duck, fall, trip,

Next: hlàè•ñi [l̥ɤ.ɛŋ.ɨˑ] n. -
by qwed117
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 02:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2248
Views: 175911

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Void wrote:
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 20:09
rínk [riːŋk] n. - booty, spoils (of war)

Next: hrú [xru:] adj. - raw, uncooked; harsh, cruel
hraú [r̥aˑˈu] - adj. uncooked,raw
KaiTheHomoSapien wrote: Next: rīneks /riːnɛks/ = hawk, bird of prey
rààni [ˈrɤːnɨˑ] - n. feather
Next: imh•kr•kid [im̥.kr̩ˑkaid] v. sacrifice
by qwed117
Sat 02 Dec 2017, 02:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 549
Views: 39303

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Yeah, Auvon's the winner. The answer was *'ekonom. The *sk cluster came from the palatization of the k, not an original cluster. The original location of the stress makes it more likely than just *skonom. The central *o becomes *we in a couple of languages, and not the reverse. There wasn't any true...
by qwed117
Sun 26 Nov 2017, 03:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4349
Views: 267810

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

hə́solyā nf. - entrapped quarter

Next: yha•gáán - n.
by qwed117
Sat 25 Nov 2017, 00:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5132
Views: 207797

Re: Sound Changes Game

<guusgouj>
[goʊ̯ʑgoʊ̯ʑ] > [kuzgot͡ʃ̚]
by qwed117
Sat 25 Nov 2017, 00:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 631544

Re: What did you accomplish today?

In the spirit of Qwed's characters, I have created a pair of my own: http://www.frathwiki.com/images/f/f5/VDT-rya.png rya — (n.) man, person http://www.frathwiki.com/images/9/9d/VDT-poyng.png poyng — (n.) finger, toe, digit Really pretty. They're sooo much better than mine (of course the fact that ...