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by Davush
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 12:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 94
Views: 11162

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

I haven't worked much on the language itself, but I've slowly been developing a writing system. I hope to eventually have a font for the language, but unfortunately handwritten examples will have to suffice for now. I'll post a few example letters each time. Qutrussan Script: An Introduction A Brief...
by Davush
Sun 20 May 2018, 16:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 18
Views: 1638

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

Very nice! I will be enjoying watching this, particularly since it's set in Iraq. I would say perhaps consider using گ for /g/, since a lot of Iraqis use this informally for Iraqi-Arabic /g/. It's probably worth pointing out that in the southern half of Iraq, /aː/ is backed to /ɑː/ in all positions ...
by Davush
Mon 07 May 2018, 11:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 3642

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

I love everybody's entries. :) I must say this is exactly the kind of languages I wanted to see when I set the rules. Hope to see some more still. I also made a sketch and will post it when I have some time to clean it up. Thanks for making me go outside my comfort zone, even if it did just comfort...
by Davush
Sun 06 May 2018, 13:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 3642

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

Well, I had hoped to get more done than this but oh well. Here is a measly sketch of 'Ozeze . I generally don't like making languages which I can't pronounce easily, so tone + coronal distinctions is quite outside my comfort zone, which is what Gestaltist hoped, I think! Anyway, I will probably use ...
by Davush
Thu 03 May 2018, 16:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819168

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

What natlang does this griuskant sample audio recording sound like? I'm curious to get some soundcheck from (linguistic ears of) other members here. Ignore the English bias within the voice pls. #shamelessadvertisement Intonation and general sound remind me very much of Scandinavian. Was this an ae...
by Davush
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 12:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 558
Views: 49196

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Is it cool if I rip this off and start a thread of my own? I have a family I think might be fun. I think diachronic challenges are better kept in this thread. People can easily see who the previous winner was and who's making the next challenge, and who is participating if it's all together. (Plus ...
by Davush
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 14:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 558
Views: 49196

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Although I've never won one of these challenges, I also like the sound of Inkcube's idea. I'd definitely join in.

I also hope I can participate in the next challenge.
by Davush
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 01:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819168

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

If we’re talking about pharyngeal ized consonants (rather than actual pharyngeal consonants) then I think there is some evidence they could become voiced as pharyngealized /t/ is often realized as voiced in some Arabic dialects, and I think there is evidence that the already voiced pharyngealized se...
by Davush
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 13:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819168

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

Couldn't you have characters for monosyllabic words/roots be used for the sounds of their nuclei, even if those vowels aren't initial? Thanks yeah, that is one way - although I imagine that might create a period of confusion where the character could either be read as a consonant initial, or vowel ...
by Davush
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 12:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819168

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

Couldn't you have characters for monosyllabic words/roots be used for the sounds of their nuclei, even if those vowels aren't initial? Thanks yeah, that is one way - although I imagine that might create a period of confusion where the character could either be read as a consonant initial, or vowel ...
by Davush
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 12:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819168

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

I'm trying to develop a conscript for Qutrussan, starting with a 'proto-script' which will probably lead to most of the writing systems in this world. The proto script likely began as simple pictographs/hierogylphs, evolving into a more alphabetic form. My problem is that the proto-language which th...
by Davush
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 19:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo
Replies: 14
Views: 1109

Re: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo

If you want to use Rongorongo as inspiration for a conlang just go ahead and do it, I’m sure it would be interesting. I think people are just puzzled (and being slightly pedantic) by the wording of ‘resurrecting’ it - as you said it’s a conlang project and was probably the wrong choice of words.
by Davush
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 13:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1588
Views: 166215

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

I am planning to draw a map of my con-continent, and I am struggling to determine the climate of it's northeastern region. Here is a quick sketch: It is basically a slightly larger, Rockies-less North America, with a large but narrow island to the east. I wonder, though, what effect that subcontine...
by Davush
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 17:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 94
Views: 11162

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

Some Random Things A limited form of reduplication occurs in nominals. It has mostly become lexicalized, but in general indicates 'all, every' of the base noun, or 'a large group of'. This form of reduplication is no longer productive, and the rules behind it are obscured. It generally only appears...
by Davush
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 15:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 1822

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

That's interesting about the spelling of stops in Mozarabic. My comment was also based on the current Spanish realisation of /t/ which is dental and unaspirated as I know some Arabic speakers perceive Spanish as full of emphatic /t/. I'd be inclined towards the third theory as Arabic emphatics in ge...
by Davush
Sat 07 Apr 2018, 20:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 1822

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

I like that it’s not ‘over’ Arabized - I think there’s a temptation to do that, but this looks like a more natural outcome to me. Also just a quick note regarding emphatics - Spanish /t/ was (and still is) perceived as actually closer to Arabic emphatic /t/ than the plain counterpart, hence the olde...
by Davush
Sat 07 Apr 2018, 16:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 1822

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

First of all I love it, especially the orthography.

Second of all, at first glance it looks like there is Arabic influence, but upon closer look I don't see any (none of the vocab looks derived from Arabic), so there's definitely something interesting going on here which makes me want to see more.
by Davush
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 15:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introducing Qutrussan
Replies: 94
Views: 11162

Re: Introducing Qutrussan

Refining the Case System (and some other stuff) I have played around with the Qutrussan case system quite a bit, but the original idea of: Nom, Acc, Gen, Dat, Loc is still present. I've made slight changes here and there which helps thinking about the diachronics behind it as well. The main point o...
by Davush
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 12:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4941
Views: 421656

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Jokes aside, I haven’t shelved Núta entirely, but its creation precipitated new ideas for literally all my older conlangs so I’ve been frantically adding bits and pieces to Híí, Proto-Híí, Apwapɨrɨng, and TLFKAT. I was then going to start tweaking old Nınuıntı but decided to use the ideas I came up...
by Davush
Tue 27 Mar 2018, 11:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13729
Views: 819168

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

Yes, changes of that sort are attested. A fairly well-known natlang example is the palatalisation of *k → tʃ → ʃ before /a/ in French. But: Usually there's a phonetic motivation somewhere underneath; in this case most likely that /a/ was pronounced a bit closer to the front of the mouth than today ...