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by GrandPiano
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 04:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 588
Views: 54418

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Am I allowed to take inspiration from the others’ reconstructions, or are we not supposed to look at the other guesses until after the correct answer is revealed?
by GrandPiano
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 21:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 98
Views: 1195

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

shimobaatar wrote:
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 15:46
Does the link in 48b not work for anyone else?
It doesn't work for me either.
by GrandPiano
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 04:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 98
Views: 1195

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

44) b
45) b
46) b
47) b
48) a

this_is_an_account wrote:
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 03:34
Are newcomers allowed to jump in?
By all means.
by GrandPiano
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 04:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 98
Views: 1195

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

43) a
44) c
45) a
46) a
47) a
by GrandPiano
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 00:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 98
Views: 1195

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

39) a
40) g (-ar -re -er -ir)
41) a
42) a
by GrandPiano
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 18:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 588
Views: 54418

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Here's my guess: https://i.imgur.com/ALmWMWM.png Proto-word: *gaˈŋkʷaz Proto-red: *gaˈŋgaz Proto-orange: *ˈqawar Proto-green: *gəˈkʷar Proto-purple: *ˈgʷal Red: gaˈŋkʷaz > gaˈŋgʷaz > gaˈŋgaz gaˈŋgaz > ɣaˈŋgaz > ɦaˈŋgaz > gãˈgaz > gãˈgas > ŋãgas > gaˈŋas > kaˈŋas > kʼaˈŋas > gaˈgaz > kaˈgaz > kaˈgaʒ ...
by GrandPiano
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 06:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 98
Views: 1195

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

35) f (<nh lh>)
36) a
37) a
38) b

Where do /j w/ occur? Don’t Latin /j w/ become /d͡ʒ v/?
by GrandPiano
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 06:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 631
Views: 68070

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Shemtov wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 01:36
If someone could tell me the code for Ethiopia, thanks.
It’s “eth”. All of the flag codes are three letters long AFAIK.
by GrandPiano
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:48
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 534
Views: 38322

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is there a deleted syllable in tseanăr?
by GrandPiano
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 00:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6620
Views: 517312

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

LinguoFranco wrote:
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 15:38
Do you know of any natlangs where these occur as codas?
French and Catalan both allow word-final /ɲ/: French montagne /mɔ̃taɲ/ "mountain", Catalan any /aɲ/ "year"
by GrandPiano
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 00:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 631
Views: 68070

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:chn: 漢 Hàn (South) "Chinese people" :kor: 한 /han/ "Korea; Korean". This exists within Mandarin, too - 韓 hán means “Korean”. 漢 and 韓 (simplified: 汉 and 韩) are mainly used in compound words, though; the only common pair that’s likely to cause confusion for learners unaccustomed to tones is 漢語 hànyǔ ...
by GrandPiano
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 00:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 631
Views: 68070

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:chn: 漢 Hàn (South) "Chinese people" :kor: 한 /han/ "Korea; Korean". This exists within Mandarin, too - 韓 hán means “Korean”. 漢 and 韓 (simplified: 汉 and 韩) are only used in compound words, though; the only pair that’s likely to cause confusion for learners unaccustomed to tones is 漢語 hànyǔ “Chinese ...
by GrandPiano
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 04:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 631
Views: 68070

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:chn: 巳 sì "sixth Earthly Branch" and 四 sì "four"
:chn: 午 wǔ "seventh Earthly Branch" and 五 wǔ "five"
by GrandPiano
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 03:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 98
Views: 1195

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

30) a
31) e (<v dh gh>)
32) b
33) b
34) b
by GrandPiano
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 04:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 98
Views: 1195

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

25) c (unstressed /ɛ ɔ/ merge with /e o/ but otherwise no change)
26) b
27) b
28) a
29) b
shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 03:10
29: d (before front vowels, /k g t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ <qu gu c g>)
Isn't that the same as option b?
by GrandPiano
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 21:29
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 534
Views: 38322

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

qwed117 wrote:
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 20:24
(If you look at the Learran thread, <ïtse> is from metipse)
So the two words are tseanăr and ïtse?
by GrandPiano
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 03:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 98
Views: 1195

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

18) a
21) b
22) b
23) c
24) a
by GrandPiano
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 22:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 631
Views: 68070

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

OMG!! Just found out about this mere moments ago! Put it somewhere else if it fits: 鸨母 [bǎo mǔ] - procuress, madam (of a brothel) 褓姆/保姆 [bǎo mǔ] - nanny, nursemaid Given Tone Sandhi, are there any lexemes that are <báo mǔ> in Pinyin that we can add? I checked a few online dictionaries and haven't f...
by GrandPiano
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 21:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 588
Views: 54418

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Is it [kʼuo̯l] or [kʼu̯ol]?
by GrandPiano
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 15:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 534
Views: 38322

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is tseanărïtse a compound word?