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by GrandPiano
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 18:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 584
Views: 53503

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: 61
Views: 856

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: 623
Views: 66528

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: 533
Views: 36841

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: 6618
Views: 514155

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: 623
Views: 66528

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: 623
Views: 66528

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: 623
Views: 66528

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: 61
Views: 856

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: 61
Views: 856

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: 533
Views: 36841

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: 61
Views: 856

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: 623
Views: 66528

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: 584
Views: 53503

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: 533
Views: 36841

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is tseanărïtse a compound word?
by GrandPiano
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 23:22
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 533
Views: 36841

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Does /ə/ come from a rounded vowel?
by GrandPiano
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 80
Views: 8172

Re: Surprising cognates

:eng: puppy and :eng: puppet

Puppy is likely from Middle French poupée "doll, toy", and puppet is apparently from Middle French poupette, the diminutive of poupée.
by GrandPiano
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 533
Views: 36841

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Does /ə/ come from Latin /a/?
by GrandPiano
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 23:29
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 533
Views: 36841

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Ah, right.

/ɛ/ then?
by GrandPiano
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 22:29
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 533
Views: 36841

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

If not, was it /ɪ/?