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by gestaltist
Thu 17 May 2018, 10:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11032
Views: 629328

Re: What did you accomplish today?

elemtilas wrote:
Wed 16 May 2018, 22:47
Today I finished working with an artist who made a series of pictures of people from The World. Five queens of various countries in the Eastlands.

Certainly blows my poor pen & pencil sketches out of the proverbial water!
Will you be posting them? There's hoping!
by gestaltist
Wed 16 May 2018, 12:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11032
Views: 629328

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Theoretically, Old Tirina has geminated consonants. Practically, there are so few words that include them that they might as well not exist. I am giving serious thought to doing away with them for future words. I'd keep them, declaring them a relictual feature or only coming from borrowings or some...
by gestaltist
Mon 14 May 2018, 20:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6535
Views: 449372

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

I think Lao Kou is joking/being hyperbolic. Thank you. I was going for exaggeration ad absurdum. That said, our Tanti seemed to be perennially in her 90s, from the time I was a toddler until my teenage years. Always clad in a black shroud. To hear my father tell it, many years later, she told him t...
by gestaltist
Mon 14 May 2018, 10:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5109
Views: 206151

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ˈsuʔeleː] > [ˈsuʔ˒eleː] (reinterpreted glottal stop as coda and added ingressive airstream on first syllable)
by gestaltist
Sat 12 May 2018, 20:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6535
Views: 449372

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

But our family's "Tanti" was about 175 when I knew her as a child (a gypsy witch -- her, not me), making her about 215 when she crossed over Sorry but what? That'd make her the oldest known person in history by a magnitude of almost 2. Not sure if you're using licentia poetica or if you're trolling...
by gestaltist
Thu 10 May 2018, 11:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1835

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

Ok, finally found a moment to clean up my sketch. I spent a good few hours on this: Khuugl Consonants The language has no phonemic semivowels. Unvoiced consonants are voiced between vowels which is reflected in the romanization. The POAs are as follows: Labials: /p b m f/ + [v] = <p b m f v> Denti-a...
by gestaltist
Mon 07 May 2018, 10:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1835

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.
by gestaltist
Sat 05 May 2018, 11:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Project 4-and-2 Scratchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 437

Re: Project 4-and-2 Scratchpad

Cool, I always wanted to make a vowelless language. If I may make a suggestion... Have you considered adding epenthetic vowels in addition to C>V allophonies? Perhaps a simple schwa that assimilates to a neighboring consonant or something.
by gestaltist
Fri 04 May 2018, 14:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1835

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

High Fedrelar (now archaic, used more for naming) had stress on final syllable of nouns and on the penultimate syllable of verbs. (I avoided dealing with other parts of speech by trying to cut out adjectives and making all other parts of speech one syllable only.) The variation in prosody was one f...
by gestaltist
Thu 03 May 2018, 17:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1835

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

OK, I have defined the rules and I'm not sure if I'll have the time to pop by during the weekend so here it goes: I have felt for a long time that prosody is a topic that a lot of conlangers ignore or don’t really work on, so I want to make it central to this speedlang. I don’t want to be too restri...
by gestaltist
Thu 03 May 2018, 16:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1835

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

Cool, I will set the rules for the speedlang. Will probably add them later today.
by gestaltist
Wed 02 May 2018, 08:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1835

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

Nachtuil: I can gladly set the terms for the speedlang if you don't want to. If you already have something in mind, I will participate and speedlang instead.
by gestaltist
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 14:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13606
Views: 743946

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

I think I've asked this question a while ago, but it is one which still plagues my ability to create words. How many roots vs derivations? In a conlang which allows quite free compounding, it is tempting to create words out of as few roots as possible, but this leads to a mechanical effect. On the ...
by gestaltist
Fri 23 Mar 2018, 11:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6535
Views: 449372

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

In IPA, what's the difference between ⟨t͡s⟩ and ⟨ts⟩, if there even is a significant difference in pronunciation? It somewhat depends on the language but generally it's the difference between an affricate and a consonant cluster. English doesn't have /t͡s/ and I've seen some English-speaking lingui...
by gestaltist
Thu 22 Mar 2018, 22:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 158
Views: 9750

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

Lol, Nakarian = Yoruba confirmed. I wonder how it will fare after I finish my phonology overhaul.
by gestaltist
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 16:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 169
Views: 9453

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

Frislander wrote:
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 14:53
gestaltist wrote:
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 10:33
Hey guys. I'm not participating in the voting but I like looking at threads like this. Any chance to see some examples of the results each round of voting gave? It would be interesting to see.
They're hidden under spoilers above each set of questions.
Ah, found them, thanks!
by gestaltist
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 10:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11032
Views: 629328

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Khemehekis wrote:
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 06:40
adultcentrism
Is that even a word?

I think your idea is pretty cool and could easily arise from historical augmentatives - especially for species held as pets. It might be less likely for wild species where humans mainly interact with adult specimens, I think.
by gestaltist
Thu 15 Mar 2018, 10:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 169
Views: 9453

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

Hey guys. I'm not participating in the voting but I like looking at threads like this. Any chance to see some examples of the results each round of voting gave? It would be interesting to see.
by gestaltist
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 23:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 179933

Re: Yay or Nay?

Been a while since I did any conlanging. Was just having a look over my Qutrussan notes and I'm increasingly unhappy with the phonemic schwa and its orthography. While the /a i u ə/~/aː iː uː eː oː/ asymmetry is nice, I really don't like stressed schwa and <ă ĭ ŭ> don't seem to fit well with the re...
by gestaltist
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 15:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13606
Views: 743946

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

Proto-Plains has the following inventory: /p t s ł k χ ʔ/ /p’ t’ t͡s’ t͡ɬ’ k’ q’/ /m n l j w/ /m̰ n̰ l̰ j̰ w̰/ (/χ/ is the uvular fricative if it isn’t displaying correctly.) Syllable structure is CVC with any non-glottalised (i.e. neither ejective nor creaky) segment allowed in coda. In its develo...