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by gestaltist
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 16:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: First Proto-lang

/e̞ e̞ː o̞ o̞ː/ seems excessive. Why not say they're phonemically /e o/? You don't have any other mid vowels. I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Are you asking why they have a length distinction, or do you mean why do they have the little subscript beneath them? The latter. If you have no furt...
by gestaltist
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 20:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: First Proto-lang

/e̞ e̞ː o̞ o̞ː/ seems excessive. Why not say they're phonemically /e o/? You don't have any other mid vowels. I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Are you asking why they have a length distinction, or do you mean why do they have the little subscript beneath them? The latter. If you have no furt...
by gestaltist
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 12:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: First Proto-lang

/e̞ e̞ː o̞ o̞ː/ seems excessive. Why not say they're phonemically /e o/? You don't have any other mid vowels.
by gestaltist
Wed 31 Oct 2018, 20:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1625
Views: 202520

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

Okay, after a lot of consideration, I've decided to share my magic system for critiques. I wanted to move away from the standard mana system, but I think I ended up recreating it somewhat. In this conworld, there exists a plant (which for now I will call 'Arcana') that produces its own magical ener...
by gestaltist
Fri 26 Oct 2018, 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

In comparison there are no regular and productive valency-decreasing morphological processes in Asta. What strategies are used to achieve the equivalent of the English passive? "He was killed." or "The field was burned down." Topic-prominence, indefinite pronouns, ergativity. Oh, right, I forgot As...
by gestaltist
Fri 26 Oct 2018, 09:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

Frislander wrote:
Thu 25 Oct 2018, 19:06
In comparison there are no regular and productive valency-decreasing morphological processes in Asta.
What strategies are used to achieve the equivalent of the English passive? "He was killed." or "The field was burned down."
by gestaltist
Thu 25 Oct 2018, 12:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

Out of curiosity, did you work from a protolanguage or synchronically?
by gestaltist
Wed 24 Oct 2018, 10:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 12
Views: 822

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

Yay, an Asta thread! I had an idea of some of this due to translating your torch but a lot of it is new, as well.

I like the inventory, and I like your cluster resolution rules (? metathesis and palatalization).
by gestaltist
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 15:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 586058

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

Nortaneous wrote:
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 14:46
It's common for coda palatals to be realized with a palatal onglide in languages that have them.
...and/or be preceded by a front vowel anyway.
by gestaltist
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 08:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11192
Views: 785156

Re: What did you accomplish today?

DesEsseintes wrote:
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 05:03
Frislander wrote:
Mon 22 Oct 2018, 22:33
I've made a conlang thread here for the first time in ages for my IE language, currently there's phonology and a stream-of-consciousness post on o-stem nouns.
Will there be a thread on Asta?
[+1] After translating from Asta for the relay, I am interested in knowing more. It's a fun language.
by gestaltist
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 18:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 586058

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

I'm working on a conlang, but I need some natlang examples for a certain feature. I plan on have palatals, particularly the /ɲ/, occurring in the coda position. Honestly, I have a hard time pronouncing it when it follows an onset consonant. Do you have any natlang recordings of such a thing being s...
by gestaltist
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 21:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 90
Views: 7443

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Torch sent to Creyeditor. Sorry for the delay, folks.
by gestaltist
Sat 13 Oct 2018, 22:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 90
Views: 7443

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

I am a bit late with my torch. I have translated Frislander's text and prepared a Nakarian gloss. However, I need to turn that into an actual Nakarian text and write the language description. I hope to be done tomorrow.
by gestaltist
Tue 09 Oct 2018, 16:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 90
Views: 7443

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Torch received from Frislander.
by gestaltist
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 17:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14229
Views: 965374

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

What are some sources from which to derive a comparative particle or conjunction, like English “than”? If you're asking about possible morphemes that could receive that meaning, a frequent one is "as, like". Also, if you have suppletive comparative forms for a very common adjective (something like ...
by gestaltist
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 16:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14229
Views: 965374

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

What are some sources from which to derive a comparative particle or conjunction, like English “than”? If you're asking about possible morphemes that could receive that meaning, a frequent one is "as, like". Also, if you have suppletive comparative forms for a very common adjective (something like ...
by gestaltist
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 15:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 369
Views: 49802

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Gluestick wrote:
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 15:08
Next:
H''uar [ɣʔɰar] - adj. protruding, hunched
ȝàr - to stand out, be obvious

Next: neèmmor [neèmːoɾ] - noun participation
by gestaltist
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 10:15
Forum: Deutsch
Topic: Ich brauche Hilfe.
Replies: 2
Views: 8069

Re: Ich brauche Hilfe.

kadani wrote:
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 21:31
Ist das noch relevant?
Unwahrscheinlich, dass diese Person hier noch hineinguckt. Du kannst versuchen, eine Nachricht via Skype oder Discord zu senden.
by gestaltist
Thu 04 Oct 2018, 13:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5075
Views: 494170

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I don’t get why the same person does my orthographies and I have to redo them because they are so not cool looking. If you're talking about me, the Romanization game is just a game, not a place to go to have someone else come up with a "cool looking" orthography for you. When I'm playing the game i...
by gestaltist
Tue 02 Oct 2018, 15:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5075
Views: 494170

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

- No more than 14 consonants - Glottal stop - No voicing distinctions - A uvular stop and a uvular continuant - A lateral obstruent and a lateral approximant - A trill - At least three nasals - At least seven vowels That doesn't sound too terrible or too weird, TBH. Vowels: /a ɛ e i ɔ o u/ (as stan...