Search found 1661 matches

by gestaltist
Thu 16 Aug 2018, 18:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Plains of Áánene
Replies: 25
Views: 3153

Re: The Plains of Áánene

Is it a witch speaking?
by gestaltist
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 07:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Syrrth Cycle scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 272

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

Guys, I'm sure you are well-intentioned but I don't think an internet forum is a place for unsolicited psychotherapy sessions.
by gestaltist
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 07:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13876
Views: 854193

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

Hello! This is my first question here. I have an idea for noun declensions that don't change the inflexional affixes of nouns (so a noun in declension 1 would take identical case markings and number markings as a noun in declension 2), but instead would affect what derivational markings a noun got ...
by gestaltist
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 21:43
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Syrrth Cycle scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 272

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

Unsatisfied with mastery over the mere physical realm, the Ancients built layers upon layers of immaterium, dream and memory given shape. In their unending quest to understand the works of the Ancients, sapients have created the PDU, a device which attaches to the skin of the temple and allows inte...
by gestaltist
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 14:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6622
Views: 518453

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

I could be wrong, but I don't think Ælfwine was suggesting that Polish /t͡ʂ d͡ʐ ʂ ʐ/ are slightly labialized, just that they could make /t͡ʃ d͡ʒ ʃ ʒ/ in their conlang slightly labialized to distinguish them from the other two sets of sibilants. Ah, thanks for the clarification. I think that's a rea...
by gestaltist
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6622
Views: 518453

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

This question has been bothering me for a while. Are there any languages which differentiate /t͡ʃ/ and /t͡ɕ/ (and similarly for /d͡ʒ/ and /d͡ʑ/?) Polish has /t͡s d͡z s z/ vs. /t͡ʂ d͡ʐ ʂ ʐ/ vs. /t͡ɕ d͡ʑ ɕ ʑ/, unless you're asking about specifically /t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ vs. /t͡ɕ d͡ʑ/. Yes, I mean a difference b...
by gestaltist
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 12:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 620

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

Taking some suggestions from Des, Xuina 2.0: niʔciúcaʔhahxuhča suhʔaáhíučahxu iíyiúčihnahšiʔcúuʔu náiʔúašuʔyuʔya uʔhuʔyaúhaúkuʔcahyi nuʔhihcaúyúicuhʔa ʔáuʔaúsáinahxu úukiákiíháusihʔuúči iíčúuyuhyihx̌uhxuási úutuhʔaúkiátuʔši uíšiíhuhyúiyíaca aʔsahʔihčahxaʔsa ahʔíusuhnáuna aáxiʔxaʔkuácúacaúxa aáhihki...
by gestaltist
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 11:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Syrrth Cycle scratchpad
Replies: 14
Views: 272

Re: Micaworld scratchpad

Very nice indeed. Is this the same universe that has Tazar or something completely different?
by gestaltist
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 07:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13876
Views: 854193

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

Possibly [ae̯] > [aɪ̯] > [εː] > [ε] > [e̞]. You are my intended audience. However, this particular portion of the discussion would have been better suited for the Scratchpad topic with reference to my post here as it's not essential to my question. I just posted the vowel system as a reference tool...
by gestaltist
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 17:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13876
Views: 854193

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

Before Azhtrunja's unification, several Drow names (Baenrae, Lael, Trissae, etc.) were analyzed with an [ae̯] diphthong. What are likely outcomes for its monophthongization considering ᴀᴕᴀᴛᴜɴ's /ɑ ᴇ i ⱺ ʉ/ vowel system, including intermediate steps? /ᴇ ⱺ/ aren't IPA symbols, are they? At least none...
by gestaltist
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 15:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 620

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

I liked the dieresis better.
by gestaltist
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 15:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1381
Views: 107624

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm still happy to have reached ten thousand, though, if only because it's a reminder, in a way, of the time I've spent with this community. I just realized that it's been almost a month since the 5th anniversary of me joining the board. And we love having you around! Happy 10000 post-iversary. :D
by gestaltist
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 10:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 620

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

I like the phonotactics. Good to have you back.
by gestaltist
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 09:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Attempts of a new collablang
Replies: 5
Views: 177

Re: Attempts of a new collablang

I like to vote on these threads. Although they usually die sooner than I would like.

My votes:

1e
2a
3c
4a
5h
6d
7a
8a
by gestaltist
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 13:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Linguifex's conworld megathread
Replies: 53
Views: 9619

Re: Linguifex's conworld megathread

I'm confused about initial yers. AFAIK, Slavic yers were always postconsonantal. Could you explain a bit more about how your yers work?
by gestaltist
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 12:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 204888

Re: Yay or Nay?

Micamo wrote:
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 11:33
Would anyone care if I started conlanging again
Hey Micamo. I would definitely like having you around again.
by gestaltist
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 10:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 396
Views: 44106

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

It's a fantastic idea, indeed! One worthy of squirrelling away for consideration... Thanks elemtilas. At the moment, I'm thinking this might be a way to unify some of my as of now separate conworlds. It's quite exciting but I've since learned to approach new ideas with some level of caution lest I ...
by gestaltist
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 08:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 204888

Re: Yay or Nay?

shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 05:41
Ælfwine wrote:
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 03:35
Thanks for the explanation, Aero.
Not really relevant, but I thought Aero was Click?
Yep. He got the wrong person.
by gestaltist
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 13:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The religion of Baphomet
Replies: 8
Views: 777

Re: The religion of Baphomet

Love the idea. I'm a sucker for good alternate histories, and you thought of a very interesting divergence point. Do you want to keep some trace of Christianity? I think it would make sense. God's silence would probably be taken as an important tenet in that world's variant of Christianity.
by gestaltist
Tue 31 Jul 2018, 13:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 396
Views: 44106

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

I just had a random idea I thought I'd share. What if god(s) of a setting were like developers of a MMO game, releasing patches and expansions when they discover exploits or create new content? I have noticed that conworlds which have god(s) usually fall into one of two categories: either there is a...