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by ixals
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 20:24
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: naming languages: is it that freaking hard?
Replies: 11
Views: 261

Re: naming languages: is it that freaking hard?

sangi39 wrote:
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 15:29
My ex was asked for directions to there by an Australian couple who read it as /lu:gəbəru:gə/, or something along those lines [:P]
There's nothing sounding more like an Australian town than Loogabarooga though [:P]
by ixals
Mon 10 Sep 2018, 01:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1451
Views: 120003

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

German simply says "x hoch n" ("x high n"). Probably because n is written in a higher position compared to x.
by ixals
Sat 08 Sep 2018, 18:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cissian Revisited
Replies: 0
Views: 106

Cissian Revisited

After reworking Cissian in private for the second or third time, I thought it would be time to leave the old thread and everything I thought was good back then behind and make a fresh start. So let me introduce you to: Cissian Revisited #01: Introduction & Phonology Cissian, the language of the Tisz...
by ixals
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 11:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6665
Views: 540434

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

There were Proto-Slavic verbs ending in -ati that had -aje- throughout its conjugation, but there were also thoe ending in -ati that had -ite or -ete . Serbo-Croatian and West Slavic changed the first to a simple -a- afaik (I guess in Czech it is because a lot of VjV sequences were reduced, as the i...
by ixals
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 10:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1451
Views: 120003

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Khemehekis wrote:
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 04:54
An extreme language learner has a more-than-random chance of being a gay, left-handed male on the autism spectrum, with an autoimmune disorder, such as asthma or allergies.
I feel very attacked [D:]
by ixals
Tue 28 Aug 2018, 13:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 891472

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

I'm planning to make a Slavic language of Balkans. What could its name be? Serbo-Croatian? [:P] What exactly is your plan? Just another language spoken in the Balkans or some kind of auxlang? The "of Balkans" part confuses me I'd just pick the name of the region it's spoken in or some other feature...
by ixals
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 21:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 891472

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

What are some ways to create participles in a conlang?

holbuzvala wrote:
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 21:07
Do you think it's reasonable/natural for this de-diphthongisation to occur in monosyllabic words where stress doesn't really play a part?
If these words are unstressed, I don't see why not. If they are stressed, I'm not sure.
by ixals
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 21:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ixals' scratchpad
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: ixals' scratchpad

A Russian-inspired triconsonantal conlang. An idea I had for some time but always put aside because I didn't like the sound changes. /ʲi ʲe ʲa ʲu/ <i ye ya yu> /e~ɨ¹ a~ʌ~ə² u/ <e a~o u> /m n/ /b p d t g k/ /t͡s t͡ʃ³/ /f v θ ð s z ʃ³ ʒ³ x ɣ⁴/ /l r/ ¹ /ɨ/ in unstressed syllables ² /ʌ/ in unstressed sy...
by ixals
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 11:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ixals' scratchpad
Replies: 7
Views: 308

Re: ixals' scratchpad

Below is the current system of initial mutations but I don't know if I am a 100% happy with all the changes. There's a chance I will alter it a bit as it's still just a sketch. https://i.gyazo.com/96996777e0806a9e297ea1ac23e58b2a.png Could you potentially detail the effects of the mutations, especia...
by ixals
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 15:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2854
Views: 212764

Re: Yay or Nay?

I know nothing about how Chinese characters are learnt, but how do speakers learn characters that aren't taught in school (I assume not every character can be taught in school)? Concerning Ởnh·Vú: Does 銀 even need to be learnt in (primary) school? Adults probably talk enough about going to the bank ...
by ixals
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 14:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ixals' scratchpad
Replies: 7
Views: 308

ixals' scratchpad

I think it's a good idea I'll start a scratchpad for all the ideas I have and abandon the day after . More from the Celticised romlang I posted about yesterday in another thread. El gclobh dtodzhorn lha vféthar ábht dha shobar. /el glu dodʒorn ɬa veːθar aːt ða hobar/ [e̞ɫ ˈglu do̞ˈdʒo̞ːn ɬə ˈve̞ːθ.r...
by ixals
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 17:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11163
Views: 734620

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I was bored and made a little celticised romlang. El gclobh dtodzhorn lha vféthar ábht dha shobar. /el glu dodʒorn ɬa veːθar aːt ða hobar/ [e̞ɫ ˈglu do̞ˈdʒo̞ːn ɬə ˈve̞ːθ.r‿aːtθ ho̞ˈbaː] "She always closes the window before dining." Pod-thu bpálar bplu chlarmhét ? /pod θi baːlar bli xlarβeːt/ [ˈpo̞.d...
by ixals
Fri 27 Jul 2018, 03:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1451
Views: 120003

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Thanks everyone! Nothing special happened, I started running downhill and when I tried to slow down I fell in what seems to be the most unlucky way [:D] And is it painful or exhausting or just more difficult now, to use a keyboard to participate on this board? I use my phone and luckily I can move m...
by ixals
Thu 26 Jul 2018, 19:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1451
Views: 120003

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So I'm finally back home from hospital after breaking both my arms at the same time on Saturday night [:S]
by ixals
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 12:05
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1364
Views: 79427

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Reminds me of German "unsereins". Is the second part from some form of *ainaz, therefore meaning "one of you" or something similar?
by ixals
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 21:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 891472

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

Can breathy, creaky etc. vowels affect the preceding consonant in some way?
by ixals
Sat 12 May 2018, 11:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1364
Views: 79427

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is the first part from *liudiz?
by ixals
Sat 12 May 2018, 11:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6665
Views: 540434

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

1) Our protagonist refers to his aunt as "Tante". Easy enough. But he also says "Tantchen". My question is: what's blocking the umlauting here? Me, as a non-native speaker, would have thought "mein Täntelein" to be an expression of affection more adorable than an firework explosion of Gummibärchen,...
by ixals
Fri 11 May 2018, 20:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11163
Views: 734620

Re: What did you accomplish today?

“Orthography” of a language is whatever script is “native” to that language. I didn’t see you propose one yet. Did I just miss it? That's why I was asking, was a bit confused because there was nothing written down about the orthography in that screenshot [:D] The Romanization. "Blahblahblahblahblah...
by ixals
Thu 10 May 2018, 22:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11163
Views: 734620

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Ælfwine wrote:
Wed 09 May 2018, 23:56
I love the orthography s
Huh? Orthography? What do you mean by that?