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by Ælfwine
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 04:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13740
Views: 820423

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

That's somewhat disappointing as it would interrupt the harmony (e.g. I have p -> m̥, b -> m, but can't have v -> ṽ). Of course, I could cheat and say the phoneme is actually /mv/ sometimes realized as [ṽ], but eh.
by Ælfwine
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 04:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6586
Views: 497146

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

Some Norn is said to palatalize /l/ in clusters like /ld/ -> /ʎd/ and /nd/ -> /ɲd/. This is something I make use of in Mannish.
by Ælfwine
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 02:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13740
Views: 820423

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

In my north germanic conlang Mannish, I have a set of initial mutations, one of which causing lenition of the initial consonant and the other causing nasalization. Right now I have initial fricatives merge with initial voiced plosives into nasal consonants through nasalization, but I am wondering i...
by Ælfwine
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 02:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13740
Views: 820423

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

In my north germanic conlang Mannish, I have a set of initial mutations, one of which causing lenition of the initial consonant and the other causing nasalization. Right now I have initial fricatives merge with initial voiced plosives into nasal consonants through nasalization, but I am wondering if...
by Ælfwine
Sun 22 Jul 2018, 01:56
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Dealing with Conlanger's Block
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Dealing with Conlanger's Block

I also have conlangers bloc. It arises out of decision paralysis. In my Mannish I cannot decide whether or not to include initial mutations, how to work them into the language, how the grammar is affected and so on, and then I get annoyed that I deviated from my original goal of a conservative Norw...
by Ælfwine
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 22:13
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Dealing with Conlanger's Block
Replies: 8
Views: 195

Re: Dealing with Conlanger's Block

I also have conlangers bloc. It arises out of decision paralysis. In my Mannish I cannot decide whether or not to include initial mutations, how to work them into the language, how the grammar is affected and so on, and then I get annoyed that I deviated from my original goal of a conservative Norwe...
by Ælfwine
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 00:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 458
Views: 30030

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

qwed117 wrote:
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 20:39
so bl-.... OH

*blancam
white f.sg?
blankam > blanka > bjanka > gjanka > gjancja

You win the lottery, Qwed. You're up.
by Ælfwine
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 10:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 458
Views: 30030

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

qwed117 wrote:
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 04:11
Does the first consonant correspond to Latin pl-? like Portuguese?
Correct on the form, wrong on the voicing
by Ælfwine
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 00:00
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make a (pseudo-)Paleo-Balkanic conlang?
Replies: 2
Views: 468

Re: How to make a (pseudo-)Paleo-Balkanic conlang?

Look into Romanian. A lot of early sound changes in it could be attributed to Dacian, which is thought to be close to Illyrian.

a > ə for example, in certain environments, seems common.
by Ælfwine
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 21:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 458
Views: 30030

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

With the changes I am making the word is already oudated. Nonetheless, anyone else want to give it a try?
by Ælfwine
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 16:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13740
Views: 820423

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

The Southern vowel shift also has ai > a:, while in Pittsburgh one hears au > a: this is just a very common sound change in English. I am guessing something internal motivates it.
by Ælfwine
Sun 15 Jul 2018, 00:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Hungarian Speakers wanted
Replies: 0
Views: 48

Hungarian Speakers wanted

Hello

I'm wondering if there are any Hungarian speakers lurking that would be interested in helping me translate parts of a 19 page research paper in Hungarian to English? It's asking for a lot, I know, but if anyone is interested please PM me or say so here.
by Ælfwine
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 15:18
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 458
Views: 30030

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Do <gj> and <cj> correspond to palatalized <d> and <t> in Latin? No. I recommend looking up Friulan orthography, since that's what I've currently based it upon. The language isn't too different from Friulian either, so hopefully that gives some clues. So then the initial <gja> descends from Latin <...
by Ælfwine
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 05:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 458
Views: 30030

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

spanick wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 05:03
Do <gj> and <cj> correspond to palatalized <d> and <t> in Latin?
No. I recommend looking up Friulan orthography, since that's what I've currently based it upon. The language isn't too different from Friulian either, so hopefully that gives some clues.
by Ælfwine
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 04:56
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 458
Views: 30030

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 04:54
Ælfwine wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 04:40
shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 03:58
Was the first <c> a stop in Classical Latin?
Yes

...

To be honest, I think I made a mistake here. The first /c/ should actually be voiced, /ɟ/. [ɟeəɲcə] <gjancja> Hopefully that helps somewhat.
Was it /g/ in Classical Latin, then?
No
by Ælfwine
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 04:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 458
Views: 30030

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 03:58
Was the first <c> a stop in Classical Latin?
Yes

...

To be honest, I think I made a mistake here. The first /c/ should actually be voiced, /ɟ/. [ɟeəɲcə] <gjancja> Hopefully that helps somewhat.
by Ælfwine
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 03:06
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 458
Views: 30030

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 03:02
Ælfwine wrote:
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 00:49
shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 23:57
Is at least one of them derived from Classical Latin /k/?
Yes
Is it the first one?
No
by Ælfwine
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 01:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2373
Views: 157139

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Celtic folk music from the Isle of Man: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKC43U1xQMw

I'm thinking of writing lyrics to this song in Mannish or something.
by Ælfwine
Tue 10 Jul 2018, 00:49
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 458
Views: 30030

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 23:57
Is at least one of them derived from Classical Latin /k/?
Yes
by Ælfwine
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 23:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 458
Views: 30030

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 09 Jul 2018, 22:59
Are both instances of <c> derived from Classical Latin /k/?
Nope