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by Inkcube-Revolver
Tue 29 May 2018, 21:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Pogostick Language Game
Replies: 84
Views: 10900

Re: The Pogostick Language Game

genesis to apocalypse:

[ˈd͡ʒɛnɪsɪs] > [ˈgenɪsɪs] > [gɛˈgenɛzɛs] > [koˈkenorɛs] > [oˈkʷokɛlors] > [oˈpokɛlots] > [əˈpɒkəlɪps]

start to finish:
[staɹt] > [θtaːt] > [θətæːtʲ] > [fɛˈtet͡ʃ] > [fɛˈnɛt͡ʃ] > [ˈfɪnɪʃ]

Next: from nickel to back
by Inkcube-Revolver
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 00:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11192
Views: 786581

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Actually yesterday and Sunday, but I wasn't on much on either day. Had my 30th birthday and got moved into a new apartment. Hubby and I should be here while we work on getting a house in the coming year or two. Happy 30th! My mom is turning 40 in a few days and she's anxious and excited all at once...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 00:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 967502

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

Does it make sense for a language to have a three-way contrast between plain, palatilised, and pharyngealised consonants? And would a pharyngeal plosive/fricative have more chances of becoming voiced, compared to a plain plosive/fricative? 1. Yes 2. No, IINM. I can't think of a good reason for that...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 18:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 632
Views: 70142

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Y'know, it's pretty crazy how, despite the hectic lifestyles and long stretches of inactivity, users still keep returning to this thread, putting in their reconstructions through good and bad weather. In fact, I find it so admirable, I would like to set a day sometime in the summer where as many use...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Wed 14 Mar 2018, 16:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thandazhi (1st Triconsonantal Conlang)
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Re: Thandazhi (1st Triconsonantal Conlang)

In Thandazhi, is there a consistent way that words with related meanings are derived from the roots, or are you going on an etymological route, where as long as the root is retained in some form anything goes? It's a bit of both, I'm using some onomatopoeia for the consonant roots themselves and sh...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Wed 14 Mar 2018, 04:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Thandazhi (1st Triconsonantal Conlang)
Replies: 3
Views: 581

Thandazhi (1st Triconsonantal Conlang)

A new baby conlang I birthed out. It's pretty rough right now, I've never worked with triconsonantal conlangs before, and I'm already neck-deep in trying to make sense of all the mountains of new info. Akkadian, Arabic, and Hebrew are languages I've wanted to play with because of their unique morpho...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Mon 01 Jan 2018, 07:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5075
Views: 495246

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Sa frestar skrie prio sam hyninge. (< Þa preswytar skrēb brewē þammē kyningē. ) [sa ˈfrɛstar skre: prɔ sam ˈhʏnɪŋɛ] "The priest wrote a letter to the king." Sie ywalen krimars tiez tiawaliskan rihoalan in siem oalzi. (< Þē ybilan grīmārios dēd diawoliskan rītualan in þēm woalþī. ) [ɕɛ ˈʏwalɛn ˈkriː...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Sun 31 Dec 2017, 17:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 967502

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

I think I want to disallow /ɲi/ in one of my 'langs. What do you suppose is a better synchronic change to make the invalid syllable allowable: /ɲi/ > [ni] /ɲi/ > [ɲə] Some other thing... The other thing is that I have other sounds that I refer to as "palatal" like /ʃ/, its voiced counterpart and af...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Sun 31 Dec 2017, 06:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 632
Views: 70142

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I'll be posting my guess soon, most likely tomorrow, as I'll be in for a very slow day at work.

I've gotta say: Bravo, good chap. This is one hell of a maze to sort through.
by Inkcube-Revolver
Sun 31 Dec 2017, 02:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11192
Views: 786581

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've been working with agglutionation lately, and I've learned that it's super easy to have phonemes fuse together, which is pretty handy for evolving more conlangs, but also a bit of a pain when I want the agglutination to be consistent and keep the phonemes from bleeding into each other too much. ...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Thu 21 Dec 2017, 20:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11192
Views: 786581

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Aw, alrighty. Based on how the inscription looks, is it going to be an abjad?
by Inkcube-Revolver
Thu 21 Dec 2017, 19:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11192
Views: 786581

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Ahzoh; Those look really good! What letters are they? And what does the inscription on the right say?
by Inkcube-Revolver
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 12:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Animals derived game
Replies: 172
Views: 21662

Re: Animals derived game

Meerkat:
warthog+friend
desert+singer

Next: hyena
by Inkcube-Revolver
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 12:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld
Replies: 22
Views: 3036

Re: Question about languages in an 'unstable' conworld

Could it be that the Onlookers don't quite know how to fully stop humans from rebuilding civilization, which is why humanity sticks around long enough to do it all over again? Maybe some humans could capture an Onlooker, or figure out how to get all blurry like they do, possibly allowing them access...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 12:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11192
Views: 786581

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I am officially on Winter Break! To commemorate the yuletide recess, I've been working on a conlang that gives me somewhat strange results based on the sound changes I have in place. For making it easier to show the differences in how related langs handle the changes shown, I will put them in bold a...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 03:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 632
Views: 70142

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

My goodness. Did you get a grant while you were at it? The presentation and production value behind these challenges sure has gone up over time.
by Inkcube-Revolver
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 20:35
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Welcome to my conlang
Replies: 50
Views: 10408

Re: Welcome to my conlang

Ok! Here I can finally post why I've necro'd this page! I played with these earlier in the week, and to compare and contrast the results, here's the original image Taurenzine posted for his/her ancient alphabet earlier in the thread and my result below: https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CwHLVttWgAAX_Sy.jp...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 04:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 967502

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

Adding on to Ehesh's question, would it be possible for noun class systems getting messy with "catch-all" or "generic" classes like that to result in languages with grammatical gender, such as those with masculine-feminine or animate-inanimate contrasts? An example to illustrate the thing I'm asking...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 03:18
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Welcome to my conlang
Replies: 50
Views: 10408

Re: Welcome to my conlang

People here seem to generally dislike "necro-ing" on long-abandoned threads, but I found this topic yesterday, and I really liked the direction it was going in. I did, however, add my own embellishments to both, as I will show down below. I don't know how acceptable this kind of thing is, adding ont...
by Inkcube-Revolver
Sun 27 Aug 2017, 22:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 632
Views: 70142

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Well, there we go! Your reconstructions do look pretty tight after looking over them again.