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by LinguoFranco
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 16:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14128
Views: 928606

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

One exception to the sonority hierarchy in clusters is affricates . Often, a language will allow coda /ts/ but not /ps/, /tf/, /kś/, and so on, even if those others are allowed in the onset. Here, the affricates behaves as a single phoneme with one sonority value rather than a sequence of two with ...
by LinguoFranco
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 14:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14128
Views: 928606

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

How does the sonority hierarchy work?
by LinguoFranco
Tue 28 Aug 2018, 16:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5036
Views: 475349

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I'm working on my personal language, though my phoneme inventory and phonotactics are not set in stone, yet. /m n ɲ/ /p t c k ʔ/ /s ʃ h ɦ/ /j w~ʋ l r ʍ ɬ/ /t͡ʃ t͡s/ /a e i o u/ Here are the consonants that can occur in the coda position: /n m l r ɬ ʔ/ The vowel system is kinda boring, I know, though...
by LinguoFranco
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 19:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5036
Views: 475349

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Here's an inventory I came up with. What do you think?

/m mʲ mʷ n ɲ nʷ/
/p pʲ pʷ t t͡ʃʷ d d͡ʒʷ k c kʷ g ɟ gʷ/
/s sʲ sʷ z zʲ zʷ ʃ ʃʷ ʒ ʒʷ ɸ ɸʲ ɸʷ β βʲ βʷ x xʷ xʲ/
/l r j ʍ ʎ ʟ/
/t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/

/i~ə~u/
/e~a~o/
by LinguoFranco
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 15:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6714
Views: 562323

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

How would you pronounce /c/ /ɲ/ when they occur in the coda position, especially when they are not word final. I can pronounce them when they occur as onsets, but I noticed some languages have them occur word finally, and wanted to try that. Do you know of any natlangs where these occur as codas?
by LinguoFranco
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 15:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 141
Views: 9711

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I think my own religion really affects my conworlds that much. I'm an Evangelical, but alot of my constructed religions draw from Asian religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, etc, as well as from some shamanic/animist traditions, especially those found among the indigenous Americans. I re...
by LinguoFranco
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 05:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 141
Views: 9711

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I think my own religion really affects my conworlds that much. I'm an Evangelical, but alot of my constructed religions draw from Asian religions such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Shintoism, etc, as well as from some shamanic/animist traditions, especially those found among the indigenous Americans. I rea...
by LinguoFranco
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 03:53
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1604
Views: 191770

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

I want to present a magic system I'm working on for a critique, but I'm concerned about people stealing my ideas.
by LinguoFranco
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 02:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5036
Views: 475349

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I'm trying to design a personal language, but I'm still figuring out a lot of the phonemes. Here's what I have so far: /m n ɲ/ /p b t d k g c/ /s ɕ ʑ ɸ x/ /l r j w~ʋ ʍ ʟ/ /t͡ɕ d͡ʑ/ /a ã e ẽ i ĩ o õ u ũ/ I really like palatals and liquids and semi-vowels, and I think my plosive inventory may be a bit...
by LinguoFranco
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 03:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5036
Views: 475349

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Here's a vowel inventory I came up with for palatal harmony. It is based on a four vowel system like Nahuatl, but with a front-back distinction.

/æ ɑ e ɤ i ɯ ø o/
by LinguoFranco
Sun 17 Jun 2018, 01:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Proto-Kedric Language Family
Replies: 0
Views: 1163

Proto-Kedric Language Family

Proto-Kedric is a family of languages spoken on a volcanic archipelago known as Kedri. The indigenous people, known as the Pontu, are the native speakers of the Kedric languages. I present to you an overview of their proto-language. Phonology: Proto-Kedric is a mora-timed language with a CV(V)(C) s...
by LinguoFranco
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 16:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14128
Views: 928606

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

I'm trying to understand how morae work. If I'm understanding it correctly, then a basic syllable such as V or CV are 1 mora, or a light syllable, while something like VV or CVV or even CVC in some languages are 2 morae, or a heavy syllable. I'm guessing this is the basis for stress in a word? What...
by LinguoFranco
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14128
Views: 928606

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

I'm trying to understand how morae work. If I'm understanding it correctly, then a basic syllable such as V or CV are 1 mora, or a light syllable, while something like VV or CVV or even CVC in some languages are 2 morae, or a heavy syllable. I'm guessing this is the basis for stress in a word? What ...
by LinguoFranco
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 17:04
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6714
Views: 562323

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

If Nahuatl is a VSO head-marking language, why does it have postpositions instead of prepositions? I get that it might not be that unusual in Mesoamerica, but I think the tendency is for Verb initial languages to have prepositions.
by LinguoFranco
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 01:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5036
Views: 475349

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Here's a new phoneme inventory I've compiled. The vowel system is based on Abkhaz, but I tried to do my own thing with the consonants. I like it for the most part, but it feels incomplete, like I'm missing something, or it may just need some more work. I don't know if I should treat palatals as offi...
by LinguoFranco
Sun 03 Jun 2018, 19:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14128
Views: 928606

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

I have a couple of questions this time. 1. What are the universals and tendencies of dependent-marking languages? I've read that they are always nominative-accusative and usually place the adjective before the noun, but I think Chechen is a dependent-marking ergative language, according to Wikipedia...
by LinguoFranco
Tue 29 May 2018, 19:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5036
Views: 475349

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Here's a vowel system I quickly came up with, and I want to see how naturalistic it is.

/a e̞ ə i o̞/

I know /u/ is pretty widely attested, especially in a five vowel system, but I'm trying out the Nahuatl vowel system, just with /ə/ added.
by LinguoFranco
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 15:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14128
Views: 928606

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

So if I have /a ə/ as my only two vowel phonemes, I'm guessing I'm gonna need a fairly large consonant inventory to make up for the small vowel inventory? I know I can have allophones as /e i o u/, but they only occur as a part of palatalization and labialization. My current consonant inventory is: ...
by LinguoFranco
Mon 09 Apr 2018, 00:56
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: When beginning to make a conlang, where do you start?
Replies: 22
Views: 4430

Re: When beginning to make a conlang, where do you start?

Depends for me. Usually, I start with the basic phonology and syllable structure, though sometimes I may tackle grammar or syntax first if I have a cool idea for either of those.
by LinguoFranco
Thu 05 Apr 2018, 16:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 234
Views: 24647

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

Vlürch wrote:
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 22:22
LinguoFranco wrote:
Wed 07 Feb 2018, 01:34
Srpska. Like, how the heck am I supposed to pronounce that?
With a syllabic /r̩/. If you struggle with it, start by saying [serpska] and then reducing the /e/ until it's [sərpska]. Dropping the schwa should be pretty easy.
I'm guessing something similar applies to the Czech /krk/?