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by LinguoFranco
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 06:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: First Proto-lang

/e̞ e̞ː o̞ o̞ː/ seems excessive. Why not say they're phonemically /e o/? You don't have any other mid vowels. I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Are you asking why they have a length distinction, or do you mean why do they have the little subscript beneath them? The latter. If you have no furt...
by LinguoFranco
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 19:08
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1625
Views: 202851

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

What are your thoughts on Fantasy Counterpart Cultures? I'm working on a conworld set in the Bronze Age, and I want to capture a similar feel to the mythical Bronze Age like the Epic of Gilgamesh, where heroes accomplish impossible feats and take on deadly monsters. However, I don't want to rip off ...
by LinguoFranco
Wed 14 Nov 2018, 18:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 218

Re: First Proto-lang

/e̞ e̞ː o̞ o̞ː/ seems excessive. Why not say they're phonemically /e o/? You don't have any other mid vowels. I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Are you asking why they have a length distinction, or do you mean why do they have the little subscript beneath them? LinguoFranco wrote: ↑Sat 10 Nov...
by LinguoFranco
Sat 10 Nov 2018, 17:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 218

First Proto-lang

This is a proto-conlang for a conworld. I don't actually have a conworld yet, but I plan to use this for when I create one. The syllable structure is pretty simple, with possible syllables being V, VV, CV, VC, CVV, and CVC. Only /n/ and /l/ may occur in the coda position. Syllables that are VV, CVV,...
by LinguoFranco
Sun 04 Nov 2018, 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966506

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

Can someone explain to me the different voices? I am familiar with creaky voice and probably breathy voice, but what do slack voice and stiff voice sound like?
by LinguoFranco
Sun 04 Nov 2018, 00:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5075
Views: 494710

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Here's another inventory I created. /m n/ /p b t d k g/ /s f ɬ x/ /j ʋ/ /l/ /i iː u uː/ /e̞ e̞ː o̞ o̞ː/ /a aː/ The possible syllable types are V, CV, CVC, and CV[ː]. The coda can only be /l/ or /n/. I have yet to decide on the prosody of the language, but I'm leaning towards mora-timed with stress b...
by LinguoFranco
Fri 02 Nov 2018, 05:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1625
Views: 202851

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

Okay, after a lot of consideration, I've decided to share my magic system for critiques. I wanted to move away from the standard mana system, but I think I ended up recreating it somewhat. In this conworld, there exists a plant (which for now I will call 'Arcana') that produces its own magical ener...
by LinguoFranco
Fri 02 Nov 2018, 05:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5075
Views: 494710

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Okay, I'm trying to design a personal language, and while my current inventory is far from what I consider ideal, sound-wise, I think I have created something I can work with, but I need some input. Here's what I have so far: /m n/ /b t d k g/ /s z x ɬ ɮ h/ /j w~ʋ/ /r l ʟ ʎ/ /t͡ʃ t͡s/ /i iː/ /e̞ e̞ː...
by LinguoFranco
Wed 31 Oct 2018, 15:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1625
Views: 202851

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

Okay, after a lot of consideration, I've decided to share my magic system for critiques. I wanted to move away from the standard mana system, but I think I ended up recreating it somewhat. In this conworld, there exists a plant (which for now I will call 'Arcana') that produces its own magical energ...
by LinguoFranco
Wed 31 Oct 2018, 15:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966506

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

I have a question about syllable structure and inflection. Let's say I have a conlang where the basic syllable is CV(C) and the (C) stands for a coda consonant, but it can only be /n r s k/ and I make a rule that says all verbs in the infinitive form take the suffix '-eli', Therefore, I could have s...
by LinguoFranco
Wed 31 Oct 2018, 06:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 586694

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

Nortaneous wrote:
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 14:46
It's common for coda palatals to be realized with a palatal onglide in languages that have them.
Could you elaborate further, please?
by LinguoFranco
Sun 21 Oct 2018, 16:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6752
Views: 586694

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

I'm working on a conlang, but I need some natlang examples for a certain feature. I plan on have palatals, particularly the /ɲ/, occurring in the coda position. Honestly, I have a hard time pronouncing it when it follows an onset consonant. Do you have any natlang recordings of such a thing being sp...
by LinguoFranco
Fri 31 Aug 2018, 16:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14231
Views: 966506

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: 14231
Views: 966506

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: 5075
Views: 494710

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: 5075
Views: 494710

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: 6752
Views: 586694

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: 13373

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: 13373

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: 1625
Views: 202851

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.