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by Nachtuil
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 15:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay IX
Replies: 144
Views: 4928

Re: CBB Conlang Relay IX

This looks like it was fun! I hope to take part in the next one :)
by Nachtuil
Sat 24 Feb 2018, 01:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Phoneme frequency lists and charts.
Replies: 0
Views: 50

Phoneme frequency lists and charts.

I want to start collecting resources showing how frequently different phonemes occurs in the usage of different languages. For example, how often English uses /t/ in comparison to say Japanese. The links below have different sample types and different methodologies so their accuracy and utility is i...
by Nachtuil
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 02:57
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: When beginning to make a conlang, where do you start?
Replies: 18
Views: 1172

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

1) Write down a set of goals of features I want to play around in the language. Usually a few key grammatical and phonological features. 2) Create a phonology and orthography. 3) Determine grammatical rules such as word order, noun and verb phrase structure and key grammatical features in accordance...
by Nachtuil
Mon 16 Oct 2017, 21:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13443
Views: 677784

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

Thank you for the responses Dormouse559 and Frislander. You raise really good points. I mostly get that I shouldn't worry about it all too much perhaps.
by Nachtuil
Sun 15 Oct 2017, 15:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13443
Views: 677784

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

How common is it for a language with 10ish vowel monophthongs to have a single diphthong? I have the following phoneme inventory: /i iː u uː / <i ii uu uu> /ɛ ɛː ɔ ɔː / <e ee o oo> / a aː / <a aa> (or this but whatever: /ɪ iː ʊ uː / <i ii uu uu> /ɛ eː ɔ oː / <e ee o oo> / a aː / <a aa>) How strange ...
by Nachtuil
Thu 05 Oct 2017, 01:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nexürsin
Replies: 21
Views: 2071

Re: Nexürsin

Finally.. some comparisons. Not sure how stable these will be going forward. I am undecided on more specific things but I may just employ verbs or adverbs to get the things I want. Equ. = equative case Equ.all = equative and allative cases Equ.abl = equative and ablative cases The word order below d...
by Nachtuil
Thu 05 Oct 2017, 01:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dwarf language
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: Dwarf language

No ideas in particular. I just enjoy the concept of the language and am curious what you'll do with it. Not to rush you or anything :)
by Nachtuil
Thu 05 Oct 2017, 00:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dwarf language
Replies: 11
Views: 1045

Re: Dwarf language

Are you still working on this?
by Nachtuil
Thu 05 Oct 2017, 00:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)
Replies: 57
Views: 3310

Re: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)

@ Nachtuil "Orkan" /[oɭqã] "Englishy" syntax is very interesting. People just tend to avoid it. I like your noun cases. If natural semantics and context does not tells who does to whom, are passives used or are two clauses needed? Definite articles follow their head. I rarely see that. Omzinesý, co...
by Nachtuil
Sun 24 Sep 2017, 00:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)
Replies: 57
Views: 3310

Re: Speedlanging Challange VII (22 - 25 September)

This was fun but I have to finish up early. haha. Maybe I will return to this at some point. I may insert another sentence or two by the end of the weekend. The syntax feels pretty Englishy actually (or maybe I have been dabbling in some weird stuff by comparison) "Orkan" /[oɭqã] Orkan is lightly a ...
by Nachtuil
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 21:33
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Need some help understanding classifiers
Replies: 20
Views: 1690

Re: Need some help understanding classifiers

This will help: http://conlangery.com/2013/02/04/conlan ... ification/

Classifiers can definitely be used on top of noun class. I am making such a language myself actually.
by Nachtuil
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 01:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Paatherye - The language of the Elves
Replies: 28
Views: 2056

Re: Paatherye - The language of the Elves

I see that you practice what you preach about somewhat irregular Pronoun variation :)
by Nachtuil
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 01:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naturalism question: compound/hierarchical gender systems
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: Naturalism question: compound/hierarchical gender system

Actually, this break down of categories reminds me quite a bit of the animacy hierarchy in some North American languages. Ojibwe and Navajo use similar categories, though not necessarily as noun classes but in other ways such as indicating grammatical relations. I believe both have a direct-inverse ...
by Nachtuil
Thu 14 Sep 2017, 22:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)
Replies: 57
Views: 3310

Re: A speedlanging challange - anybody interested?

I am 100% up for one. I've been wanting to propose someone start a speedlang myself :)
by Nachtuil
Sat 09 Sep 2017, 01:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parlox's Scratchpad.
Replies: 7
Views: 774

Re: Shönyov

Looks good. Does P exclude affricates? Do you have any phonological processes going on between syllables or as of yet undetermined?
by Nachtuil
Sat 09 Sep 2017, 00:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4818
Views: 340747

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Inspired (heavily) by Thai. Except for the vowels... which instead of tone is just busy. I am not sure if I want to include ɯː and ɤː as I only wanted the "corners" to have long distinctions. /m n ŋ/ /p pʰ b tʰ t d k kʰ ʔ/ /tɬ tɬʰ tɕ tɕʰ/ /f s h/ /l L/ /j w/ /i iː ɯ ɯː u uː/ /e ẽ ɤ ɤː o õ/ /a aː ã/ ...
by Nachtuil
Wed 06 Sep 2017, 02:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Requesting opinion on phonetic set
Replies: 14
Views: 718

Re: Requesting opinion on phonetic set

p p' t t' k k' ʔ β ð d͡z g s ʃ x m n ŋ l r a i u e o I am not sure what /dj/ is meant to be. A palatalised alveolar voiced stop? It seems perfectly fine to me if I imagine that the voiced fricatives were once voiced stops. Maybe the lack of a semi vowel is the oddest thing but not unheard of. Here ...
by Nachtuil
Fri 01 Sep 2017, 21:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4818
Views: 340747

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

This is a relative of Fuheko and Karèwaho: /p p: b t t: d ts t:s dz k k: g/ <p pp b t tt d c tc z̟ tch k kk g> / θ ð s z h/ <th dh s z h> /m m: n n: / <m mm n nn > /j ʋ/ <y v> /l/ <l> /i y u ɯ/ <i ü u ǔ> /e ø ɘ o/ <e ö ě o> /œ ɔ/ <ȍ ò> /æ ɑ/ <ä a> It has Front and Rounding harmony, with /ɘ/ being t...
by Nachtuil
Fri 01 Sep 2017, 21:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4818
Views: 340747

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Thanks! And you can pretty much just come up with your own examples, if you wish, by following the syllable rules I described - it's just an idea, so none of the words actually mean anything. But some more example with phoneme combinations I hadn't used yet include: /maxalas/ [mahalaz] /gog/ [gox] ...
by Nachtuil
Wed 30 Aug 2017, 00:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Atlas: new auxlang
Replies: 245
Views: 14080

Re: Atlas: new auxlang

Xing wrote:What's worse, I searched the whole dictionary and did't find the word for 'quizzaciously'. Obviously, Atlas will never function as an IAL.

[:)]
No one can cope without such words Xing! :P