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by Nachtuil
Tue 22 May 2018, 18:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 3683

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

Honestly, that works for me. Shouldn't into become "int" though?
by Nachtuil
Tue 22 May 2018, 03:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13615
Views: 746638

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

Birdlang: You could consider just not indicating them with orthography. It really does depend on the rest of your phonology and the phonotactics of the language. Like if you have no /x/ or /h/ using <h> for /ħ/. For the retroflexes, I have seen combinations of regular stops and <r>s done. Like /ʈ/ c...
by Nachtuil
Tue 22 May 2018, 03:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13615
Views: 746638

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

(oops double post)
by Nachtuil
Sat 19 May 2018, 13:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse
Replies: 11
Views: 245

Re: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse

The rivers instantly jumped out at me too. It is easiest to think of rivers as trees in how they branch. You don't get trees with multiple trunks. There is the matter of deltas but those tend to be very confined relatively speaking. I'd buy that split directly around that green bay settlement for in...
by Nachtuil
Sat 19 May 2018, 04:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 3683

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

I need to think on this. What are all our prepositions looking like after the sound changes?

I feel as though the /t/ in "to" would stick around and be an excellent candidate for cliticization.

I think that is a good point about "gonna" that Idov makes.
by Nachtuil
Thu 17 May 2018, 01:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 3683

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

I'll break the tie by changing my own vote. Instead of 1.a. 2.a I will go 1.c 2.a
by Nachtuil
Sun 13 May 2018, 20:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 3683

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

We need someone to break the tie!
by Nachtuil
Sat 12 May 2018, 03:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6540
Views: 451521

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

Phonology question:
Are there languages where gemination of consonants is restricted to certain points of articulation? Say.. only coronals get geminated?
by Nachtuil
Thu 10 May 2018, 02:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1916

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

You guys are so good for responding to everyone's speedlang! Davush: @Nachtuil Interesting phonology and orthography, especially /ʉ/. Are the case markers all particles? I can't say how much it resembles Latin without an example sentence though [;)]. Thanks! I too enjoy /ʉ/ and the use of <i v> in t...
by Nachtuil
Mon 07 May 2018, 03:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1916

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

Geepers, I didn't finish this in time. Oh the sad irony but real life got in my way too. This is as far as I got though. I had to restart because my first phonology and orthography was driving me up the wall so I went with something simpler and visually would resemble latin a bit. I saw "Laitoin" in...
by Nachtuil
Thu 03 May 2018, 02:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1916

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

Shimobaatar: You're right on that. For me personally I guess part of the fun is the spontaneity and not ruminating about it before hand but I guess no, it isn't a problem. If I run one again maybe I will contribute myself.
by Nachtuil
Wed 02 May 2018, 20:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1916

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

gestaltist: Go for it! I don't mind at all. :)

I am excited to see new people up for this!
by Nachtuil
Tue 01 May 2018, 22:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1916

Re: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

Ok. I'll set it for this coming weekend :) It looks like I'll probably set the terms. I'd like to participate too though. haha
by Nachtuil
Sat 28 Apr 2018, 16:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)
Replies: 48
Views: 1916

Speedlang VIII (May 4, 5, 6)

I think the last speedlang was in the fall. I could really go for another one next weekend or the one after. I am more than happy to set some terms myself but does anyone who hasn't set the terms for one before or in a while want to take the lead? I like these a lot for forcing me to explore new gra...
by Nachtuil
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 21:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 3683

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

1. a
2. a
by Nachtuil
Tue 17 Apr 2018, 22:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 3683

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

Hmmm....I wish we had an option C for about the same. I guess going in A direction is more interesting than remaining static.

1. B
by Nachtuil
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 22:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Phoneme frequency lists and charts.
Replies: 2
Views: 649

Re: Phoneme frequency lists and charts.

Thanks Eldin! I am really glad you appreciate it :) I thought about it but don't like the idea of it being buried in a thread when ever I get around to updating it. That said, maybe if I give up on the idea of updating it I can throw its contents in a post there. It may well belong in the tech and s...
by Nachtuil
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 21:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6540
Views: 451521

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

I know a number of languages used demonstrative pronouns for 3rd person pronouns and a lot of languages having distal distinctions. Are there languages where 3rd person pronouns have distal distinctions? I imagine it may function as some sort of quasi obviation system. I would love to know.
by Nachtuil
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 21:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6540
Views: 451521

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

Oh! Indonesian is a solid suggestion phonologically.

Check out the videos on Aztec that nativlang has made: https://www.youtube.com/user/NativLang/videos He has 3 of them. Sorry.... "Aztec" is Nahuatl but the videos have Aztec in the title. :)
by Nachtuil
Sat 14 Apr 2018, 04:58
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6540
Views: 451521

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

Odkidstr, you have a lot of options. I think you have the right idea. An ideal language for you likely is one that is popular, has a lot of resources, has a similar sound inventory and had the roman alphabet imposed on them. I think the sound inventory may be way less important than your interest in...