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by Void
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 11:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5014
Views: 455659

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Following my love of Caucasian (mostly Northeast) languages and a need for a grim proto-language, I've developed the following two potential proto-phonologies: Jheurłachi Nasals: /m n ŋ/ ⟨m n ṇ⟩ Voiceless plosives: /p pˤ t tˤ k kˤ q qˤ/ ⟨p ṗ t ṭ k ḳ q q̇⟩ Voiced plosives: /b bˤ d dˤ g gˤ ɢ ɢˤ/ ⟨b ḅ ...
by Void
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 09:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6660
Views: 538933

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

So recently, I've picked up Armenian and had a problem with the pronunciation of ր - almost every single academic resource gives it as /ɾ/, yet that's not what I hear in many cases. I usually hear some strange variation on /ʒ/ or even /ɹ/ (and not from the speakers of different Armenian dialects, bu...
by Void
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 23:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2277
Views: 211887

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next: ṣubbaqwáro [ˌsˤɯ̞bːaˈqʷáɾo] - noun an amazing, astonishing thing, a surprise subbaquar [ˈsubːɑquɑ̯r] "miracle, wonder, marvel; phenomenon" Next: dhewesteb [ˈðɛʋɛˌstɛb]/[ˈðɛwɛˌstɛb] adj. pushy, big-mouthed, overly candid zêstyu [ˈzɛːscu] "vain, conceited, arrogant, haughty" Next: arjankhar [ɑr...
by Void
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 02:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am king of kings
Replies: 77
Views: 12405

Re: I am king of kings

Shurian .ܣܪ ܘܚܫܝܕܝ ܘܚܫܝܕܝܚܢ Sar okhshêday okhshêdayakhan. [sɑr ɔχˈʃɛːdɑi̯ ɔχˌʃɛːdɑjɑˈχɑn] be-1SG.IMPERF king king-PL.GEN "I am the king of kings." Not too impressive, and all around boring. One could rephrase this as: .ܣܨܪ ܘܚܫܝܕܝܟܫܪ ܐܪܚܢܚܣܝܘܗ Satsur okhshêdayakshar arkhanakhsayûh. [ˈsɑtsur ɔχˌʃɛːdɑ...
by Void
Thu 17 May 2018, 00:27
Forum: Translations
Topic: each other
Replies: 34
Views: 5619

Re: each other

Now I'm not quite so sure how logical it is to include a reciprocal pronoun with a reciprocal verb, so I just drop it with the accusative, and decline it elsewhere, until I figure out what to do. Symiric Jatraširmata šormoh. [ˈjɑtrɑʃirmɑtɑ ˈʃo̞rmo̞x] meet-RECI-3PL.PRF child-PL The children met each ...
by Void
Thu 10 May 2018, 22:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 888887

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

Can a nominative-accusative language derive from an absolutive-ergative proto-language?

Theoretically by making the passive tense into a regular present one, by some other eldritch means?
by Void
Sat 28 Apr 2018, 11:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 888887

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

In that case, Wikipedia has failed me once again, as it clearly mentions that tenuis means unpal. and unphar. as well. As for your second point, I'm not sure I quite understand what you're saying, seeing as I'm not actually deriving the phar. set from anything, really; and if my proto-language has ...
by Void
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 22:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 888887

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

Actually, I'm not planning on deriving pharyngealisation; rather, my proto-language would have a three-way contrast (between, pal., tenuis, and phar. consonants), and I would derive voiced and voiceless consonants from the tenuis and phar. contrast. [but if you derived your pharyngealisation like I...
by Void
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 14:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 888887

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

Actually, I'm not planning on deriving pharyngealisation; rather, my proto-language would have a three-way contrast (between, pal., tenuis, and phar. consonants), and I would derive voiced and voiceless consonants from the tenuis and phar. contrast. [but if you derived your pharyngealisation like Ir...
by Void
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 09:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 888887

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

Thank you for your answers, y'all. I've used pharyngealization > voicing for stops on the basis that a pharyngealized stop cannot also be aspirated, and that unaspirated stops tend to become voiced stops. I don't think it would help for fricatives though. I'm not quite so sure about that point, thou...
by Void
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 17:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13997
Views: 888887

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?
by Void
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 16:39
Forum: Translations
Topic: I was walking in the forest...
Replies: 54
Views: 8668

Re: I was walking in the forest...

Tyiwṙathyajuna kyëhli

Askyarë arwyura jotūwēkṭinga ṇarrun hyuska koprusya.
[ˈasʲcar ˈarʲwura ˌjotuːˈweːqtˤiŋa ˈɴarːun ˈçuska ˈkoprusʲa]
walk-1SG.IMPERF forest-LOC what.time-ADV fall-3SG.PERF branch head-1SG.POSS-LAT
"I was walking in the forest when a branch fell on my head."
by Void
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 15:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5014
Views: 455659

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I've decided to use the following as my proto-conlang phonology: /m n ŋ/ /mʲ nʲ ŋʲ/ /ŋˤ/ (= [ɴ]) /p t k pʲ tʲ kʲ pˤ tˤ kˤ/ (/kʲ kˤ/ = [c q]) /θ s ʃ x θʲ sʲ ʃʲ xʲ θˤ sˤ ʃˤ xˤ/ (/ʃʲ ʃˤ xʲ xˤ/ = [ɕ ʂ ç X]) /w j/ /l r lʲ rʲ lˤ rˤ/ ([lʲ lˤ] = [ʎ ɫ]) Basic five vowel (/a e i o u/) system with an additiona...
by Void
Sun 11 Mar 2018, 00:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 343
Views: 41421

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Next: faivonai [ɸajβonaj] vi. involve, insert, introduce Oido pagibonagi /pagibonagi/ [paiβõɹai] 'bring in, reel in, draw in, mix in' Next: dangagodo /daŋagodo/ [dãwaoðo ~ dãwaolo] 'lute, stringed instrument with a neck' davõdh [ˈdɑʋɨθ] "(any) string instrument" davul [ˈdɑʋul] "to pluck, strum (an ...
by Void
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 13:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 343
Views: 41421

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 12:28
aizök [aizøk] n. yolk
eizö [ˈe̞i̯zø̞] n. - egg

Next: võrzambar [ˈʋɨrzɑmbɑr] n. - werewolf
by Void
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 01:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8423
Views: 669188

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Dormouse559 wrote:
Thu 08 Mar 2018, 00:30
shimobaatar wrote:
Wed 07 Mar 2018, 23:25
¿Hua habeç uisane cuçane monstrunes? [O.o]
Who's been kissing monsters?
Ah, jou vee. Tan de çerdre Team Edward ou Team Jacob.
Ah, I see. Time to pick Team Edward or Team Jacob.
Öndör dustur.
What heresy.
by Void
Wed 07 Mar 2018, 17:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6660
Views: 538933

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

Yes, that makes sense. Thank you very much!
by Void
Wed 07 Mar 2018, 17:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6660
Views: 538933

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

I've been using this weird system of harmony in my conlang, which I've called [the system] rhotic harmony , that means that /r/ can't (usually) follow another /r/, so the /r/ becomes /l/, and vice versa. For example: The stem of "rule" is vel- , but becomes verül in the infinitive form (because of t...
by Void
Sun 04 Mar 2018, 18:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pášmeit Àskhài Latx'eùn
Replies: 12
Views: 1124

Re: Pášmeit Àskhài Latx'eùn

I always enjoy your anthropologically-loaded conlangs, Shemtov. A read excerpt would be great.
by Void
Sat 03 Mar 2018, 00:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Riddle of the Burial Ground
Replies: 14
Views: 1426

Re: The Riddle of the Burial Ground

:con: Sarana Athrastan Ûgeizzeš Orhungovam veg astas karúktas. Karvõgut azat mindiret kahat vépes enûhhör šahkada šaghmungurtas ikšûrtes. Azat ikšûrt šaghmungathat raidahávaldanas jezühös orhungohajatha gajuktas, temirtes, ja mehtes. Mirševet veg kõbõr ja gutjark azar véper rátkat, médret, ir travat...