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by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Thu 23 Nov 2017, 08:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant
Replies: 7
Views: 1284

Re: Zekoslav's conlang attempt thread - Indo-European descendant

You might consider using an extension like Stylish, at least until the default font is changed to something other than Trebuchet MS.
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Mon 06 Nov 2017, 19:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936364

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

3. For some languages, e.g. certain Semitic languages, certain numerals have the opposite gender from the noun they are counting. It might be something like: For numerals from two to ten, when expressing that many masculine objects, mark the numeral as feminine, but when expressing that many femini...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Thu 26 Oct 2017, 21:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936364

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

Suppose that the old simple past gave way to a progressive form like English “was X-ing”. hasate riba-ma kudi farmer till-PST field hasate li-ma riba-n kudi farmer COP-PST till-GER field After syncope of unstressed vowels, the copula became a clitic attached onto the noun. haste=ľ-ma riba-n kuď farm...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Thu 26 Oct 2017, 20:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936364

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

How plausible is it for the nominative ending in a marked nominative language to develop from a copula?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Wed 25 Oct 2017, 15:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936364

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

gestaltist wrote:Do you have any justification for the centralization at all? I think /i u/ > /ə və/ makes sense in that the /v/ distinguishes the two vowels. I'm just wondering why the centralization would happen in the first place?
Doesn’t /e o/ > /i u/ count as justification?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 07:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Priori Diachronic Collablang
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: A Priori Diachronic Collablang

Thanks.
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Mon 09 Oct 2017, 03:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A Priori Diachronic Collablang
Replies: 6
Views: 991

Re: A Priori Diachronic Collablang

My ISP blocks Pastebin. Can someone host the lexicon elsewhere?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Fri 06 Oct 2017, 00:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51368

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is the first word tantum ‘so much’?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Thu 05 Oct 2017, 18:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 620
Views: 51368

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is the second word the dative singular of a noun?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Mon 02 Oct 2017, 08:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 567164

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

When did Standard German become non-rhotic? According Renata Szczepaniak, around the end of the 10th century Are you implying that Middle High German was non-rhotic? Karl Lepsius and Alexander Ellis both described final /r/ in German as a consonant well into the 19th century, and Japanese transcrip...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Mon 02 Oct 2017, 05:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 567164

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

When did Standard German become non-rhotic?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Thu 28 Sep 2017, 18:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936364

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

Creyeditor wrote:Yes, it certainly is. Plus it sounds interesting. Just remember that natlangs (and the ideal naturalistic conlangs) are not Esperanto.
I'm aware. My correlatives table isn't completely regular, nor is it totally filled in.
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Thu 28 Sep 2017, 07:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936364

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

I’m thinking of making pro-verbs a part of the correlative system in my personal conlang, that is, have a semi-regular series of verbs meaning "to do this", "to do what", "to do nothing", "to do something else", etc. Does this seem reasonable?
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Tue 26 Sep 2017, 19:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14161
Views: 936364

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

[æi ɪi ɒe ɐʉ jʉː] :aus: [xP]
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Tue 19 Sep 2017, 19:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3791
Views: 255721

Re: Romanization game

shimobaatar wrote:Next:

/t k ʔ/ t k x
/s̻~z̻ s̺~z̺ h/ z s h
/m n/ m n
/j w ɰ/ j w g
/ⱱ ɽ/ v r

/i e/ i e
/u o ɑ/ u o a

/aɪ̯/ y
Next:

/m n nʷ nʲ/
/p t c k kʷ/
/s ç x xʷ h/
/l j ʎ w/

/i u ɛ ɔ a/
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Mon 18 Sep 2017, 20:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ashtarlang scratchpad
Replies: 21
Views: 3395

Re: Ashtarlang scratchpad

The phonology of the language from the last post: /i ɨ u e ə o a/ i y u e ă o a /m p b f v~ʋ/ m p b f v /n t d θ ð l ɾ~ɹ/ n t d th dh l r /ts s dz z/ ts s dz z /tʃ ʃ dʒ ʒ/ ch sh dzh zh /k χ g ʁ j/ k kh g gh j All consonants (except /j/) are palatalized when followed by /j/, which is usually then eli...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Mon 18 Sep 2017, 03:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ashtarlang scratchpad
Replies: 21
Views: 3395

Re: Ashtarlang scratchpad

Okay, time to show off the verbal system of my main personal conlang. Can you tell me if this is realistic at all? (I just mean the morphology. I’ll explain the semantics later.) The verbal template is basically: [polarity] - [evidentiality] - [mood] - [verbal prefix] - [object] - root - [aspect+rel...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Sun 17 Sep 2017, 22:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5040
Views: 478812

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I'm not sure if syllable-final clicks are even possible, let alone attested anywhere...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Sat 16 Sep 2017, 07:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11179
Views: 765402

Re: What did you accomplish today?

While bored in my Electric Machines class, I came up with a vague idea for a romlang. Looking at it now, it’s just another boring Gallo-Romance dialect, but it was fun to play around with at the time (or at least more fun than listening to my professor go on and on about the wiring of three-phase tr...
by Ashtăr Balynestjăr
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 09:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3791
Views: 255721

Re: Romanization game

/p mb t nd k ŋg m n ŋ r s x l/ p m t d k g m n ñ r s h l

/i u ɔ a/ i u o a
/ai̯ au̯ i̯a ɔ̯a u̯a i̯ɔ u̯ɔ ɔ̯i ɔ̯u ɔi̯ ɔu̯ i̯u u̯i iu̯ ui̯/ ai au ia oa ua io uo oí oú oi ou iú uí iu ui


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/m p b n t d s r ŋ k g h/

/i ɯ u ɪ ʊ̜ ʊ e ɤ o ɛ ʌ ɔ a/

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