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by gufferdk
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 16:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 54861

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

So I tried my hand at this and I could probably continue to chip away at things, but it's just more work than I'm really willing to invest. Given the fact that it's died in the way it has I think you might have overshot the difficulty and/or scope a bit. I think the thing to do at the current point ...
by gufferdk
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 14:23
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Syntactic alignment and pivot constraints
Replies: 1
Views: 1014

Syntactic alignment and pivot constraints

Hello everyone. I recently made a rather large reddit post about syntactic pivots and I reckoned I would post it here as well with some minot edits. Syntactic alignment is one of those things I think is really interesting, and often underexplored in many conlangs I've seen, so I wrote this post as a...
by gufferdk
Mon 22 May 2017, 20:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13883
Views: 856100

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

Which verbs can become auxiliaries of perfects? I mean verbs that appear in the present tense beside a past participle. 'Be' and 'have' are all I know. Using "finish" is a common way to form a perfect, as is using something with the meaning "already" (though that isn't a verb) like Yoruba (WALS): Ó...
by gufferdk
Sun 26 Mar 2017, 13:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 54861

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I don't have time to do a stab at the protoform right now but here is my initial stab at the subfamilies that I'm still not really satisfied with. There are a couple of langs that could fit with several subfamilies or doesn't fit well with any of them.
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by gufferdk
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 17:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 54861

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

What was your inspiration for *ð to ɣ? Danish. The sound in Standard Danish usually written [ð] (lenited form of /d/) is actually something alog the lines of [ð̠̞ˠˡ] and I figured it wans't too much of a stretch to have the velar component change to the primary component. From what I can tell, look...
by gufferdk
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 15:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 54861

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Map of groupings and most areal changes: http://i.imgur.com/LVEq8CG.png Sound changes: Insular: Proto-world to proto-insular: gnV > gV[+nasalised] s' (> s) > h d > l e o > ɪ ʊ (probably due to /y/) proto-insular to gœ̃hʊlː: ỹ > œ̃ (inspired by French) final ɪ (probably more general) reduced to Ø, co...
by gufferdk
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 09:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 54861

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

You are all very close but none of you got it exactly right. Creyeditor was the closest, they was only off on one consonant, the consonant that I hinted wasn't reflexed in its protoform anywhere. Since none of you got that consonant right I think going on would just be a case of random guessing and ...
by gufferdk
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 16:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 54861

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I made a notable screwup while making the map. The second vowel in nysˤøː, nysˤø͡ə, nysˤøw and nysˤew should be nasalised so nysˤø̃ː, nysˤø̃͡ə̃, nysˤø̃w and nysˤẽw are correct. I updated the map in the original post.
by gufferdk
Wed 22 Mar 2017, 15:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 54861

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I have no idea whether this is too hard, too easy or reasonably reasonable in difficulcy. I'll post more hints if necessary: Big picture: http://i.imgur.com/hmSs64x.png Small version: http://i.imgur.com/WhrOfbt.png Updated the maps due to missing nasalisation on 4 forms Hints: There are four subfami...
by gufferdk
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 22:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 54861

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

@gufferdk: Congratulations, you won! The metathesis was the "mean" sound change I was referring too and therefore the proto-form was silɤɾa~siɾɤla indeed! [:D] Woo. I did not expect to do so well in my first round [:D] . I should really go to bed right now, so if noone minds me posting the next cha...
by gufferdk
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 22:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 54861

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Trying to reconstruct from what you have there, West is very likely *zilaɾa . The reason for *zi has been explored in depth earlier. l seems likely to fortify to d randomly (#23) and l > (ɫ) > w isn't unattested. This also fits well with trying to explain the irregularities with #8,15 with regards t...
by gufferdk
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Transcription Game
Replies: 184
Views: 20417

Re: Transcription Game

Thaana (transcription should be read right to left so <ޕ> is /p/. Diacritics for vowels and the glottal stop are written here with an alifu. /p ɓ t ɗ k ɠ ʔ/ <ޕ ބ ތ ދ ކ ގ އް> /f s x/ <ފ ސ ހ> /m n ŋ/ <މ ނ ޱ‎> /ɹ w/ <ޔ ވ> /r/ <ރ> /ʟ̝/ <ޅ‎> /l/ <ލ> /i e u o ɑ/ <އި އެ އު އޮ އަ> Next inventory: (Itelmen) ...
by gufferdk
Tue 21 Mar 2017, 19:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 54861

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

So guessing at the nature of each isogloss: !=Absolutely certain, no mark=mostly confident, ?=unconfident, lone number=language, #number=sound change Stress falls on first syllable to the west, second to the east. 13 is explained by #14, 13 maybe also C 1 > h to the east V 2 > ɔ to the east ! V 2 > ...
by gufferdk
Sun 19 Mar 2017, 16:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 54861

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I'm a sound change noob, doing this for the learning by doing experience so watch me mess this up in 3, 2, 1, go: Just looking at the map it seems pretty clear that the protoform was something along the lines of *SiCaLa , (As might be something else) Going through for each element and mapping out th...
by gufferdk
Wed 15 Mar 2017, 22:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 593
Views: 102314

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Hello. I'm Gufferdk. I'm from Western Jutland, Denmark. I speak Standard Danish natively and English fluently. I have ok proficiency in my local Danish dialect (Nord)hardsysselsk (which like all the other Danish dialects is being replaced by the standard). I have some proficiency in German and I'm c...
by gufferdk
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 20:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3737
Views: 230582

Re: Romanization game

/p pʷ t k/ <p pw t k> /ᵐp ᵐpʷ ⁿt ᵑk/ <mp mpw nt ñk> /ᵐb ᵐbʷ ⁿd ᵑɡ/ <mb mbw nd ñg> /m mʷ n ŋ/ <m mw n ñ> /ɾ/ <r> /β βʷ s ɣ h/ <b bw s g h> /w l j/ <w l j> /i ə u e æ a o/ <i e u ë ä a o> In case a digraph contrasts with a cluster, the cluster is seperated with an apostrophe. Next: /t k/ /ɓ~b~m ɗ~d~n/...
by gufferdk
Mon 13 Mar 2017, 17:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Improving my Coastlines
Replies: 14
Views: 2243

Re: Improving my Coastlines

If you have places with erodable material and a bunch of winds/current, coastlines tend towards being more straight and/or more softly curved at a scale where it matters if you are doing regional maps, but can probably ignore it on global maps. Places like Gascogne , the west coast of Jutland , and ...