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by LinguistCat
Wed 20 Jun 2018, 07:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]
Replies: 33
Views: 1035

Re: Person and Tense of the Narrator in Fiction [split]

Not a book but definitely a long work of fiction, Homestuck used 2nd person story telling but 1) it was structured like a choose-your-own adventure or text based video game (and in the beginning did in fact ask for audience interaction in the form of people sending in suggestions for the next comman...
by LinguistCat
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 02:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777704

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

Im not sure that syllable counting rule is common. In Japanese the syllabic nasal counts as a mora because it originated from a syllable. But so does the checked syllable, so I dont think Japanese is an example of counting nasals & stops differently. both are moraic. If pressed I'd guess that langu...
by LinguistCat
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 18:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777704

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

I'm trying to understand how morae work. If I'm understanding it correctly, then a basic syllable such as V or CV are 1 mora, or a light syllable, while something like VV or CVV or even CVC in some languages are 2 morae, or a heavy syllable. I'm guessing this is the basis for stress in a word? What...
by LinguistCat
Fri 08 Jun 2018, 22:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4925
Views: 398490

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/t t͡s k/ / ɬ~l s h/ /n j w/ The lateral is generally pronounced voiceless only when intervocalic, before a glide or when geminated (though some speakers realise this last one as a single intervocalic voiceless fricative). This seems a little weird to me. Is it attested anywhere irl? In any case it...
by LinguistCat
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 22:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4925
Views: 398490

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/t t͡s k/ / ɬ~l s h/ /n j w/ The lateral is generally pronounced voiceless only when intervocalic, before a glide or when geminated (though some speakers realise this last one as a single intervocalic voiceless fricative). This seems a little weird to me. Is it attested anywhere irl? In any case it...
by LinguistCat
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 21:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources

No need at all to take down the link! It is just that for a first read, the scope of the book may be discouraging. The articles by Ramsey on the subject are a very good introduction too (and very well written!). Thank you for the reply. I will edit my post to add the link to the paper with a note a...
by LinguistCat
Mon 04 Jun 2018, 17:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777704

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

I know it's well attested for the dual to be restricted to natural pairs from a general dual, but is it possible for the numeral two to be grammaticalized as a dual for natural pairs? So, like "two-DUAL eye-DUAL" for "two eyes", rather than, say "two eye-DUAL" where the number "two" is just left un...
by LinguistCat
Wed 30 May 2018, 20:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources

Excuse me for butting in, but the article linked to above, is actually my 600+ page book. A much more handy introduction to the topic is this paper: https://www.academia.edu/34692968/Universals_of_tone_rules_and_diachronic_change_in_Japanese Good luck! (It is a complicated subject...) Elisabeth Not...
by LinguistCat
Thu 17 May 2018, 20:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 822

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

elemtilas wrote:
Thu 17 May 2018, 18:24
Anybody else hear "yaMMy" rather than "yaNNy"? Sweetie pie says she listened and had no idea where people get this "yanny" business from.
On one pitch change I'd heard "yannel" and after that at the same pitch I heard Laurel *shrugs*
by LinguistCat
Wed 09 May 2018, 23:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How Do YOU Create Words?
Replies: 20
Views: 1048

Re: How Do YOU Create Words?

I'm basing it off the proto-lang of an existing language, so I'm constrained a little by what we know. But I get to pick out antiquated roots/words that might not exist in the rl descendant language(s) and work with my pet theories of reconstructions and then derive things as I need them.
by LinguistCat
Thu 03 May 2018, 01:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources

https://www.amazon.co.jp/%E6%99%82%E4%BB%A3%E5%88%A5%E5%9B%BD%E8%AA%9E%E5%A4%A7%E8%BE%9E%E5%85%B8%E3%80%88%E4%B8%8A%E4%BB%A3%E7%B7%A8%E3%80%89-1967%E5%B9%B4/dp/B000JA6C7G If you have 30,500 yen to spare. Also it's 1967, so any reconstruction developments made since then won't be in it. Contents unk...
by LinguistCat
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 03:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources
Replies: 9
Views: 990

Re: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources

k1234567890y wrote:
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 10:25
I also want an online resource for Old Japanese...especially a dictionary that lists the two types of vowels..
Honestly I've considered compiling my own, but I'm not sure I'm organized enough for that. If I find one specifically for Old Japanese, I'll be sure to share.
by LinguistCat
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 02:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 619
Views: 86525

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

If I think about a problem, it often helps to explain the question/problem to someone. Usually, this already gets me a step closer to the solution. John Wisdom once said that philosophical questions, if asked fully, answer themselves. I find it's true of most questions people ask - at least, questi...
by LinguistCat
Sun 29 Apr 2018, 00:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 619
Views: 86525

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

Does anyone else try to research something and then as soon as you ask a question somewhere, your "google-fu" gets about ten times better for that subject?
by LinguistCat
Sat 28 Apr 2018, 20:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources
Replies: 9
Views: 990

asking again on Old Japanese/Proto-Japonic resources

(Cross posted from ZBB to cast a larger net) I'm mostly looking for papers on phonology, especially if the author favors a 6 or 7 vowel reconstruction for Proto-Japonic. I have recently found a paper (The Spelling of /mo/ in Old Japanese, by John R. Bentley, 2015) that suggests that portions of the ...
by LinguistCat
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 07:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 654932

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Actually yesterday and Sunday, but I wasn't on much on either day. Had my 30th birthday and got moved into a new apartment. Hubby and I should be here while we work on getting a house in the coming year or two. Happy 30th! My mom is turning 40 in a few days and she's anxious and excited all at once...
by LinguistCat
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 20:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 654932

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Actually yesterday and Sunday, but I wasn't on much on either day. Had my 30th birthday and got moved into a new apartment. Hubby and I should be here while we work on getting a house in the coming year or two.
by LinguistCat
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 00:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5231
Views: 222400

Re: Sound Changes Game

<さうす>

[ˈɕaʊ̯z̥] > [sauzu]
by LinguistCat
Sun 08 Apr 2018, 04:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6566
Views: 471654

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

As an American, the answer is "I wouldn't". Neither [ø] nor [y] occur in my dialect of English, so it's not like I have ready-made characters to use for them. As well, straight [e] isn't particularly common; it's more often a diphthong of [ei] or [eɪ] depending on what part of America you're from (...
by LinguistCat
Sat 31 Mar 2018, 20:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5231
Views: 222400

Re: Sound Changes Game

<へいづ>

[veɪd͡z] > [ɸeidu]