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by LinguistCat
Thu 17 May 2018, 20:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 296

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: 18
Views: 433

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: 5
Views: 487

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: 5
Views: 487

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: 621
Views: 78754

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: 621
Views: 78754

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: 5
Views: 487

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: 11032
Views: 629580

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: 11032
Views: 629580

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: 5110
Views: 206370

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: 6537
Views: 449651

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: 5110
Views: 206370

Re: Sound Changes Game

<へいづ>

[veɪd͡z] > [ɸeidu]
by LinguistCat
Tue 20 Mar 2018, 15:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6537
Views: 449651

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

How are constructions like "I saw him sitting on a bench." analysed? Is it "I saw him [sitting on the bench]" [sitting on the bench] modifying "him" or "I saw [him sitting on the bench]" [him sitting on the bench] being the complement/object of "to see" ? And why so? "I saw him sitting on a bench" ...
by LinguistCat
Fri 16 Mar 2018, 05:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Weird Dream Thread
Replies: 206
Views: 25903

Re: Weird Dream Thread

I dreamed that I was desperately looking for... glittery makeup. Specifically lipstick and eyeliner. But nothing was properly glittery enough. Then the next night I was parkouring around an abandoned school(?) that looked kind of dingy. There were some kind of monsters I was trying to avoid, but the...
by LinguistCat
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 10:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11032
Views: 629580

Re: What did you accomplish today?

In non-conlanging news, I'm working on creating a short D&D adventure module from scratch. I've already read over a few free ones and have some ideas for how it could go, creatures and characters to include, various ways the adventure could turn out depending on the PCs' actions. I do just have to g...
by LinguistCat
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 22:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6537
Views: 449651

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

How, if at all, are vulgar characters taught in Chinese and Japanese schools? What are "vulgar characters"? I would guess and say characters for vulgar words. "Fuck", "shit", "pussy" etc? They probably have their own characters but I can't see a school teaching characters like these. So I'd be curi...
by LinguistCat
Mon 12 Feb 2018, 21:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11032
Views: 629580

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Better figured out what starting phonology my catlang has, and how sound changes early on are going to differentiate it from Old Japanese both phonologically and grammatically. [:3]
by LinguistCat
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 10:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5110
Views: 206370

Re: Sound Changes Game

まぬ

[ˈma̰.ṵ] > [ma.nu]
by LinguistCat
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 16:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2343
Views: 138695

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I've been watching/listening to the second Critical Role campaign. I [<3] both tieflings so much already, it's really not fair.
by LinguistCat
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 01:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13607
Views: 744235

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

B. If I went k > x > h conditionally (or something similar), what else could I do feeding into this or branching off? I don't really understand the question since if it's unconditional, it's... well... unconditional. It wouldn't be unconditional, I just don't know what the conditions would be just ...