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by LinguistCat
Thu 22 Feb 2018, 10:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10950
Views: 572395

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: 6386
Views: 403896

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: 10950
Views: 572395

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: 4940
Views: 177469

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: 2306
Views: 121606

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: 13440
Views: 675093

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 ...
by LinguistCat
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 11:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13440
Views: 675093

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

Is there some way for /eo/ and /oe/ to become /a/, possibly from /ə/? I mean, that's possible. You might not even need to change what the suggested combos with @ in them would become either, depending what you're going for. My questions If I have a very limited consonant inventory like proposed for...
by LinguistCat
Thu 25 Jan 2018, 23:54
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: unconventional settings: how to get people interested
Replies: 32
Views: 1119

Re: unconventional settings: how to get people interested

It might be better, also, to focus on specific details when you post, and if someone is interested they'll ask questions and you can add on with more detail in a longer post. This isn't to say that longer posts aren't good, but it can be intimidating when there's a wall of text about a world we don'...
by LinguistCat
Wed 24 Jan 2018, 23:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The worst sounding natlang ever
Replies: 233
Views: 12457

Re: The worst sounding natlang ever

I like Japanese, Finnish and Slavic languages; I don't like English despite it being my native lang, but I can't put a finger on why beyond it just being boring to me. I hate French, in part for how it sounds, in part because people always claimed it was "beautiful" and I didn't get it and part beca...
by LinguistCat
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 21:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 573
Views: 64765

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

When I was very very young (maybe even earlier than 2) if I fell, I'd say "Nothing!" before getting up. My mom speculated that she kept asking me if anything was wrong so I got it into my head to say "nothing!" before she could ask to save time. Not sure if that logic holds but it's as good a guess ...
by LinguistCat
Sun 21 Jan 2018, 20:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Veggies vs Fruits
Replies: 3
Views: 138

Re: Veggies vs Fruits

I haven't thought much about this yet, but I'm going to need to, along with how color terms will be handled by my cat spirits. Kaibyou are primarily carnivorous, but in order to blend in more with humans, do have a diet that includes some fruits, vegetables and grains (almost exclusively rice). Kaib...
by LinguistCat
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 02:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: compound word dating in Japanese?
Replies: 2
Views: 181

Re: compound word dating in Japanese?

Thank you. All help is appreciated and this looks very helpful. : D
by LinguistCat
Thu 18 Jan 2018, 21:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: compound word dating in Japanese?
Replies: 2
Views: 181

compound word dating in Japanese?

How do you know (or have a best guess) for when a compound word was formed in Japanese, even just a general stage of language development? Is there a good way to do this besides looking up etymologies (which, until I find better references, limits me to what is on wiktionary)? Like, some would be re...
by LinguistCat
Tue 26 Dec 2017, 07:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3605
Views: 172778

Re: Romanization game

/m n/ <m n>
/p b t d k/ <p b t d k>
/v z ɣ ʕ/ <v z g '>
/w j/ <w j>

/i u/ <i u>
/ʌ/ <o>
/a/ <a>

Next:
/m n/
/p t s k b d z g/
/r j w/

/i ɨ u/
/e o/
/ɛ ɔ/
/a/

/m n p t s k r/ all have long versions
by LinguistCat
Mon 25 Dec 2017, 20:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1053
Views: 78613

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Well, depending on your consonant inventory, you could just create your glyphs and overwrite the Japanese range in a font making program. That way you could use an IME for Japanese to write in your script. Honestly, I'm not the best to ask for this type of thing. Clawgrip would be a much better cho...
by LinguistCat
Mon 25 Dec 2017, 19:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1053
Views: 78613

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

What do you mean exactly by program for making syllabaries? Just, I know there are programs for making fonts tied to the Latin alphabet which could be used for making some conscripts, but I was wondering if any were specifically good for making a font for syllabaries not connected to existing sylla...
by LinguistCat
Mon 25 Dec 2017, 19:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1053
Views: 78613

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Are there any programs for making syllabaries? I'm working on my cat langs again and haven't decided if they'll use their own writing or an extended version of Japanese kana, but I think they will use a syllabary and maybe occasional kanji. So I'd like to know my options for digital things without n...
by LinguistCat
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 15:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10950
Views: 572395

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have worked out a good portion of back story for a D&D character for a campaign starting... probably after the new year. I am intensely jealous! I have wanted to play DnD for a long time and just don't know anyone near me who plays. I am saddened. I may just lurk at a local gaming store and see i...
by LinguistCat
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 13:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10950
Views: 572395

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have worked out a good portion of back story for a D&D character for a campaign starting... probably after the new year.
by LinguistCat
Sat 25 Nov 2017, 18:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: more vowel sound changes
Replies: 3
Views: 373

Re: more vowel sound changes

Thanks for these. In my original post, I hadn't meant for the back roundeds to unround unconditionally; I was implying they were doing whatever they would be doing in the same or similar environments that cause the front vowels to raise. I know I wasn't clear with that though. I'm still tweaking thi...