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by Oneiros K
Fri 09 Mar 2018, 13:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14139
Views: 930964

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

I'm working on a language with a lot of assimilation occuring between morpheme boundaries so that the language doesn't have consonant clusters although every basic morpheme has the structure C-V-C. For plosives the combination of P+h leads to lenition. Nasals and r become voiceless. ph th kh bh dh g...
by Oneiros K
Wed 31 Jan 2018, 20:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: language of 3 - phonology
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: language of 3 - phonology

Here's a nice article about glottalized resonants (and ejectives, implosives...) http://wals.info/chapter/7 Yapese has some. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Yapese_language http://phoible.org/inventories/view/1024#tipa I've never found an audio file of a glottalized nasal. I just chose them for their ...
by Oneiros K
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 23:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5039
Views: 476485

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

The derived large phoneme inventory would probably be best called 'sound inventory' or 'phone inventory'.
Yeah, true... My first idea was to make all this distinctions phonemic, but some turned out to be allophones instead of phonemes.
by Oneiros K
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 21:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5039
Views: 476485

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Embedding of the table didn't work out, so this is the corresponding link.
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1aKeh5I ... sp=sharing
by Oneiros K
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 21:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5039
Views: 476485

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I have the idea for a language with a small phoneme inventory amongst it basic morphemes which has a large phoneme inventory due to sound assimilation between morpheme boundaries in compound words. The basic morphemes of the language have the structure CVC with consonants p t k ʔ f s h m r and vowel...
by Oneiros K
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 17:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: language of 3 - phonology
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: language of 3 - phonology

Word-internal consonant clusters In the Brain Language each lexical morpheme (not the grammatical morphemes) has the structure: CVTCC. C = consonant, V = vowel, T = register tone. Lexical morphemes are followed obligatorily by a suffix with structure VT(C). Therefore each syllable has the structure ...
by Oneiros K
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 16:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: language of 3 - phonology
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

Re: language of 3 - phonology

Yes, they are supposed to be glottalized nasals, not ejectives. I should have made this more explicit (wrote ejectives/ glottalized ). Maybe I'll use a different IPA notation for glottalized nasals in future. The speakers are supposed to be humans without any changes in anatomy of speech organs. One...
by Oneiros K
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 23:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: language of 3 - phonology
Replies: 7
Views: 1539

language of 3 - phonology

I’m developing a family of languages for a fantasy story. It would be great to get a feedback on whether or not the diachronic sound changes are plausible. In this post I will only focus on the development of word-initial consonants. Brain language This is the mother language of all further language...
by Oneiros K
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 12:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6714
Views: 563801

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

By the way, thanks mongolian.
by Oneiros K
Mon 11 Sep 2017, 12:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6714
Views: 563801

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

Is a diachronic change from breathy voiced vowels to long vowels plausible?
V̤ > Vː
I didn't find any examples at index diachronica. But breathy voiced vowels are rare anyway.
by Oneiros K
Sun 10 Sep 2017, 23:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6714
Views: 563801

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

Is a diachronic change from pharyngealized consonants to ejective consonants plausible?
pˤ tˤ qˤ fˤ sˤ χˤ > p' t' q' f' s' χ'
by Oneiros K
Sat 05 Aug 2017, 19:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language of three
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Re: Language of three

3+1 things: 1) Looks like you have 9 vowels, and 9 consonants in a few places (3x3). Language of 9? {Three's a crowd; Nine's more of a party} 2) "the following universal rule: no language has voiced stops without voiceless stops. " Finegan (2014), p. 242 ; among other places. :?: 3) Maybe the Speak...
by Oneiros K
Fri 04 Aug 2017, 09:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language of three
Replies: 9
Views: 1479

Language of three

Language of three I’m developing a language (family) for my scifi/fantasy story. Ancestral language The original language from which all spoken languages in that story descend was a conlang based around symbolic use of the number three. It is a conlang even within the story. It is not intended to be...