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by esoanem
Thu 11 Jan 2018, 05:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 150698

Re: Yay or Nay?

What about unstated implicit objects? Would those use the transitive or intransitive verb, or would you disallow such sentences by requiring an explicit object. E.g. which (or what combination) of the following is/are acceptable "did you see 2 the dog" "I did see 1 " "did you see 2 the dog" "I did s...
by esoanem
Mon 08 Jan 2018, 16:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 387151

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

Yeah, it possibly used to cost a sixpence pre-decimalisation.
by esoanem
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 16:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 387151

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

How are these " " and ' ' used? I've learnt the standard: "word" and 'its meaning', like "al-kaatib" means 'the scribe'. But sometimes I see them used vice versa. (I'm from the UK) I was taught to use " " for direct speech, quotations, etc and wasn't really taught any rules for ' '. I use ' ' for q...
by esoanem
Mon 01 Jan 2018, 23:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3577
Views: 164178

Re: Romanization game

/p pʰ t tʰ k kʰ/ <b p d t g k> /m n ŋ/ <m n q> /r/ <r> /i ɪ ɛ a ɔ o ʊ u/ <i j e a o w y u> next: /p t c k ʔ/ /m n/ /s ç x χ ħ h/ (both a velar and uvular fricative) /i i̹~y̜ y ɨ ɨ̹~ʉ̜ ʉ ɯ ɯ̹~u̜ u/ /e̞ e̞̹~ø̞̜ ø̞ ə ə̹~ɵ̞̜ ɵ̞ ɤ̞ ɤ̞̹~o̞̜ o̞/ /æ æ̹~ɶ̜ ɶ ɐ̞ ɐ̞̹~ɞ̞̞̜ ɞ̞̞ ɑ ɑ̹~ɒ̜ ɒ/ (so the vowels are a 3x...
by esoanem
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 22:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3577
Views: 164178

Re: Romanization game

The lateralised series was supposed to be lateralised not implosive but the layout didn't make this especially clear. They probably should have been unvoiced (to keep with the film of adding a single feature at a time). So it probably should have looked something like this instead: /p t c k q ʔ/ [+s...
by esoanem
Fri 29 Dec 2017, 18:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3577
Views: 164178

Re: Romanization game

/p b t d tʲ dʲ k g ʔ/ <p b t d ť ď k g q> /s z sʲ zʲ h/ <s z š ž h> /t͡s d͡z t͡sʲ d͡zʲ/ <c j č ǰ> /m̥ m n̥ n n̥ʲ nʲ ŋ̊ ŋ/ <mh m nh n ňh ň nk ng> /j w/ <y w> /r rʲ/ <r ř> /l lʲ/ <l ľ> /i e/ <i e> /a/ <a> /u o/ <u o> Next: /pʰ tʰ cʰ kʰ qʰ ʔ/ /p t c k q/ /b d ɟ ɡ ɢ/ /pʼ tʼ cʼ kʼ qʼ/ /bˡ dˡ ɟˡ ɡˡ ɢˡ/ /m...
by esoanem
Wed 27 Dec 2017, 11:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 985
Views: 35368

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Sorry to hear about that. It's really rough losing relatives, particularly around christmas.

I hope it isn't too hard on you
by esoanem
Tue 26 Dec 2017, 13:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 985
Views: 35368

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Well, the Eastern churches (not just the orthodox ones, the Copts and Ethiopians do too) generally do celebrate on December 25th (from a certain pov), they just adjusted things differently from the Western churches during the shift from Julian to Gregorian calendars (which usually took place later i...
by esoanem
Sat 23 Dec 2017, 01:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hellenisation Game
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Hellenisation Game

/m n/ <μ ν> /p t k q ʔ/ <π τ κ ϙ '> /s ʃ/ <σ ϸ> /f v j h/ <φ β γ η> /r/ <ρ> /l/ <λ> /t͡ɬ d͡ɮ/ <ξ ζ> /a i u/ <α ι υ> /m n ɲ ŋ/ /p t k/ /b d g/ /ts tʃ cç/ /dz dʒ ɟʝ/ /f θ s ʃ h/ /v ð z ʒ/ /l ɫ j/ /ɾ r/ /i ɛ a ə/ /ɔ y u/ Mbasi ɲɔhja ɛ diɲitɛtit tə linduɾ tə tə dɾɛjtavɛ tə baɾabaɾta ðɛ tə patjɛtəɾsuɛʃmɛ...
by esoanem
Fri 22 Dec 2017, 04:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2701
Views: 150698

Re: Yay or Nay?

Lego is singular, it means one individual Lego brick. Hence, Legos. Well in the UK Lego refers to the company/product as a whole, not to the individual bricks. It's just one of those minor differences between Englishes on either side of the pond that really sticks out when it comes up. I believe th...
by esoanem
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 01:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How would you romanize Kazakh?
Replies: 8
Views: 394

Re: How would you romanize Kazakh?

/m n ŋ/ <м н ң> -> <m n ň> /p b t d k ɡ q/ <п б т д к г қ> -> <p b t d k g q> /*t͡s *t͡ɕ/ <ц ч> -> <c ç> /*f *v s z ʃ ʒ *ɕ x ʁ *h/ <ф в с з ш ж щ х ғ һ> -> <f v s z ş z̧ *ş h ğ *h> /l j w/ <л й у> -> <l y w> /r/ <р> -> <r> /ɘ~ɪ ʉ ə ʊ/ <і ү ы ұ> -> <i u e o> /əj~ɘj ʊw~əw~ʉw~ɘw <и у> -> <ey ow> /i̯ɘ y...
by esoanem
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 01:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 387151

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

Now, perhaps this is to some degree a matter of taste, but having been originally introduced to linguistics by Tolkien and Zompist back when the internet was young, I can't help but feel that inconsistent use of diacritics when creating an orthography is, at best, a rookie mistake. I'd agree if it ...
by esoanem
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 01:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3577
Views: 164178

Re: Romanization game

/m n ɲ ŋ/ <m n ń ň> /b t d c ɟ k g q/ <b t d ḱ ǵ k g q> /s z/ <s z> /w/ <w> /r/ <r> /ɪ i ʉ ʊ/ <ì i u ù> /e ɜ/ <e è> /æ a/ <a à> So acute accents for palatal consonants, a haček for /ŋ/ as Kurdish, and graves for a vowel lower (and often backed) from the un-graved version. Next: /m ɣ m j n ɣ n j ŋ ɲ/...
by esoanem
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 20:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cyrillization game
Replies: 205
Views: 8579

Re: Cyrillization game

/p pʲ t tʲ k kʲ q qʲ ʔ ʔʲ/ <п пь т ть к кь қ қь ӏ ӏь> /f fʲ s sʲ ʃ ʃʲ x xʲ χ χʲ h hʲ/ <ф фь с сь ш шь х хь ҳ ҳь һ һь> /t͡s t͡sʲ t͡ʃ t͡ʃʲ/ <ц ць ч чь> /m mʲ n nʲ ŋ ŋʲ ɴ ɴʲ/ <м мь н њ г гь ӷ ӷь> /j/ <й> /i ɛ/ <и е> /a/ <а> /u ɔ/ <у о> ideally I'd have ligatures for the palatalised forms but not all of...
by esoanem
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 20:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3577
Views: 164178

Re: Romanization game

/p pʰ t tʰ k kʰ/ <b p d t q k>
/m n ŋ/ <m n g>
/ɾ/ <r>

/i ɨ e ɛ o ɔ a/ <í i é e ó o a>

Next:

/m n ɲ ŋ/
/ph th ʈh ch kh/
/p t ʈ c k/
/tshh/
/ts tɕ/
/s ʂ ɕ h/
/ɹ j w/
/l l̥/

/i y u/
/e ø o/
/ɛ a/
by esoanem
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 02:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3577
Views: 164178

Re: Romanization game

/m n/ <m n> /p b t̪ ɖ k q/ <p b t d k g> /pʰ t̪ʰ ɖʱ gʱ/ <ph th dh gh> /pʼ ʈʼ kʼ/ <p' t' k'> /t͡s t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ <z cz gz> /ʈ͡ʂʰ/ <tz> /t̪͡θʼ q͡χʼ/ <th' gh'> /s ʃ/ <s sz> /f v ð j x ɣ h/ <f v dz j kh jz h> /r ʀ̥/ <r rz> /ɬ ɮ/ <l lz> /t͡ɬ/ <tl> /p͡ɬʼ t͡ɬʼ/ <pl' tl'> /ɑ ɛ i u/ <a e i u> /əː ɔː/ <ė o> so _z g...
by esoanem
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 01:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cyrillization game
Replies: 205
Views: 8579

Re: Cyrillization game

/p b t d ʈ ɖ k g/ <п б т д т́ д́ к г> /s z ʂ ʐ/ <с з ш ж> /t͡s d͡z/ <ц ѕ> /m n ɳ/ <м н ң> /j̥ j/ <ьһ ь> /ɾ̥ ɾ ɽ̥ ɽ/ <рһ р р́һ р́> /l̥ l ɭ̥ ɭ/ <лһ л л́һ л́> /i/ <и> /u ɑ/ <у а> <с з с́ з́> for /s z ʂ ʐ/ would be a bit more consistent, but using a diacritic when there's a perfectly good letter irks me...
by esoanem
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 00:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hellenisation Game
Replies: 5
Views: 281

Re: Hellenisation Game

/k g/ <κ γ> /s l j w h/ <σ λ ι υ χ> /r f/ <ρ φ> /i a/ <η α> kinda tempted to use <ϝ> instead of <υ> for /w/ for more consistency with Greek but decided not using archaic characters was more important. I also wanted to avoid a digraph for /g/ which did make /j/ a bit of a pain (what with it using <ι>...
by esoanem
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 12:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 387151

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

isn't that a (maybe nasalised) bilabial click?
by esoanem
Thu 30 Nov 2017, 00:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13358
Views: 646585

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

English has a few with the reflex of OE /æ/, <sc> /ʃ/, and <ċ> /tʃ/ (respectively as both /æ/ & /a/, /ʃ/ & /sk/, and /k/ & /tʃ/). The situation here is fairly well understood as a case of multiple intermediate lects. In particular, the OE standard was West Saxon; Modern English descends primarily fr...