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by Pabappa
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 18:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13996
Views: 888168

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

I'd be interested in this too, though I can attest that in 20 yrs of making SOV conlangs I've never felt that something was wrong with how I order other parts of speech. Adjectives are verbs and thus always follow their heads, but I also use predominantly suffixing morphology, with some infixes but ...
by Pabappa
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 01:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 7
Views: 159

Re: Script preference

One problem is the size of the glyphs. if you have a large number of glyphs in the language, most word roots will consist of just one or two glyphs. But what size are you going to use to indicate the inflections? Suppose your word for "slap" is a single glyph, but you have dozens of verb inflections...
by Pabappa
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 17:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6660
Views: 538533

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

Outside of the linguistic world (in the world of lay English speakers, that is), it's pretty universally recognized that the word "moist" is unpleasant. [....]How much of the revulsion is due to the sound vs. the meaning or is it just the perfect balance of unpleasant sound and meaning? Wiktionary ...
by Pabappa
Sun 09 Sep 2018, 16:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 2281
Views: 181609

Re: CBB Lexicon Building

something to avoid mentioning; taboo word/idea Poswa: pobapie , lit. "Don't say it!" , from poba "speak" plus the negative imperative. Pabappa: possibly popep posu along the same lines, but this is hypothetical because the language does not have the same means of zero derivation from inflected verb...
by Pabappa
Thu 06 Sep 2018, 21:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13996
Views: 888168

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

How do I turn /a ə ɨ/ into /a ɒ e ø i y ɤ o ɯ u/? I have tried many strategies but nothing seems to work to the intended effect and I am at a complete loss. Additionally the later inventory is supposed to have vowel harmony with all vowels having front harmony with the first vowel of a word. You ma...
by Pabappa
Thu 06 Sep 2018, 16:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?
Replies: 72
Views: 13511

Re: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?

I forgot to mention that some species of penguins on planet Teppala can fly, but are less efficient swimmers than the flightless penguins. Yet they recognize each other's shared traits and live together as allies against their cruel natural environment, just like penguins on Earth whose habitats ove...
by Pabappa
Wed 05 Sep 2018, 02:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75325

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

i think that rule is begininng to break down. Wikipedia article http://enwp.org/ich-laut says that Frauchen is a word, which has the suffix after a vowel, pronounced with /ç/, and yet does not trigger umlaut. If this pattern is consdiered standard, one can also create the word Kuhchen , diminutive o...
by Pabappa
Tue 04 Sep 2018, 01:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75325

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I think there are a tiny number of exceptions , such as Ache, Kuchen, etc, which have [x] and is a unit rather than e.g. ach + /-e/. Kuchen is perhaps a loan but a very early one. Wiktionary says it's native.
by Pabappa
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 17:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13996
Views: 888168

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

One exception to the sonority hierarchy in clusters is affricates . Often, a language will allow coda /ts/ but not /ps/, /tf/, /kś/, and so on, even if those others are allowed in the onset. Here, the affricates behaves as a single phoneme with one sonority value rather than a sequence of two with d...
by Pabappa
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 13:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13996
Views: 888168

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

I'm not doubting you but 1) it could be a false affectation of an accent, like how some people think brooklyn NY switches "er" and "oi" when it's just a merger 2) the spelling of middle English could just be a variant along the lines of German randomly picking f or v for the same sound. But I think ...
by Pabappa
Sat 25 Aug 2018, 15:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 59
Views: 4607

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

The first poster of this thread now has a banner ad for hugedomains.com as an avatar. I don't remember it being that way before. Did something happen? He's long gone so I doubt I'd be able to contact him.
by Pabappa
Thu 23 Aug 2018, 15:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 689
Views: 75325

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I never use "all but" because I don't like a construction that means the opposite of what it seems. Poetry has its place but i prefer direct and to the point. Anyone know how thw expression came about to begin with? Edit: https://en.m.wiktionary.org/wiki/Talk:all_but <--- actually this might explain...
by Pabappa
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 03:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 689
Views: 111804

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

Ive always preferred wine to everything else. For people who dont like the taste of alcohol, there are some sweet wines like Zinfandel that to me taste just like soda, even with ~13% ABV. I used to drink several bottles a night whenever I didnt have work the next day. Mead tastes just like honey, I ...
by Pabappa
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 04:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13996
Views: 888168

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

I would simplify and just analyze /h/ as an independent part of the syllable. A language with just one type of cluster still has clust3rs. The only asymmetry is /s/ .... was there ever a /sh/?
by Pabappa
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 16:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13996
Views: 888168

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

For example the IE gap of *tl, dl, etc tht survives in moat languages, the scarcity of /ts/ in ancient gk due to >ss,the lack of vl,vr,etc in normal English words. Diachronics explains the ones we know....It's possible pre-PIE had and lost /tl/.
by Pabappa
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 16:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6660
Views: 538533

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

How would you pronounce /c/ /ɲ/ when they occur in the coda position, especially when they are not word final. I can pronounce them when they occur as onsets, but I noticed some languages have them occur word finally, and wanted to try that. Do you know of any natlangs where these occur as codas? K...
by Pabappa
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 18:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 59
Views: 4607

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

I think he used the word fictional so that it would spell a different acronym than a posteriori. . I would normally refer to languages under that branch as a priori . All of my conlangs are AFL, because there's always something weird about each of them. However, some of my minor works are closer to ...
by Pabappa
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 18:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 150
Views: 17018

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

I'm a loyalist. I have two major conlangs, Poswa and Pabappa, but they are so closely tied to each other that everything i do with one affects the other. And they have very similar design goals. I have long tables of diachronics for dozens of other languages, but they are all shells consisting mostl...
by Pabappa
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 04:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6660
Views: 538533

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

I 5hink there are languages in the dinaric alps that fronted /u/ even before palatalization, meaning that /ku/>/ču/. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmatian_language does not seem to be it, but it says it palatalizes before /i/ and not /e/, so it mightbhave done a separate shift from the rest of r...
by Pabappa
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 14:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Maran, a small greeklang with portuguese and english influences
Replies: 8
Views: 437

Re: Maran, a small greeklang with portuguese and english influences

I like the feminist gender setup. Are the nouns and verbs always regular? (I see now you mention regular verbs, implying there are irregulars as well)