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by Xonen
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 01:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How would you romanize Kazakh?
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: How would you romanize Kazakh?

Аа > Aa Әә > Ää Бб > Bb Вв > Vv (or just merge with Ww) Гг > Gg Ғғ > Ğğ Дд > Dd Ее > YEye (word-initially and after vowels), Ee (elsewhere) Ёё > YOyo Жж > Jj Зз > Zz Ии > İYiy Йй > Yy Кк > Kk Ққ > Qq Лл > Ll Мм > Mm Нн > Nn Ңң > Ññ Оо > Oo Өө > Öö Пп > Pp Рр > Rr Сс > Ss Тт > Tt Уу > Ww Ұұ > Uu Үү ...
by Xonen
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 11:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 365095

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

The answer is probably really simple and obvious but I couldn't find anything. I have envisioned an "inverted Genitive" for Nakarian, and I am looking for a real-world equivalent. Basically, the idea is to not mark the possessor but the possessed object. It also changes the head of the phrase from ...
by Xonen
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 19:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 832
Views: 25337

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Me: "Yes, snow, ta-duh. ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? THIS WAS INEVITABLE IN D E C E M B E R , DON'T ACT SURPRISED. " Living in Helsinki, I'm perplexed by thought of snow being "inevitable" in December. Based on the last ten years or so, I'd say it's probable in February and maybe (late) January, and po...
by Xonen
Tue 12 Dec 2017, 15:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 365095

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 Xonen
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 19:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 832
Views: 25337

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Me: "Yes, snow, ta-duh. ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS? THIS WAS INEVITABLE IN D E C E M B E R , DON'T ACT SURPRISED. " Living in Helsinki, I'm perplexed by thought of snow being "inevitable" in December. Based on the last ten years or so, I'd say it's probable in February and maybe (late) January, and po...
by Xonen
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 18:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 365095

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

Using <c> for /d͡ʒ/ makes sense Your face makes sense. since at least it doesn't leave <c> unused and makes a nice pair for <ç> /t͡ʃ/. Right, in the same way as <s> /ʒ/ makes a nice pair for <ş> /ʃ/... no, wait. Now, perhaps this is to some degree a matter of taste, but having been originally intro...
by Xonen
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 12:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 365095

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

shimobaatar wrote:
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 19:49
In Turkish, /ʒ d͡ʒ/ are <j c>. From what I can tell, it sounds like Xonen was saying that they don't like that, and that they'd prefer it if it were /ʒ d͡ʒ/ <z̧ j>.

<ğ> is not /ʒ/. It's complicated.
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by Xonen
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 19:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 365095

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

I firmly believe that Turkish uses <z̧> for /ʒ/ and <j> for /dʒ/, since I refuse to participate in a reality where a major language gets away with using <c> for the latter. I believe you're thinking of <ğ>, not any form of <z> It seems your beliefs concerning my beliefs are about as well-founded as...
by Xonen
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 02:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 365095

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

Well, you have auxillary inversion, but no object inversion in questions, does that count? I would do it. > Would I do it? I like beans. > *I beans like? Beans, I like. > *I beans like? I did think about this. One thing to consider is that the inversion is only between the subject and the auxiliary...
by Xonen
Sun 03 Dec 2017, 23:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 365095

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

Well, you have auxillary inversion, but no object inversion in questions, does that count? I'm quite sure it does. There are also other tests for objecthood that the main verbs of auxiliaries seem to fail, such as passivization: I would be killed by him. * Killing me is would by him. Replacing the ...
by Xonen
Fri 01 Dec 2017, 02:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 832
Views: 25337

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I was in my teens That would explain the hate, yes. [:P] Seriously, though, the films, from what I've seen, seem to be mainly visualizations of selected scenes from the books; the idea that the movie might need to present the plot in a way that someone previously unfamiliar with it can understand s...
by Xonen
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 14:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 832
Views: 25337

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Right. While I agree about not telling people they can't use a slur in group, I think we (outsiders) are certainly justified in questioning the practice. Some slurs, I think, would be best left to the rubbish heap of history. We really need to rise above that kind of behaviour. Yet here we are casu...
by Xonen
Tue 21 Nov 2017, 01:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 832
Views: 25337

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Right. While I agree about not telling people they can't use a slur in group, I think we (outsiders) are certainly justified in questioning the practice. Some slurs, I think, would be best left to the rubbish heap of history. We really need to rise above that kind of behaviour. Yet here we are casu...
by Xonen
Sat 18 Nov 2017, 02:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 732
Views: 51704

Re: How deranged is the English spelling system?

Merged the new thread with the existing one. The English spelling system is perfectly fine. Strange, yes, but perfectly fine. Well, I'd say "perfectly fine" is stretching it. It's not as bad as its detractors tend to make it out to be, but it is quite objectively harder to learn than it would strict...
by Xonen
Sun 12 Nov 2017, 03:28
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Phonemes
Replies: 7
Views: 475

Re: Phonemes

Generally the reason why this weird stuff happens to semitic languages is because the nature of the root system can very easily cause conditional changes to become unconditional due to analogy, as more and more stems of a root are affected. This is also why not only arabic but most arabian langs ha...
by Xonen
Sat 11 Nov 2017, 23:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 694
Views: 57025

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I don't know if it's something to do with the new setup, but I was thinking of changing my username (and had over on the ZBB), but found that function is disabled here. At least through the user page. Nothing big if it was never allowed or if I have to go through someone to get it ok'ed, but if tha...
by Xonen
Tue 07 Nov 2017, 20:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6229
Views: 365095

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

I firmly believe that Turkish uses <z̧> for /ʒ/ and <j> for /dʒ/, since I refuse to participate in a reality where a major language gets away with using <c> for the latter.
by Xonen
Sun 05 Nov 2017, 23:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 3Cons descended from a 2Cons protolang
Replies: 12
Views: 430

Re: 3Cons descended from a 2Cons protolang

qwed117 wrote:You don't need to crosspost to the Linguistics subforum. I think it's more reasonable to let a mod transfer the thread.
Right. Deleted the doublet. I kept this one because it's the one that had been replied to; I'll let it stay here for now, although perhaps this is more of a natlang question.
by Xonen
Mon 30 Oct 2017, 22:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 832
Views: 25337

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Thank you! [:D] It was just one of those small black spiders I've seen around here before, but it was enough to make me jump out of bed in fear. [>_<] I hate all spiders unless they're so tiny that they verge on cuteness. lol That might be backwards. "Bird-eating" spiders are about as venomous as b...
by Xonen
Mon 30 Oct 2017, 21:33
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities from the languages of Italy
Replies: 15
Views: 1327

Re: Curiosities from the languages of Italy

Ugh, we don't deserve Romance languages. [:'(] [<3] They - particularly the little ones - get so weird sometimes. Romance languages, weird? You need to study more Salishan. [:P] That being said, there is a lot of really interesting stuff in this thread. One great thing about Romance is how well it'...