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by sangi39
Tue 21 Aug 2018, 08:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13899
Views: 858481

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

Is the “and” a clausal conjunction? Or is “‘and’ assimilation” a type of assimilation? What do you think is more likely? Now that I know he didn’t mean “and and” — a construction some classical/biblical languages used for “also” — I’m thinking it’s something like Hebrew’s wa-consecutive. That seems...
by sangi39
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 15:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6628
Views: 521056

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

There is no translation of hope that is used in the way it is in English, and to attempt to translate it directly would be forcing English patterns of speech on Japanese. You could say something like "I apologize if you already have this." Though to be honest, it seems like an odd sentiment, if tha...
by sangi39
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 03:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another triconsonantal project
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Another triconsonantal project

My conlang Vrkhazhian also has a chaotizer morpheme though it's lexicalized instead of being a verb form. Vrkhazhian is like the type specimen of triconsonantal conlangs. I really should look into it more. It's one of the one's I always tell conlangers interested in the concept to check out, alongs...
by sangi39
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 03:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6628
Views: 521056

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

I'm hoping some of the Japanese-knowing members of the board might be able to help with what I hope will be a quick translation of "I hope that you don't already have this [book] (already)" into Japanese, speaking to a colleague who I'd consider a relatively close friend [:)] They're moving to Japan...
by sangi39
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 02:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Another triconsonantal project
Replies: 13
Views: 317

Re: Another triconsonantal project

My conlang Vrkhazhian also has a chaotizer morpheme though it's lexicalized instead of being a verb form. Vrkhazhian is like the type specimen of triconsonantal conlangs. I really should look into it more. It's one of the one's I always tell conlangers interested in the concept to check out, alongs...
by sangi39
Mon 20 Aug 2018, 00:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 55281

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Hoping to clarify that last post, since I made it at work: https://i.imgur.com/oOaRUSb.png Effectively the "nth level grouping" is, well, a backwards count of the number of splits between a given language, its relatives, and the proto-language. 1st level groupings have four splits between the langua...
by sangi39
Sun 19 Aug 2018, 18:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 55281

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Just to clarify, sangi39, what exactly do you mean by "first/second/third level groupings"? So, imagine that there's this type of branching: Proto-ABCD to Proto-AB to A Proto-ABCD to Proto-AB to B Proto-ABCD to Proto-CD to C Proto-ABCD to Proto-CD to D A and B would form a first level grouping, as ...
by sangi39
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 23:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5377
Views: 258027

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ˈɸiːɻi] > [ˈfiːeʐi]
by sangi39
Sat 18 Aug 2018, 14:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 55281

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Am I allowed to take inspiration from the others’ reconstructions, or are we not supposed to look at the other guesses until after the correct answer is revealed? It's up to you. I divided the replies up so it was more clear who I was talking to, but put them in spoilers in case anyone wanted to wo...
by sangi39
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 23:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 55281

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Ah fudge! Sorry, Creyeditor, I appear to have misspoken. Your purple group wasn't a valid grouping. I know you said it would be your final guess, but I'd like to see what you come up with given that update, and so sorry for the mistake.
by sangi39
Fri 17 Aug 2018, 21:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 593
Views: 55281

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Creyeditor: So, I revamped my grouping and reconstruction a bit. I feel like I am making progress, although the proto word might not be the most realistic guess. https://abload.de/img/p1mohk8flfri.png All of your first level groupings (black, light green, orange, yellow, red, and blue) are correct, ...
by sangi39
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 21:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 176622

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

Another question: Is there such a thing as a dualative (dualitive?) derivation? Like a collective, but instead of turning "a tree" into "a group of trees," it would turn it into "a pair of trees." There's a dual number in some languages which means "two of a thing". Proto-Indo-European had it, as d...
by sangi39
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 20:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 28
Views: 650

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

Micamo wrote:
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 20:18
I've been wanting to mess with a no-obstruent language for a while now

ʋéraɲúʎaonúɲiria ɲuohoríniʎuo rúmoraiʎáleʋanoi luʎíɲori
ɲúwuohaoð̞i ruʎouʋeʎewuɲao rowieméʋoað̞inuaʋeð̞a

it sucks
The question is... why does it suck?
by sangi39
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 19:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5377
Views: 258027

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ˈpʰøːʝy] > [ˈpˣyø.ʃʏ]
by sangi39
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 13:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 281
Views: 35890

Re: Metal Thread

Linguifex wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 07:47
My band just had our first concert with the new lineup. Also, a few weeks ago we released an EP. (Not sure if it'd be frowned upon to link it here, so I've refrained from doing so for now.)
I think if people are interested, then a link in a PM might be okay.

NOTE: I'm interested [:P]
by sangi39
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1394
Views: 109626

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:04
Khemehekis wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:17
(The story of Hans putting his finger in a dike was also with an i.)
Well that's a relief. [O.O]
[Insert reference to Chasing Amy here]
by sangi39
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Two Questions From A Beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Two Questions From A Beginner

Bagr'gatraa wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:50
Ok, thanks a lot for your help, I do appreciate it.
No problem [:)] Hope to see more of your work on the board in the future [:)]
by sangi39
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1394
Views: 109626

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

??? When the hell was “cripple” ever a slur??? I guess I must have been living in a different world! :$: [:S] [:$] I think so. I know I have! Seriously, any word in the language can be a slur: but only if we let ourselves become its victim. There was a time in our culture when a) we as children wer...
by sangi39
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:33
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Two Questions From A Beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 131

Re: Two Questions From A Beginner

Thanks a lot for your advice, I'll certainly look into Wikipedia more. I don't use the internet much you see, as I tend to rely on books moreso. Oh I'm sure someone will have some advice in terms of books you can read. At the very least, a fair number of linguistic articles on Wikipedia, especially...
by sangi39
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mata People
Replies: 7
Views: 248

Re: Mata People

DesEsseintes wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 02:10
sangi39 wrote:
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 01:39
It's a fine line to tread, basically, so let's at least ask why Elemtilas chose to include this as part of their world rather than outright calling them a racist.
This is k1234567890y’s conworld thread and not elemtilas’.
Fudge monkeys! Sorry k1234567890y and Elemtilas for the confusion.