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by sangi39
Wed 14 Feb 2018, 17:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 484
Views: 35966

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

I mean, can you imagine how hard people would flip shit every time they were present at international events? Someone would say "give it up for the President of Negros" and everyone's jaws would drop. A middle-aged white woman would stand up and scream "HOW DARE YOU, THAT'S RACIST!" and all the Ame...
by sangi39
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 15:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 15
Views: 257

Re: English Dialects

Mine's basically the same as Frislander's, but I have /jɜː/ in CURE and I don't have /uə/ in words like "moor". How I handle the STRUT set depends on context, sometimes being distinct from the FOOT set, sometimes there's no split at all. That gives me: /iː ɪ ʊ uː/ /iə uə/ with the latter only in wor...
by sangi39
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 00:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13429
Views: 672929

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

2. How does a masculine/feminine gender distinction arise? I know it is believed to come from animate vs. inanimate, with the animate class splitting into masculine and feminine and inanimate becomes "neuter." Some languages go further and end up doing away with the neuter. To my knowledge, it seem...
by sangi39
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 01:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

Sounds like a lot of fun. I knew "sidhe" was pronounced [ʃi], but wouldn't know how to pronounce "Sith" as a Celtic word. If you hadn't told me the origin of Sith, I would have assumed it came from "Revenge of the ____" (even though I've never seen that movie) and pronounced it to rhyme with Smith....
by sangi39
Sun 11 Feb 2018, 01:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Re: Your Pets and Their Names

Sangi, I see a lot of names from Gaelic, Armenian, Norse, etc. I'm wondering, what is your ethnic background? Are you Armenian or something yourself? I know you live in the U.K., but reading your list of names made me wonder if you were ethnically something other than English, Scottish, Welsh, Iris...
by sangi39
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 22:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 484
Views: 35966

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Thanks for the answers! I'd also say that people more familiar with LGBT+ rights would prefer Outing over Coming-Out for (A) because most new ideas, sources and media are English. Häh? That makes no sense to me. Both of those words are from English and in English, Outing is definitely (B) and Comin...
by sangi39
Sat 10 Feb 2018, 17:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Your Pets and Their Names
Replies: 13
Views: 224

Your Pets and Their Names

So since we're all pretty interested in languages, conworlding and naming practices, I was wondering what the board might have called their pets, why you made those choices, and whether or not you have any plans for the names of future pets. I have three pets that are just mine, a bearded dragon nam...
by sangi39
Thu 08 Feb 2018, 17:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 484
Views: 35966

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

To me German Weide willow and English willow , look like they should be related, but I guess they aren't? *d>l is so frequent in Papua but it seems to be non-existant in Europe, IINM. I don’t know if any European languages have had it as a consistent sound change, but Latin had d > l as an irregula...
by sangi39
Tue 06 Feb 2018, 17:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4804
Views: 338179

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

For the second proto-language which contained clicks, I was thinking something like this: https://i.imgur.com/0h6feCY.png It's a lot smaller than the first and besides the grouping shown above, which reflects an older stage of the language's phoneme inventory, a lot more "gappy". The click series is...
by sangi39
Sun 04 Feb 2018, 19:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4804
Views: 338179

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Do you also want to have several independent click-o-genesises? I'm considering how exactly I want to do that. At least for the inventory above, that's as far back as I want to go, so it's a case of "has had clicks as far back as we can reconstruct". Languages belonging to other families in the sur...
by sangi39
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 19:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4804
Views: 338179

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Well this would be interesting even without the clicks Thanks [:)] One of my plans is to have some of the daughter languages to actually lose clicks entirely in various ways. I also want clicks to appear in more locations than they do on Earth, appearing as phonemes in two or three continents on Ya...
by sangi39
Thu 01 Feb 2018, 21:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4804
Views: 338179

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

First attempt ever at click-containing phoneme inventory: https://i.imgur.com/nLY6Zng.png It's predominantly inspired by Hadza and Taa, but I've gone for lateral affricates instead of postalveolar affricates as the pulmonic counterpart to the lateral clicks, mostly because I want to have some more d...
by sangi39
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 14:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: language of 3 - phonology
Replies: 7
Views: 260

Re: language of 3 - phonology

My only bone to pick is that ejective nasals aren't a thing, but if your language isn't done by humans, it could work. Glottalised nasals, on the other hand, are a thing, and they're often represented in the same way as ejectives, i.e. with an apostrophe. Not meaning to speak for Oneiros K, but I'd...
by sangi39
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 23:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13429
Views: 672929

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

Having not given up the "polysynthetic romlang" idea, I've been toying with the idea of a romlang heavily influenced by Abkhaz with a large consonant and small vowel inventory typical of such languages. Props to Isfendil who helped me establish some of the background of the language as spoken by ex...
by sangi39
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 16:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13429
Views: 672929

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

If I have a very limited consonant inventory like proposed for Pre-Old Japanese or Proto Japonic (basically /p t s k n m w r j/ with a lot of allophones for /p t s k/ in particular), A. what could I do with /p/ that wouldn't be following the path it took historically in Japanese? /p/ could remain /...
by sangi39
Sun 28 Jan 2018, 06:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13429
Views: 672929

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

Are you looking for them to collapse down to vowels already in the language, or could new vowels arise from them (for example, if these vowels most often come together at morpheme boundaries rather than within morphemes then the results might be different)? Would you prefer that the results be short...
by sangi39
Sat 27 Jan 2018, 03:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Languages of Yantas
Replies: 72
Views: 6364

Re: The Languages of Yantas

http://i.imgur.com/Qq5wjRs.png Going for Proto-Limba this time, the languages at 1AD spoken in the sandy-coloured regions of Sirden: Consonants /pʰ tʰ tʰʲ tɬʰ kʰ kʰʲ kʰʷ/ /pʼ tʼ tʼʲ tɬʼ kʼ kʼʲ kʼʷ/ /p t tʲ tɬ k kʲ kʷ ʔ/ /m n nʲ/ /ɸ θ s sʲ ɬ xʲ xʷ x~h/ /ð z zʲ ɣ~ɦ/ /r rʲ l lʲ j w/ The glottal pronun...
by sangi39
Tue 23 Jan 2018, 18:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Magic and Gods on Yantas
Replies: 28
Views: 2251

Re: Magic and Gods on Yantas

Hmmm, good point... To the laboratory!!!
by sangi39
Mon 22 Jan 2018, 19:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Star Wars Universe Discussion [Split Topic]
Replies: 101
Views: 9640

Re: Star Wars Universe Discussion [Split Topic]

The Canto Bight story line seems like a wedged-in side quest, but I'd agree that it does fit in thematically, hope coming from unexpected places, things not as being as black and white as the earlier films showed us, failure on the part of the "good guys", and so on. So it's not this random chase sc...
by sangi39
Sat 20 Jan 2018, 03:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 75
Views: 2606

Re: Grammuary 2018

I'd suggest moving any further discussion over that post being "rude" off-thread and into PMs if anyone feels like it needs to be discussed further. However, I will say that I can't see how "kind of like hand gestures" couldn't have been the response, as opposed to "here, read this and find the answ...