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by sangi39
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 21:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1601
Views: 174629

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: 24
Views: 533

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: 5355
Views: 253839

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ˈpʰøːʝy] > [ˈpˣyø.ʃʏ]
by sangi39
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 13:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 280
Views: 35530

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: 1374
Views: 106191

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: 101

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: 1374
Views: 106191

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: 101

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: 199

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.
by sangi39
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 01:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Mata People
Replies: 7
Views: 199

Re: Mata People

There are no physically East Asian looking people in the 31st World. Please, don't be a racist, peoples of all ethnicity should be allowed to exist in all conworlds if human exists. Being careful of flamewars... I'm sort of in the middle on this one. Physical appearance amongst human populations, a...
by sangi39
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 01:06
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Two Questions From A Beginner
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Two Questions From A Beginner

So, one of these is very related to conlangs, and the other, not so much. Firstly, what unique/unusual languages would you recommend to take inspiration from? I've already made languages that are based off of Romance languages like Spanish, French etc, and the Gaelic languages like Gaeilge and Wels...
by sangi39
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 22:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 106191

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I can really understand these dyke-breaking power-binges after one has been very very frugal. Dyke-breaking? I really do hope you mean dike-breaking. I actually had to check that one, since I've always spelt it "dyke", regardless of the meaning, and there does seem to be some regional variation as ...
by sangi39
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 21:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13868
Views: 850727

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

In Denkurian, for finite/conjugated forms of the verb, if the verb is in the middle or passive voice, a voice suffix is attached after the personal endings: bodach, bodachest boda-ch boda-ch-st love-3SG love-3SG-PASS Conversely, in non-finite verb forms, the voice suffix appears before some adjecti...
by sangi39
Sat 11 Aug 2018, 11:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1374
Views: 106191

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Bit late, but I'm with everybody else on Shimobaatar's 10,000th post, being a positive force on the Board [:)] On a completely unrelated note, I should not be allowed to buy things [:P] I'm trying to get out of my overdraft now that I've paid my brother back (extra £150 a month for me, wooo!) and I ...
by sangi39
Fri 10 Aug 2018, 18:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 584
Views: 54244

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

GrandPiano wrote:
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 21:35
Is it [kʼuo̯l] or [kʼu̯ol]?
Ah, yeah, it'd be [kʼuo̯l] [:)]
by sangi39
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 14:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 584
Views: 54244

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I'll respond to Creyeditor's guess for the moment, since it's been a few days: (using first-level, second-level, third-level, etc. to refer to increasingly older and broader groupings, e.g. West Germanic would be first-level, Germanic second-level, Indo-European third level) 1) You've got the first-...
by sangi39
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 22:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 584
Views: 54244

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 22:00
Are the words [ˈk'uol], [ˈq'aur], [ˈqɔːar], and [ˈʔauʁ] monosyllabic or disyllabic? I tried giving this a go, but I got caught up on that.

(Post #9994.)
Monosyllabic [:)] Good luck!
by sangi39
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 17:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 584
Views: 54244

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I'm assuming it's correct, then, and here's a new challenge [:)]

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by sangi39
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 03:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13868
Views: 850727

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

Thanks. Could /ʈ͡ʂ~c͡ç ɖ͡ʐ~ɟ͡ʝ/, or does the difference in sibilance between, for example, /ʈ͡ʂ c͡ç/ preclude such a relationship? As least in Hungarian, it looks like the distinction would be between laminal palatal affricates and apical post-alveolar affricates, and, if I remember rightly, langua...
by sangi39
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 23:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13868
Views: 850727

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 22:12
Can /c͡ç/ survive without phonemic /c ç/? What about /ɟ͡ʝ/ without a phonemic /ɟ/? There's been a /j→ʝ/ merger in Aʻatun and, possibly a /ç→ɕ/ merger as well.
Hungarian, apparently (although it seems that whether the palatals are plosives or affricates is debated).