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by sangi39
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 00:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Fractal Federation
Replies: 18
Views: 250

Re: Fractal Federation

Nothing in reality can have the ability to live forever, or eternal life. You can remove aging, but there's still "being hit by a bus". Or there's "planet is destroyed in a supernova". Or there's "universe descends into an irreperable heat death". Long life, sure, but not immortality. At least, not...
by sangi39
Sat 16 Jun 2018, 13:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5225
Views: 218790

Re: Sound Changes Game

['k͡pʊ̯əhuʔ] > ['k͡pʷa:ŋuʔ]
by sangi39
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 15:00
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1238
Views: 76919

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Ælfwine wrote:
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 05:18
Well, I bought a $1,200 gaming computer. Better be worth it.
I read this as "$1,200 computer game" at first and was like "what the hell kind of game costs that much?! [O.O]"
by sangi39
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 22:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Kovur Languages of Yantas
Replies: 8
Views: 682

Re: The Kovur Languages of Yantas

Word Classes All Kovur languages share the same four word classes: 1) Inalienable Nouns 2) Alienable Nouns 3) Proximal Verbs 4) Distal Verbs The various Kovur languages might also have other distinct classes of words, such as adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, etc., but not all languages have these...
by sangi39
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 13:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Kovur Grammar - Thoughts, Questions, Comments?
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Kovur Grammar - Thoughts, Questions, Comments?

Well since there haven't been any other thoughts on this, I think I'll go ahead with the proximal/distal contrast in verbs and the lack of personal pronouns being universal for Kovur languages, and see what sort of things I can come up with for it.
by sangi39
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 13:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13657
Views: 769677

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

cedh wrote:
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 08:26
wintiver wrote:
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 00:19
i ɯ u
e ɤ o
ɛ ʌ ɔ
a
Low tone:
i ĭ u
e ŭ o
ĕ ă ŏ
a


High tone:
í î ú
é û ó
ê â ô
á
Oh fudge monkeys, I completely missed the part about tone [:O]
by sangi39
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 02:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13657
Views: 769677

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

I am trying to orthographize a conlang, specifically its vowel system without using digraphs. Right now I am using the IPA characters because I don't know what else to do. I was wondering if you had any suggestions. The vowel system is: i ɯ u e ɤ o ɛ ʌ ɔ a There is a length distinction on all vowel...
by sangi39
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 16:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5225
Views: 218790

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ˈk͡xʊ̯oʔʷʉ] > ['xʷ:oʔ.wi]
by sangi39
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 00:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5225
Views: 218790

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ˈp̪ʰoː] > [ˈpˣou]
by sangi39
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 22:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 4924
Views: 394162

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

IIRC, the tendency in languages that have long diphthongs, it's the "most prominent" part of the diphthong is the one that is lengthened, e.g. [ai̯] vs. [a:i̯] (you can see this occur allophonically in Icelandic diphthongs, for example, but also in languages like Thai where the difference is phonemi...
by sangi39
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 18:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5225
Views: 218790

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ɣɯˈpˠɛŋ] > [ɦɤˈbag]
by sangi39
Sat 09 Jun 2018, 18:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1238
Views: 76919

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Spent the day in York with my mum ahead of her birthday tomorrow. Completely forgot it was York Pride today too until I saw someone with rainbows painted on each cheek. One year, I'll turn up properly [:P] https://scontent.flhr4-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/34880779_10156481771353777_9210619892405895168...
by sangi39
Thu 07 Jun 2018, 20:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5225
Views: 218790

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ɔp͡fəˈdid͡ʒɛh] > [afːiˈdiʒːaː]
by sangi39
Thu 07 Jun 2018, 14:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 214
Views: 21472

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

I would say it might be typologically "odd" in the region the language is spoken, but I honestly don't know how other Chamic languages or non-Chamic languages in the area surrounding the Ởnh·Vú-speaking population handle this sort of thing. Is there anything other than the use of it alongside the d...
by sangi39
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 23:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 214
Views: 21472

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Second, the only thing I think is not like most natlangs’ alienable-vs-inalienable opposition is: Ordinarily it takes less morphological or lexical “weight” to express inalienable possession than to express alienable possession. So if alienable possession only needs a one-syllable adposition, inali...
by sangi39
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 20:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1238
Views: 76919

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

alynnidalar wrote:
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 20:37
I'm so excited! My sister just had her baby, and I am now a first-time aunt!

Now to spoil the boy rotten with presents...
Don't forget all the hugs as well [:D]
by sangi39
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 20:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 779
Views: 44315

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[ˈqaʃaːkaːntrə] < [ˈkʼa.sʲɔː.kɛn.tro]
by sangi39
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 20:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5225
Views: 218790

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ʈ͡ʂaˌʈ͡ʂɛːtiˈⁿdejeʂã] > [ʂaˌʈ͡ʂea.dĩˈðie.ja.ʐa:]
by sangi39
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 19:37
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Kovur Grammar - Thoughts, Questions, Comments?
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Kovur Grammar - Thoughts, Questions, Comments?

I can't speak for Creyeditor's conlang, or Sal's views on mine (he didn't answer my post so I don't know if he's addressing just Creyeditor or both Creyeditor and me), but I don't recall mentioning noun classes, just two distinct classes of verbs based on "egophoricity" or "proximity". You are righ...
by sangi39
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 14:46
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Kovur Grammar - Thoughts, Questions, Comments?
Replies: 20
Views: 809

Re: Kovur Grammar - Thoughts, Questions, Comments?

Let's get some numbers into this. Let's start with a swadesh-size vocabulary. Around say 150 common nouns, and around 50 common verbs. We want to make 'statemes' out of these. How many statemes would we need? Well, at least 50, one for each verb. And then for each verb, we'd need a different versio...