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by sangi39
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 22:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6586
Views: 497368

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

So, I know that [lː nː] > [ʎ ɲ] happened in the development of some Romance languages, but is this kind of thing only possible for some sonorants, or could any geminate consonant be palatalized? I found this: Many Norwegian dialects also show a form of palatalization that is not triggered by a high...
by sangi39
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 22:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 854
Views: 55808

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[nəˈk’ikohulːakek’] < [naˈki.qo] + [ˌko.puːn] + [ˈla.keː]+ [ˌkaqe]
by sangi39
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 18:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5318
Views: 240531

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ŋãːˈɲĩːnẽ] > [ŋæːiˈɟɲiːe.neː]
by sangi39
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 16:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 560
Views: 49564

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Right, so I've attempted to group the languages together, and this is where I've landed for the moment: https://i.imgur.com/d06gyJ0.png For the time being, I'm calling the group in purple Group W, the group in red Group H, the group in brown Group K, and the group in black Group Th, based on the in...
by sangi39
Sat 21 Jul 2018, 15:10
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Dealing with Conlanger's Block
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Dealing with Conlanger's Block

Many people here know I have many, many conlangs. That may be because I'm a Filler- The World of Fuhe has been going on for almost two years now, and it must have at least two dozen languages by now. But it's also that I get "Conlanger's Block", I don't know were to take a language next, so I add a...
by sangi39
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 21:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 560
Views: 49564

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Oh shoot, completely missed this one. I'll try to come up with a guess probably in the next 48 hours. So busy with work this week.
by sangi39
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 56
Views: 733

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Recapping: It can be detectable when a language is a conlang or not, and Torah is detectable as not, the reason being that too many of its features are shared with older languages for a human conlanger to have been capable of generating it. Puzzling odditities in the text even if they look like the...
by sangi39
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 56
Views: 733

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Recapping: It can be detectable when a language is a conlang or not, and Torah is detectable as not, the reason being that too many of its features are shared with older languages for a human conlanger to have been capable of generating it. Puzzling odditities in the text even if they look like the...
by sangi39
Fri 20 Jul 2018, 16:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 577
Views: 60070

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

k1234567890y wrote:
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 21:08
from my conlangs:

Lonmai Luna -los "-y" v.s. Standard German -los "-less"

Mayato MKII gang "police v.s. English gang
I think someone mentioned this in either this thread, or a related one (false cognates maybe?), but I don't think many people would count conlangs.
by sangi39
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 17:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5318
Views: 240531

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ˈⁿd͡zizɾizo] > [ənˈdʒiððiro]
by sangi39
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 14:10
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Dealing with Conlanger's Block
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: Dealing with Conlanger's Block

Many people here know I have many, many conlangs. That may be because I'm a Filler- The World of Fuhe has been going on for almost two years now, and it must have at least two dozen languages by now. But it's also that I get "Conlanger's Block", I don't know were to take a language next, so I add a...
by sangi39
Thu 19 Jul 2018, 10:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 56
Views: 733

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

I don't understand this whole gematria=Jewish Stars thing. It sounds like some kind of Conmath thing. From what I understand, what's being said in the OP's link is that the first verse of the Torah in Hebrew, when each letter is assigned a numerical value which are then added together, result in a ...
by sangi39
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13742
Views: 820974

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

So, I have geminate voiced fricatives, and want to remove them by merging them with existing sounds while preserving their length (i.e. no degemination /vː zː ʒː/ > /v z ʒ/). Which fortition process seems more plausible: 1. "hardening" to the corresponding plosive/affricate: /vː zː ʒː/ > /bː d͡zː d...
by sangi39
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 21:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13742
Views: 820974

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

I came up with something like this: Thanks, you always deliver. I wonder if high vowels can be derived from non-high, hetero-organic vowel clusters like /a.e/ and /o.ø/ too. I honestly hadn't even thought of that... I just went with a CV(C) structure, but, yeah, if you allow vowels adjacent to each...
by sangi39
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 17:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5318
Views: 240531

Re: Sound Changes Game

[məˈt͡ʃɹɪkjuleɪ̯ʃən] > [maˈtʂi.cu.le.ɕã]
by sangi39
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 17:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13742
Views: 820974

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

How might I get this vowel inventory: /a e ẽː i o õː u/ /ʲa ʲe ʲẽː ʲi ʲo ʲõː ʲu/ /ai̯ ei̯ ẽi̯ oi̯ õi̯/ /ʲai̯ ʲei̯ ʲẽi̯ ʲoi̯ ʲõi̯/ From this?: /a e~i ø~y o~u ɤ~ɯ/ I've got ideas but I'm always looking for something I've not thought of. I know it would involve some vowel coalescence. I came up with s...
by sangi39
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 20:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 854
Views: 55808

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

shimobaatar wrote:
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 18:53
Would it be correct to assume you're splitting the word up?
Oh, yeah, sorry. Forgot to put them in their own square brackets [:P]
by sangi39
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 18:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 854
Views: 55808

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[ˈt͡sɑgtɑmbnɑrdijʈɑ] < [ˈtɕɑg tomˈprɑr teiˈʈɑ]
by sangi39
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 18:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13742
Views: 820974

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

What are geminated nasals likely to turn into? Could they become prenasalized stops? In Icelandic at least, Old Norse /n:/ becomes /tn̥/ in some environments, and I seem to recall other languages in which long nasals become pre-stopped nasals, or something similar. Wikipedia says that in West Samic...
by sangi39
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 16:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6586
Views: 497368

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

As some of you may know "Swaziland" has officially changed its name to "eSwatini" recently, but I can't figure out what's going on with this word. I know that -ni is a locative suffix, and the -swati- refers to, well, the Swazi people and language, but I can't seem to find out what the e- is. I'd as...