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by sangi39
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 17:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5307
Views: 239056

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: 13717
Views: 816709

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: 844
Views: 54857

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: 844
Views: 54857

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: 13717
Views: 816709

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: 6573
Views: 494630

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...
by sangi39
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 04:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 563
Views: 58830

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:zho: 猪 zhū /t͡ʂú/"pig" ;eng: "Jew" The following Orthographic pair actually got the Beatles called "Anti-Semitic" when they advertised the "Hey Jude" single in a minimalist manner, while a wave of Neo-Nazism was sweeping England: :eng: Jude "Masculine Name" :deu: Jude "Jew" I learnt the German wor...
by sangi39
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 04:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1588
Views: 165486

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

Ahzoh wrote:
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 04:06

sangi39 wrote:
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 03:54
you might just have to lower the mass of the larger moon.
The problem is that by changing the mass, it changes the rotational period or the density of the moon drastically.
Ohhh yeah... Fudge monkeys!
by sangi39
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 03:54
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1588
Views: 165486

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

I'm more or less with Axiem on this one. The relative orbital periods follow the "close to an integer ratio" that seems to come up a lot with this sort of thing (orbital resonance?), and as long as the moons aren't close enough to be within the planet's Roche limit, then the actual absolute orbital ...
by sangi39
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 03:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

Just to touch on one of your (many) useful and thoughtful points. It's possible the Torah Hebrew did not take much of a foothold as a spoken language, and the text was used and interpreted by a smaller class of literate interpreters from its inception, like it was through the middle ages and up unt...
by sangi39
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 02:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?
Replies: 18
Views: 228

Re: (changed forum) Is Hebrew a Conlang?

First, on the note of "pangrams", it would seem reasonable to assume that any sufficiently large text will likely contain all of the letters within a language's alphabet at some at some point. Have you compared your premise that "faithful records written down of existing oral stories do not happen t...
by sangi39
Tue 17 Jul 2018, 00:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Kovur Languages of Yantas
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

Re: The Kovur Languages of Yantas

Verbs As mentioned above, Kovur languages divide words conveying actions, states, and occurrences into two classes, central verbs and peripheral verbs . Syntactically, these two classes are restricted in terms of what associated agent they can have, i.e. central verbs can only take agents which sta...
by sangi39
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 21:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5307
Views: 239056

Re: Sound Changes Game

[paˈɸˠeː] > [pˠəˈɸˠɰeːə]
by sangi39
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 18:05
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5307
Views: 239056

Re: Sound Changes Game

[pəgˈgʷɨ] > [pʰaˈk͡pi:]
by sangi39
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 15:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Kovur Languages of Yantas
Replies: 10
Views: 1197

Re: The Kovur Languages of Yantas

Reworking the descriptions a bit [:)] Kovur Languages – Grammar Kovur languages are heavily influenced by the concept of personal space , which affects how nouns and verbs are classified, as well as how they function. While there are of course differences in how exactly this manifests from language ...
by sangi39
Mon 16 Jul 2018, 00:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5307
Views: 239056

Re: Sound Changes Game

[vyˈt’yː] > [vɪˈɗoːɪ]
by sangi39
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 14:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13717
Views: 816709

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

Is /ɑi>ɑ/ or /ɑi>i/ plausible? If so, how, including intermediate steps? Same for /ɑʉ>ɑ/, /ⱺi>i/, and /ⱺi>ⱺ/? /ɑi/ > /ɑ/ is certainly possibly. In the East Riding of Yorkshire in the UK, standard /aɪ/ is pronounced [aː], and in South Yorkshire /aʊ/ appears as [aː]. Switch the /a/ out for /ɑ/ in tho...
by sangi39
Sat 14 Jul 2018, 14:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1288
Views: 92181

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

And similarly in Cumbria where I lived in the earlier part of my childhood Wait, you're from cumbria!? [did I know that already? if so, sorry for forgetting]. Which part of Cumbria? [I'm not from Cumbria, but my father grew up there, and it's been a frequent holiday destination. I was up there a co...
by sangi39
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 21:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13717
Views: 816709

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

@Sangi39: So maybe what you’re obviating is using the term “distal” with two different meanings? Or something. OTOH you have “egophoricity 1” and “egophoricity 2”. I would think “distal 1” and “distal 2” would be even easier. Some natlangs are traditionally described as having “genitive 1” and “gen...
by sangi39
Thu 12 Jul 2018, 20:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 554
Views: 48851

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Is GamerGeek planning to do a new challenge? I'll have it in soon Are you still planning to do one? If I remember correctly, a few months ago, they said that they'd no longer have regular access to a computer. If we don't hear anything from them in the next few days, I think that someone else could...