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by sangi39
Fri 21 Sep 2018, 12:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5477
Views: 270569

Re: Sound Changes Game

[d͡zipˈpaɪ̯s˩] > [z̪eʔˈpoɪ̯z˩]
by sangi39
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 21:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5477
Views: 270569

Re: Sound Changes Game

[kəˈfeɪ̯ʒ˧˩] > [gif˧ˈfeːʃ˩]
by sangi39
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 18:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6665
Views: 540381

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

I listened to delta's Greek pronunciation (/ˈðelta/) several times on Google translate. However, I couldn't tell if /ð/ was closer to [th] ( th is) or [dɦ]. Is Greek /ð/ closer to [th] or [dɦ]? Since it’s voiced, it’s more similar to [dɦ], but it’s not really similar to either of those... I’m not s...
by sangi39
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 18:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5477
Views: 270569

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ˈkʰʷəjs˥˧] > [k͡pʷʰa:iz˥˧˧]
by sangi39
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 20:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5477
Views: 270569

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ʃpɨ˧˥ˈt͡ɕe̯a˩] > [ʃʷpə˧˥ˈt͡s̪e̯o˧˩]
by sangi39
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 19:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: Script preference

writing usually at least starts out a representation of spoken speech not so on, with pictographic beginning, the writing started as a memory aid of the sense more than of the sound ... it is not for nothing that the beginning was ideographic ... it is only much later that in second-hand use, the p...
by sangi39
Wed 19 Sep 2018, 02:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Human Languages of Yantas
Replies: 81
Views: 10802

Re: The Human Languages of Yantas

http://i.imgur.com/mLphxBB.png Proto-Krai (spoken in the dark brown area above) Consonants /pʰ tʰ tsʰ tʃʰ kʰ/ /p t ts tʃ k/ /b d dz dʒ ɣ/ /m n/ /s ʃ x h/ /z ʒ (ɦ)/ /v r l j/ /tʰ t d/ and /tsʰ ts dz/ are distinct in all environments except when before to /j/ or /i/, when then merge into [tsʰ ts dz]....
by sangi39
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 21:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1451
Views: 119983

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I've just spent the last 20 minutes trying to figure out if I've just chipped a tooth or if the one filling I have has fallen out, because I've honestly forgotten where it is [:P] The tooth that currently has a chip in it is my right second maxillary premolar, while the filling was either in that to...
by sangi39
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 10:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Music in my con world, how about yours?
Replies: 26
Views: 1279

Re: Music in my con world, how about yours?

I got distracted into chronicling the minutiae of the evolution of a stringed instrument... ...but then I got distracted from that into the labyrinth of tuning systems. You can see why the Pythagoreans got so mystical. ...darnit! This is one of the reasons I ended up subscribing to 12tone over on Y...
by sangi39
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 01:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Script preference
Replies: 13
Views: 283

Re: Script preference

I often see reference to the fact that Hànzì (Or semanto-phonetic scripts in general) wouldn't work well for synthetic languages. Why not? Wouldn't it be trivial to just have an accusative symbol etc? Zompist wrote about using a logographic script for writing English here which covers inflections v...
by sangi39
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 01:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sadhín: A Biconsonantal Artlang
Replies: 19
Views: 356

Re: Sadhín: A Biconsonantal Artlang

It looks nice although it looks a little too similar to Armenian and Armenioid conscripts. I would have said that's a matter of style and taste, though, isn't it, resulting from minimalist stroke variation (something similar happens in certain black letter fonts for the Latin alphabet). If you add ...
by sangi39
Tue 18 Sep 2018, 00:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6665
Views: 540381

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

I think part of it is "collective" as well, like, you've heard "moist" and thought it's unpleasant, but it's ended up being cited quite commonly as "unpleasant" which emphasises that fact (in a similar manner to "cellar door" being considered pleasant. You might actually think it sounds pleasant, bu...
by sangi39
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 23:35
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 20
Views: 200

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

So there are 36 or so "types", "kinds", "species", whatever, of sapient, humanoid (presumably this means they stand upright at the very least) arthropods which, I'm assuming, since humans see them as "normal bugs" (which seems to contradict the humanoid bit, as Sal says, we'd notice that they were ...
by sangi39
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 22:19
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 20
Views: 200

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

So there are 36 or so "types", "kinds", "species", whatever, of sapient, humanoid (presumably this means they stand upright at the very least) arthropods which, I'm assuming, since humans see them as "normal bugs" (which seems to contradict the humanoid bit, as Sal says, we'd notice that they were p...
by sangi39
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 21:33
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 20
Views: 200

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

...my rhino beetle people may not be smart, but they do have common sense. I think I missed something there. Are the rhino beetle people not the only sapient arthropod species? yes. (seriously wished i clarified) Well, surely there are still non-sapient arthropod species that can be used as mounts?...
by sangi39
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 20:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5477
Views: 270569

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ʃpiˈʄa] > [ʃpiʔˈʥaː]
by sangi39
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 20:10
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 20
Views: 200

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

fruityloops wrote:
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 20:04
...my rhino beetle people may not be smart, but they do have common sense.
I think I missed something there. Are the rhino beetle people not the only sapient arthropod species?
by sangi39
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 19:54
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 20
Views: 200

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

some notes: all of them are based on the bugs we see in day to day life, so no beetles being used as mounts as it weird. it's like asking some guy to give you piggy back rides. another thing, this world takes place in modern day earth and humans don't know they exist. they only see them as normal b...
by sangi39
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 19:23
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?
Replies: 20
Views: 200

Re: What would humanoid bugs use as mounts?

some notes: all of them are based on the bugs we see in day to day life, so no beetles being used as mounts as it weird. it's like asking some guy to give you piggy back rides. another thing, this world takes place in modern day earth and humans don't know they exist. they only see them as normal b...
by sangi39
Mon 17 Sep 2018, 19:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Sadhín: A Biconsonantal Artlang
Replies: 19
Views: 356

Re: Sadhín: A Biconsonantal Artlang

It looks nice although it looks a little too similar to Armenian and Armenioid conscripts. I would have said that's a matter of style and taste, though, isn't it, resulting from minimalist stroke variation (something similar happens in certain black letter fonts for the Latin alphabet). If you add ...