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by sangi39
Wed 06 Dec 2017, 21:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13226
Views: 610798

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

Took me long enough to remember this one, but the Icelandic word for "farmer", bóndi , comes from the present participle of Old Norse búa , "to reside". I don't know, though, whether the change came about because it was modifying a noun, e.g. maðr , that was later dropped, or if it underwent some so...
by sangi39
Tue 05 Dec 2017, 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Languages of Yantas
Replies: 70
Views: 5376

Re: The Languages of Yantas

Redoing Proto-Lorgyak's phonology because I utterly hated the last one. The basic principles are the same, but I think this one feels better. Still resulting in the Lorgyak languages, spoken in the light blue region in 1AD: http://i.imgur.com/mLphxBB.png Consonants /tʰ kʰ qχ/ /p t k q qʷ ʔ/ /ɓ ɗ g/ ...
by sangi39
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 17:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Languages of Yantas
Replies: 70
Views: 5376

Re: The Languages of Yantas

I'm going to redo the Proto-Lorgyak phonology. The one I had before just didn't sit well with me.
by sangi39
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 14:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13226
Views: 610798

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

I’m not gonna fret over this unduly, but at the mo I’ve got /jy ɥi/ → wi ju in Núta diachronics. This seems somewhat counterintuitive at first glance, so I’m wondering what I could use as a justification. How about a triphthongisation stage where sth like this happened: jy → ɥuɪ̯ → ʊ̯i → wi ɥi → ɥi...
by sangi39
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13226
Views: 610798

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

I’m not gonna fret over this unduly, but at the mo I’ve got /jy ɥi/ → wi ju in Núta diachronics. This seems somewhat counterintuitive at first glance, so I’m wondering what I could use as a justification. How about a triphthongisation stage where sth like this happened: jy → ɥuɪ̯ → ʊ̯i → wi ɥi → ɥi...
by sangi39
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 07:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

The calendar of Mto, on the other hand, is a thing I have given some consideration to, especially given that every four years they have a deficient year (where they have one fewer day) rather than a leap year. It's complicated because being a two-moon planet also affects how people would tell time ...
by sangi39
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 07:19
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

The idea of a 6-day week is a bad idea, because it is basically accidental religious discrimination, against my religion specifically. I am an Orthodox Jew. We do not work on Saturdays. Even if you change to a six-day week, Sabbath for us will shift into the work week. " Six days may you work and p...
by sangi39
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 04:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Re: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

Shift New Year back to its proper location (25 March), thus correcting the Quidquidtember Anomaly. I was planning on just leaving New Year as January 1st. It still leaves September, October, November and December as etymological oddities, but with New Year falling the day after the winter solstice ...
by sangi39
Mon 04 Dec 2017, 02:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)
Replies: 12
Views: 206

Calendars (for Earth and for conworlds)

So, every so often I get to thinking about calendars, either for the Earth or for Yantas, and I was wondering how everybody else divides the year on their conworld(s) or would divide the year up on Earth given the chance to implement a new calendar. For me, I'd apply the following calendar on Earth:...
by sangi39
Sat 02 Dec 2017, 23:34
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1555
Views: 115271

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

I have the idea of creating a writing system that originated from writing on whale or sea bones, but I do not know how the medium would affect the shape of the letters, if at all, nor do I know what implement would be involved. The closest I can come to answering this is with the Chinese Oracle Bon...
by sangi39
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 23:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 23892

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Yeah, my first thought was "Oh, God, I hope we don't have to pay for this wedding too..." I simply have no interest in either of them beyond that. We probably will in some way, although Prince Harry has apparently said that the Royal Family will pay for the wedding. At the very least, the worldwide...
by sangi39
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 17:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13226
Views: 610798

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

Trying to work backwards and create a sketch of Proto-Qutrussan but a few sounds are tripping me up. How might I derive /dz/ from the following proto phonology: pʰ tʰ kʰ p’ t’ k’ ʔ p t k f s s’ ʃ ħ ʕ m n ŋ r l w j a i u ɛ e ɔ o (+ length except /ɛ ɔ/) Bearing in mind that /s'/ > /ts/ and /ts/ occur...
by sangi39
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 17:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 790
Views: 23892

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Puts me in mind of the time I watched a Trevor Noah stand up show with my girlfriend. (Bit preachy at times, but funny guy.) He was doing a bit where he claimed he likes to play 'Spot the Black Person' in really white countries, like Scotland, in this instance. Trevor: "There's one! No, statue... T...
by sangi39
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 17:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 4748
Views: 152160

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ˈɕterɒ̃] > [ˈɕtɕerɔ] śćero
by sangi39
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 15:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Empire of The Kusan
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: The Empire of The Kusan

Creyeditor wrote:
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 13:41
Does it occasionally disappear? [:D]
Don't tempt me [:P]
by sangi39
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 13:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Empire of The Kusan
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: The Empire of The Kusan

Creyeditor wrote:
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 11:47
Parts of this map look a lot like the continent with the round sea from Pterry.
Sengo as Leshp? [:P]
by sangi39
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 11:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 464
Views: 20090

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Davush wrote:
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 10:59
Will we get the answer? Seems about the right time for a new challenge if anybody wanted to make one.
Since nobody updated their answers I think it would be Auvon's turn, but a reveal would be nice [:)]
by sangi39
Tue 28 Nov 2017, 02:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Empire of The Kusan
Replies: 14
Views: 251

Re: The Empire of The Kusan

So a quick overview of the political geography, I guess, of the Empire of the Kusan might help better explain certain things mentioned above, and should serve to make coming sections about the Senate, the Assembly, etc. make a little more sense. First: https://i.imgur.com/Q9lpblq.png So, there are t...
by sangi39
Mon 27 Nov 2017, 23:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13226
Views: 610798

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

Wouldn't an alternative explanation for transparent etymologies in PIE but not later languages (alternative, or perhaps additional instead? to the replacement idea) simply be that we'd expect the default position to be transparent etymology (apart from a relatively small number of roots). At every ...
by sangi39
Mon 27 Nov 2017, 17:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13226
Views: 610798

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

Doesn't Finnish use locative cases in temporal nouns?