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by sangi39
Tue 22 May 2018, 22:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kovur of Yantas
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: The Kovur of Yantas

Age, Life and Death Lifespan The Kovur typically live to be around 45 to 50 years old (females tend to live longer than males), although some individuals can live into their 60s and some rare individuals live into their 70s. The average life expectancy, may vary somewhat depending on infant mortali...
by sangi39
Tue 22 May 2018, 22:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kovur of Yantas
Replies: 2
Views: 16

Re: The Kovur of Yantas

Physical Description The Skull The Kovur have show noticeable signs of sexual dimorphism, although, as in humans, some overlaps between “typically male” and “typically female” do exist, and with examples at either extreme of the spectrum being somewhat rare. Both sexes have flexible triangular ears...
by sangi39
Tue 22 May 2018, 22:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Kovur of Yantas
Replies: 2
Views: 16

The Kovur of Yantas

I decided to try and rewrite some of my work on the Kovur. The physical details are largely the same, but I've thrown out the idea of male "gangs" and female "bands" in favour of a simple musth-like period that is dealt with differently from culture to culture (the band and gang system felt to rigid...
by sangi39
Tue 22 May 2018, 15:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 543
Views: 38960

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I've not been able to make much progress with this beyond the following:
Spoiler:
1) Perhaps a palatal initial was original to the proto-word, not an innovation
2) The second vowel was probably non-high and unrounded, possibly */a/
3) Maybe the proto-word was *cajk:akʷ
by sangi39
Mon 21 May 2018, 16:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3697
Views: 194982

Re: Romanization game

/m n̪ n ŋ/ < m nh n g > /p t̪ t k ʔ/ < p th t k q > /f s̪ s x h/ < f sh s j h > /l̪ l w j/ < lh l w y > /ɾ̪ ɾ/ < rh r > /iː yː ʉː ɯː uː/ < ii üü ųų ïï uu > /ɪ ʏ ʊ̈ ɯ̽ ʊ/ < i ü ų ï u > /eː øː ɵː ɤː oː/ < ee öö ǫǫ ëë oo > /ɛ œ ɞ ʌ ɔ/ < e ö ǫ ë o > /æː ɑː/ < ää aa > /æ ə/ < ä a > NEXT: P: /t c k ʔ/ B: ...
by sangi39
Mon 21 May 2018, 15:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Human Languages of Yantas
Replies: 80
Views: 8166

Re: The Human Languages of Yantas

Did you get the idea for g̃ /ŋ/ from Guarani? It’s used the same way in that language. IIRC, the primary inspiration for using < g̃ > for the nasal allophone of /h₁/ was initially the romanisation for Sumerian /ŋ/, and of course the tilde usually representing phenomena like nasalisation helped soli...
by sangi39
Mon 21 May 2018, 15:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6540
Views: 450827

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

Before being a means of delivering information, language is a way of manipulating the listener to bring it where one wishes ... the Soviet language, stigmatized under the Orwelline prism, has made many followers in the West with the universal practice of propaganda under cover of information ... it...
by sangi39
Sun 20 May 2018, 21:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5115
Views: 207179

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ˈhɪ̯es] [həˈjes]
by sangi39
Sun 20 May 2018, 20:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Kovur Languages of Yantas
Replies: 4
Views: 298

Re: The Kovur Languages of Yantas

Just to throw some names at the Kovur language families: I've separated Mistaya and Hungas into eastern and western regions for the sake of convenience. Language that are outside of those regions, that aren't being named, are all marked in a very light grey, with oceans, seas and lakes marked in whi...
by sangi39
Sun 20 May 2018, 20:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Human Languages of Yantas
Replies: 80
Views: 8166

Re: The Human Languages of Yantas

I'll be dealing with the Kovur languages of Yantas in a separate thread, leaving this one as a thread dealing with the human languages of the planet instead. I'll be talking about them in "the Kovur Languages of Yantas" thread instead [:)]
by sangi39
Sun 20 May 2018, 12:19
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)
Replies: 16
Views: 2615

Re: Altai jai Siberia Gisun(Altaic and Siberian languages)

May I ask why you use that particular romanization scheme for Ainu and Japanese? Why <w> and <y> for /u/ and /i/? Unfortunately, the decision was made to permanently ban Epaqasnwqar from the board, however, I did receive a PM from them a few days ago that may shed some light on the use of their par...
by sangi39
Sun 20 May 2018, 11:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5115
Views: 207179

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ˈvʲeɕcɛ] > [ˈvʲjeɕtɕa]
by sangi39
Fri 18 May 2018, 20:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Human Languages of Yantas
Replies: 80
Views: 8166

Re: The Languages of Yantas

A rough map showing the distribution and division of human vs. Kovur languages on Yantas: https://i.imgur.com/mzj13x7.png The human languages are marked in the sandy colour, and the Kovur ones in a light purple-ish colours (the light brown in Velkasta and surrounding islands indicates a lack of inha...
by sangi39
Fri 18 May 2018, 18:30
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse
Replies: 11
Views: 202

Re: Tukiri: The Aggressively Optimistic Post-Apocalypse

I only have one real question at the moment, concerning the geography, but the Greenblight river and the other river with its source on Mt. Green both travel southwards through the Blight, which you've described as ashen with a toxic atmosphere. Does the Blight affect the water of these two rivers a...
by sangi39
Wed 16 May 2018, 18:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 543
Views: 38960

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Since it's been a while with no objections, I'm gonna go ahead and post. Here are the words in no particular order: A ['sa:.jaṷk] B ['ɕi.tɕ:æŋ] C ['ʃɛ.k w :ǝ] D ['aʃ.ɔk:] E ['ɕi.cɛk] F ['çi:.k:ǝ] G ['saj.xɔ:] H ['ʧɑ:.go] I [ʃa'ɣɯk] J ['ʃæ.kxu] K ['a.zi.ɣɒk] L [tsa:.ɣɒp] Here is a map of the languag...
by sangi39
Tue 15 May 2018, 15:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How Do YOU Create Words?
Replies: 18
Views: 438

Re: How Do YOU Create Words?

(I'm not sure you can do the same thing for syllable structure, though). Because of the nesting nature of Awkwords, you could simply set aside a seperate category for your different syllable shapes, then assign weights to those. One thing about this question, of which it seems I'm doomed to never g...
by sangi39
Tue 15 May 2018, 15:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13610
Views: 745422

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

Discworld joke, I believe, although I can't for the life of me remember the original context. Yeah, it's a recurring joke in the Discworld books. IIRC, it started with Cohen the Barbarian thinking that "eldritch", in reference to the Luggage, meant "oblong", and it's carried on from there. I think ...
by sangi39
Mon 14 May 2018, 00:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 543
Views: 38960

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

CarsonDaConlanger wrote:
Thu 10 May 2018, 23:51
Since it's been a while, do y'all mind if I take over? Not to sound impatient.
It has been about 3 weeks. If nobody else would object (including Nort) then I'd be happy to see a new challenge go up [:)]
by sangi39
Sun 13 May 2018, 00:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5115
Views: 207179

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ɕoːɻɨç] > [s̻uelɘj]
by sangi39
Thu 10 May 2018, 20:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How Do YOU Create Words?
Replies: 18
Views: 438

Re: How Do YOU Create Words?

I do the following: 1) Design the phonology, and a bit of morphology 2) Plug the phonemes and syllable structure into Awkwords 3) Copy and paste the results into an excel document (well, the OpenOffice equivalent), remove any duplicate words until I have a total list of around 20,000 to 30,000 mono...