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by taylorS
Sat 24 Oct 2015, 04:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 338
Views: 45572

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

Henri, thurgh Godes fultume King on Engleneloande, Lhoauerd on Yrloande, Duk on Normandi, on Aquitaine, and Eorl on Aniow, send igretinge to aIle hise holde, ilærde and ileawede, on Huntendoneschire. Thæt witen the wel alle thæt we willen and unnen thæt, thæt ure rædesmen alle, other the moare dæl ...
by taylorS
Sat 24 Oct 2015, 04:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 338
Views: 45572

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

But I'm in Minnesota now, and one noticeable feature of some of the speakers around here is tensing before /g/. It mostly sounds like [eə̯] to me, but I'd imagine speakers with [æɪ̯] before /ŋ/ who tense /æ/ before /g/ would have [æɪ̯] in this context as well. This is the flag-plague merger and it ...
by taylorS
Sat 28 Feb 2015, 08:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Orign of PIE morphology
Replies: 23
Views: 3656

Re: Orign of PIE morphology

So some PIE ancestor had been analytic and then became agglutinative and then fusional? If enough time passes, will a similar morphology evolve in French or English? French is already becoming agglutinative. "I don't love you" is [ʃtɛmpa]: ʃ-t-ɛm-pa 1SG-2SG-love-NEG You might see it written as "je ...
by taylorS
Sat 28 Feb 2015, 08:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Orign of PIE morphology
Replies: 23
Views: 3656

Re: Orign of PIE morphology

Pre-PIE was probably a fairly regular agglutinating language. Then sound change, probably involving the loss of unstressed vowels, the reduction of the vowel system, and the deletion of consonants in awkward clusters turned that regularity into fusional madness. Also, according to Wikipedia, the asp...
by taylorS
Mon 23 Feb 2015, 06:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 934438

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

Are there any natural languages that indicate tense/mood through the subject rather than the verb itself? Not unless you count a tense-bearing clitic that normally attaches to the subject; For example the contracted auxiliaries in English ("Dave 'll get it done"), as well as the tense-aspect and ag...
by taylorS
Wed 18 Feb 2015, 08:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Autonym etymology
Replies: 40
Views: 5919

Re: Autonym etymology

If your a white man surrounded by other white men, are you going to consider yourself "THE White Man"? Would you even need to distinguish yourself by skin colour? Likewise, Egyptian weren't the only black people in Africa... Also, the Egyptians were probably brown-skinned too. They probably didn't ...
by taylorS
Wed 18 Feb 2015, 08:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Usage of English articles
Replies: 55
Views: 7568

Re: Usage of English articles

With regards to "Earth" and "The Earth", the definite form is the original usage while the form with no article I think originated in a scientific context and then spread into common use, leading to the 2 forms being in free variation. Also, in English there is a distinction in many cases between a ...
by taylorS
Wed 18 Feb 2015, 07:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 565893

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

I've noticed that my aspirated stops seem like they might be somewhat aspirated, so my [kʰ] might actually be [k͡xʰ] or [kˣʰ] (if that's how you transcribe mild affrication). Similarly, my [tʰ] might be [t͡sʰ] or [tˢʰ] and (much less noticeable) my [pʰ] might be [p͡ɸʰ] or [pᶲʰ]. High english conson...
by taylorS
Wed 18 Feb 2015, 07:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 565893

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

GrandPiano wrote:
taylorS wrote:In my dialect initial /ɫ/ seems to be turning into an uvular trill! [O.O]
Tell me more about this "initial /ɫ/".
Well, for one thing it is often realized as a velar lateral, which is pretty weird.
by taylorS
Sat 31 Jan 2015, 09:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 565893

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

shimobaatar wrote:Affricatization (?) certainly isn't off the table, although I personally don't hear it often; the uvular pronunciation is what I'm finding hard to believe.
I believe him because I have uvular allophones of velars before /l/ in my own speech. For me <claw> sounds like [qχʟɑː]
by taylorS
Sat 31 Jan 2015, 09:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 565893

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

I've noticed that my aspirated stops seem like they might be somewhat aspirated, so my [kʰ] might actually be [k͡xʰ] or [kˣʰ] (if that's how you transcribe mild affrication). Similarly, my [tʰ] might be [t͡sʰ] or [tˢʰ] and (much less noticeable) my [pʰ] might be [p͡ɸʰ] or [pᶲʰ]. This is actually a ...
by taylorS
Sat 31 Jan 2015, 09:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 565893

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

HinGambleGoth wrote:What is up with the sequence /kl/ in english, sounds like [qʰɫ] or even [χɫ] to me.
In my dialect initial /ɫ/ seems to be turning into an uvular trill! [O.O] I definitely have backing of velars in that environment, too.

I swear, English is becoming bizarre.
by taylorS
Sun 18 Jan 2015, 05:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11178
Views: 764182

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I translated the famous beginning Neoplatonist-ish verses of the Gospel of John ("In the Beginning was the Word...) into Future English. :mrgreen: En lā torā ō deŋ lárvōs Lā Ūrd, (in the start-of all things there-was The Word) yen Lā Ūrd hivōs bsēd Gōd, (and The Word he-was beside God) yen Lā Ūrd hi...
by taylorS
Sun 18 Jan 2015, 04:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 934438

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

Oh yeah, I forgot to add that I strongly doubt English would still exist as a language per se in 2,000 years. Instead, there'd be a family of "Englishian" languages similar to the Romance languages. In other words, any Future English conlang set that far in the future would most likely be only one ...
by taylorS
Sun 18 Jan 2015, 04:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 934438

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

I'm trying to think of plausible syntactic changes English could have over the next 2000 years, especially in noun phrases, and I am stumped. The only thing I am certain about is that the inflectional plural is lost and replaced by a plural particle derived from "many", a paucal particle derived fr...
by taylorS
Sat 10 Jan 2015, 08:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 934438

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

I'm trying to think of plausible syntactic changes English could have over the next 2000 years, especially in noun phrases, and I am stumped. The only thing I am certain about is that the inflectional plural is lost and replaced by a plural particle derived from "many", a paucal particle derived fro...
by taylorS
Sat 10 Jan 2015, 08:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11178
Views: 764182

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Future English's sound change of /T D/ > /d/ leads to an overabundance of /d/ in affixes and grammatical particles/clitics and I'm trying to find to way to fix that because it bothers me. :mrred:
by taylorS
Sat 10 Jan 2015, 08:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8448
Views: 698688

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ti lalu kivo iti. be.PRF rain be.stone be.small Earlier, it rained pellets of ice. (My flatmates called it hail, but as far as I'm concerned, that's not hail.) Es swiš. Héw exom from šroŋ dãrturm. [ɛs swiʃ hew ˈɛxɔm fɻɔm ʂɻɔŋ ˈdãːɻʈʰuɻm] be.3SG.N sleet hail 3SG.N-come from strong thunder-storm It i...
by taylorS
Tue 06 Jan 2015, 07:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8448
Views: 698688

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ádeŋ es mur xūd dán xomd, óssád. Dey ẽyēr dédeŋ dā? [:(] [ˈædɛŋ ɛs muɻ xuːt tæŋ xɔmd | ˈosːæt || tɛj ˈɛ̃ːjɛːɻ ˈdedɛŋ dɑ ↑] Á-deŋ es mur xūd dán xomd | óssád || Dey ẽyēr dé-deŋ dā 1SG-think be.3SG.N more cold than comet | outside || Q any.other 3PL-think that I think it's colder than Hell, outside. ...
by taylorS
Tue 02 Dec 2014, 05:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5040
Views: 478017

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

My new cousin-of-PIE lang:

Plosive: /p pʰ t tʰ tʃ tʃʰ k kʰ/ <b p d t dj tj g k>
Fricative: /f s ʃ h/ <f s sj h>
Sonorant: /m n r l ʋ j/ <m n r l v j>
Vowel /a e i o u/ <a e i o u>

Syllable structure is (O)(S)V(C), where O is any obstruent and S is any sonorant.

Fricatives are voiced between vowels.