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by LetoAtreides
Wed 29 Dec 2010, 20:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5687
Views: 301600

Re: Sound Changes Game

vu˧˥zʲe˧nʲe˩ > wu˧˥zje˧ni˩
by LetoAtreides
Wed 29 Dec 2010, 19:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Discovering bits of your old, forgotten conlangs
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: Discovering bits of your old, forgotten conlangs

Thank you, Nortaneous :-D
by LetoAtreides
Wed 29 Dec 2010, 19:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Reflexive Conethnography
Replies: 6
Views: 1153

Re: Reflexive Conethnography

Are the Nhginhgeqmba communists ? For a Nolikan, communism would be plainly idiotic but American-style capitalism wouldn't be very clever too. "Third position" would probably make most sense. As far as religion goes, Islam and Judaism would be most familiar. On the other hand, the Meljanese would be...
by LetoAtreides
Tue 28 Dec 2010, 15:30
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Language of the Hawks (my first sentence)
Replies: 9
Views: 1690

Re: The Language of the Hawks (my first sentence)

Nolikan: Nokrine čargak
by LetoAtreides
Tue 28 Dec 2010, 15:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What kind of conlanger are you?
Replies: 150
Views: 21208

Re: What kind of conlanger are you?

Loyalists with some filler tendencies.
by LetoAtreides
Tue 28 Dec 2010, 14:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Largest Inflection table
Replies: 7
Views: 1443

Re: Largest Inflection table

But as for irregular and thus large... French verbs and German nouns... come to mind. There are many paradigms in both cases. German nouns ? They have only four cases and what is inflected is not the noun itself, but the article. Polish (and probably all Slavic) nouns are very complicated, with 6-7...
by LetoAtreides
Mon 27 Dec 2010, 16:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Your Culture's RPG Alignment
Replies: 41
Views: 3861

Re: Your Culture's RPG Alignment

I am not familiar with RPG, but the "good/evil" distinction makes lot of sense if we assume that it is inspired by Tolkien. In real world, I think that cultures cannot be "good" or "evil". North Korea may be an evil state, but not Korean culture in general. Invading Afghanistan by the USSR was evil ...
by LetoAtreides
Mon 27 Dec 2010, 16:21
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Discovering bits of your old, forgotten conlangs
Replies: 11
Views: 1151

Re: Discovering bits of your old, forgotten conlangs

I do not have any sort of conlanging archive, except of my memory which seems to be a dustbin. I remember two lines from Old Nolikan translation of some stupid song (from 2006): I am no angel I dont't rule your mind Soruj jate (sin I-have) - I didn't have the word for 'angel' back then; being sinful...
by LetoAtreides
Thu 23 Dec 2010, 12:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Conlang - Phonology
Replies: 19
Views: 2185

Re: First Conlang - Phonology

Ghoster wrote:
kʼxɬɬtʰsxʷ sɬχʷtʰɬɬtʰs (t͡s?)
I don't get it, what is this?
Salishan (an aboriginal language of Canada). It makes Polish look like Japanese.
by LetoAtreides
Wed 22 Dec 2010, 20:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Conlang - Phonology
Replies: 19
Views: 2185

Re: First Conlang - Phonology

The vowel system seems to be copied from English "short" vowels. Consonants, however, are OK.
by LetoAtreides
Wed 22 Dec 2010, 16:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5687
Views: 301600

Re: Sound Changes Game

vɔˈsʲiwamˌpỹ > vɔ'ʃiwapˌpỹ
by LetoAtreides
Wed 22 Dec 2010, 16:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Naming Conlangs
Replies: 48
Views: 6538

Re: Naming Conlangs

I usually invent a name and then give it a translation: Nolikan (Noliki) has really no meaning, but probably meant 'familiar' originally. Yoketian (Yōkettu) means '(language) of the nurturing place' Meljanese (ika-Melźań) is distorted form of earlier ik-amal-źeń 'language of the great horsemen' It's...
by LetoAtreides
Mon 20 Dec 2010, 17:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5687
Views: 301600

Re: Sound Changes Game

bæˈʤɯ:nʲ > bæˈʤĩ:
by LetoAtreides
Sun 19 Dec 2010, 19:56
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Religion/Philosophy of Your Conculture(s)
Replies: 56
Views: 6280

Re: Religion/Philosophy of Your Conculture(s)

What happened to the colonies to make them lose their technology? Learning about complicated technologies is a hard work, isn't it ? Welfare tends to make people lazy and less likely to study complicated equations. This can make hi-tech societies less stable than sci-fi fans would like them to be. ...
by LetoAtreides
Sun 19 Dec 2010, 17:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Hated Phonemes!
Replies: 92
Views: 7236

Re: Hated Phonemes!

I hate palatalized consonants. They sound so childish. Among other consonants, /p/ sounds funny, but too much of it is unpleasant.

Among vowels, /ʉ/ sounds stupid.
by LetoAtreides
Sun 28 Nov 2010, 17:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5687
Views: 301600

Re: Sound Changes Game

/brEkisE"fElIk/ -> /bjEkizE"vElk/

r > j Dhekhnami style and intervocalic voicing
by LetoAtreides
Sun 28 Nov 2010, 17:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you pronounce "Cthulhu"?
Replies: 57
Views: 5046

Re: How do you pronounce "Cthulhu"?

I say ['kθulhu], or perhaps ['ktulxu] when speaking Polish.
by LetoAtreides
Sat 25 Sep 2010, 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: If you were making an auxlang, what phonemes would it have?
Replies: 29
Views: 3516

Re: If you were making an auxlang, what phonemes would it ha

/p b t d k g/
/f s h/ (with free variation between [h] and [x])
/m n/
/w l r j/ (with free variation between [w], [ʋ] and [v])
/a e i o u/

Syllable structure CVC.
by LetoAtreides
Sat 25 Sep 2010, 17:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Favorite Phoneme!
Replies: 421
Views: 32593

Re: Favorite Phoneme!

I like /ɬ/ and /ħ/ because they are exotic, but /ts/ is found in all my conlangs so I guess this is what my subconscius likes most.
by LetoAtreides
Wed 15 Sep 2010, 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14228
Views: 965192

Re: Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Maximillian wrote:
Nortaneous wrote:[jʷ] is [ɥ].
No, [ɥ] to [w] is like [y] to , i.e., [ɥ] is the consonant version of [y].


You both are right because [ɥ] is to [j] what [y] is to and [y] is nothing but with lip rounding.