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by Nortaneous
Tue 20 Nov 2018, 23:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 294
Views: 70582

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

Naj sf, thyenbxyajzwnf tw khoginb yenfyug, tobsf ibyaaj. Thabmwn vaag twwbpyenb kyenbif tw sfho, txaij Sjnaf tij yujkyenj ib kyenj phiifvyenf, kyouj tsuj txaij najli. Thabmwn pigtxhg saablyaaj svob: "Laif pa, vogmwn yauj txvoj tsvanb, pag tsvanb saubthoj lw." Thabmwn kyoj naf tsvanb taaj sftof, yoj ...
by Nortaneous
Tue 20 Nov 2018, 00:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6783
Views: 689870

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

It's common for coda palatals to be realized with a palatal onglide in languages that have them. Could you elaborate further, please? In many Mon-Khmer languages, you'll have /-aɲ/ [-ajnʲ] and so on. This is why coda palatals are written -in etc. in Khasi -- that's what they sounded like to the Wel...
by Nortaneous
Tue 20 Nov 2018, 00:19
Forum: Translations
Topic: Some & all
Replies: 7
Views: 4592

Re: Some & all

Pannonian is boringly Germanic-adjacent here - there's a set of preterite-presents and so on. Keïvai murgin kechafin murag silaui baudał, ga nia keïvai alie silaui alien kechafin baudał /kʼejve mɵrgin kæjxɨfɨn mɵjrɒg ɕɨˈlɒj boədəɣ | gɒʔ ɲiɒʔ kʼejve ʔɛj ɕɨˈlɒj ʔɛjən boədəɣ/ fool-INF some.LOC time-LOC...
by Nortaneous
Mon 19 Nov 2018, 23:12
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am king of kings
Replies: 82
Views: 27440

Re: I am king of kings

Pannonian:
szeme łeecz leeczu
/ʂæjm ʔɭætʂ ʔɭætʂu/
PRED.be.PRES.1SG king-NOM.SG king-GEN.PL
by Nortaneous
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 15:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 83
Views: 25773

Re: Surprising cognates

oh are we doing loanwords now. we can do loanwords Palauan bangderang 'flag' ~ Latin funda 'sling' Palauan barb 'valve' ~ Old Armenian gełdz 'yew tree' Palauan kusarang 'spoon' ~ English cochlea Palauan hon 'book' ~ Korean jabonjuui 'capitalism' Tocharian B tmāne 'myriad' ~ banzai ~ Tyumen (city in ...
by Nortaneous
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 14:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6783
Views: 689870

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

It's common for coda palatals to be realized with a palatal onglide in languages that have them.
by Nortaneous
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 13:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 36
Views: 13832

Re: English Dialects

How about "Washington"? It doesn't end up with FOOT, but in the MD-PA region it does sometimes take an inserted rhotic. And does anyone have THOUGHT in "water"? Usually it has PALM. You mean like [ˈθɜɹzdeɪ̯] instead of [ˈθɜɹzdi]? Huh, I know older folk around Sydney pronounce the days of the week wi...
by Nortaneous
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 13:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad
Replies: 33
Views: 11611

Re: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad

Interesting. It does look vaguely Tocharian-like, which is something I don't remember seeing done in conlangs before. Someone must have done a Tocharian-esque IE-lang at some point, I doubt I'm being entirely original here. Pannonian is a little like this, but there wasn't enough Uralic contact to ...
by Nortaneous
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 13:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5086
Views: 543273

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p b t d tɕ dʑ k g/ /ts tʂ/ /f v s z ʂ ʐ ɕ ʑ x ɣ h/ /m n ɲ ŋ/ /l ɭ ʎ r j/ /æ ɑ ɒ e ø o i y ɯ u/ + length and glottalization, also /ə ɨ/ in unstressed syllables Sound changes need work, but here's about what they currently give: fəˈteˀɭ "father" < *ph2tēr kejn "woman" < *gʷēn ɲaːb "cloud" < *nebʰos p...
by Nortaneous
Tue 23 Oct 2018, 12:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia
Replies: 20
Views: 4488

Re: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia

Porphyrogenitos wrote:
Sat 15 Sep 2018, 04:49
An idea to be incorporated into a non-Sinitic Sinosphere language that undergoes vowel reduction and develops a system of clitics and unstressed particles akin to English, rather than tone: (essentially the idea described in the above post)
wouldn't be surprised if this happened in Qiang
by Nortaneous
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 07:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 36
Views: 13832

Re: English Dialects

KIT /i/ [ɪ] DRESS /e/ [ɛ] TRAP /æ/ [æ] modulo GenAm æ-raising, which is arguably phonemic because æ was raised differently (to [æi̯]) before [ŋ], but this no longer applies, so novel æ + [ŋ] sequences can be -eə̯ŋ- rather than -æi̯ŋ- (bank [bæi̯ŋk], Bernanke [bɚˈneə̯ŋkɪi̯]) LOT = PALM STRUT /ʌ/ [ʌ] ...
by Nortaneous
Fri 05 Oct 2018, 06:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 31
Views: 23043

Re: Today I learned ...

An important detail is that, in Bashkir, unrounded mid vowels are short and prone to elision. I don't know if there's a consensus, but what probably happened is that the original mid/high contrast was reanalyzed as a tense/lax or long/short contrast, at which point the new tense/long vowels started ...
by Nortaneous
Tue 29 May 2018, 07:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 5983

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Right, subglottal pulse. How acoustically and articulatorily different is the Gimi 'voiced glottal stop' from the Finnish realization of the syllable boundary in minimal pairs like /hæ.æt/ "carbon monoxides" vs. /hæ:t/ "wedding", /va:.an/ "of the scale" vs. /va:n/ "however" vs. /va.an/ "venerable.GE...
by Nortaneous
Tue 29 May 2018, 06:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 83
Views: 25773

Re: Surprising cognates

Armenian ewt'n "seven" ~ Akkadian sibittu id. Finnish taivas "sky" ~ Georgian devi "monster" ~ Arabic diyū "demon" ~ English Tyr Lule Sami boatsoj "reindeer" ~ Bashkir mïšï "moose" ~ English fee Finnish sarvi "horn" ~ Finnish hirvi "elk" ~ English hornet ~ English cerebrum Pite Sami tjuohte "hundred...
by Nortaneous
Tue 15 May 2018, 05:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic
Replies: 27
Views: 3610

Re: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic

Wakhi: /tʃ tʂ/ <ч ч̣>
Kalmyk: /tɕ tʂ/ <ч ж>
by Nortaneous
Tue 15 May 2018, 05:49
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: National Anthems
Replies: 51
Views: 19986

Re: National Anthems

best state anthem in Russia aside from Tuva is Mordovia
by Nortaneous
Wed 09 May 2018, 12:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic
Replies: 27
Views: 3610

Re: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic

Could use <x> or hard sign for aspiration. Palochka is generally for ejectives but there might be precedent for it for aspirates. Cyrillic <j> is rare outside South Slavic -- you probably want <й>. /ɥ/ is <ҩ> in Adyghe but you could use ve + soft sign. Which of Russian /ʂ ɕ/ would Russian-speaking l...
by Nortaneous
Wed 09 May 2018, 12:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How would you redesign IPA?
Replies: 30
Views: 5983

Re: How would you redesign IPA?

Alveopalatal hook should obviously be added, and the existing palatal symbols should be reserved for prevelars. Also sinological symbols for fricated vowels, symbols for linguolabials and non-alveolar lateral fricatives, symbol for the 'glottal pulse' (Gimi, Finnish)... The symbol for the uvular nas...
by Nortaneous
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 19:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 648
Views: 98237

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

*pl *gl seem clear. Initial vowel vacillation is probably from schwa. 7/8 a-/i- vs. ʔa-/ʔi- suggests C@ sequence. Maybe word-initial schwa was deleted in most branches, or schwa was appended to the first word in 5-8 and 14-17. Whatever consonant it was, it probably didn't occur anywhere in the firs...
by Nortaneous
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 15:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: A man walks into a bar
Replies: 28
Views: 4211

Re: A man walks into a bar

Amqoli has productive morphology for deriving verbs of motion from nouns, and that's the default way of handling constructions like these. bgul barshixs man bar-V>N.into-3M.ABS If you want "walks", add an adverb: bgul qalib barshixs If for whatever reason you want to topicalize "bar", derive the ver...