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Re: You

Post by Lao Kou » Mon 23 Jul 2018, 11:48

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Conlangslangs: everytime I stop to phonology. I make vocabulary by pré-made lists instead of making words when I have an idea.
So stop stopping at phonology and get on with the conlanging already. [:)] (Believe it or not, conlanging can be a pleasant creative experience, and not, as is often presupposed, a Linguistics101 test).
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Re: You

Post by samsam » Mon 23 Jul 2018, 12:53

Lao Kou wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 11:48
So stop stopping at phonology and get on with the conlanging already. [:)] (Believe it or not, conlanging can be a pleasant creative experience, and not, as is often presupposed, a Linguistics101 test).
I'm sorry, I don't get what you said. [:$]
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Re: You

Post by shimobaatar » Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:07

Welcome to the CBB, samsam!

Lao Kou wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 11:48
So stop stopping at phonology and get on with the conlanging already.
Much more easily said than done for many of us, unfortunately.
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Re: You

Post by samsam » Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:13

shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:07
Welcome to the CBB, samsam!

Lao Kou wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 11:48
So stop stopping at phonology and get on with the conlanging already.
Much more easily said than done for many of us, unfortunately.
Thank you!
I'm not sure if I mentioned that I'm creating an Indo-Iranian conlang, so I must make the phonology before anything because I want my conlang to be realistic/natural.
Actually, I have problems with the aspirated stops because I don't know how to use them (It's said on wikipedia that aspirated stops come in sanskrit before an original laryngeal but the only laryngeal I saw was /h/)
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Re: You

Post by shimobaatar » Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:19

samsam wrote:
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I'm not sure if I mentioned that I'm creating an Indo-Iranian conlang, so I must make the phonology before anything because I want my conlang to be realistic/natural.
Well, if you're making an a posteriori conlang, might it be better to apply sound changes and see how the phonology develops first rather than to begin by having a phonology set in stone?
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Re: You

Post by samsam » Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:24

You're right! Thanks for your help ! [:)]
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Re: You

Post by Lao Kou » Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:29

shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:07
Welcome to the CBB, samsam!
Lao Kou wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 11:48
So stop stopping at phonology and get on with the conlanging already.
Much more easily said than done for many of us, unfortunately.
For me, a language is a lot more than its phonology and phonotactics. And while the "How to" books tell you to start here, I'd be far more interested in looking at funky words and sentence structures than how a [ b] realizes itself around a nasal.

(About five posts posted as I was writing this, so never mind).
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Re: You

Post by shimobaatar » Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:35

Lao Kou wrote:
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For me, a language is a lot more than its phonology and phonotactics.
Oh, of course it is! I just mean that, for many of us, it's not easy to get past the phonology, not that we're not interested in theoretically doing so. Creative block is a menace!
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Re: You

Post by Lao Kou » Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:52

shimobaatar wrote:
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Oh, of course it is! I just mean that, for many of us, it's not easy to get past the phonology, not that we're not interested in theoretically doing so. Creative block is a menace!
I appreciate this. But for me, and I don't consider myself clinically insane, Géarthnuns just wouldn't shut the f***k up.

We approach our projects in different ways and from different angles, and that's fine. I just wish there were things to look at other than IPA charts and Esperanto-esque paradigms from time to time.
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Re: You

Post by KaiTheHomoSapien » Mon 23 Jul 2018, 18:42

I guess I'm fortunate that phonology is not what I'm most interested in, otherwise I might've gotten bogged down in it too. It's all about crazy morphology for me. Not that that's any less of a mire [:$]
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Re: You

Post by Ælfwine » Sat 28 Jul 2018, 21:04

shimobaatar wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:19
samsam wrote:
Mon 23 Jul 2018, 13:13
I'm not sure if I mentioned that I'm creating an Indo-Iranian conlang, so I must make the phonology before anything because I want my conlang to be realistic/natural.
Well, if you're making an a posteriori conlang, might it be better to apply sound changes and see how the phonology develops first rather than to begin by having a phonology set in stone?
^this

Sound Changes are arguably more important for a posteriori than a priori since they determine the resulting phonology.
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