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by Hakaku
17 May 2018 01:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Laurel vs. Yanni
Replies: 15
Views: 3387

Re: Laurel vs. Yanni

Here's a link with a slider that helps you hear both: https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2018/05/16/upshot/audio-clip-yanny-laurel-debate.html Another factor that affects perception here, other than age, is the device used. A lot of people have reported differences when they try with different devi...
by Hakaku
26 Sep 2016 01:59
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Deriving new pronouns
Replies: 4
Views: 1544

Re: Deriving new pronouns

What options are available to you depend on what other features the language may have. For example: Reduplication: If the language had or developed productive reduplication, you could easily end up with forms like 'mama', 'ʃaʃa', 'hawhaw', 'marumaru/maruru/mamaru', etc. Reduplication isn't always ne...
by Hakaku
07 Aug 2016 11:47
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am king of kings
Replies: 74
Views: 48757

Re: I am king of kings

:jpn: Japanese

私は諸王の王である
watashi-wa sho-ou-no ou dea-ru
1-TOP PL-king-GEN king to.be-NPST

:ryu: Okinawan

我んねーをーぬをーやん
wann=ee woo-nu woo ya-n
1=TOP king-GEN king to.be-NPST.PRED
by Hakaku
25 Jul 2016 23:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 310
Views: 220933

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Just wanted to say congrats to gach and clawgrip on becoming the newest mvps [:)]
by Hakaku
28 Jun 2016 00:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chinese-Japanese Creole mixed with some German
Replies: 16
Views: 2212

Re: Chinese-Japanese Creole mixed with some German

It's an interesting question. If Japan had not lost WW2, it's possible the Korean language may have gone mostly extinct because of their aggressive policies of cultural assimilation. Surely they would have instituted similar policies after annexing China. Their policies in Manchukuo were more relax...
by Hakaku
27 Jun 2016 05:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chinese-Japanese Creole mixed with some German
Replies: 16
Views: 2212

Re: Chinese-Japanese Creole mixed with some German

If it's just for fun, then there's no reason not to go for it. If you're looking for some conworld/altworld ideas as to how such a creole could develop from a historical perspective, here are two: (1) If WWII had a different ending, Japan would be controlling a large part of China and Germany would ...
by Hakaku
24 Jan 2015 19:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Common sound changes that have resulted in non allophonic ŋ
Replies: 29
Views: 6009

Re: Common sound changes that have resulted in non allophoni

/ɡ/ → /ŋ/ occurred in Yonaguni, which also underwent the change /k/ → /ɡ/, effectively distinguishing /ɡ/ from /ŋ/.

/ɲ/ → /ŋ/ occurs in many dialects of Canadian French (and /ɲ/ in French ultimately goes back to /ɡn/ and /niV/ in Latin).