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by cedh
09 Dec 2018 10:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 198
Views: 43872

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

98: a 99: b 100: d: /f v s z ʃ/ - <f~ff f s~ss s sci~sc> (/f s/ would be <f s> word-initially and adjacent to a consonant, and <ff ss> intervocalically. /ʃ/ would be <sci> before back vowels and <sc> before front vowels, i.e. the same orthographic alternation as with /tʃ/ <ci~c> in 99b.) 101: b Can ...
by cedh
06 Dec 2018 08:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14313
Views: 1079134

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

Verb-medial (SVO) languages tend not to be ergative/absolutive. See http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1454&p=60979&hilit=Verb+medial+non+ergative#p60979 http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=1454&p=72868&hilit=Verb+medial+non+ergative#p72868 http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=29...
by cedh
22 Nov 2018 18:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6785
Views: 721464

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

Does anyone know of a natural language where the grammatical marking of a certain type of oblique object is suppletive based on the number, definiteness, or topicality of the subject of the clause? For example, a language that regularly uses one adposition to mark a certain type of oblique object wh...
by cedh
19 Nov 2018 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 648
Views: 106289

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Spoiler:
My guess for the earliest proto-word (after reading Sangi's latest reconstruction) would be *ambəkdɨ, with a prenasalised stop and two central vowels.
by cedh
15 Nov 2018 09:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14313
Views: 1079134

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

For north and south, you could also use boreal and austral respectively.
by cedh
13 Nov 2018 09:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6785
Views: 721464

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

I just discovered today that German has a very unproductive progressive passive that I would really like to see expanded. You nominalize the verb by taking the stem and attaching a schwa. The resulting noun is of feminine gender and gets a definite determiner inside a locational copula construction...
by cedh
31 Oct 2018 09:07
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: In Other Community News...
Replies: 10
Views: 9546

Re: In Other Community News...

NEWS YOU CAN USE! The Language Creation Society is pleased as pomegranate punch to announce the venue and particulars for the eighth Language Creation Conference (LCC8). I’d be curious to know which (if any) members of this forum have attended these events, and if so, what their impressions were. I...
by cedh
30 Oct 2018 19:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Writing sound changes so I understand later
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Writing sound changes so I understand later

OK, so you want medial clusters only, and are not really in favor of word-final consonants. This means your sound changes could look something like this: a > ɐ / _ except #(C)_ and C_# ɐ > Ø / VC_CV (starting at the beginning of a word, and targeting the next vowel only if the preceding vowel hasn't...
by cedh
30 Oct 2018 09:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5087
Views: 556370

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Porphyrogenitos wrote:
30 Oct 2018 06:12
It's horrifying, and brilliant. Horrifying in an impressive way.
[+1]
by cedh
30 Oct 2018 09:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Writing sound changes so I understand later
Replies: 4
Views: 1549

Re: Writing sound changes so I understand later

Are you okay with word-initial *#CaCu becoming #CCu? And with word-final *CVCa# becoming CVC#? Should word-final *VCaCa# typically become VCCa#, VCaC#, or VCC#?

(I'm using <#> to explicitly write out the word boundary.)
by cedh
29 Oct 2018 08:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5087
Views: 556370

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Nice! I think I'd personally like to have more geminates and metathesis of /ʔ/, as in this partial table (h₁ and h₂ are alternative options for clusters involving /h/): n p t k p pp [pp] [pp] t [tt] tt [tt] k [kk] [kk] kk ʔ ʔn ʔp ʔt ʔk h₁ [n̥] [f] [θ] [x] h₂ [nn] [pp] [tt] [kk]
by cedh
20 Oct 2018 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 3311

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

masako wrote:
20 Oct 2018 13:29
https://i.imgur.com/hiVkIRK.png Hopefully this clears up some confusion.
Ah, I see. Thank you!
by cedh
20 Oct 2018 10:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 3311

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

How is the handwritten style related to the block style? I can see some similarities, but the glyphs don't seem to correspond...
by cedh
18 Oct 2018 10:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14313
Views: 1079134

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

On my own note, what are good ways to derive /l/ (or other laterals) in a phonology that doesn't have it. I figure coronals would be a good place to start, but am not sure in what environments this would be likely to happen. * put this in there to stop bbcode hopefully it works In Hong Kong Cantone...
by cedh
14 Oct 2018 15:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 3311

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

What about using some glyphs both as a logogram and as a phonetic glyph for the initial syllable of the most basic word for the concept represented by the logogram?
by cedh
14 Oct 2018 15:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6785
Views: 721464

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

Many speakers of modern (Castilian) Spanish on the one hand, and of modern Dutch on the other hand, also tend to have a slightly retracted default allophone for their /s/ phoneme; to my ears it typically sounds like [sʲ]. Both of these languages don't really have a contrasting /ʃ/ phoneme though (an...
by cedh
08 Oct 2018 18:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14313
Views: 1079134

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

Basically any adposition that describes a stative external location should work (definitely "above", "in front of", "against", or "beside"; depending on the underlying cognitive metaphors used in the language possibly even "under" or "behind"). If your language uses serial verb constructions or at l...
by cedh
07 Sep 2018 12:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14313
Views: 1079134

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

New question: Imagine a conlang that allows clusters of any two consonants for the coda of a syllable, including two of the same consonant. This conlang also has geminate consonants. This creates pairs of words like, for example, /amm/ and /amː/. These are both pronounced [amː]. The only way these ...
by cedh
27 Aug 2018 12:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5087
Views: 556370

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Nice!

(I'd probably use ə for /ɯ/, by the way.)
by cedh
27 Aug 2018 05:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 60
Views: 18410

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

I think it would be more helpful to recognise two different levels of categorisation. On the one hand, you have what we might call a taxonomic classification, designed to be able to categorise all possible things; on the other, you have what we might call a generic classification, designed to highl...