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by cromulant
13 Mar 2018 04:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eathut - 7 phoneme MINIMALISM.
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Eathut - 7 phoneme MINIMALISM.

Cool, that clears up my confusion.

But if it's agglutinative, has (C)V(C) structure, and only 4 Cs, how is it possible that geminates never never occur across morpheme boundaries?
by cromulant
13 Mar 2018 03:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eathut - 7 phoneme MINIMALISM.
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Eathut - 7 phoneme MINIMALISM.

There are no natural geminates, because there are no homorganic clusters: [pp tt kk] DON'T exist, outright. You said phonemic geminates exist: Nasality, itself, appears when any such of a syllable is like so: P-P [p-m], T-T [t-n], C-C [k-ŋ]. You said phonetic geminates exist: If it IS the glottal, ...
by cromulant
13 Mar 2018 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eathut - 7 phoneme MINIMALISM.
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Eathut - 7 phoneme MINIMALISM.

Nasality, itself, appears when any such of a syllable is like so: P-P [p-m], T-T [t-n], C-C [k-ŋ]. In every other environment, except with a glottal stop as the onset of the next syllable, the second consonant is fricated. You mean the first consonant is fricated, right? That's what your examples i...
by cromulant
12 Mar 2018 23:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eathut - 7 phoneme MINIMALISM.
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Eathut - 7 phoneme MINIMALISM.

Particularly, I am unclear as to where the heterorganic nasal-stop sequences [mt mk ŋp ŋt] appear. Here is what I'd suggest. Is it true that all 16 CC combinations occur intervocalically? If so, I would just use /pp pt pk pʔ tp tt tk tʔ kp kt kk kʔ ʔp ʔt ʔk ʔʔ/ as your template and list how those "c...
by cromulant
12 Mar 2018 23:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eathut - 7 phoneme MINIMALISM.
Replies: 18
Views: 1665

Re: Eathut - 7 phoneme MINIMALISM.

It's intriguing, but your explanations of the environments for the allophony aren't quite clear. I think examples would help.
by cromulant
10 Mar 2018 19:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5118
Views: 600744

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

9 consonants: p t ʔ s m n l j w 10 vowels: a ə e ɛ i ɪ o ɔ u ʊ 19 tones: Level: L à , M ā , H á Rising: LM à̄ , LH à́ , MH ā́ Falling: ML ā̀ , HL, á̀ HM á̄ Peaking: LML à̄̀ , LHL à́̀ , LHM à́̄ , MHL ā́̀ , MHM ā́̄ Dipping: MLM ā̀̄ , HLH á̀́ , HLM á̀̄ , MLH ā̀́ , HMH á̄́ Most languages have more conso...
by cromulant
22 Oct 2017 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5118
Views: 600744

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Sometimes I think about using a "staggered" stop inventory like this: kʼ t k b d ɓ It's a little obnoxious but it's typologically justified. Yes, due to more sonorous stops being easier at the front of the mouth and less sonorous stops being easier at the back. /b t d k/ is a fairly common thing an...
by cromulant
16 Aug 2017 00:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language of three
Replies: 9
Views: 1782

Re: Language of three

Hmm, as it stands this system is actually a good deal more unnatural than the parent language (notable points include: the only voiceless consonants being palatalisaed; having a /ʃ ʃʲ/ contrast but no /s/; Basically everything you said was otherwise fine, but this bit was not so egregious. Having /...
by cromulant
14 Aug 2017 20:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Articles and Demonstratives
Replies: 20
Views: 3075

Re: Articles and Demonstratives

So lets get to the point: When I look at the equivalents of the and a, I though, huh, how would they work in plural? In english you can say "The Apples" but you can't say "An Apples". You have to say "Some Apples". This is a pretty simple question, and I'm pretty sure that I already know, but I'm j...
by cromulant
25 Jun 2017 18:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5118
Views: 600744

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

New version of dumbed-down Arrernte: add velars /k kN N Nk/. Only 2 vowels, /a @/. Codaless final syllables allowed with both vowels.

X sampa because on phone.
by cromulant
25 Jun 2017 17:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5118
Views: 600744

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Eldin: yes, I meant nuclei instead of onsets. There are no onsets. Syllable structure is V(C)(C). I know the terminology, I was just careless with it. Beyond that, the phonology is as I stated, exotic though it may be. The 26 syllables you listed the first time are correct. And yeah, it is kind of l...
by cromulant
25 Jun 2017 16:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5118
Views: 600744

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Here's another 26-syllable lang.

Onsets: a i u
Codas: p pm t tn m mp n nt

Word-finally, i and u are also allowable syllables.
by cromulant
24 Jun 2017 00:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Watu: New Auxlang after 11 days of work
Replies: 23
Views: 3613

Re: Watu: New Auxlang after 11 days of work

holbuzvala wrote:P.S. What is the language with many vowels and consonant clusters you speak? English?
That's the one!
by cromulant
23 Jun 2017 20:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Watu: New Auxlang after 11 days of work
Replies: 23
Views: 3613

Re: Watu: New Auxlang after 11 days of work

I hope you see how this is different from Toki Pona. I was referring only to the phonology. Well, the language was meant to be an auxlang, i.e. easy. You cannot vary too much in terms of phonology from one language that is meant to be easy to another language that is meant to be easy. Getting rid o...
by cromulant
23 Jun 2017 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5118
Views: 600744

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

B eqlmw nr : My response to the 26-syllable challenge . Going for something non-Cartesian, rife with allophony, and gaps that arise systematically from the interaction of features. [b t d t͡ʃ d͡ʒ k g q f s ʃ m n ŋ r j w] b t d c j k g q f s x m n ng r y w [æ~ɛ i~ɪ ɑ~ʌ~ɔ u~ʊ] e i a u be ba ce ci ta ...
by cromulant
21 Jun 2017 01:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5118
Views: 600744

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Porphyrogenitos wrote:Here's a challenge: Design a phonology with no more than 26 possible phonemic syllables. Yes, this is to enable the use of the Latin alphabet as a syllabary.
Intriguing. I will give this some thought.
by cromulant
21 Jun 2017 01:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Watu: New Auxlang after 11 days of work
Replies: 23
Views: 3613

Re: Watu: New Auxlang after 11 days of work

I retract my interest in this project as the likeness to Tokipona makes it hugely less appealing. The sole difference between this lang and Toki Pona is that this one lacks /e o/. Other than that, everything is completely identical. The consonants are identical. The phonotactics are identical, even...
by cromulant
29 Nov 2016 21:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14455
Views: 1173883

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

Could I have... IME, the answer to questions that begin this way is almost always yes. Personally I'd say yes to associative duals and paucals, particularly if they are expressed with the same markers used for the normal dual/paucal (note that if you look at the WALS chapter it turns out that the m...
by cromulant
29 Nov 2016 19:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14455
Views: 1173883

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

Could I have... IME, the answer to questions that begin this way is almost always yes. Personally I'd say yes to associative duals and paucals, particularly if they are expressed with the same markers used for the normal dual/paucal (note that if you look at the WALS chapter it turns out that the m...
by cromulant
24 Nov 2016 02:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14455
Views: 1173883

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

What is the convention for using "spoilers" on this board? They are used here in a way unlike anything I've ever seen. How do spoilers even apply to conlanging?