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by wintiver
04 Aug 2019 23:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

A synchronic sound change question Context: Hiatus in my language is disallowed and there are certain diphthongs allowed and some that are not present. For /eu/* is not allowed but there is /æu/, /iu/ and /eo/. Most of the illegal combinations I have in my language I have been able to resolve to a ...
by wintiver
22 Jun 2019 16:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332300

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

Can a syllable timed language have long and short vowels? If so this would mean you have one length for the long and one for short vowels, which would approximate the way stress-time languages function right? Or is having fixed long and fixed short syllable length the middle-ground where moras live?...
by wintiver
24 Jan 2019 18:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676612

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

This idea is for a language spoken by an isolated group of people. There's an archipelago that is surrounded by a thousand miles of ocean on any side of it. /m n ŋ/ m n ŋ /p t k q ʔ/ p t k q ' /p͡f t͡s t͡ʃ k͡x q͡χ/ pf ts ch kh qh /p̕ t̕ k̕ q̕/ p' t' k' q' /f s ʃ x χ h/ f s sh x ȟ h /l r j~ɥ ɰ~w ʁ̞/ ...
by wintiver
06 Jan 2019 02:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332300

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

It sounds plausible...not sure if its attested, but I'd be surprised if its not (and even if its not attested, that doesn't mean its implausible) so yours would be...lets say "yorik" means "singing"... C1: yorika, yorikaha a singer(s) singing. C7: elyorik, umyorik an instrument(s) being played. Tho...
by wintiver
04 Jan 2019 06:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332300

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

My current project has many noun classes. I want to have my class marking vary a bit with some noun classes being suffixes and some being prefixes. Is this possible? My justification for this was, during some sort of grammaticalization process, some elements which were more noun-like become one type...
by wintiver
29 Dec 2018 19:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332300

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

I'm working on some vaguely recollected information here so this could be wrong but if you say have a language with SOV word order and furthermore that language has a separate lexical class for adjectives then noun-like adjectives would precede the modified noun and verb-like adjectives may follow? ...
by wintiver
20 Dec 2018 20:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676612

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t k/ /pʰ tʰ kʰ/ /kʷ/ /s ʃ ɬ h/ /j w~ʋ ʍ/ /l r/ /t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ/ /i iː u uː/ /ɛ eː ɔ oː/ /ə/ /a/ Still trying to figure out what sounds I actually like, but this should do for now. I do think it's a bit lacking in fricatives and I might want to do more with liquids. The syllable structure will be prett...
by wintiver
20 Dec 2018 19:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332300

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

I believe I have seen Polish’s syllable-skeletons described as follows. Monosyllables: Maximally (C)(C)V(C)(C) Initial syllables: Maximally (C)(C)V(C) Final syllables: Maximally (C)V(C)(C) Internal syllables: Maximally (C)V(C) In other words: First syllables and only syllables can have onset cluste...
by wintiver
19 Dec 2018 17:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332300

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

Are there natural languages, or perhaps your own conlangs, that have separate phonotactics for monosyllables versus any other n-numbered syllables? I'm thinking of allowing for a less restricted coda for monosyllables but for any other words there are less consonants allowed to occur in coda positio...
by wintiver
03 Dec 2018 05:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676612

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

eldin raigmore wrote:
03 Dec 2018 03:48
(Useful information written by Eldin Raigmore)
Does that help answer the questions? I hope it did!
Yeah it definitely did. Instead of going by a gut feeling I should've crunched the numbers to figure that that was enough phonemic information to make that work.
by wintiver
03 Dec 2018 00:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676612

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Rotokas-esque pa pi pu pã pĩ pũ ba bi bu mã mĩ mũ ta si tu tã sĩ tũ da di du nã nĩ nũ ka ki ku kã kĩ kũ ga gi gu ŋã ŋĩ ŋũ paː piː puː pãː pĩː pũː baː biː buː mãː mĩː mũː taː siː tuː tãː sĩː tũː daː diː duː nãː nĩː nũː kaː kiː kuː kãː kĩː kũː gaː giː guː ŋãː ŋĩː ŋũː a i u ã ĩ ũ aː iː uː ãː ĩː ũː As ...
by wintiver
24 Oct 2018 16:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676612

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

New inventory: /p t t͜ʃ k (ʔ)/ /b d d͜ʒ g/ /f s ʃ x/ /v z ʒ ɣ/ /r j w/ /i ɪ u ʊ a ə/ The outcome: ux uux 'dog' nux n'uux 'the dog' ʊxt uxt 'dogs' t͜ʃɪmː čim 'cat' nə‿ʃɪmː na-šim 'the cat' t͜ʃɪnt čint 'cats' iv iiv 'son' nə‿iv na-iiv 'the son' ɪft ift 'sons' kəzː kaz 'man' nə‿xəzː na-xaz 'the man' k...
by wintiver
10 Aug 2018 21:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676612

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n ɲ ŋ/ m n ň ŋ /p t ts tɬ tʃ k q/ p t c tl č k q /f s ɬ ʃ x χ h/ f s ł š x ḥ h /w r l j/ w r l y /i u iː uː/ i u ii uu /e o eː oː/ e o ee oo /ɛ ʌ ɛː ʌː/ ɛ ʌ ɛɛ ʌʌ /æ ɑ æː ɑː/ æ a ææ aa There used to be a more productive +/- ATR vowel system but much of that collapsed leaving only the mid vowels ...
by wintiver
14 Jun 2018 18:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332300

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

If one had let's say a vowel system with contours and phonemic length then if some vowel, /a˦˩/ has a falling tone while short and then its long counter part /aː˦˩/ does that mean that the phonemically long version just takes a slower tonal descent?
by wintiver
14 Jun 2018 18:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332300

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

Oh fudge monkeys, I completely missed the part about tone [:O] No worries! I can always keep your suggestions in mind for another conlang. i ɯ u e ɤ o ɛ ʌ ɔ a Low tone: i ĭ u e ŭ o ĕ ă ŏ a High tone: í î ú é û ó ê â ô á Thank you that's a really elegant solution! I like that a lot! Sorry for the de...
by wintiver
12 Jun 2018 01:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5676
Views: 1332300

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

I am trying to orthographize a conlang, specifically its vowel system without using digraphs. Right now I am using the IPA characters because I don't know what else to do. I was wondering if you had any suggestions. The vowel system is: i ɯ u e ɤ o ɛ ʌ ɔ a There is a length distinction on all vowels...
by wintiver
07 Jun 2018 19:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676612

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

p' k' q' k͡p' q͡p' p k q ʔ k͡p q͡p ɸ x χ h x͡ɸ χ͡ɸ m̥ ŋ̥ ɴ̥ m͡ŋ m͡ɴ ʙ ʟ̥ ʘ u, o, ɑ I was toying around with a hyper-strange and smaller inventory too. I like this a lot actually. The sheer number of labials is staggering. I'd like to think dialects diverging and daughters of this language generatin...
by wintiver
05 Jun 2018 04:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676612

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Current language idea - it's been bouncing around and changing form. Vowels: i ɯ u e ɤ o ɛ ʌ ɔ a Vowels can be short or long and they carry tone. Using <a> /a/ as an example: Tone on Short Vowels: a˥ a˥˩ a˨˥ a˩ Tones for Long Vowels: a˥ a˥˩ a˨˥ a˩ a˩˧˩ a˥˧˥ a˧˥˦ Notably there will be phonation affec...
by wintiver
05 Jun 2018 03:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676612

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/u:ⁿǂàma/, a distant relative of Eroki Gǂama, spoken on an island of the coast of the island where the latter is spoken. /p pʰ ⁿp t tʰ ⁿt t͡ɬ t͡ɬʰ t͡ɕ t͡ɕʰ ⁿt͡ɕ k kʰ ⁿk ʔ/ /m n ɲ ŋ/ /s ɬ ɕ h/ /ɾ/ /w l j/ /ʘ ʘʰ ⁿʘ ǀ ǀʰ ⁿǀ ǀˀ ǃ ǃʰ ⁿǃ ǃˀ ǂ ǂʰ ⁿǂ ǂˀ/ /i u ɛ ɔ a/ /i: y: u: ɯ: e: o: ɛ: ɔ: a:/ /ɔʊ ɛɪ əu ə...
by wintiver
03 May 2018 19:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676612

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I've been making strides with a conlang but I was thinking I would like to have some of its neighboring languages should be quite dissimilar to it. I have a strong urge to make a language with many series of stops, I was thinking of going to as many as 5 series of stops, a basic 3 (maybe 4) vowel sy...