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by Clio
12 Aug 2019 04:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183468

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Is anyone else having issues with the "Show unread posts" button sending them to posts from 2014, or seeing discrepancies between the reported last post's author and the actual last post in a thread, after the cull? I had the first issue with the Conlangs Q&A thread and the second with the "What kin...
by Clio
11 Aug 2019 23:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 5
Views: 144

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Glad I copied over that Romlang idea to my new scratchpad just before the server issues!

sangi39, I think that means we'll have to start conversating more rapidly, right?
by Clio
11 Aug 2019 01:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5594
Views: 1297117

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

I'm thinking of making a Slavic language spoken in southern Thrace. The problem is I have no idea how to go about this. I've never made a conlang decended from a natlang before, and I don't know very much at all about Slavic languages. Any tips on the matter would be appreciated. You should get hol...
by Clio
04 Aug 2019 02:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Clio's scratchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Clio's scratchpad

Three verbs from a different language: 'vaʎo 'vaʎome vallo vàllome 'vaʎes 'vaʎed valles valled 'vaʎe 'vaʎosi valle vàllosi 'istem 'istame istem ìstame 'istes 'istad istes istad 'iste is'tasi iste istasi o'rɔ o'rɔme orò oròme o'ras o'rad oràs oràd o'ra o'rasi orà orasi
by Clio
03 Aug 2019 02:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Clio's scratchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Re: Clio's scratchpad

Here are a few possible case systems (giving singular then plural) nom/acc equa rosa cela fratra gen equi rosi celi fratri dat/abl equu rosa celu fratri nom/acc equi rosi cela fratri gen equóra rosára celóra fratra dat/abl equi rosi celi fratribi ------------------------------------------ nom equi r...
by Clio
02 Aug 2019 05:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Clio's scratchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 278

Clio's scratchpad

Right now I'm playing around with a Romlang with a common and a neuter gender. To start I'll summarize the content of this post : Nouns basically develop like this: equum, equos > equũ, equoj > equõ, equi > equa, equi rosam, rosas > rosã, rosaj > rosã, rose > rosa, rosi caelum, caela > celũ, cela > ...
by Clio
29 Jul 2019 00:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5594
Views: 1297117

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

Maybe it could end up with the dative if it was used as an adverb accompanying a dative of motion first... like *vādō Mārcī, casam "I'm going to Mark, in the house" > "I'm going chez Mark" ? But I'd like to refresh my knowledge of Latin to see if it's plausible in the least. My Sprachgefühl for Cla...
by Clio
27 Jul 2019 19:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5594
Views: 1297117

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

I was going to chime in with some information about Ancient Greek genitives with prepositions, but Zekoslav said better in one sentence what I would have said in my entire post. Instead I'll say: Zekoslav, have you considered creating new adpositions from nouns? Classical Latin already had gen. + ca...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 16:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Y²KS
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: Y²KS

/ˈpərjatiː/ > [ˈbaːʎati] ([baˈʎaːði]) /ˈduːleːd͡ʒiː/ > [ˈduːleʒi] ([ˈduːrʒi]) /ˈʔajbiː/ > [ˈeːvi] ([ˈjeːvi]) /ˈsammeːjat/ > [ˈsaːmeʝatə] ([ˈsaːmʒa]) /ħaˈluntiː/ > [xaˈluːndi] ([xaˈroːndi]) /ˈɬiːllə/ > [ˈsiːla] ([ˈsiːler]) Wow, sorry, that ended up much longer than I expected. I have a feeling that'...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 05:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2363

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Is anything going to be done to this thread given that even the brief lessons on the last few pages were effectively an advertisement (as far as I can tell, intended to make us interested enough to buy the whole book)? I admit that I haven’t the inclination to go read up on the relevant forum guide...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 04:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5594
Views: 1297117

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

I see, my bad. So it'd be more proper to come up with just how the sounds work/go together first, then assign them to written letters, yes? No need to apologize! If naturalism is your goal, then the advice is generally given to reproduce to some extent the way in which natural languages develop. Th...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 03:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5594
Views: 1297117

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

At the moment, there's no historical reasoning. I was just thinking about how I'd assign sounds, and I'd just work out a rule for how exactly it'd sound depending on where it is. As for /ɲ/, same deal really, I just assigned it to <na>, or maybe <nha>. So, from what I understand of what you wrote h...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 02:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Y²KS
Replies: 18
Views: 757

Re: Y²KS

The history of scholarship about this language reminds me very much of that concerning real-life classical languages (Alexandrian and Byzantine scholars on Greek, Panini on Sanskrit, etc.), and I think it's an excellent facet of both your presentation and your conworlding. And although there are pla...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 02:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2363

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

Well Shukudai hasn't logged on since the 26th, a couple of hours after making their most recent post, which makes me think that they're done interacting here. Shame, really. I mean, at least they weren't just being histrionic about the whole "you missed the boat" thing. Is anything going to be done...
by Clio
05 Jan 2019 02:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5594
Views: 1297117

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

This isn't really about the phonology, but these two spellings stood out to me: /c/ <c/k> /ɲ/ <na> Are there historical reasons for them? For instance, Spanish spells /k/ as <c> and <qu> because Latin /kʷ/ <QU> lost its labialization, and English spells /i/ as <ee> (among other things) because Middl...
by Clio
25 Dec 2018 23:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: National Anthems
Replies: 22
Views: 27057

Re: National Anthems

Presumably, people after WWII (and/or before WWII) didn't understand "sang impur" as having a racial meaning. Apparently there's a common, but ahistorical, interpretation of the lyric taking "sang impur" to be the opposite of "blue blood," so people understand the line to mean, roughly, "Let the blo...
by Clio
27 Nov 2018 23:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 345
Views: 144035

Re: English Orthography Reform

That's why the Cut Spelling reform doesn't change the spelling of <sine>. The <e> at the end already indicates that the preceding <i> is pronounced as /ai/ rather than /i/. As laid out in the book I linked to, the <y> is only substituted in situations like <igh>, <ig> and <ie> that all denote /ai/....
by Clio
19 Nov 2018 16:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Adpihi
Replies: 7
Views: 3730

Re: Adpihi

Are Adpihi, Reptigian, and Arpien the conlangs where you're not experimenting with tone and length? I'm looking forward to more details on this topic! It's pretty rare to see sentence-level prosody discussed in a conlang description, so this is interesting.
by Clio
19 Nov 2018 16:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 345
Views: 144035

Re: English Orthography Reform

@Zé : I'm aware that English has homophones which are also homographs, and I agree that context usually clears up any ambiguity between two meanings (especially when the two meanings belong to different parts of speech, like your examples of "kind" and "to"). I'm saying that in the (relatively rare...
by Clio
17 Nov 2018 19:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 345
Views: 144035

Re: English Orthography Reform

I cannot recall any minimal pairs in English that distinguish syllabic versus non-syllabic liquids, so I doubt this will cause more confusion in comparison. I'm aware that there are two- and three-syllable pronunciations of "interest." Does anyone distinguish in speech between the financial and emo...