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by Clio
05 Jan 2019 16:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Y²KS
Replies: 18
Views: 674

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: 2183

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: 14747
Views: 1253294

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: 14747
Views: 1253294

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: 674

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: 2183

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: 14747
Views: 1253294

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: 54
Views: 26643

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: 856
Views: 141393

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: 6
Views: 3610

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: 856
Views: 141393

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: 856
Views: 141393

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...
by Clio
06 Nov 2018 02:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11375
Views: 954831

Re: What did you accomplish today?

This one was about PIE-related things, though, so at least it was interesting. I have two more papers due in the next two weeks, one of which should also be interesting, but I allowed myself to take a bit of a break today, which I haven't really done for quite a while. I suddenly found the energy t...
by Clio
04 Nov 2018 20:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cissian Revisited
Replies: 5
Views: 3216

Re: Cissian Revisited

I really enjoy this so far! This is definitely one of the most detailed phonology posts I've seen; morsels like nonstandard non-native pronunciations make for a really nice, realistic read. I was just about to ask if you had a Grand Master Plan to share; I'll be keen to see that post whenever you ge...
by Clio
04 Nov 2018 19:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Getic
Replies: 20
Views: 11366

Re: Getic

@shimobaatar : As always, it's great to see you drop into this thread! Thank you for spotting all the typos, which I've cleaned up. Now, as to your questions, I'm going to tackle the simpler ones first: -The irrealis moods have become the Getic future tenses. -No, - ī -, - ǎ -, and - aǐ - don't hav...
by Clio
02 Nov 2018 21:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Getic
Replies: 20
Views: 11366

Re: Getic

5.3 The perfect active The primary function of the perfect tense is to indicate a recently-completed action. The perfect usually connotes continuing present significance but may also be used to describe any recent action. (Use of the perfect to describe events in the far past is characteristic of b...
by Clio
26 Oct 2018 18:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad
Replies: 42
Views: 19407

Re: Frislander's IE-lang scratchpad

I was looking forward to your post on the s-stems, and as expected it was a good one. I really enjoy reading through your thought process as you work through syncretism in and analogy from the output forms, especially here where they have a few really notable features (instrumental -p, tons of syncr...
by Clio
26 Oct 2018 17:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Getic
Replies: 20
Views: 11366

Re: Getic

5.2. The past active The Getic past tense is derived from the conflation of the Proto-Indo-European aorist and imperfect. Its basic meaning is imperfective, although the majority of Getic verbs have past tense forms derived from the Proto-Indo-European aorist. As with the present tense, there are t...
by Clio
25 Oct 2018 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11375
Views: 954831

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I wrote up about five single-spaced pages on the Getic past and perfect tenses: stem formation, ablaut patterns, sample conjugations. In the process I also spotted and corrected a few errors in my write-up about the present tense. (Technically, I did most of this late last night.) Today, I determine...
by Clio
22 Oct 2018 01:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Getic
Replies: 20
Views: 11366

Re: Getic

5. Verbal morphology Getic verbs inflect for two numbers (singular and plural), three persons, two voices (active and passive), and five tense-aspect combinations (present, past, perfect, future I, and future II). In addition, verbs have four associated quasi-nominal forms: an infinitive/supine and...