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by DesEsseintes
17 Nov 2019 04:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ptila
Replies: 4
Views: 85

Re: Ptila

I like several things going on here, especially the auxiliaries and the lenitions. Two questions: 1. I believe all your clusters agree in MoA rather than PoA, as you have clusters such as kt mn , but not nt pm . Is that correct? I like limiting clusters to same MoA in languages like Korean. 2. Given...
by DesEsseintes
15 Nov 2019 10:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370442

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

Given all the changes I've made to Alál in the last few years, I'd like to get back to putting together proper documentation for it. Since I'll have to rewrite almost all of what I wrote in the existing Alál thread to bring it up to date, do y'all think it'd be more efficient / less messy to just s...
by DesEsseintes
12 Nov 2019 16:40
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2
Replies: 18
Views: 1782

Re: A soun incàra vîv - Emilian lessons v2

This thread is sending waves of nostalgia coursing through my sinuses. [:D]
by DesEsseintes
11 Nov 2019 19:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2793
Views: 697509

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n/ m n /t t͡ʃ d͡ʒ k g ʔ/ t c j k g ’ /s/ s /v r/ v r /a e o/ a e o Permissible clusters are nC vC rC ’C . Permissible geminates are thus mm nn vv rr but all are underlyingly clusters. Vowels can occur in hiatus ad nauseam. A voicing contrast in dorsal occlusives!? Feels so wrong and yet so right....
by DesEsseintes
09 Nov 2019 16:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1048339

Re: What did you accomplish today?

After resketching Middle Híí the other day I quite accidentally started reviewing Old Híí. I promptly threw away the messy old version and settled on a new, much reduced phonology with much more interesting - albeit still very simple - phonotactics. I’m very pleased with the emerging look and feel o...
by DesEsseintes
09 Nov 2019 16:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370442

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

How naturalistic is it for a language to have an auxiliary (derived from a verb meaning do) that takes person/maybe tense (its an agglutinative language so the two are completely separate) that comes after a serial verb construction? It would replace person/tense on the meaning verbs in the constru...
by DesEsseintes
06 Nov 2019 16:34
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 5818

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

loglorn wrote:
05 Nov 2019 18:58
on the discord (noticed you haven't been there lately Des)
I should pop in and say hi soon.

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xeránene nganeráslustray omó exéroma
shangenge hangyáathukay omó eshóma
yãkenge ãyálukway omó e'éma
Looks familiar - I think you showed that last one to me a while back? [:D]
by DesEsseintes
02 Nov 2019 16:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2793
Views: 697509

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I’m wreaking havoc with Híí diachronics again, and here is my latest sketch for Middle Híí, the last common ancestor of Híí Proper and Húú. *m *n *t *ts *tł *tʃ *k *kw *ʔ *s *ł *ʃ *x *xw *h *ð *l *j *ɣ *w *a *e *i *ð is back, and though it largely merges with *j , there are also reflexes in dd in Hú...
by DesEsseintes
02 Nov 2019 05:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 5818

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Hi everyone i haven't talk in the boards actually in... A while, how's everyone doing? Also strength for the bearded dragon, my dad's 17 year old dog is undergoing a similar process and i totally feel you. Hihi, I haven’t been very active on here either lately. Since last night, I’ve been jotting d...
by DesEsseintes
02 Nov 2019 05:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370442

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

Thanks for your reply, Pabappa.

I might be better off just doing wholesale j → Ø / C[+occlusive]_ and then have _V[+front] be the palatalising environment I need.
by DesEsseintes
02 Nov 2019 03:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370442

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

Just making sure this large-scale elision of /j/ is plausible:

j → Ø / C_V[-front]

Nothing wrong with that, right?
by DesEsseintes
28 Oct 2019 16:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Micalangs Scratchpad
Replies: 39
Views: 4025

Re: Micalangs Scratchpad

A simple naming language project for a fantasy novel I'm currently drafting. It's deliberately meant to evoke the feel of Latin and Greek, but be prettier and have a few twists. It'll probably end up being named Vorsari or something similar. Keinos Suriores Jistanien Bellaria Tiama Saeworos Virania...
by DesEsseintes
25 Oct 2019 21:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2793
Views: 697509

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Oniihek phonology: smol language I came up with because I can’t sleep /n/ n /t t͡ʃ k ʔ/ t c k ’ /s h/ s h /r w/ r w /a e i o/ a e i o /ai/ ai /a i o/ have long counterparts, written doubled /ai/ is the long counterpart to /e/ /e/ is also the epenthetic vowel CC clusters are common and largely unrest...
by DesEsseintes
24 Oct 2019 04:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 31
Views: 5818

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

vampireshark wrote:
24 Oct 2019 01:00
Passed my Ph.D. defense a little less than two weeks ago. Still feels strange to have done so.
Congrats!

Are you experiencing an odd, hollow feeling from having so much free time?
by DesEsseintes
20 Oct 2019 17:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2793
Views: 697509

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Vlürch wrote:
29 Sep 2019 18:35
/pˀ tˀ kˀ/ are [pʼ tʼ kʼ] word-initially and after voiceless consonants, [ɓ ɗ ɠ] after voiced consonants and [ʔ̚ɓ ʔ̚ɗ ʔ̚ɠ] intervocalically.
Love this.
by DesEsseintes
15 Oct 2019 17:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

How about /m̥ n̥ ŋ̊ l̥ r̥/ or a subset thereof?
by DesEsseintes
15 Oct 2019 09:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

(More seriously, it'd be good for you to learn the difference between phonemes and phones. "/matʃu/ > /matʃʷ/ or /maᵘtʃ/" would be better presented as "/matʃu/ [matʃʷ] or [maᵘtʃ]".) As can be observed here , Davush is well aware of the difference between / / and [ ] but probably formatted this in a...
by DesEsseintes
14 Oct 2019 18:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language
Replies: 19
Views: 1048

Re: Uuxh: An Anti-Aesthetic Language

I propose the term uglang for what Davuüxh is trying to accomplish here. :mrgreen:
by DesEsseintes
08 Oct 2019 09:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1048339

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Ælfwine wrote:
08 Oct 2019 05:43
The fact that it looks Algonquin is a feature, not a bug. :)
Anything Algonquian is a bug, said no one with taste ever. [;)]
by DesEsseintes
16 Sep 2019 03:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kšaisnnã
Replies: 9
Views: 3496

Re: Kšaisnnã

I like the aesthetic of this language. Your best so far.