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by kanejam
17 Dec 2018 21:01
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A paper I wrote on Farsi Ezafe
Replies: 2
Views: 160

Re: A paper I wrote on Farsi Ezafe

Your transcription is totally inconsistent. You variously give book as keta:b, ketab and kitab. You also have at least one <y> for /j/. Why not just use the normal transcription? I.e. ketâb. Also it's not clear what most of your ungrammatical sentences are supposed to demonstrate, you just give an u...
by kanejam
19 Apr 2016 23:34
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Lesson/Guide Requests
Replies: 302
Views: 141576

Re: Lesson/Guide Requests

I know this one might be a bit weird, but how about a Polynesian language like Rapa Nui or Hawaiian? The Rapa Nui are my favourite ancient culture, and I've been trying to learn their language from Internet-based resources with little luck. I would definitely follow along any Malayo-Polynesian lang...
by kanejam
03 Nov 2015 01:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Indo-European diachronic collablang
Replies: 491
Views: 44712

Re: Indo-European diachronic collablang

127. B C
128. B
129. B
130. A
by kanejam
24 Oct 2015 07:58
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: PSA: aeiouǝ Inventories Exist in Natlangs!
Replies: 15
Views: 3356

Re: PSA: aeiouǝ Inventories Exist in Natlangs!

Tocharian B and apparently A both have /aeiouǝ/. While they do both have phonetic [ɨ], in the case of Tocharian B it is simply an allophone of unstressed /ǝ/, whereas in Tocharian A, Proto-Toch. /ɨ/ is elided in open syllables and inserted into consonant clusters, and supposedly exists solely as a t...
by kanejam
24 Sep 2015 22:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14452
Views: 1172665

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

Ok, sorry. Yeah, natlangs have all sorts of odd asymmetries in vowel systems like that, so it's probably normal enough. It's not even particularly asymmetric. Natlangs can get a lot weirder than that; Dorig, for example has /i ɪ ɛ a ɔ ʊ u aː/ with a single long vowel. Your intuition for what's plau...
by kanejam
24 Sep 2015 14:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14452
Views: 1172665

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

HoskhMatriarch wrote:Now, at one stage the inventory is /a aː ɛ ɔ ɪ iː ʊ uː aɪ̯ aʊ̯/, which doesn't seem remotely stable or even that likely to arise.
Why do you say this? It may not be super common but I hardly feel it's bizarre or unstable.
by kanejam
24 Sep 2015 01:23
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Kala Lessons
Replies: 28
Views: 6268

Re: Kala Lessons

If I have time I would certainly be interested (I have barely been on here for the past month though so no promises).
by kanejam
24 Sep 2015 00:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14452
Views: 1172665

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

Would it be more likely that long vowels are slightly fronted compared to short vowels (or short vowels are slightly backed compared to long vowels), or vice versa? Specifically I'm playing with /a ā/ (well, a centralized /a/), but I assume it'd be the same for anything. I think it's slightly more ...
by kanejam
21 Sep 2015 01:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Indo-European diachronic collablang
Replies: 491
Views: 44712

Re: Indo-European diachronic collablang

I think this way of voting makes more sense.

104. a
105. b
106. abfh
107. cd
by kanejam
15 Sep 2015 00:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Indo-European diachronic collablang
Replies: 491
Views: 44712

Re: Indo-European diachronic collablang

101. ad
102. ab
103. ab
by kanejam
07 Sep 2015 03:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Guess The Language!!!
Replies: 5373
Views: 337981

Re: Guess The Language!!!

Spoken on New Guinea?
by kanejam
07 Sep 2015 03:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The First CBB Inverse Relay
Replies: 71
Views: 6916

Re: The First CBB Inverse Relay

The torch has (finally) been passed on to Lao Kou.
by kanejam
02 Sep 2015 03:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romaniquè
Replies: 20
Views: 2587

Re: La Lingua Romanica

Porque Italian es la lingua la plu conservativa. Los hybridos de las linguas romanicas son tan comunes que yo posso en facer uno sur la plaza; in fato, es tan facil que ecriver en el frances que yo parlo. Mi favorite es la interlingua, mas ils son tan comunes que ils combinan in mi mente.
by kanejam
02 Sep 2015 00:22
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Guess The Language!!!
Replies: 5373
Views: 337981

Re: Guess The Language!!!

shimobaatar wrote:
Birdlang wrote:Is that Diacriticese?
Wow, spot on; did you Google it?
[+1]
Spoiler:
I actually laughed out loud [xD]
by kanejam
02 Sep 2015 00:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay VII
Replies: 93
Views: 16328

Re: CBB Conlang Relay VII

Sorry for the large delay, but the torch has finally been passed on to Jackk.
by kanejam
30 Aug 2015 23:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Indo-European diachronic collablang
Replies: 491
Views: 44712

Re: Indo-European diachronic collablang

93. b
94. ab
95. b
by kanejam
30 Aug 2015 23:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14452
Views: 1172665

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

"It's always been like that" can only go so far back in time. To suggest that it's been irregular the entire time is unlikely to hold water if we go back in time 1700 years or even 4000. I guess your explanation will do for that. The explanation doesn't need to go back to Proto-World; irregularitie...
by kanejam
30 Aug 2015 22:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The First CBB Inverse Relay
Replies: 71
Views: 6916

Re: The First CBB Inverse Relay

And received. And my, what a beautiful torch it is! Elemtilas has outdone himself.
by kanejam
27 Aug 2015 13:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread
Replies: 8396
Views: 618546

Re: The Majestic 4th Conversation Thread

Reminds me of Iqaluit, where you can send a letter to "the 8-storey highrise, Iqaluit" and it will get there without trouble, because they don't (or didn't?) have a viable address system there. If you can be that vague and have it delivered without trouble, then I'd say it's a very viable system [:P]
by kanejam
25 Aug 2015 22:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reduplication in Rawàng Ata
Replies: 3
Views: 794

Re: Reduplication in Rawàng Ata

I only got through the section on nouns so far, but I definitely like what I see! The possessive prefixes coming after the plural reduplication is especially cool. And this is fantastic:
Sal wrote:bo-bo-bolay
a shitload of turtles