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by Znex
02 May 2019 10:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 853088

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

In Germanic languages apart from English, do participles ever get used in clauses like particularly in the classical IE languages?

eg.
:eng: Having entered the city/upon entering the city, we proceeded to look for the king.
:lat: Civitatem ingressi, regni inquirere processimus.
by Znex
26 Mar 2019 09:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: The Comparison of languages
Replies: 4
Views: 202

Re: The Comparison of languages

Is this comparing cognate items or equivalent items? If it's for cognates, then you might want to check your natlang cognates: just at a glance, I've spotted "beth" in the Celtic list, which is from "pa beth" {*what thing}. The real Welsh cognate would be "pa" (no longer in common usage as an interr...
by Znex
19 Feb 2019 10:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Regional Differences in Vulgar Latin
Replies: 8
Views: 483

Re: Regional Differences in Vulgar Latin

I've got the impression that Western or Gallo-romance features started to spread earlier than the period of Frankish rule. Already during the late Empire, with the weakening of Rome, there was an important trade route on from Lugdunum to Mediolanum to Sirmium, by which Gallo-romance features could ...
by Znex
17 Feb 2019 15:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 81
Views: 10925

Re: Conlang accents

not bad, although Hawntow seems to have at least like 7 phonemic vowels(not counting length distinctions), while Ame has 4 phonemic vowels, and Hawntow seems to have more consonants, too and Hawntow seems to have phonemic tones. But seems that Hawntow has no syllables starting with a vowel, and Haw...
by Znex
17 Feb 2019 12:03
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 81
Views: 10925

Re: Conlang accents

Due to the highly restrictive phonotactics, the Ame accent of English would be extremely distorted, more so than that of Japanese, maybe comparable to how Jennifer becomes Kinipela in Hawaiian. Hawntow is the same, if not more so. But I have included two readings below: one more pidginesque, and on...
by Znex
02 Dec 2018 13:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11651

Re: Lexember 2018

1/12 On the first day of Advent, my true love gave to me: ngatgsiy ngatasey /ʕatʕtɨj/ n. "sun, heavenly being; a divinity; the heavenly host" hnsui puwmig ti ngatgsiy yawuntipiiwutniitaytusytuyycaa: 'pwcyga pwcyga kantghi...' [hnsui puwmig ti]TP , ngatgsiy yawu-n-ti-piiwu{pʕw}-tnii-tay-tusy-tuy(y)-(...
by Znex
02 Dec 2018 12:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 83575

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

For those wondering where the heck the fire and ice came into play in ring one, as well as those who aren't but to whom i will tell this anyways, I am the culprit behind it. In Atruozan, "Nonetheless" is "of ƀeoköltmoþo nölcërlëlđdø̃møþe" in Atruozan, an idiom glossing as "SEM fire(AN)-ESS.ANZ-ADJZ...
by Znex
23 Nov 2018 13:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1465
Views: 301960

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is it a derivation from strabus?
by Znex
23 Nov 2018 07:21
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1465
Views: 301960

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is the second part Germanic in origin (ie. via Frankish or Gothic or the like)?
by Znex
21 Nov 2018 02:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 83575

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

I think the first ring is complete as much as it can be now, unless someone wants to add a different language.
by Znex
14 Nov 2018 01:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 853088

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

Fortis/lenis at least is usually used to describe a consonantal distinction that can't be plainly nailed down to the plainer distinctions of aspirated/tenuis or voiced/unvoiced for instance. Consonant length or quantity is one common feature denoted. Hittite is one language that is known to complete...
by Znex
14 Nov 2018 00:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1465
Views: 301960

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

You got it! Samde Chabrijne , or "Caprine Saturday", means "Witches' Sabbath". I recently learned that the word in Spanish, aquelarre , seems to be derived from a Basque compound of "buck, he-goat" and "meadow". A lot of the basic ideas of the "Witches' Sabbath" show great inspiration from pagan Ba...
by Znex
13 Nov 2018 15:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1465
Views: 301960

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Does samde derive from *sambatum or *sambati dies?
by Znex
13 Nov 2018 13:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 853088

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

Tense/lax have some meaning and are certainly relevant to more languages than just English (the distinction easily corresponds to other Germanic languages for instance; the bias is perhaps because of the sheer quantity of vowel phonemes compared to other language families) as opposed to more clear d...
by Znex
13 Nov 2018 02:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 83575

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X

Just passed the torch back to Click. [:D]
by Znex
14 Oct 2018 11:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hawntow Scratchpad
Replies: 7
Views: 2998

Re: Hawntow Scratchpad

The face of 4-and-2 has changed quite a bit since I last wrote in here, so I'm just gonna go through a quick revision of what I had already plus some new features that will be expanded upon again. First off 4-and-2 is now known as Hawntow [ɸɐ̂õ̯n(ə̃)tǒː] I wonder if you can guess where I got the nam...
by Znex
14 Oct 2018 10:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 853088

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

Does anyone know how common retracted [s̠] is in the world's languages as a or the main allophone of /s/ or /ʃ/ (whether expressed apico- or lamino-alveolar)? I understand it was fairly common in medieval mainland European languages, where in some cases it was kept distinct to denti-alveolar /s/ and...
by Znex
05 Oct 2018 12:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 22026

Re: English Dialects

KIT /i/ [ɪ] DRESS /e/ [ɛ] TRAP /æ/ [æ] modulo GenAm æ-raising, which is arguably phonemic because æ was raised differently (to [æi̯]) before [ŋ], but this no longer applies, so novel æ + [ŋ] sequences can be -eə̯ŋ- rather than -æi̯ŋ- (bank [bæi̯ŋk], Bernanke [bɚˈneə̯ŋkɪi̯]) LOT = PALM STRUT /ʌ/ [ʌ]...
by Znex
26 Sep 2018 10:14
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1465
Views: 301960

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Maybe a bit of a long shot, but is cot from caput?
by Znex
25 Sep 2018 08:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Conlang Relay X
Replies: 131
Views: 83575

Re: CBB Conlang Relay X (sign-up open)

Hey, I wanna sign up with Hawntow. [:D]