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by k1234567890y
20 Feb 2019 11:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Yiddish
Replies: 10
Views: 1291

Re: Yiddish

I think the [x]>[ʃ] in nisht could be an example of irregular sound changes, maybe due to influences from dialects with ich-laut i,e, dialect levelling . While sound changes are largely regular, there can be small irregularities, it happens in English too, the pronounciation of blood and flood seems...
by k1234567890y
20 Feb 2019 08:33
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What do I need to know?
Replies: 10
Views: 194

Re: What do I need to know?

While knowing more does not hurt and helps, what you have known are enough to start a conlang.
by k1234567890y
20 Feb 2019 08:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of
Replies: 37
Views: 9739

Re: The Dalar: Culture, Biology, and Other Things I Think Of

how do dalars get old? what do old dalars look like?
by k1234567890y
17 Feb 2019 13:02
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 71
Views: 9095

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 k1234567890y
15 Feb 2019 06:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2310
Views: 266373

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next : dibakhigh [diˈbaxiɢ] v. reveal, expose dveg [tvek] - adj. real Next: gláwaras - crown, tiara, garland A conlang I do for a project: glavrax [klavraʃ] - n. emperor rax [vraʃ] - n. monarch, king, queen glamir [klamir] - n. empire vur [vur] - n. family, kin vir [vir] - adj. related -ax [aʃ] - a...
by k1234567890y
15 Feb 2019 06:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 378
Views: 65409

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Gluestick wrote:
13 Feb 2019 22:28
Next:
Fiphü [ɸipʰuː] - n. Incense, smell
A conlang I do for a project:

vib [vip] v. to smell

viib [vi:p] n. smell

viv [viv] n. nose
DesEsseintes wrote:
13 Feb 2019 17:07
Next: ćé·ć [t͡ʃeːt͡ʃ] n. rock
A conlang I do for a project:

txex [t͡ʃəʃ] n. gravel

Next:

naasta [na:sta] n. plant
by k1234567890y
15 Feb 2019 04:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 821

Re: underused settings in world building

back to the topic, how many creations have used elements from the Voodoo religions for a fantastic setting, or have religions with elements inspired by Voodoo religions in a more realistic conworld setting?
by k1234567890y
15 Feb 2019 03:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 821

Re: underused settings in world building

Quick example: Most members here present low fantasy conworlds with bronze age analogues or get really technical with scifi, except 1 conlanger who does urban fantasy (you go girl! [:D]). I guess I am one of the few who use "typical mixed fantasy" for the conworld. The Lehola Galaxy is based on new...
by k1234567890y
15 Feb 2019 03:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80316

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

gestaltist wrote:
14 Feb 2019 09:09
Yeah, sounds realistic enough. Why send mothers to be nuns though? Wouldn't they be more useful as grandmothers? There's a reason why in most cultures, monasticism is linked to celibacy, not parenthood.
they can be a grandmother and a nun at the same time I guess.
by k1234567890y
14 Feb 2019 04:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80316

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

certainly realistic enough aplenty - its a mix of certain denominations of Buddhism (everyone spends at least a year or few as a monk), Tibetan Buddhism (every family sends a son to study to be a monk), and various monastic traditions of Christianity. actually buddhist traditions are where I drew m...
by k1234567890y
13 Feb 2019 17:38
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80316

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

a pre-industrial society with most of the population get ordained as monks and nuns sometimes in their lives. In that society, there's a custom for every family to send a daughter to the local temple to be ordained as nun when she is born; besides, the most smart child of a village is usually sent ...
by k1234567890y
11 Feb 2019 20:07
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80316

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

An alternative history which came to my mind when stepping out of the shower two days ago: What if Rome had adopted the Etruscan language, and built its empire speaking and spreading that language? (After all, they did once have an Etruscan nobility.) So the whole Romance branch of Indo-European wo...
by k1234567890y
11 Feb 2019 19:40
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 71
Views: 9095

Re: Conlang accents

Ame language 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. In Ame, there are no distinction between /r/ and /l/; besides, words can't start with the li...
by k1234567890y
10 Feb 2019 00:18
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80316

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

a pre-industrial society with most of the population get ordained as monks and nuns sometimes in their lives. In that society, there's a custom for every family to send a daughter to the local temple to be ordained as nun when she is born; besides, the most smart child of a village is usually sent t...
by k1234567890y
03 Feb 2019 09:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 2310
Views: 266373

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next: Impecpeco [ɪŋ'pʰækpʰækɔ] n. a great misunderstanding pāgʷ v. mix NEXT: gʷaðn̩ adj. full Q.T. Lingua Franca vodim [vɔdɨm] v.w. to mend, to repair, to fix, to compensate, to make up vedim [vɪdɨm] v.I. to fill up, to fill out vuden [vɨdɪn] adj. full(as opposed to hungry) Next: shudim [ʃɨdɨm] v.w...
by k1234567890y
03 Feb 2019 08:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting
Replies: 378
Views: 65409

Re: Parallel Lexicon Sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
31 Jan 2019 00:04
Gluestick wrote:
30 Jan 2019 19:37
Next:
Glaux [çɬɑks] adj. soaked, steamed
lāk adj. hot

NEXT: wl̩muθe n. thunder/lightning
Q.T. Lingua Franca

mloti [mlɔtɨ] n. thunder

Next: bti [btɨ] n. lightning, electricity
by k1234567890y
03 Feb 2019 08:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kuzari/Khazar
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Kuzari/Khazar

The Khazar Khanate is known to have existed, but we have no records of its language, though what little information we have makes linguists think that it was r-Turkic with a significant z-Turkic substrate. The upper strata converted to Judaism, and thus many Jews persecuted by Christian states move...
by k1234567890y
02 Feb 2019 06:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Some tools for Conplanets
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Some tools for Conplanets

I have found some online tools for calculating data for conplanets. You might find them useful in determinig data for your conworlds: http://depts.washington.edu/naivpl/sites/default/files/hz.shtml - Calculation of Habitable Zones, it shows the range of habitable zones for a star, and you need to pr...
by k1234567890y
02 Feb 2019 03:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kuzari/Khazar
Replies: 13
Views: 331

Re: Kuzari/Khazar

nice (: I have posterioris with a similar name: Ketzer, but Ketzer languages belongs to the Tungusic family Also what is the reason behind the alternation between "Kuzari" and "Khazar"? because of the etymology of the name? Verbs are ussually extremely regular. The main irregularity is in the infini...
by k1234567890y
01 Feb 2019 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 2284
Views: 211103

Re: CBB Lexicon Building

masako wrote:
18 Sep 2018 18:45
next: comparable to; such as...
Q.T. Lingua Franca

moz [mɔz] adp. like, such as

Next: Brittle Star