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by All4Ɇn
05 Feb 2020 20:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4492
Views: 939731

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

Are there any particular reasons why the most common title for the Virgin Mary in Italian ended up as My Lady (Madonna) while in other European languages it ended up as Our Lady (Notre Dame, Nuestra Señora, Unsere Liebe Frau, etc.)?
by All4Ɇn
26 Dec 2019 17:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5971
Views: 1414392

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

Given the contact between the North Germanic and Celtic languages, does it seem probable to make a North Germanic language with initial consonant mutation? Or is this too unlikely given that it was mostly North Germanic languages that influenced the Celtic ones?
by All4Ɇn
26 Dec 2019 17:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Þrinn: The Mid-Germanic Language
Replies: 463
Views: 61433

Re: Þrinn: The Mid-Germanic Language

I just saw this, and I think Å for garlic is awesome! A one-letter word! Thanks! It’s one of my favorite Thrinn words for sure. It’s a loanword from French aulx Walloon has a "garlic", and I imagine some other obscure romlangs might have single letters as well. They’re related. The (now rarely used...
by All4Ɇn
26 Nov 2019 00:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 704
Views: 188145

Re: False cognates

:eng: arbor :lat: arbor English arbor comes from Old French erbier "field, meadow, kitchen garden", derived from Latin herba ; it was respelled under the influence of Latin arbor . So naturally, the day dedicated to planting trees has a name derived from a word for grass. [xP] No way! This seems to...
by All4Ɇn
15 Oct 2019 21:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5971
Views: 1414392

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
15 Oct 2019 20:23
It's more than possible due to being an accurate description of German, which has /ʝ/ rather than /j/ natively.
Well I meant more in the sense of there not being any allophonic sounds for it. That definitely does get me closer to what I'm looking for though so thanks [:)]
by All4Ɇn
15 Oct 2019 19:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5971
Views: 1414392

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

Is it at all possible that a language currently spoken in Europe could lack the phoneme /j/ except in the case of loanwords? I'm having a hard time finding any languages which lack the sound.
by All4Ɇn
14 Oct 2019 14:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 462
Views: 25675

Re: Romanization game #2

/m n/ <m n> /p b t d~ɗ c k ɡ/ < p b t d tj k g> /s z ʃ ʒ/ <s z sj zj> /f v ɹ h/ <f v w h> /ɾ/ <rl> /r/ <r> /l/ <l> /i u/ <i u> /ɪ ʊ/ <y û> /e ə/ <é e> /ɛ ɜ ɔ/ <ê ô o> /a ɑ/ <a â> Next: /m n ɲ ŋ ʔ/ /p b t d c ɟ ɡ/ /f v s ɕ h/ /l r j/ /ɪ iː ɨ ʉː ʊ uː/ /eː øː ə oː/ /ɛ ɛː ɔ ɔː/ /a ɑː/ /a̤/ /a˥˧˩ a˧˩˥˩/
by All4Ɇn
10 Oct 2019 01:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 462
Views: 25675

Re: Romanization game #2

/m n ŋ/ <m n ń> /pf t ts tɕ k q ʔ/ <p t c c~ci k ḱ> /t' ts' tɕ' q'/ <th ch ch~chi ḱh> /mbv nd ndz ndʑ ŋg/ <b d j j~ji g> /ɸ s z ɕ h/ <f s z s~si h> /l ɾ/ <l r> /tɕ tɕ' ndʑ ɕ/ are written as <ci chi ji si> before vowels other than /i i:/, <c ch j s> before /i i:/, and <cî chî jî sî> before consonants...
by All4Ɇn
30 Sep 2019 17:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 462
Views: 25675

Re: Romanization game #2

/m n ɲ/ <m n ň> /p b t d k ɡ q ʔ/ <p b t d k g> /tʃ dʒ/ <č dž> /f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ ħ ʕ h/ <f v ť ď s z š ž ch gh ghř ř h> /j w/ <j ǔ> /r/ <r> /l/ <l> /i y ɯ u/ <i ü ï u> /e ø o/ <e ö o> /a/ <a> /ai au/ <ay au> The alphabet order would be: Aa Ay Bb Čč Dd Dž Ďď Ee Ff Gg Gh Ghř Hh Ch Ii Ïï Jj Kk Ll Mm...
by All4Ɇn
29 Sep 2019 01:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 588517

Re: Language practice thread

Si tu avais été au sud-est, je t'aurais enrôlé pour investiguer le territoire où j'ai envie de situer la Silvie. If you'd been in the southeast, I would've drafted you to investigate my proposed area for Silvia. [B)] Un jour ! J'aimerais aller au Monaco. Je ne parie jamais mais je trouve le pays te...
by All4Ɇn
27 Sep 2019 12:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 588517

Re: Language practice thread

Dormouse559 wrote:
24 Sep 2019 18:54
Tu séjournes dans quel coin en France ?
Whereabouts in France are you staying?
Au nord. Il y fait toujours beau, non? [xD]
In the North. It always has such beautiful weather doesn’t it?
by All4Ɇn
23 Sep 2019 12:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4492
Views: 939731

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

In French some words with the circumflex added them not due to any etymological reasoning but simply because the accent gives the words a royal look due to the accent's similarity to a crown. This is most commonly seen in the words trône and suprême. My question is, are there any other cases of the ...
by All4Ɇn
23 Sep 2019 12:25
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 588517

Re: Language practice thread

But they allow sea stags? That's convenient. [¬.¬] [:P] Mais oui. Ils sont dans la délégation threnne! But of course. They're in the Thrinn delegation! 太好了!你為什麼決定去法國學習?你學習法文嗎? Great! Why did you decide to go studying in France? Do you study French? J'étudie français depuis plusieurs ans. I've been ...
by All4Ɇn
20 Sep 2019 14:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 588517

Re: Language practice thread

Dormouse559 wrote:
19 Sep 2019 22:51
Pourquoi tu ne m'y as pas amené avec toi ?
Why didn't you take me with you?
Malheureusement, il est interdit d'apporter des loirs en avion.
Unfortunately it's forbidden to bring dormice on the plane.
by All4Ɇn
19 Sep 2019 21:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2535
Views: 588517

Re: Language practice thread

Moi, je pratique mon français chaque jour ici... en France [:P]
As for me, I'm practicing my French every day here.. In France

Ce semestre, je fais mes études en France!
This semester I'm doing my studies in France!
by All4Ɇn
16 Sep 2019 19:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 462
Views: 25675

Re: Romanization game #2

I love this phonology [<3] [<3] [<3] /m n̪ ȵ n̺ ɳ ŋ/ <m n ny ñ n g> /p t̪ ȶ t̺ ʈ k/ <p t ty d t k> /ɸ θ ɕ s̺ ʂ h/ <f z s sz s h> /w l̪ j r̺ ɻ/ <w l ly r l> Front laminal: /ɪ u æ/ <ï u ä> Back laminal: /i y e/ <i ü e> Front apical: /ə o ɑ/ <i o a> Back apical: /e ɞ æ/ <ie ö ä> Due to the coronal and ...
by All4Ɇn
15 Sep 2019 15:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 462
Views: 25675

Re: Romanization game #2

/m n/ <m n> /p b t d c q ʡ ʔ/ <p b t d c k q '> /s ʒ/ <s z> /ɸ f v θ x ʍ ɣ w χ ʁ ħ ʕ h/ <ph f v th ch wh g w kh gh ħ â h> /ɾ/ <r> /r ʀ ʜ ʢ/ <rr rh hh grh> /l ʎ/ <l ly> /i ɪ y ʏ ɨ ʉ u ʊ/ <ī i ȳ y ï ü ū u> /e ɘ ɵ ɤ o/ <ē ê ô ë ō> /ɛ ɜ ɞ ʌ/ <e ä ė o> /a ɐ ɒ/ <a ȧ ā> Next: /ŋ ɴ/ /k ɡ q ɢ ʡ ʔ/ /k͡x ɡ͡ɣ q...
by All4Ɇn
14 Sep 2019 00:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 462
Views: 25675

Re: Romanization game #2

/m n ŋ/ <m n ng> /pʰ ts tɕ kʰ/ <p ts tst k> /b̥ d̥ ɡ̊/ <b d g> /f s ɕ h/ <f s st h> /ʋ~ʊ̯ ð̠˕ˠ l j~ɪ̯ ʁ̞~ɐ̯/ <v z l j r> /i i: y y: u u:/ <ï i û ü u̇ u> /ɪ ɪ: ʏ ʏ: ʊ ʊ:/ <i í ü ű u ú> /e e: ø ø: o o:/ <ė e ô ö ȯ o> /ɛ ɛ: œ œ: ɔ ɔ:/ <e é ö ő ó> /æ æ: ɶ ɶ: ɒ ɒ:/ <ä ä ø ø å å> /a a:/ <a a> /ˀ/ <t> Thos...
by All4Ɇn
10 Sep 2019 14:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 76
Views: 40175

Re: Lapdeutsch

Might I request to see what the past subjunctive forms of these verbs look like? Actually, if you're planning to gradually go through the different TAM forms in future posts, disregard this. If you would be interested in seeing the past subjunctive conjugation I'd be more than willing to make a pos...
by All4Ɇn
12 Aug 2019 06:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 76
Views: 40175

Re: Lapdeutsch

Why does these words get a long vowel when they gets an ending? Is it always like that or just some words, and wat is the advantage? Only certain nouns do. It largely lines up with the nouns which undergo the same process in Dutch (e.g: god->goden, schot->schoten) Why does these words get a long vo...