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by GrandPiano
12 Jan 2019 23:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 86
Views: 33661

Re: Surprising cognates

If Latin fūnus comes from the PIE root *dʰew-, then "death" and "funeral" are related.
by GrandPiano
23 Dec 2018 00:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 671
Views: 150483

Re: False cognates

:ara: تقاتل taqātala "to fight one another" (particularly forms where the first syllable is reduplicated like tataqātalūna "you are fighting each other")
:jpn: 戦う tatakau "to fight"
by GrandPiano
20 Dec 2018 01:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 651
Views: 116106

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Alright. My last exams are tomorrow, so I should have time after that.
by GrandPiano
18 Dec 2018 06:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6814
Views: 764665

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

I can think of rendaku and Lyman's law in Japanese, and those stem extensions that exist in some Polynesian languages, but I'm unsure of what else is out there. Does Japanese have anything else? Not sure if this is exactly what you’re looking for, but Japanese has some somewhat interesting alterati...
by GrandPiano
15 Dec 2018 22:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 651
Views: 116106

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I was planning to make another guess if I had time, but you don't need to wait for me.
by GrandPiano
14 Dec 2018 03:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Looking for "hanyu da cidian" radical list
Replies: 2
Views: 120

Re: Looking for "hanyu da cidian" radical list

Are you talking about the Kangxi radicals (of which there are 214)?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kangxi_radical
by GrandPiano
14 Dec 2018 03:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 718
Views: 124976

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Just found this: https://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/보지#Korean in Korean, 보지 can mean "cxxt" and also " preservation, holding, retention" and "notice, announcement" Koreans might want to revive Hanjas because of things like this I guess It says that the last two senses are rare, though. I wouldn’t be su...
by GrandPiano
03 Dec 2018 04:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 31
Views: 41458

Re: Today I learned ...

Sorry meant to answer this earlier. Wikipedia agrees that they re stops , but the description seems the same as that of a nareal fricative. A voiceless n resembles /nh/, not /nt/, so I would group it with fricatives at least acoustically. [n̥] has the same place of articulation as [t] (and [d] and ...
by GrandPiano
03 Dec 2018 04:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6814
Views: 764665

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

Is there a reason other than personal preference he'd include [ˠ] in the transcription, if he's the only one to distinguish it from the velar allophone, when [ʷ] labiovelarizes non-velars and [f] is a fricative? While [w] is labio-velar, I think [ʷ] technically only indicates that a consonant is la...
by GrandPiano
01 Dec 2018 07:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 31
Views: 41458

Re: Today I learned ...

(Note that voiceless nasals are not stops ... the difference between voiced and voiceless nasals is not quite the same as between and voiced and voiceless stops). Can you elaborate on this? My understanding was that nasal stops are considered stops because they block the airflow in the oral cavity ...
by GrandPiano
26 Nov 2018 00:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 671
Views: 150483

Re: False cognates

I might be wrong, but as far as I remember Cuneiform changed to a fully logographic writing system, without any pictographs left. Yes, but some of the logograms originated as pictograms. Same with Chinese characters. (Also, cuneiform in its most developed state wasn’t fully logographic; there were ...
by GrandPiano
25 Nov 2018 16:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 671
Views: 150483

Re: False cognates

Sumerian 𒋗 šu “hand” :chn: 手 shǒu “hand” The last two are even graphically sort of similar - a vertical line with several horizontal lines. Which is of course because both started as a drawing of a hand. Such resemblances are common in logographic scripts. Oh yeah, I guess you're right. I'm not sur...
by GrandPiano
25 Nov 2018 14:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 671
Views: 150483

Re: False cognates

Sumerian 𒉺𒇻 sipad “shephard”
:eng: shephard

Sumerian 𒋗 šu “hand”
:chn: 手 shǒu “hand”

The last two are even graphically sort of similar - a vertical line with several horizontal lines.
by GrandPiano
21 Nov 2018 05:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Odd Glossing Game
Replies: 260
Views: 30402

Re: The Odd Glossing Game

mister wrote:
18 Nov 2018 16:33
The language doesn't allow open syllables so that's why it's not jɛ̃n and not ɛ̃n.
An open syllable is a syllable that doesn't have a coda... The onset has nothing to do with it.
by GrandPiano
20 Nov 2018 22:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 651
Views: 116106

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Here's my next attempt, though I'm not very confident about my proto-word: I start with northernmost of the southeastern islands, which appears to have the most conservative forms, and move outward from there. https://i.imgur.com/aIrpyRe.png Proto-word: *hampəkʲʰdo Proto-Green (north): *hampəkʲʰdo >...
by GrandPiano
20 Nov 2018 02:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 651
Views: 116106

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

One of the words appears to be transcribed afə̻xdo, with a square below the ə. As far as I know, a square below an IPA letter indicates laminal articulation, which I don't think makes sense for a vowel. Is this a mistake, or is it a notation that I'm not familiar with? Sorry, it's supposed to be a ...
by GrandPiano
20 Nov 2018 02:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1182
Views: 268257

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Yep! [tick]

I figured this one wouldn’t be too hard. Your turn!
by GrandPiano
19 Nov 2018 02:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1182
Views: 268257

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Jackk wrote:
19 Nov 2018 00:52
Does the word come from clamāre?
[tick] (though it seems to be clāmāre, not clamāre)
by GrandPiano
18 Nov 2018 22:33
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1182
Views: 268257

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Jackk wrote:
18 Nov 2018 22:32
Does the word begin <cad->?
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