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by GrandPiano
03 Dec 2018 04:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 31
Views: 28721

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: 6784
Views: 716467

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: 28721

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: 667
Views: 134238

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: 667
Views: 134238

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: 667
Views: 134238

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: 259
Views: 27736

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: 648
Views: 105212

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: 648
Views: 105212

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: 1080
Views: 220389

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: 1080
Views: 220389

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: 1080
Views: 220389

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Jackk wrote:
18 Nov 2018 22:32
Does the word begin <cad->?
[cross]
by GrandPiano
18 Nov 2018 22:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 220389

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

It seems like the general convention has been to ask one question per post. There's no rule against asking more, but it might be better to not ask too many questions at once so that other people also have a fair shot.
by GrandPiano
18 Nov 2018 22:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 220389

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Jackk wrote:
18 Nov 2018 22:14
9. Is it from an infinitival form?
10. is it from an -are conjugation verb?
11. Does the word begin <cau->?
12. Did the word contain a <d> or an <m>?
9. [tick]
10. [tick]
11. [cross]
12. [tick]
by GrandPiano
18 Nov 2018 22:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 220389

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Jackk wrote:
18 Nov 2018 22:06
5. Is it a verb?
6. Is the <ch> from <ce> or <ci>?
7. Did the ancestor in Latin have three syllables?
8. Did the <v> come from <p> or <b>?
5. [tick]
6. [cross]
7. [tick]
8. [cross]
by GrandPiano
18 Nov 2018 22:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 220389

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
18 Nov 2018 21:39
Is it a content word?
[tick]
Jackk wrote:
18 Nov 2018 21:40
1. Is it a noun?
2. Does it have a direct ancestor in Classical Latin?
3. Is the <ch> from Latin <c>?
4. Is the <v> from Latin <v>?
1. [cross]
2. [tick]
3. Partially
4. [cross]
by GrandPiano
18 Nov 2018 21:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 648
Views: 105212

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?
by GrandPiano
18 Nov 2018 21:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 220389

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

New word:

chve
/ʃvɛ/
by GrandPiano
16 Nov 2018 03:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 220389

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Yay! I might need a few days before I have time to come up with the next word.
by GrandPiano
15 Nov 2018 23:49
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 220389

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Does it mean "oath"?