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by gestaltist
16 Feb 2020 20:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 441
Views: 24929

Re: Romanization game #2

/m n ɲ/ <m n ñ>
/b t d k~q g/ <b t d k g>
/f v θ ð s ɬ z ɮ x~χ ɣ~ʁ h h̃/ <f v þ ð s ł z ƶ x ǥ h ħ>
/r l j w/ <r l y w>

/i iː u uː eː oː ɛ ɔ a aː/ <i ī u ū ē ō e o a ā>

Next:
/ɓ t d kʼ g ʔ~h/
/m̰ n/
/s ɬ/
/β̞ l ɣ̞/

/æ e ɑ o/
/æ̃ õ/
/e̞ː o̞ː/
by gestaltist
15 Feb 2020 20:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Qutrussan Revisited: A Tigro-Euphratic Language?
Replies: 8
Views: 335

Re: Qutrussan Revisited: A Tigro-Euphratic Language?

I’m really enjoying this. Sounds like Qutrussan is right at home on Earth. It’s even more fun than the previous iteration.
by gestaltist
14 Feb 2020 08:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Something new
Replies: 4
Views: 128

Re: Something new

Welcome back. Good luck with the project.

Are you seriously romanizing the schwa with an underscore? Or was it a typo?
by gestaltist
13 Feb 2020 08:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: “No yeah no” and “yeah no yeah”
Replies: 10
Views: 173

Re: “No yeah no” and “yeah no yeah”

Wiktionary alleges that English 'rusk' (stale bread crushed and used as filler in making cheap sausages) is derived from Spanish 'rosca' (the arc-shaped trajectory of a football struck with side-spin). Etymology is a strange land. It becomes a bit less strange if you remember that 'rosca' also mean...
by gestaltist
04 Feb 2020 09:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Survey 2020 Result
Replies: 9
Views: 328

Re: Conlang Survey 2020 Result

I didn't participate because I felt the survey was skewed too much toward providing info on a single conlang. I have several I care about and they don't share much in common.

This thread made me realize I just passed the five year mark of active conlanging. Time flies, time flies.
by gestaltist
04 Feb 2020 09:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nakarian Diachronics
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Nakarian Diachronics

I apologize for the radio silence. I realized I didn't like where the project was going and made significant adjustments. I also included way more diachronic work on grammar this time around. I will come back here as soon as I'm confident I won't be making any more changes to the baseline.
by gestaltist
03 Feb 2020 10:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2114
Views: 320868

Re: Yay or Nay?

jimydog000 wrote:
03 Feb 2020 07:01
Whistled sibilants. Yay or nay?
Always yay!
by gestaltist
01 Feb 2020 20:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4495

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

There is a word for "humanoid-like" and "male gender" in my conlang. However, I did not interpret the English word "man" from the initial text to mean that, but rather as "person". The closest word for it here is "creature" in my conlang because human(oid)s aren't the only ones speaking it ic thoug...
by gestaltist
30 Jan 2020 17:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: CONLANG RELAY XI
Replies: 162
Views: 4495

Re: CONLANG RELAY XI

because there isn't a 1-1 way to translate "man" from ic griuskant to irl English. It sounds like you're telling us your conlang doesn't have a way of expressing one of the most universal notions a human might want to express. Does your conlang really have no way of expressing the ideas of "a human...
by gestaltist
25 Jan 2020 10:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nakarian Diachronics
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Nakarian Diachronics

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by gestaltist
23 Jan 2020 18:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nakarian Diachronics
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Nakarian Diachronics

Hiding the below under a spoiler as it's out of date. I still have some time today so let's move one step ahead. First, a minor point which isn't a productive process anymore but may be of interest in historical compounds: cluster reinterpretation . Namely, clusters /kp gb ŋm/ got reinterpreted as l...
by gestaltist
23 Jan 2020 16:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nakarian Diachronics
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Re: Nakarian Diachronics

Proto-Nakarian Phonology Hiding the below under a spoiler as it's out of date. Proto-Nakarian had the common five-vowel system with an additional suprasegmental distinction of breathy voice. Thus, the possible vowel qualities are: /a e i o u/ /a̤ e̤ i̤ o̤ ṳ/ Nothing too exciting. There are no dipht...
by gestaltist
23 Jan 2020 15:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nakarian Diachronics
Replies: 6
Views: 221

Nakarian Diachronics

Nakarian is my longest running. conlang. I've been working on it on and off since mid 2017, and it's been through some major revisions since. I've never been completely satisfied with it. Right now, I'm in the middle of another major revision, starting with phonology. Things are looking rather promi...
by gestaltist
21 Jan 2020 15:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 40
Views: 993

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

Hsaa Mote is an isolating language with minimal morphology, spoken as a trade language on a tropical archipelago. It's great that you found the time to do a bit of conculturing. Creating a language in a vacuum can have challenges. Plus, you had a reason to get into more specialized vocabulary, like...
by gestaltist
20 Jan 2020 15:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 40
Views: 993

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

brblues wrote:
20 Jan 2020 15:19
Should I also still post how I complied with the restraints?
Yes. If you don't, you'll be banned from the CBB forever. ;)

And in all seriousness, I didn't, and I don't think it matters as much as the actual language.
by gestaltist
19 Jan 2020 18:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 40
Views: 993

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

Hsaa Mote I'm sharing what I have so far. Sorry for the messy format but I feared I wouldn't find the time to post it at all otherwise. Hsaa Mote is an isolating language with minimal morphology, spoken as a trade language on a tropical archipelago. It's canonical sentence structure is OVS - with a...
by gestaltist
16 Jan 2020 14:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 40
Views: 993

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

I love speedlangs so I'll participate if I can find the time. If I may make a suggestion: please try to go beyond phonology in the constraints. Some speedlangs focused too much on that, and I find ideas about syntax, pragmatics, and morphology a lot more inspiring than "your language has to have at...
by gestaltist
15 Jan 2020 13:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)
Replies: 40
Views: 993

Re: Speedlang IX (Jan 17-19)

I love speedlangs so I'll participate if I can find the time. If I may make a suggestion: please try to go beyond phonology in the constraints. Some speedlangs focused too much on that, and I find ideas about syntax, pragmatics, and morphology a lot more inspiring than "your language has to have at ...
by gestaltist
10 Jan 2020 13:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworld Tavern
Replies: 3
Views: 239

Re: Conworld Tavern

1. The Golden Drake
2. stewed gulldrake in imported spices and figs
3. local Svartenvautian wines
4. live band
5. of course
6. expensive, upscale
by gestaltist
25 Dec 2019 09:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Kazumbe Language
Replies: 6
Views: 180

Re: The Kazumbe Language

In a direct-inverse system, only going by animacy May not be enough. First thing you need to consider is speech act participants: either 1st or 2nd person would count as more salient than the other, and both usually count as more salient than any 3rd person. In 3rd person, you also need some strateg...