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by ixals
08 May 2019 21:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5599
Views: 1298514

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

I would say it can, but not in the way you showed it in your example. Postvocalic consonants make more sense IINM. Starting out from English, which slightly lengthens vowels before voiced consonants, you could have the following. /ata a:ta asa a:sa/ > /ata a:da asa a:za/ > /ata ada asa aza/ Another...
by ixals
07 May 2019 17:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5599
Views: 1298514

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

Can a voicing distinction arise in consonants because of vowel length?

/ta ta: sa sa:/ > /ta da sa za/, etc.
by ixals
13 Mar 2019 10:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4335
Views: 864266

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

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
13 Mar 2019 06:56
So there's this Japanese song I'm obsessed with now called 夜行性ハイズ (Yakousei Haizu). The translation I've found is "Nocturnal Kids". But how do you get "kids" from ハイズ? Does ハイズ actually mean anything in Japanese?
My theory is that it would be from Chinese 孩子 (háizi /xaɪ̯³⁵ d͡z̥z̩³/).
by ixals
11 Mar 2019 15:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3579
Views: 885891

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Thá 'Germanic lang' à mé è né 'consonant clusters'.
DEF.F.SG.NOM 'Germanic lang' GEN 1SG.OBL have NEG 'consonant clusters'
My Germanic lang does not have consonant clusters.
by ixals
06 Mar 2019 14:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Zhér·dûn

Genitive This post will feature three rather short grammatical features. The first one is the genitive case which was already featured in previous posts, but I thought it would be good to give a quick overview separately. The genitive in Zhér·dûn is marked by the preposition a4 , which is a cognate...
by ixals
03 Mar 2019 12:58
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1495
Views: 305384

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

A cognate to the French abattre, I assume?
by ixals
03 Mar 2019 12:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4335
Views: 864266

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

I agree. In some dialects this process is still productive and also active for post-alveolars (which are phonetically rounded), e.g. there is [fʏʃʷ]~ [fɪʃʷ] 'fish'. I'm so glad to read this because I often hear my German professor use [ʏ] where I'd expect [ɪ] and always thought it was a bit strange...
by ixals
28 Feb 2019 22:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Zhér·dûn

Changes Fixed the last sentence in the previous post with an added pha2 "to be" ( tho2 tho4·zo2 shu5 > tho2 tho4·zo2 pha4 shu5 ). The change will be talked about in this post Passive II A small addition to the passive voice in Zhér·dûn: The agent in a passive sentence is expressed by the prepositio...
by ixals
24 Feb 2019 01:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Zhér·dûn

I enjoyed the post on seperable verbs. Maybe you could say that the separated form is kind of a present tense antipassive? It only occurs in the absence of an overt object in the present tense. Two related questions: Can adverbs come in between the parts of a separable verb? What is the passive for...
by ixals
23 Feb 2019 11:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 304
Views: 184196

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I thought about this as well recently so I would welcome the addition of such a feature, too.
by ixals
13 Feb 2019 19:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Zhér·dûn

Changes In polysyllabic words and just like /n/, final /r/ is also deleted. That mean that words like *austraz "east" first change to austar and end up as just aust before the tonogenesis hits Zhér·dûn. I also added the change of /sw/ > /zw/ to allow for syllables that start with /s/ and have a hig...
by ixals
09 Feb 2019 23:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Zhér·dûn

Sorry for bothering you and jumping ahead, but today I was wondering how passives will be formed in Zhér·dûn. It seems to me that Germanic languages use a variety of auxiliary verbs/light verbs. German uses sein to be , werden to become , and bekommen to get . English uses at least to be and to get...
by ixals
06 Feb 2019 23:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Zhér·dûn

Will there be a topic/focus marker for nouns? I am asking because: most Germanic languages use intonation for this purpose. This is rather complicated in a tone language -- not impossible to do, but definitely advanced conlanging. (almost) all natlangs have some way to indicate information structur...
by ixals
04 Feb 2019 16:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Zhér·dûn

Wow, thanks for the detailed replay. I really like the idea of clusters creating a neutral tone. I also like the idea of neutral low sequences becoming falling, etc. This looks a lot like dissimilation to me [:)] No problem [:D] Originally I had kept neutral-low sequences etc., so there were three ...
by ixals
03 Feb 2019 19:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Re: Zhér·dûn

This is an interesting conlang - a Germanic language that resembles an East Asian language! There probably is no plausible place where such a language could be spoken "in the real world", but as an experiment, it is nice. Actually, if Ixals would make this North Germanic, we could say descendants o...
by ixals
02 Feb 2019 14:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1245

Zhér·dûn

Zhér·dûn Most of the time I prefer to make my a posteriori conlangs as realistic as possible, which of course hinders the speed at which I can conlang. So to change things up a bit, I simply started working on Zhér·dûn, a conlang I give the realistic side of things a pass with. Zhér·dûn is its own ...
by ixals
12 Jan 2019 16:58
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2014
Views: 252246

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

From *mēþiz?
by ixals
04 Jan 2019 11:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2510
Views: 553385

Re: Language practice thread

Pourquoi pas ? Why not? Je n'avais pas envie de les réviser. C'est tout! [:D] I didn't want to review them. That's all! Ça m'embêterait, j'en suis certain. That would annoy me for sure. [}:(] Tu as pu trouver sans trop de difficulté une définition pour le vocabulaire inattendu ? Have you been able ...
by ixals
03 Jan 2019 22:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2510
Views: 553385

Re: Language practice thread

你們好? Nĭmen hăo? How are you? 我常常在寒假跟朋友去酒吧喝了白酒。 Wŏ chángcháng zài hánjià gēn péngyŏu qù jiŭbā hē le báijiŭ. I often went to the bar to drink alcohol with my friends in the winter holidays. 今天我得複習中文生詞,可是我現在不想複習。 Jīntiān wŏ dĕi fùxí zhōngwén shēngcí, kĕshì wŏ xiànzài bù xiăng fùxí. Today I have to rev...
by ixals
23 Dec 2018 17:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1495
Views: 305384

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Just "willow tree"? Yes! [:D] Your turn! (Is it from <salīcitārius>?) Nope, just <salīx> with turned into /sai̯t͡s/ and the <-ārium> was added later on. Here's the orthography and the phonological development: (/ˈaːrjũ/ > /ˈi̯er/ > /jɛu̯/) /ˈsa.li.kẽ/ > /ˈsaʎd͡z/ + /ie̯r/ > /sai̯ˈt͡sjel/ > /sɛˈsʲjɛ...