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by Vlürch
19 Jul 2019 18:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280364

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
19 Jul 2019 17:28
Currently, Sjialɱa [çi̥ˈɔ̥ᵝŋ̊.m̪̊ɔ̥ᵝ] fixes stress to a word's penult mora. Can a pitch accent system coexist with that?
I don't see why it couldn't, and AFAIK it does in (at least some of) the Yugoslavic languages?
by Vlürch
09 Jul 2019 12:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 251
Views: 65945

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

All4Ɇn wrote:
08 Jul 2019 02:23
軍螺 (Cun·lư)- Bugle (military spiral)
"Military spiral" is a pretty cool term, and in general your naming scheme for instruments is really cool and interesting.
by Vlürch
09 Jul 2019 12:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280364

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

Maybe I'm contradicting myself right now according to what I previously said, but the main problems don't concern grammar. I kind of know what I want my conlang to be like in terms of grammar, but I want it to be as a priori stic as possible I can definitely understand wanting your conlangs to be "...
by Vlürch
08 Jul 2019 05:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phenglộl, Jinqaṣyavri & Nemin-uguu
Replies: 11
Views: 2029

Re: Phenglộl, Jinqaṣyavri & Nemin-uguu

Although this post is mostly about conculture stuff, I'm posting it in this thread because I think it's better to have everything in one place, and it has some conlang stuff as well, so yeah. ~ Some stuff about the politics, religion and history of the Nemin Empire The Nemin Empire is divided into m...
by Vlürch
01 Jul 2019 18:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280364

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

With this I don't mean that I'm used to compare myself with Tolkien (since doing so would be at least one of the worst sins in conlanging history (even if no one could know)), not at all, but rather that the perfection of his languages inhibits me from creating other things. Hopefully I won't sound...
by Vlürch
11 Jun 2019 18:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phenglộl, Jinqaṣyavri & Nemin-uguu
Replies: 11
Views: 2029

Re: Phenglộl, Jinqaṣyavri & Nemin-uguu

Немин-угуу The language of the Nemin-bıyrıy (summer people), called so because of the fact that the interdimensional barrier leading to the parallel universe where they live only opens in the summer. It's a vaguely "Ural-Altaic" language with heavy influences from Chinese, particularly Old Chinese ...
by Vlürch
08 Jun 2019 13:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 853286

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

clawgrip wrote:
05 Jun 2019 14:36
I hope that clears it up.
It definitely does, all of that makes perfect sense. Thank you so much for the detailed explanation! [:D]
by Vlürch
01 Jun 2019 10:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 697
Views: 167172

Re: False cognates

:eng: quick Old Chinese 霍 /*qʰʷaːɡ/ - quickly, suddenly Maybe it's a bit of a stretch, but they do have similar meanings and velars and uvulars aren't that different. Also, even though I don't know of one, I wouldn't be too surprised if there was some English dialect where "quick" is pronounced [kwɑ...
by Vlürch
25 May 2019 12:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11399
Views: 973230

Re: What did you accomplish today?

For an as-of-yet unnamed conlang that's supposed to be the language of an empire somewhere west of China in an interdimensional bubble or whatever, I finally have a satisfactory "ranking system" for individuals in a royal court derived from Old Chinese. The majority of the terms (so far) are compoun...
by Vlürch
24 May 2019 18:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?
Replies: 36
Views: 2205

Re: How do you pronounce everyone else's nick?

This is going to be my most embarrassing post ever, but... Keep in mind that I have no idea whether my /l/ is ever [ɫ] or something or not. I just can't hear the difference, so I used [l] for everything. Also, I'm not entirely sure about a bunch of other sounds... also note that since I'm Finnish, m...
by Vlürch
24 May 2019 15:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 853286

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

A question about Japanese, since this has been bothering me ever since I posted a suggestion for sound changes in LinguistCat's "Cat Japanese" conlang thread using an example of this (possibly incorrect?) construction. In constructions like X的なY , when is the な after the 的 necessary, and when is it ...
by Vlürch
12 May 2019 19:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280364

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

The more I immerse myself in linguistics, the more it seems that certain dogma, such as "sound change is exceptionless" is false. (But what do I know.) Every time I say that, I get shit... but yeah, logically sound changes aren't always 100% regular even in part just because people's speech isn't 1...
by Vlürch
12 May 2019 12:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?

..raises hand tentatively.. wayum! That'll have to be worded somewhere... tshitshelonye ... maybe that one too! What do you mean by "worded"? Who's Nazarb? Nazarbayev, the former president of Kazakhstan who resigned immediately after pushing through a switch to the Latin alphabet. The (unfunny) jok...
by Vlürch
11 May 2019 05:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?
Replies: 23
Views: 778

Re: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?

Myself, I've never really seen the point of conscripts in the first place and always just use Latin/Cyrillic/Arabic for my conlangs (but might be like "yeah, well, conically they have their own unique script too"), but am obviously not against people creating them. I think it's cool if someone posts...
by Vlürch
20 Apr 2019 16:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How would you romanize Kazakh?
Replies: 24
Views: 5058

Re: How would you romanize Kazakh?

Just now, I randomly came across an article in Karakalpak (written in the Cyrillic script) and decided to look up if they also have a Latin alternative... welp, turns out their alphabet is being reformed in a way that's similar to the reformed Kazakh Latin alphabet, only it may be even worse when it...
by Vlürch
20 Apr 2019 06:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Mishero مِسْهَرو
Replies: 29
Views: 4537

Re: Mishero مِسْهَرو

Interesting, especially the weird stuff like contrasting /ɹ/ and /ɻ/, having only one retroflex consonant, having creaky and breathy voice in a language set in Iraq, etc. I have no idea which is the standard transliteration for /ŋ/ in languages written in Arabic orthography. I used غ just because it...
by Vlürch
20 Apr 2019 04:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How would you romanize Kazakh?
Replies: 24
Views: 5058

Re: How would you romanize Kazakh?

I know bumping a year-old thread is annoying, but making a new thread seems unnecessary considering this one already exists. Hopefully it's fine, since I feel like this topic is just as relevant now as it was a year ago. At least for now, they seem to be still using the old Cyrillic alphabet alongs...
by Vlürch
21 Jan 2019 12:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?
Replies: 24
Views: 1243

Re: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?

Definitely a cool idea. Whatever it ends up being like, it'll probably be interesting.
by Vlürch
21 Jan 2019 12:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280364

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

Ohh, got it. My mistake. When you said "I know phonemic R-coloured consonants are (almost certainly) unattested and probably the only languages that ever have them at all are American English and Mandarin Chinese" (emphasis mine), I interpreted "them" as referring back to "phonemic R-coloured conso...
by Vlürch
28 Dec 2018 12:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1280364

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

What are the phonemic r-colored consonants in American English and Mandarin Chinese? Oh, do you mean the rhotics that can cause r-coloring on vowels? Nah, by "at all" I meant the allophonic R-colouration on consonants adjacent to rhotics that sometimes happens. Like an exaggerated American or Beiji...