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by Vlürch
20 Apr 2019 16:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How would you romanize Kazakh?
Replies: 23
Views: 4615

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: 4305

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: 23
Views: 4615

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: 1074

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: 14614
Views: 1216821

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: 14614
Views: 1216821

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...
by Vlürch
21 Dec 2018 02:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216821

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

One thing you could do is go down the route of Turkmen. Start out with /s z sˡ zˡ x ɣ xˡ ɣˡ/ then shift them all forward resulting in /θ ð θˡ ðˡ ʃ ʒ ʃˡ ʒˡ/, with /ʃˡ ʒˡ/ shifting further to /ɬ ɮ/. That would give you /θ ð θˡ ðˡ ʃ ʒ ɬ ɮ/ to work with, and then original /h/ could appear variously as ...
by Vlürch
14 Nov 2018 23:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216821

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

I don't know if there's standard words but you could make some up like: septentrional, oriental, meridional, occidental for NESW Thanks! [:D] That makes perfect sense, this is kind of a "duh" because I didn't even think about just using "oriental" and "occidental". I didn't even know the other term...
by Vlürch
14 Nov 2018 23:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3988
Views: 372679

Re: Romanization game

/p pˤ t tˤ k kˤ ʔ/ <p b t d k g ʾ> /f θ s ʂ ɕ x ħ h/ <f ţ s ş x̧ x ḩ h> /t͡s t͡sˤ ʈ͡ʂ ʈ͡ʂˤ t͡ɕ t͡ɕˤ/ <c z ç j ķ ģ> /m n ŋ/ <m n ņ> /ɻ j ɥ w ʕ̞/ <ŗ y w̧ w ʿ> /r~rˤ/ <r> /l~lˤ/ <l> /i iː y yː u uː/ <i ī u ū o ō> /ə əː/ <e ē> /a aː/ <a ā> /aɪ̯ aːɪ̯ aʊ̯ aːʊ̯/ <ay āy aw āw> Next: /m n ɲ/ /p t c q/ /pʰ tʰ...
by Vlürch
14 Nov 2018 23:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216821

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

What would the names of locative cases that correspond to compass points be?
by Vlürch
10 Nov 2018 15:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3988
Views: 372679

Re: Romanization game

What do you mean? opipik's original post has /u/, doesn't it? I... I have no idea how such a brain fart is even possible. Like, for fuck's sake, because I forgot to romanise the /u/ and /o/ differently in the list phonemes (but did manage to romanise them differently in the example words, at least)...
by Vlürch
10 Nov 2018 00:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3988
Views: 372679

Re: Romanization game

I did romanisations for a couple of the previous ones just for fun, too: /p b t d k g/ <p b t d k g> /f s z ħ ʕ/ <f s z h c> /t͡s d͡z/ <c j> /n/ <n> /ɺ/ <r> /i e/ <i e> /ɨ ə a/ <y ı a> /u o/ <u o> /t ʧ k q/ <t ḱ k q> /b d ʣ ʤ ɟ ɡ/ <b d z j ǵ g> /n ŋ/ <n ʼn> /s/ <s> /v ʒ/ <v ś> /w l j/ <w l y> /i u e ...
by Vlürch
01 Nov 2018 22:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6918
Views: 817679

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

Does anybody know of a good, free online source for Farsi (including Tajik and Dari) grammar, especially the morphology? You probably already know this site . Here 's a pdf about Persian grammar, but it's apparently just a sketch and is missing a lot of stuff. Another pdf , specifically for Dari. T...
by Vlürch
31 Oct 2018 17:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phenglộl & Jinqaṣyavri
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

Re: Phenglộl & Jinqaṣyavri

The examples are hilarious. Is imperative expressed as a certain future tense? That's actually a good idea, so yeah. I was considering some kind of complicated rules for forming imperatives because it'd be kinda funny to have that as the only complex part of the grammar (especially when the concult...
by Vlürch
31 Oct 2018 16:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3988
Views: 372679

Re: Romanization game

/p b t d c ɟ k g/ <ph p th t ḱh ḱ kh k> /pʼ tʼ cʼ kʼ/ <px tx ḱx kx> /ɓ ɗ ʄ ɠ/ <b d ǵ g> /f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ ħ ʕ h/ <f v ṭ ḍ s z ś ź ḳ ġ x c h> /m n ɲ ŋ/ <m n ń ᵰ> /l j ʎ ɥᵝ w ɰᵝ/ <l y ɫ ẃ w ẉ> /ɾ/ <ṛ> /r r̝/ <r ŕ> /ɬ ɮ ʎ̝̊ ʎ̝/ <ḷh ḷ ĺh ĺ> /ʭ/ <q> /i e ɛ æ/ <i e é ae> /ɨ ʉ ʊ̈ ɵ ə ɜ ɐ a/ <io ue ù oe ...
by Vlürch
30 Oct 2018 19:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Phenglộl & Jinqaṣyavri
Replies: 9
Views: 1816

Re: Phenglộl & Jinqaṣyavri

Жинқаҫьаври The language of the Жинқаҫьас (Jinqaṣyas), a people who inhabit a cavernous island floating in the sky. Said island used to not be an island, having been firmly located somewhere in Russia, but as the Soviet Union dissolved, it was suddenly yanked up by sky giants; this was to keep the ...
by Vlürch
30 Oct 2018 16:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5156
Views: 619528

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Just an incomplete idea: /t͡ʪ d͡ʫ/ [t͡ʪ~t͡ɬ d͡ʫ~d͡ɮ] /t͡ʪʲ d͡ʫʲ/ [t̠͡ʪ̠ʲ~t͡ɕ d̠͡ʫ̠ʲ~d͡ʑ] /t͡ʪʶ d͡ʫʶ/ [t̪͡ʪ̪ʶ~t̪͡s̪ʶ d̪͡ʫ̪ʶ~d̪͡z̪ʶ] /ʪ ʫ/ [ʪ~ɬ ʫ~ɮ] /ʪʲ ʫʲ/ [ʪ̠ʲ~ɕ ʫ̠ʲ~ʑ] /ʪʶ ʫʶ/ [ʪ̪ʶ~s̪ʶ ʫ̪ʶ~z̪ʶ] /a e i u/ are [ɐ ə ɨ u] after /t͡ʪ d͡ʫ ʪ ʫ/ /a e i u/ are [æ e i ʉ] after /t͡ʪʲ d͡ʫʲ ʪʲ ʫʲ/ /a e i u/ are...
by Vlürch
26 Oct 2018 23:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3988
Views: 372679

Re: Romanization game

/p b t d k g ʔ/ <p b t d k g c>
/f s ʃ x/ <f s x h>
/t͡ʃ/ <j>
/m n ɲ ŋ/ <m n ỹ g̃>
/ʋ j w/ <v y w>
/l/ <l>
/ɺ/ <r>

/i e/ <i e>
/a/ <a>
/u o/ <u o>

Next:

/m n ŋ/
/p t k ʔ/
/pʰ tʰ kʰ/
/p͡ʪ t͡ʪ k͡ʪ/
/p͡ʪʰ t͡ʪʰ k͡ʪʰ/
/ʪ/
/β ð j ɣ ɦ/
/ɮ/

/à ì ù/
/á í ú/
by Vlürch
24 Oct 2018 18:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14614
Views: 1216821

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

I think calling them underspecified for length would make much more sense. Or opposing stable and unstable vowels wrt length. Thanks, I think that makes sense. But should they be grouped with the short or long vowels? I mean, grouping them separately seems like the most convenient way to go about i...
by Vlürch
24 Oct 2018 18:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5156
Views: 619528

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Something weird I came up with, that I have a feeling is similar to something I've posted before: /m͊ n͊ ɲ͊ ŋ͊/ /m̥ʰ n̥ʰ ɲ̊ʰ ŋ̊ʰ/ /ᵐb ⁿd ᶮɟ ᵑg/ /pʰ tʰ cʰ kʰ/ /ʔ/ /ⁿd͡ʫ/ /t͡ʪʰ/ /s/ /j h/ /h̃/ /ɾ~ɺ/ /a i u/ /ã ĩ ũ/ /ḁ i̥ u̥/ /ḁ̃ ĩ̥ ũ̥/ Syllable harmony: 1) the denasalised nasals can only occur before ...