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by Vlürch
26 Jan 2020 19:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405440

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

Is it too unnaturalistic for a language to just straight up lose tone, creating tons of homophones? Especially if the same language has lots of mergers, like /pʰ/ and /kʰ/ both becoming /h/ word-initially and stuff like that?
by Vlürch
21 Jan 2020 07:44
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities in Finnish
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Curiosities in Finnish

I took it for granted that you already knew that päron referred to 'potato' in Swedish, so I apologize if my post came across as a bit harsh. Nah, I don't know pretty much any Swedish words except for the few I've learned in the last couple of months and a handful of random ones that all Finns know...
by Vlürch
19 Jan 2020 10:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252488

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

I have never received a dislike or negative comment on any of my videos on my youtube channel before How is that even possible?! [:O] I'm glad to hear, though, of course. I hit myself in the word whenever I hear or read someone use the word "whxxps". (I had to censor the vowels out with X's, so I d...
by Vlürch
18 Jan 2020 13:30
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Curiosities in Finnish
Replies: 13
Views: 393

Re: Curiosities in Finnish

So you have this plant that's popularized in Sweden in the 18th century; a time when present-day Finland constitutes the eastern part of its territory. In this region, Swedish speakers call the new plant p(e,ä)(:)r(u,o)n and Finnish speakers call it peruna . But you think it's more likely the Finni...
by Vlürch
17 Jan 2020 09:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad
Replies: 91
Views: 1550

Re: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad

PT did have /g/ and /d/... only in word-medial and word-final positions though. Altaicists propose that Proto-Altaic *d- (initial) became /d/>/ð/>/y/ in Turkic, explaining its loss. The initial is preserved in Mongolian, and there are cognates to prove it But what's the initial consonant in, say, *...
by Vlürch
17 Jan 2020 05:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad
Replies: 91
Views: 1550

Re: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad

Is it or just me, or is Arabic on screen less legible to the eye than Latin, Cyrillic, and Handzi of the same size? (or is it Times New Roman...) It's not just you, it just gets muddier and looks smaller even if it's technically the same size for some reason. My "Modern Khotanese" happen to be in t...
by Vlürch
16 Jan 2020 11:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad
Replies: 91
Views: 1550

Re: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad

How, then, did you progress your Cyrillic-reading from being as good as five-year-old Russian toddlers or Likbez participants, for you must surely have once passed through that stage? (no offence intended) Well, at first I got used to Cyrillic by trying to learn Kazakh. Then I just started making c...
by Vlürch
15 Jan 2020 06:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad
Replies: 91
Views: 1550

Re: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad

My problem is with the Cyrillic alphabet... I can read a paragraph of Finnish, Hawai'ian, Polish, or Basque; I can look and skim at a paragraph and the letters would easily form words and come into my head, whether or not I understand what is being read. But a text in Russian or Persian would look ...
by Vlürch
14 Jan 2020 19:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad
Replies: 91
Views: 1550

Re: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad

A Japanese work-of-art indeed. The entire Japanese language is a work of art, but yeah, it really is one of the most impressive kanji ever. By the way, do you know Russian? On the Kazakh thread you were citing an article in Russian, if I am not mistaken. Very little. I tried to learn it for a while...
by Vlürch
14 Jan 2020 06:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad
Replies: 91
Views: 1550

Re: Eskêl (Carpathian Bulgar) Scratchpad

I thought I'd already replied to this saying I like the idea of an Oghur conlang, but looks like I didn't. Well, I like the idea! I don't really know anything about Oghur languages so I can't say anything constructive, but this thread is interesting and I'm sure the conlang will be cool no matter wh...
by Vlürch
13 Jan 2020 18:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 401
Views: 23710

Re: Romanization game #2

/m n ɲ̟~ɲ ŋ~ɴ/ <m n ny ng> /p b t d k ɡ kʷ ʔ/ <p b t d k g q ʻ> /ts tɬ dɮ tʃ~tɕ dʒ~dʑ/ <ts cl jl c j> /ɸ s z ɕ ç~h/ <f s z sh h> /l j ɰ~w/ <l y w> /ɾ~r/ <r> /i ɯ~u/ <i u> /e ə̃ o/ <e ã o> /a/ <a> Next: /mʲ nʲ~ɲ/ /mˠ nˠ~ŋ/ /mˤ nˤ/ /pʲ tʲ kʲ~c/ /pˠ tˠ k/ /pˤ tˤ kˤ~ʡ/ /sʲ~ɕ/ /sˠ/ /sˤ/ /fʲ vʲ j/ /fˠ vˠ~...
by Vlürch
13 Jan 2020 03:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252488

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

I've always liked /x/. I'm Jewish, and I know Hebrew and German and am studying Arabic and Ancient Egyptian, so maybe that has something to do with it. I have /x/ in Kankonian, Shaleyan, Hapoish, Epselet, Ciladian, Txabao, and perhaps some other languages I can't think of right now. Oh yeah, I like...
by Vlürch
12 Jan 2020 00:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252488

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

it probably extends a fair bit from "ugly = bad" and there's a strong trend for finding certain sounds, especially /x/, "ugly" amongst English speakers (I'm not sure why, it's probably a mix of "it's not a sound we have" and probably over-annunciation when trying to teach new learners, and describi...
by Vlürch
11 Jan 2020 19:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252488

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

Youtube comments seem to attract maliciousness and stupidity like rotten meat attracts flies (I tried to stop reading them but my unhealthy curiosity still draws me to them...). Hmm, true... I don't exactly know why I assume that there's some correlation between the views of the Youtuber and those ...
by Vlürch
11 Jan 2020 05:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252488

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

Can you give some examples of this? I've had a look through the first ones which come up on Youtube and I can't really find any strong political views. Off the top of my head, I know I've seen some racist comments on some videos by Artifexian and there seem to be tons on the videos by Stoneworks Wo...
by Vlürch
11 Jan 2020 00:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252488

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

Not sure if this is the right thread to ask this, but it's something I've been wondering about for a while. Considering conlangers/conworlders/whatever at least seemingly tend to be more progressive and left-wing rather than conservative or right-wing, why is it that Youtubers who make videos about ...
by Vlürch
07 Jan 2020 23:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405440

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

Perhaps you could get around this with ow → aw aw → ɔː ɔː → oɔ → uo The last stage happened in several Romance languages where stressed open /ǫ/ which was allophonically [ɔː] became /uo/ while /ọ/ in the same position ([oː]) didn't change. That works perfectly if /ɑw/ already became /oː/ earlier, o...
by Vlürch
07 Jan 2020 06:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 401
Views: 23710

Re: Romanization game #2

/m n ɲ ŋ/ <m n c g> /ɸ s ʃ ç x h/ <f z s ȷ x h> /ɹ j w/ <l y w> /ɾ/ <d> /r/ <r> /u/ <u> /ʊ/ <ù> /ɤ o/ <è o> /ɔ/ <ò> /a ɑ/ <e a> /ʃ̍ ç̍ ɹ̩ r̩/ <ṡ j ḷ ṙ> /ie io iu/ <ie io iu> /eo eu ɤu ou/ <eo eu èu ou> /ɛo ɛu ɔu/ <êo êu òu> /æo æu ao au ɑu ɒu/ <áo áu ao au àu ào> (Note that /ç ç̍/ have matching capi...
by Vlürch
07 Jan 2020 06:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405440

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

/ow/ → /uo/ could have /oː/ as an intermediate, both parts of which (ow → oː and oː → uo) are commonly attested. I'm not sure if that'd work in the conlang in question since it has phonemic long vowels, considering that'd cause the old /oː/ and /ow/ to merge, which I don't want. Maybe that could be...
by Vlürch
07 Jan 2020 02:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405440

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

It's realistic for /ue/ to (optionally) be [ye~ɥe~yø~ɥø~yə~ɥə] when the following syllable contains /i/, right? And the shift /ow/ -> /uo/ should also be fine, since it's basically just metathesis? Just making sure because even though I feel like they're obviously naturalistic, there's something nag...