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by Frislander
15 Aug 2019 12:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game v2
Replies: 38
Views: 730

Re: Sound Changes Game v2

<sáun xéin gjīn bit ty>

[sʷʌn˥˩ ʃei˧˥ dʑim˥ bi˩ʔ tɕi˩] > [fə̃˧˩˧ʂəi˧˥tɕĩ˥˧piʔ˩tɕi˩˧]
by Frislander
15 Aug 2019 10:08
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game v2
Replies: 4
Views: 521

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game v2

[ˌsũːdəkẽːjəzəˈɢĩːbjəˌtoː] < [ˌsundəˌkːeɲzəˈqimbəˌtːo]
by Frislander
28 Jul 2019 20:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 467
Views: 69795

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

183) c - become a crown dependency or similar of Spain
184) e - /i u/ > /ɪ ə/
185) e
186) g - /ts(j) dz(j) ʃ ʒ/
187) b
by Frislander
24 Jul 2019 23:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 467
Views: 69795

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

180 b
181 a
182 c
by Frislander
24 Jul 2019 20:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 656809

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t s k h/ /pː tː ts kː/ /m n/ /w ɾ j/ Non-geminated obstruents are often voiced between voiced segments. /i u/ /e o/ /a/ Syllable structure is (C)V(n), where in /n/ assimilates to the POA of a following obstruent. Vowels hiatus is permitted, but common only over affix boundaries. /wu ji/ are not f...
by Frislander
14 May 2019 16:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 656809

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/pʰ tʰ kʰ/ /pː tː t͡s kː/ /s/ /sː/ /m n l j w/ /mː nː lː/ /i u/ /e ə o/ /a/ Syllable structure is (C)(G)V(N), where C is any consonant, G is a glide, and N is one of /m l/, where /m/ assimilates to the POA of a following obstruent. Onset-less syllables are restricted to word-initial /a/, with other ...
by Frislander
03 May 2019 17:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The CBB Conlang Census
Replies: 109
Views: 106819

Re: The CBB Conlang Census

I guess seeing how I actually have a thread here now I should add Asta to the list. Asta - a priori, minimal phonology, agglutinative-polysynthetic, nominals marked for possession, number, noun class and case (adverbial vs. non-adverbial), polypersonal marking, ergativity, rigid transitivty of verb...
by Frislander
01 May 2019 15:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 656809

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p~ɸ t~θ k~x q~χ ʔ/
/pː tː tːs kː/
/b~v d~ð g~ɣ/
/m n ŋ/
/mː nː ŋː/
/w ɾ j/

The fricatives are found between vowels. Syllable structure is CV(C), where coda Cs are only found word-finally, but any consonant can come finally except the glides or the flap.

/i ə u/
/a/
by Frislander
23 Apr 2019 17:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 656809

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t kʷ q (qʷ)/ /p’ t’ t͡ɬ’ t͡ʃ’ kʷ’ ʔ (ʔʷ)/ /s ɬ ʃ xʷ ʜ (ʜʷ) h/ /m n j w/ /i ə~u/ /ɛ a/ The /ə~u/ contrast on the surface is restricted to appearing before uvulars a /q ʔ ʜ/, or alternatively you could interpret this as a labialisation contrast which is otherwise not seen on these consonants, as ev...
by Frislander
15 Apr 2019 02:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The great Asta thread - not soon enough
Replies: 33
Views: 16572

Re: The great Asta thread - not soon enough

You know what, it's a stupid that I've allowed xx but instead of ss I've had xs (why does the palatalisation not spread here when it does literally everywhere else?), so from now on <xs> will be replaced with <ss>.
by Frislander
11 Apr 2019 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 656809

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I think the only place I've seen a language with both ejectives and affricates but no ejective affricates is actually Na‘vi, a conlang. If anything the tendency is the other way round - languages with both ejectives and affricates tend to be more likely to have only ejective affricates than non-ejec...
by Frislander
08 Apr 2019 21:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 656809

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t k/
/h/
/m n ŋ/
/w/

/i u/
/e o/
/a/
/iu ui eo oe/
/ai au/

Syllable structure is (C)V(K), where onsetless syllables are only found word-initially and K is restricted to word-final /k ŋ/.
by Frislander
08 Apr 2019 20:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5610
Views: 1301824

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

This is a good detailed explanation (I didn't know the details so I just said "some Caucasian languages")! I think Northwest Caucasian has more of labial + coronal clusters, since this is the family I got this information about. It's not just labial + plus coronal, they also allow forms like (from ...
by Frislander
08 Apr 2019 18:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 656809

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t t͡s k/
/s h/
/m n ŋ/
/w j/

/i iː o oː/
/eː a aː/

Word-internal consonant clusters are restricted to /s h/ + /p t k/, while word-final consonants are restricted to /k ŋ w/, where /w/ only appears as part of the diphthongs /iw aw/.
by Frislander
05 Apr 2019 00:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

In fact if I'm going to be technical then I really should say that Trudgill's theory is not so much that "contact simplifies language" but that "isolation helps the retention of complexity". Simply put, since sound change inevitably produces irregularity in morphology, then it is a matter of how wel...
by Frislander
04 Apr 2019 20:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

Well that's why McWhorter and Trudgill and the like stress the multiple types of contact. Nobody is suggesting that "lots of contact = simplification", because that's obviously untrue, more asking questions like "is the language being acquired by children or adults?" and "is the adult-acquired form ...
by Frislander
04 Apr 2019 02:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

For example English's simplification is correlated with adult acquisiton by speakers of Celtic and Norse. Norse and Norman French, IIRC; if it were Celtic, it should've happened earlier. But the whole notion is quite controversial; that may have played a role, but it's also possible to explain the ...
by Frislander
03 Apr 2019 17:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 921

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

I would argue that the massive morphological reduction that characterises IE is mainly a result of the expansion of the family and the degree of contact. Much morphological complexity doesn't actually come about cyclically, instead the overriding tendency in most families seems to be conservation of...
by Frislander
29 Mar 2019 01:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 656809

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t t͡s t͡ʃ k/ /s ʃ/ /m n/ /ʋ l j/ /i iː u uː/ /eː oː/ /ɛ æː ɐ ɑː/ Syllable structure is (C)(R)V(R)C, where initial clusters are restricted to /p t t͡s t͡ʃ k s ʃ m n l/ + /j/, /t t͡s t͡ʃ k s ʃ/ + /ʋ/ and /p t k/ + /l/, and final consonants are restricted to /s ʃ m n l/, or the clusters /p k m n l/ ...
by Frislander
21 Mar 2019 16:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Indo-European Collablang
Replies: 21
Views: 1070

Re: New Indo-European Collablang

Can I suggest instead for 34 and 35 sr > xr and rn, rs > nn, ss?