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by LinguoFranco
12 Nov 2019 02:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: what brought you to conlanging?
Replies: 26
Views: 402

Re: what brought you to conlanging?

I like worldbuilding and decided to create a language for the main country of my world, and ended up discovering the conlanging rabbit hole.
by LinguoFranco
04 Nov 2019 00:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1047637

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Well, I finally made some progress on Orundi (night have to change the name since I now realize that it is incompatible with my phonology). I've settled on using the direct-inverse alignment. As for allophony, /h/ becomes /ç/ when palatalized and when it occurs before a high vowel such as /i/ or /u/...
by LinguoFranco
11 Oct 2019 03:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Orundi Scratchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Re: Orundi Scratchpad

Looks good! And yay, prenasalized stops and palatals :) Do you have some example words to show the feel of the language? I don't have a whole lot, but I'll post some examples of what I do have. wa.ⁿde /ⁿde- 1st person t͡ʃo- 2nd person na- proximal demonstrative ᵑɡo- medial demonstrative ᵐbe- distal...
by LinguoFranco
10 Oct 2019 19:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Orundi Scratchpad
Replies: 2
Views: 130

Orundi Scratchpad

Orundi is my main conlanging project currently, and I think I'll keep some notes here and develop it as I go along. I don't have much about its background other than it is spoken by a mountainous culture. /m n ɲ ŋ/ /p t t͡ʃ c k/ /ᵐb ⁿd ⁿd͡ʒ ᶮɟ ᵑɡ/ /s ʃ ɬ h/ /z ɮ/ /l r ʎ j w/ /i u/ /e o/ /a/ The syll...
by LinguoFranco
03 Oct 2019 02:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 1202
Views: 290866

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I've been listening to a lot of trance and progressive house, but I think I'm starting to get tired of the genre and listen to something else.
by LinguoFranco
01 Oct 2019 17:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369497

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

would it be strange to have a vowel inventory wherein only some vowels can be long? My inventory is as follows: SHORT i y u e ø o a LONG iː uː aː DIPHTH ai au ay I don't think that is unnaturalistic, but I could be wrong. I think I've seen something like that, but based on the position of the stres...
by LinguoFranco
30 Sep 2019 18:11
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380177

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

Would a humanoid race that has tails make things inconvenient, like sitting or wearing pants? What are some ways to get around this? I'm talking about anthropomorphic animals, of course. Dogs have tails, and sit. Some horses and donkeys and mules sometimes sit, I think, though not often. Cats sit a...
by LinguoFranco
13 Sep 2019 18:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380177

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

Would a humanoid race that has tails make things inconvenient, like sitting or wearing pants? What are some ways to get around this? I'm talking about anthropomorphic animals, of course. Dogs have tails, and sit. Some horses and donkeys and mules sometimes sit, I think, though not often. Cats sit a...
by LinguoFranco
07 Sep 2019 21:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Chandayo
Replies: 0
Views: 256

Chandayo

This is an old language I dug up and is semi-abandoned. I plan to revisit it soon and tweak some of it since I have another project with a similar phonology that was loosely based on this one. Chandayo is a language spoken by a race of people (also called Chandayo) who live along a mountain range. I...
by LinguoFranco
03 Sep 2019 16:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369497

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

So my current project has palatal consonants as distinct phonemes, but I'm wondering if I should or need to have the be separate and distinct phonemes rather than just as allophones of non-palatal phonemes? For example, I have /nd͡ʒ/ (the /n/ is supposed to indicate that it is prenasalized) and is j...
by LinguoFranco
31 Aug 2019 22:23
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380177

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

Would a humanoid race that has tails make things inconvenient, like sitting or wearing pants? What are some ways to get around this?

I'm talking about anthropomorphic animals, of course.
by LinguoFranco
16 Aug 2019 16:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2793
Views: 696906

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n ɲ ŋ/
/p t t͡s c k/
/ᵐb ⁿd ⁿd͡ʒ ᶮɟ ᵑɡ/
/s ʃ ɬ h/
/z ɮ/
/l ʎ j w/

/a e i o u/

I don't know how naturalistic this is, and I'm uncertain about the fricatives as I may add /f v/. The language is syllable-timed and has an unfixed stress. The maximum syllable allowed is CGVC.
by LinguoFranco
15 Aug 2019 19:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369497

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

How are prenasalized consonants treated in between vowels? Are they considered separate or the same. For example, let's say you have /kamba/, would it be /ka.mba/ or /kam.ba/? I know that prenasalized consonants are treated as one phoneme at the beginning of the word instead of a syllabic nasal foll...
by LinguoFranco
06 Aug 2019 05:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380177

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

1) Would this make a space Western setting believable with outlaws and bounty hunters running around, since civilization declined, while still having some tech left over from the Dyson era? sort of like Firefly , only Kaylee and other engineers could only repair things, and nobody could build new s...
by LinguoFranco
04 Aug 2019 23:20
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380177

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

Okay, an idea I have for a setting is a post-apocalyptic interplanetary setting. There is space travel, but it is confined mostly to our own solar system and society has regressed in some ways, so there is a space version of the Dark Ages. At its height, we managed to construct a Dyson Sphere and as...
by LinguoFranco
30 Jun 2019 14:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380177

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

What are realistic reasons for humans abandoning earth. I have an idea for a Terran diaspora, but I have been told that people wouldn't abandon earth even if it became a harsher place to live on because humans are stubborn. However, I don't want earth to be completely destroyed, and people leaving ...
by LinguoFranco
29 Jun 2019 20:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380177

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

What are realistic reasons for humans abandoning earth. I have an idea for a Terran diaspora, but I have been told that people wouldn't abandon earth even if it became a harsher place to live on because humans are stubborn. However, I don't want earth to be completely destroyed, and people leaving b...
by LinguoFranco
24 Jun 2019 03:24
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 317
Views: 101763

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

I've been thinking up names for an interstellar current than just generic credits. I'm leaning towards the "uno." I got the name from the idea of the euro, used by many European countries, and the "uno" is supposed to be a universal currency, hence the name. Also, "uno" is the Spanish word for one, ...
by LinguoFranco
14 Jun 2019 18:46
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 380177

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

How would you handle multiple magic systems? My world has alchemy, but I'm also toying with enchanted items and maybe even wild magic. One of my ideas are bullets created from alchemy, so kinda like "magic bullets" but I think gunpowder was a product of alchemy, so maybe there wouldn't be much of a ...
by LinguoFranco
23 May 2019 14:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1369497

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

Question for y'all.

If you have a personal language, how closely does it meet your linguistic ideals?

I was designing a personal language and decided it was not the way I want it to be.