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by LinguoFranco
18 Feb 2019 06:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6831
Views: 790781

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

Would a non-configurational syntax require extensive agreemnt?
by LinguoFranco
04 Feb 2019 16:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 809

Re: underused settings in world building

I think aboriginal Australia would make the perfect fantasy setting. My setting Áánene is, geographically speaking, based loosely on sth in between Australia and the Great Plains of North America. I don’t really read fantasy, because the mediaeval settings that seem to predominate are not appealing...
by LinguoFranco
04 Feb 2019 05:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80300

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

My world has a race of humanoid carnivores that figured out a way to sustain their own civilization. They do practice farming, but mainly to feed the animals they herd rather than for themselves, as well as for other purposes as well, like medicine plants. Their diets consist mainly of fish and rabb...
by LinguoFranco
04 Feb 2019 05:00
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: underused settings in world building
Replies: 45
Views: 809

Re: underused settings in world building

I think aboriginal Australia would make the perfect fantasy setting.
by LinguoFranco
03 Feb 2019 20:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14459
Views: 1175398

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

How essential is it to have a conpeople to speak a conlang? I’m working on a personal language that still strives to be naturalistic, and I’m starting to think I should have people who speak it.
by LinguoFranco
31 Jan 2019 19:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Anyone ever make or translate songs in their conlangs?
Replies: 5
Views: 101

Re: Anyone ever make or translate songs in their conlangs?

I’ve never gotten far enough in my conlangs to make songs about them, but I want to.
by LinguoFranco
31 Jan 2019 17:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 231
Views: 30134

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

I never cared for the Tolkien elf, but I did use Christmas elves as a basis for my conworlds. They have no real connection to Christmas eleven aside from being short and pointy-eared. Most fantasy races are just humans with one or two differences. My pet peeve is how non-human races are monolithic w...
by LinguoFranco
31 Jan 2019 05:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1661
Views: 324735

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

What kind of clothing would people wear in the mountains? I expect maybe something thick for higher altitudes, but what about lower altitudes or at the base of the range or in valleys?
by LinguoFranco
29 Jan 2019 16:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5119
Views: 601343

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

A quick phoneme inventory I came up with for an experimental proto-language. I hope it isn't too weird or unnatural.

/m n ŋ/
/p b t ʈ d ɖ k ʔ/
/v s z x ɣ ɬ ɮ/
/l ɫ ɻ/
/j w/
/t͡s d͡z/

/i iː u uː/
/a aː/

The syllable structure is CV(C).
by LinguoFranco
28 Jan 2019 14:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 32
Views: 42922

Re: Today I learned ...

The Sundanese language makes it’s nouns plural by using the the infix /ar/, though in some situations (such as if the noun begins with a vowel), it becomes a prefix instead. It can also become -/al/ if the noun starts with /l/. The affix can also be reduplicated to /arar/ to express “very” or “many....
by LinguoFranco
28 Jan 2019 02:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 86
Views: 46508

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

I really hate whoever created Nuxalk. It gets ridiculous with some of the words having absolutely no vowels. And I thought Georgian was bad with consonant clusters. I guess having only aspirated and ejecting stops is pretty weird but nothing too unnatural. Still weird, though.

Just... why?
by LinguoFranco
15 Jan 2019 17:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14459
Views: 1175398

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

Are there any rules, tendencies or universals concerning coda consonants? Like what is most common, for example.
by LinguoFranco
02 Jan 2019 03:15
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1661
Views: 324735

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

I’m thinking about creating a diesel-punk world, but basing the society on WW2 Japan instead of!Europe.

Would this be too controversial or touchy? I don’t plan to protest any particular country as “good” or “evil,”
by LinguoFranco
24 Dec 2018 17:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14459
Views: 1175398

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

I wonder Could any of you tell me what conlangs (especially other people's from this forum or otherwise) are your absolute favorites and why? I don’t know if I have one, personally. I was kinda interested in Old Albic as it seemed very similar to what I was trying to do with an older conlanging pro...
by LinguoFranco
23 Dec 2018 22:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Conlanger stereotype poll
Replies: 43
Views: 18565

Re: Conlanger stereotype poll

1. Gender: Cismale 2. Sexual orientation: Asexual 3. Handedness: Right 4. Nationality: American. State is South Carolina 5. Ethnicity you primarily identify with: White, of various European ethnicities. Primarily of Scottish and French heritage. 6. Neurotype: Aspie, ADD and possibly OCD 7. Health co...
by LinguoFranco
23 Dec 2018 22:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1661
Views: 324735

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

I’m designing a panentheistic religion for my conworld and I stumbled upon a conundrum. According to panentheism, the universe is God, but is only a part of God, and therefore God transcends the universe and is also sentient. The problem I’m having is the origin of evil. If all is God, but God is al...
by LinguoFranco
21 Dec 2018 08:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5119
Views: 601343

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t k/ /pʰ tʰ kʰ/ /kʷ/ /s ʃ ɬ h/ /j w~ʋ ʍ/ /l r/ /t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ/ /i iː u uː/ /ɛ eː ɔ oː/ /ə/ /a/ Still trying to figure out what sounds I actually like, but this should do for now. I do think it's a bit lacking in fricatives and I might want to do more with liquids. The syllable structure will be prett...
by LinguoFranco
20 Dec 2018 06:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14459
Views: 1175398

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

I read up on balancing and deranking verbs, and I think I understand the concept, but I want to ask you guys here to make sure I am understanding it correctly. I think a deranked verb can occur in a dependent clause but not in an independent or main clause. So, does this mean that there would be to ...
by LinguoFranco
16 Dec 2018 03:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5119
Views: 601343

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t k/ /pʰ tʰ kʰ/ /kʷ/ /s ʃ ɬ h/ /j w~ʋ ʍ/ /l r/ /t͡ʃ t͡ʃʰ/ /i iː u uː/ /ɛ eː ɔ oː/ /ə/ /a/ Still trying to figure out what sounds I actually like, but this should do for now. I do think it's a bit lacking in fricatives and I might want to do more with liquids. The syllable structure will be pretty...
by LinguoFranco
15 Nov 2018 06:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 3652

Re: First Proto-lang

/e̞ e̞ː o̞ o̞ː/ seems excessive. Why not say they're phonemically /e o/? You don't have any other mid vowels. I'm not quite sure what you are asking. Are you asking why they have a length distinction, or do you mean why do they have the little subscript beneath them? The latter. If you have no furt...