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by LinguoFranco
13 Sep 2019 18:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1122
Views: 367699

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: 82

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: 5676
Views: 1332297

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: 1122
Views: 367699

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: 2780
Views: 676606

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: 5676
Views: 1332297

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: 1122
Views: 367699

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: 1122
Views: 367699

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: 1122
Views: 367699

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: 1122
Views: 367699

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: 95895

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: 1122
Views: 367699

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: 5676
Views: 1332297

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.
by LinguoFranco
23 May 2019 02:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676606

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n ŋ/
/p t k ʔ/
/pʰ tʰ kʰ/
/s h/
/l r/
/j ʋ/
/t͡s/

/i iː ʊ uː/
/e eː/
/a aː/

It has a CV(C) syllable structure, with the allowed codae being /ŋ ʔ k l t/
by LinguoFranco
20 May 2019 02:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1122
Views: 367699

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

I think I will take your suggestion, though I am kicking around an idea for a religion kinda like Hinduism in that there is only one supreme and omnipotent god, but all the other “gods” are just different manifestations of that one god. That’ll probably be as close as it gets to Hinduism, though. T...
by LinguoFranco
18 May 2019 18:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1018125

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I startled a Proto-language. It's really basic and simple at the moment, but I plan to make it more complex. It is analytic with monosyllabic words, but I'm going to make it agglunative over time, if I don't abandon it like I do with a lot of my projects. The phonotactics will be based on Modern Gre...
by LinguoFranco
09 May 2019 19:36
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1122
Views: 367699

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

I want my world to stand out and not be a carbon copy fantasy counterpart culture, but still put thought into it. But why not just embrace the carbon copy fantasy counterpart culture? Imo, most clockpunk settings are already unique because clockpunk itself is quite an underused setting even within ...
by LinguoFranco
09 May 2019 15:37
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1122
Views: 367699

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

I’m trying to create a clockpunk world, but I need to figure out some things. Since clockpunk is usually based on Renaissance Italy (my world is as well), it would make sense to have a religion that resembles Christianity, Catholicism in particular. I want to do something a little different like ha...
by LinguoFranco
08 May 2019 20:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1122
Views: 367699

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

I’m trying to create a clockpunk world, but I need to figure out some things. Since clockpunk is usually based on Renaissance Italy (my world is as well), it would make sense to have a religion that resembles Christianity, Catholicism in particular. I want to do something a little different like hav...
by LinguoFranco
04 May 2019 17:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676606

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

DesEsseintes wrote:
30 Apr 2019 05:22
Here you go:

ᵐb ⁿd ᶯɖ ᶮɟ ᵑɡ
Thank you!