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by LinguoFranco
15 Jan 2019 17:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14399
Views: 1138762

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: 1655
Views: 315394

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: 14399
Views: 1138762

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: 17823

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: 1655
Views: 315394

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: 5103
Views: 584089

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: 14399
Views: 1138762

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: 5103
Views: 584089

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: 3500

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...
by LinguoFranco
14 Nov 2018 19:08
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 315394

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

What are your thoughts on Fantasy Counterpart Cultures? I'm working on a conworld set in the Bronze Age, and I want to capture a similar feel to the mythical Bronze Age like the Epic of Gilgamesh, where heroes accomplish impossible feats and take on deadly monsters. However, I don't want to rip off ...
by LinguoFranco
14 Nov 2018 18:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

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? LinguoFranco wrote: ↑Sat 10 Nov...
by LinguoFranco
10 Nov 2018 17:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: First Proto-lang
Replies: 7
Views: 3500

First Proto-lang

This is a proto-conlang for a conworld. I don't actually have a conworld yet, but I plan to use this for when I create one. The syllable structure is pretty simple, with possible syllables being V, VV, CV, VC, CVV, and CVC. Only /n/ and /l/ may occur in the coda position. Syllables that are VV, CVV,...
by LinguoFranco
04 Nov 2018 20:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14399
Views: 1138762

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

Can someone explain to me the different voices? I am familiar with creaky voice and probably breathy voice, but what do slack voice and stiff voice sound like?
by LinguoFranco
04 Nov 2018 00:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5103
Views: 584089

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Here's another inventory I created. /m n/ /p b t d k g/ /s f ɬ x/ /j ʋ/ /l/ /i iː u uː/ /e̞ e̞ː o̞ o̞ː/ /a aː/ The possible syllable types are V, CV, CVC, and CV[ː]. The coda can only be /l/ or /n/. I have yet to decide on the prosody of the language, but I'm leaning towards mora-timed with stress b...
by LinguoFranco
02 Nov 2018 05:57
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 315394

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

Okay, after a lot of consideration, I've decided to share my magic system for critiques. I wanted to move away from the standard mana system, but I think I ended up recreating it somewhat. In this conworld, there exists a plant (which for now I will call 'Arcana') that produces its own magical ener...
by LinguoFranco
02 Nov 2018 05:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5103
Views: 584089

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Okay, I'm trying to design a personal language, and while my current inventory is far from what I consider ideal, sound-wise, I think I have created something I can work with, but I need some input. Here's what I have so far: /m n/ /b t d k g/ /s z x ɬ ɮ h/ /j w~ʋ/ /r l ʟ ʎ/ /t͡ʃ t͡s/ /i iː/ /e̞ e̞ː...
by LinguoFranco
31 Oct 2018 15:58
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1655
Views: 315394

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

Okay, after a lot of consideration, I've decided to share my magic system for critiques. I wanted to move away from the standard mana system, but I think I ended up recreating it somewhat. In this conworld, there exists a plant (which for now I will call 'Arcana') that produces its own magical energ...
by LinguoFranco
31 Oct 2018 15:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14399
Views: 1138762

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

I have a question about syllable structure and inflection. Let's say I have a conlang where the basic syllable is CV(C) and the (C) stands for a coda consonant, but it can only be /n r s k/ and I make a rule that says all verbs in the infinitive form take the suffix '-eli', Therefore, I could have s...
by LinguoFranco
31 Oct 2018 06:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6823
Views: 768256

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

Nortaneous wrote:
23 Oct 2018 14:46
It's common for coda palatals to be realized with a palatal onglide in languages that have them.
Could you elaborate further, please?
by LinguoFranco
21 Oct 2018 16:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6823
Views: 768256

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

I'm working on a conlang, but I need some natlang examples for a certain feature. I plan on have palatals, particularly the /ɲ/, occurring in the coda position. Honestly, I have a hard time pronouncing it when it follows an onset consonant. Do you have any natlang recordings of such a thing being sp...