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by Nachtuil
11 Jun 2019 03:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What I have been working on
Replies: 78
Views: 10826

Re: What I have been working on

So, how dod I find ways to add more phoneme combinations, to add to the language and decrease the dependancy on the national language to fill the gaps without running out of phonemes? I don't do these kind of languages myself because I think it would be hard to try to find highly restrictive and wo...
by Nachtuil
02 Jun 2019 14:50
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Phonology Choice
Replies: 4
Views: 366

Re: Phonology Choice

I think your phonology is great! It is simple and highly realistic. I think if you like it you should just go with it. As others have said, the next step (which you may have done by now given how old this thread is) is syllable structure and restrictions and phonological processes. Keep us updated :)
by Nachtuil
02 Jun 2019 05:19
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions

1. Speakers of any language can be highly sensitive to variation between speaker groups within their own language, for sure, but even then, but I would be very surprised that there would be an actual solid correspondence between the amount of allophony in a sociolect and social class. Even conservat...
by Nachtuil
02 Jun 2019 05:18
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 191

Re: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions

(Double post, a mod is invited to delete this at their own leisure)
by Nachtuil
26 Apr 2019 02:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837961

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

Creyeditor wrote:
13 Apr 2019 22:22
You can leave a comment and correct/ask about data points in WALS. Would be good if you used sources though. They regularily update it.
That's good to know. I'll try to when I get some more time.
by Nachtuil
13 Apr 2019 20:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837961

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

Assuming no noun class system means no gender/noun class system at all, this page gives you the statistics. There is 1 languages with gender distinctions in the 3rd person singular and plural pronouns without a gender system (Carib). Also another 4 languages with gender distinction only in third pe...
by Nachtuil
11 Apr 2019 03:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837961

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

Assuming no noun class system means no gender/noun class system at all, this page gives you the statistics. There is 1 languages with gender distinctions in the 3rd person singular and plural pronouns without a gender system (Carib). Also another 4 languages with gender distinction only in third pe...
by Nachtuil
08 Apr 2019 14:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837961

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

Does anyone know the statistics around languages that have 3rd person pronouns based on semantic sex and but also lack a noun-class system? I basically wonder how common English is to have semantic gender but lack grammatical gender on its pronouns. It seems far more normal that if you have that dis...
by Nachtuil
18 Mar 2019 04:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How to make 1st person Neutr?
Replies: 6
Views: 310

Re: How to make 1st person Neutr?

I don't have a solution, but I once had a similar issue in a language that had 3 animacy based genders that the verb marked. For first and second person pronouns I settled on treating everything as belonging to the most animate class with the other sentients. Non-animate entities being spoken to or ...
by Nachtuil
27 Dec 2018 03:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: PhD Thesis About Constructed Languages
Replies: 6
Views: 416

Re: PhD Thesis About Constructed Languages

Hi Lisa,
I also have filled out your questionnaire.
by Nachtuil
25 Dec 2018 05:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Introduction to Sikwenchu
Replies: 78
Views: 2175

Re: Introduction to Sikwenchu

If this forum is all about just dreaming of the ideal language-to-be that never goes anywhere beyond the forum, then great, if that's what you want to do. This might be a major reason why your ideas are not likely to obtain a favourable reception on this forum. I apologise in advance if I sound lik...
by Nachtuil
20 Dec 2018 21:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 11328

Re: Lexember 2018

Day 20: (This is my first contribution sadly) Nekurah <Agava> . Noun. Inanimate gender / a .ga.va/ (bold represents stressed syllable) A contraction of “aga” (bone) and “ava” (lack) Cowardice when associated with people. A lack of robustness or rigidity when associated with constructed objects, usua...
by Nachtuil
26 Nov 2018 21:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 36
Views: 45197

Re: Today I learned ...

I learned that nasals are also considered stops. Maybe I knew once but quickly just started referring to oral stops as stops and nasal stops as nasals. [:$] [O.O]
by Nachtuil
15 Nov 2018 05:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837961

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

I just wanted to say thank you all for the responses.
by Nachtuil
13 Nov 2018 13:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6961
Views: 837961

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

In an introductory linguistics book I am reading, vowel tenseness/laxness is listed as a distinct feature along with vowel height, backness and rounding. For the languages I know this property almost certainly seems deftly explained by vowel pitch and duration for non-central vowels rather than bein...
by Nachtuil
23 Oct 2018 14:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1252063

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

It seems that collaborative conlangs seems especially ephemeral. I know the prevailing wisdom is they are difficult to sustain so I wonder, are there any easy examples of collaborations that lasted a really long time and were super productive? What makes for a successful collab-conlang?
by Nachtuil
23 Oct 2018 03:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1252063

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

Okay, let me explain. The Kalaallisut have only /p t k q/ without voiced or aspirated pairs. Old Norse likely had /pʰ p tʰ t kʰ k/. Of course I could have /q/ in the conlang, but it is far more likely to have /q/ -> /k/ on the Kalaallisut side and /pʰ tʰ kʰ/ -> /p t k/ on the Norse side. I agree /p...
by Nachtuil
23 Oct 2018 03:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Attempts of a new collablang
Replies: 11
Views: 3078

Re: Attempts of a new collablang

1) d
2) b
3) b
4) b
5) b
6) c
7) c
8) b
by Nachtuil
16 Oct 2018 21:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1252063

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

I'm working on an Old Norse-Kalaallisut creole, and I am trying to create sound correspondences for each language. Could it be possible for one language to take in another languages /q/ sound as something like /kʰ/? I've noticed the loanword for "kayak" in Faroese is taken as "kajakk" [kʰajaʰkː] fr...