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by tseren
08 Oct 2018 19:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2114
Views: 321355

Re: Yay or Nay?

Since pː → pʰ is attested, how likely is the opposite pʰ → pː in an intervocalic environment? Both [pʰ] and [pː] could be viewed as fortis realizations of [p]. Yea or Nay on making them interchangeable intervocalically such that:

p pʰ → f p \ V_V
by tseren
11 Aug 2018 23:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2114
Views: 321355

Re: Yay or Nay?

but [θ] needs to go. Alas… t tt → θ t → h t → ∅ t / V_V s ss → h s → ∅ s / V_V No problems here. θ (> s) > h > Ø is totally reasonable, if you ask me. t tt → θ t → s t / V_V s ss → r ss / V_V s (> z) > r doesn't feel weird to me either, especially not intervocalically. I think that ss would be like...
by tseren
10 Aug 2018 01:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2114
Views: 321355

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm spirantizing intervocalically, but [θ] needs to go. How? The second is tempting because fewer consonants drop out, but is it as weirdly unnatural as I think it is? Geminates are shortening with compensatory lengthening of the previous vowel as usual. t tt → θ t → h t → ∅ t / V_V s ss → h s → ∅ s...
by tseren
06 Jan 2017 01:36
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Old Irish Orthography
Replies: 3
Views: 2149

Old Irish Orthography

I made a post on Old Irish orthography elsewhere. I've decided to flesh it out as a more detailed guide. If Irish (Gaeilge) or Gaelic (Gàidhlig) orthography mystifies you, this might shed light on it's origins. Old Irish has been a subject of intense study. Grammars, glosses, and journal papers are ...
by tseren
03 Jan 2017 17:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 101
Views: 60076

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

So the the other board has this thread, so why not start one here (I don't go there anymore, because that's were the fun of conlanging goes to die.) So anyhow: Who created Gaelic really has a fetish for historical spellings, moreso then the guy who did English. I mean, in his or her "Irish" version...
by tseren
20 Dec 2016 22:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2813
Views: 719793

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

This seems like a safe place for a first post. Inventory: nasals: /m n/ stops: /p b t d k g/ affricates: /ts/ fricatives: /f v s θ ð x h/ approximants: /j w/ trills: /r/ laterals: /l/ vowels: /i: ɪ e: ɛ a: a o: ɔ u: ʊ/ diphthongs: /aɪ oɪ aʊ eʊ/ Allophones: Standard stuff, eg n as ŋ before velars, et...