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by holbuzvala
21 Aug 2019 22:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 655772

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

A question on diachronics So I have /tʰ/ which changes to /r̥/ when bounded by vowels or a word boundary. e.g.: /tʰatʰ/-> /r̥ar̥/, /atʰa/ -> /ar̥a/. However, I am having trouble deciding what /tʰ/ should become when adjacent to other consonants, particularly stops and voiced sonorants. The current ...
by holbuzvala
21 Aug 2019 22:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5600
Views: 1300389

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

@Ahzoh Not sure if this helps, but in one of my langs I diachronically generated /ʝ ɣʷ/ like so: /ɣiV ɣuV/ -> /ɣʲV ɣʷV/ -> /ʝV ɣʷV/ Might work without those final vowels. So I have /tʰ/ which changes to /r̥/ when bounded by vowels or a word boundary. e.g.: /tʰatʰ/-> /r̥ar̥/, /atʰa/ -> /ar̥a/. Howeve...
by holbuzvala
11 Aug 2019 19:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5600
Views: 1300389

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

I'm designing roots. Would it be beyond the scope of naturalism if verbal roots were differently constrained (phonetically) from noun roots? My idea is to have verbal roots be: - monosyllabic - require a consonant onset while noun roots be: - monosyllabic OR disyllabic - not require a consonant onse...
by holbuzvala
18 Jul 2019 21:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5600
Views: 1300389

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

Any ideas how infixes arise?

I know analogised metathesis is one way, but I wanted to find a way for vowel infixing.
by holbuzvala
07 Jul 2019 20:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5600
Views: 1300389

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

Any idea for interesting sound changes for geminate /h/ intervocalically? VhhV>?

The rest of the inventory is currently: C= /p t k t͡s s h ç j ɸ w ɬ l r r̥ ɣ m n ŋ/; V= /a i u ai au/
by holbuzvala
28 Jun 2019 09:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5600
Views: 1300389

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

Just a quick question. From the change in PIE of /penkʷe/ to Latin's /kʷinkʷe/, the initial /p/ has changed to /kʷ/ due to assimilation (or some kind of assonance). But what I was wondering is: what caused the vowel /e/ to change to /i/? Was is just the effect of the high tongue in /k/ in the /kʷ/ p...
by holbuzvala
26 Jun 2019 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5600
Views: 1300389

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

@Tuyono Classical Arabic has two reciprocal constructions I know of. One is to use the word 'some' ("ba3ḍ") /baʕdˤ/ twice, the first instance usually taking a plural pronoun suffix, and the second taking the definite article 'al'. li-ba3ḍ-ihim al-ba3ḍ for-other-3PL.M DEF-other "For the other of them...
by holbuzvala
21 Jun 2019 17:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "Neutral" accents in second languages
Replies: 8
Views: 686

Re: "Neutral" accents in second languages

I learned Russian as a second language, but I had tended to transform most of my <и>s into <ы>s (which, I am told, makes me sound Ukrainian). Then I lived in Siberia, so I ended up leniting /k/ to /x/ at the end of unaccented final syllables (cf: tvarók -> tvórax), and having my unaccented <о> NOT d...
by holbuzvala
21 Jun 2019 17:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?
Replies: 8
Views: 436

Re: Have you created any idioms in your conlangs? What are some examples?

One idiom in Zulai has the literal translation of “He/she can’t even breathe in my forest.” The person this is said of is someone who is stupid, insofar as they refuse or are unable to understand something ostensibly easy explained to them. It derives from the deep-rooted idiom that ideas are concei...
by holbuzvala
19 Jun 2019 20:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6616
Views: 990258

Re: What did you accomplish today?

What does 'ssǒǒgǒwa' mean, then?
by holbuzvala
19 Jun 2019 09:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5600
Views: 1300389

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

@Ahzoh

I mean, in English we can just say 'three four-hundredths' for 3/400. So if you wanted 1/27, you could say 'one twenty-and-seventh' or simply 'one twenty-seventh'.

However, I'm not entirely sure I've understood your question. What do you mean that your fractions are 'entirely nouns'?
by holbuzvala
08 Jun 2019 19:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5600
Views: 1300389

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

I've taken your advice, and I think I mostly have it sorted now. /p b t d k g h s z/ <p b t d k g h s z> /ʃ ʒ t͡s d͡z t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ <ś ź c dz ć dź> /Xʲ Xʷ/ <Xj Xw> /ʋ̥ ʋ/ <f w> /m n ŋ/ <m n ń> /r̥ r ɬ l ɣ/ <ŕ r ł l ǵ> /j ʝ/ <j y> This leaves only /ç/ to deal with. <x> perhaps? or a digraph <hj> (though I...
by holbuzvala
08 Jun 2019 19:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Keeping Track of Things
Replies: 2
Views: 137

Keeping Track of Things

This question may seem vague and boring, but how does one keep track of all the things in one's conlang? I specifically am talking about diachronics, and the interplay between grammatical, phonological, and semantic changes and one progresses from a proto-lang to its daughter. (N.B. not daughter s -...
by holbuzvala
05 Jun 2019 20:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5600
Views: 1300389

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

@Omzinesy Is the thing you mark with C+w labialization, velarization, or labio-velarization? Many Native American languages use <ł> to mark the lateral fricative. In Polish it has been a velarized lateral, nowadays its [w] though. <rh> or <hr> is maybe the most typical way to mark a sonorant being d...
by holbuzvala
05 Jun 2019 17:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5600
Views: 1300389

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

A question on romanisation: I have in the spoiler IPA on the left, and my romanisation thus far on the right. Ones I'm not sure about or don't have a symbol for have a question mark. p p b b t t d d k k g g pʷ pw bʷ bw tʷ tw dʷ dw kʷ kw gʷ gw pʲ pj bʲ bj tʲ tj dʲ dj kʲ kj gʲ gj t͡s ts d͡z dz s s z z...
by holbuzvala
02 Jun 2019 20:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5600
Views: 1300389

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

@Reyzadren Is it right to call it ‘passivisation’ though, in trigger langs, if there is no valence change? It is not more so a question of ‘focus-shifting’? So I have this phonology for a proto-lang. lbl alvlr pltl vlr glttl stop plain p t k labialised pʷ tʷ kʷ palatilised pʲ tʲ kʲ (af)fricative pla...
by holbuzvala
01 Jun 2019 19:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Help with making a Californian Language
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Re: Help with making a Californian Language

My main question would be, presuming the language to be a posteriori, would it be descended from English, Spanish, or one of the Native American languages of California?
by holbuzvala
01 Jun 2019 16:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 882
Views: 289362

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Next: vȳra [ˈvʏːɾɐ] - friend, companion, mate.
jawir [ˈjaβir] - n. someone you've met (but don't necessarily like)

Next: aŕlekn [ˈar̥lekn̩] - n. an attempt to help (someone)
by holbuzvala
01 Jun 2019 16:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2767
Views: 655772

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

So I have this phonology for a proto-lang. lbl alvlr pltl vlr glttl stop plain p t k labialised pʷ tʷ kʷ palatilised pʲ tʲ kʲ (af)fricative plain ɸ β t͡s s ç ɣ h labialised t͡sʷ sʷ palatilised t͡sʲ sʲ nasal m n ŋ liquid l j trills r̥ r I was wondering: should I include a voiceless velar fricative /x...
by holbuzvala
01 Jun 2019 15:57
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 762

Re: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions

On point 6, classifiers can often be a good starting point for creating genders/noun classes diachronically -> this can then lead to agreement structures for adjectives or verbs or whatever.