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by LinguistCat
15 Aug 2019 21:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5594
Views: 1297117

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 fol...
by LinguistCat
15 Aug 2019 01:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 303
Views: 227585

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

I hadn't really even noticed this was a major naming scheme. I guess I'm a little too stuck in my own head and mostly skim thread titles for things I'm interested in, so names like this would hardly even register...
by LinguistCat
12 Aug 2019 20:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183468

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Is anyone else having issues with the "Show unread posts" button sending them to posts from 2014, or seeing discrepancies between the reported last post's author and the actual last post in a thread, after the cull? I had the first issue with the Conlangs Q&A thread and the second with the "What ki...
by LinguistCat
01 Aug 2019 15:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 297
Views: 183468

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

You may want to ban any user with the substring *loli* in their screenname. They’re probably trying to rope in pedophiles. Unless the screenname is something like LOLingMyHeadOff182. You’re right. Maybe *lolita* then. Gothic Lolita is also a thing and often gets shortened to Lolita (and has nothing...
by LinguistCat
31 Jul 2019 18:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6614
Views: 986534

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Working out what parts of Nyango derive directly from Classical Chinese, and what comes from Old and Middle Japanese once they reach the archipelago.
by LinguistCat
31 Jul 2019 07:24
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Terms for various orientations and tendencies
Replies: 3
Views: 230

Re: Terms for various orientations and tendencies

I can give at least a partial answer on some of these: 1. A person who becomes sexually or romantically interested in another person when, and only when, they become aware that the other person is interested in them? I've heard some people do experience it, but don't know a term for it. 2. A person ...
by LinguistCat
23 Jul 2019 16:03
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A weird confession regarding conworlding...
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: A weird confession regarding conworlding...

With a pastime as broad as conworlding is, it would be difficult to be good at all the skills that we use for various parts of it. Some people on here only focus on the languages, some people are good at portraying things visually, others with words. The fact that you're less skilled or even just le...
by LinguistCat
22 Jun 2019 15:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5594
Views: 1297117

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

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'. No, because one twenty seventh or "seventh ten two (one)" would be interpreted as 20/7. However, I'm not entirely sure I've understood ...
by LinguistCat
11 Jun 2019 01:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4326
Views: 862992

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

Thanks everyone. I thought that might be the case but I was hoping something else could work. I'll just have to go and see where I can analogize things.
by LinguistCat
10 Jun 2019 15:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4326
Views: 862992

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

Aside from stress, would there be any reasons a sound change would occur in most environments but not in roots of conjugated words, or at least not early on in the roots? Like maybe the final syllable of a multisyllabic root but not earlier in the same or at all in single syllable roots, but it occu...
by LinguistCat
08 Jun 2019 15:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 521
Views: 182621

Re: Other Creativity

https://waterfall.social/images/waterfall_577851bacff6202b433f1b4b934a4d26481ed.jpg More of a hands on project. I'm making little bottle charms. Hoping to sell them online but I need to look into stuff like Etsy a bit more. Nifty! What kinds of things will you put in the bottles? Mostly small piece...
by LinguistCat
08 Jun 2019 02:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 521
Views: 182621

Re: Other Creativity

Image

More of a hands on project. I'm making little bottle charms. Hoping to sell them online but I need to look into stuff like Etsy a bit more.
by LinguistCat
29 May 2019 02:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Various Styles
Replies: 15
Views: 810

Re: Various Styles

Ælfwine wrote:
29 May 2019 01:54
I prefer the handwritten style, but the text is nice as well.
I have to agree with this.
by LinguistCat
26 May 2019 04:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 1089
Views: 375540

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

Nloki wrote:
25 May 2019 19:41
Next: taida (noun related to physical geography).
Nyango:
A rice field situated near the bank of a lake. A good place to hunt and fish, by extension: Good territory.

Next: koiko (onomatopoeia)
by LinguistCat
09 May 2019 05:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1118
Views: 354463

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

even i do justify it...i end up having folks still complain about it so i cave in and omit it out of my designs and setting. I've been thinking about the nature of characters, settings, etc. and it's one thing if you start from a premise and someone points out that something else wouldn't work logi...
by LinguistCat
09 May 2019 05:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?
Replies: 23
Views: 833

Re: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?

"Nyango" is probably going to have a way to write it with kana (or an extension thereof) and/or kanji, but I will probably also have a Romanisation because, well, that's my native script and the one I use to communicate with the most currently.
by LinguistCat
25 Apr 2019 20:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Jumping down rabbit holes with conlangs and concultures
Replies: 4
Views: 523

Jumping down rabbit holes with conlangs and concultures

Has anyone else started a project with simple goals, but due to your own perfectionism and outside factors beyond your control, it becomes a big, complex mess? In my case, I'm writing a story about cat spirits in Japan collectively known as kaibyou. I figured that at least in some instances, they wo...
by LinguistCat
03 Apr 2019 00:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Is there anything like Schleicher's fable for other language groups?
Replies: 1
Views: 194

Is there anything like Schleicher's fable for other language groups?

What it says on the tin. Either for other language families or sprachbunds? If not would anyone like to write some? I might make one for my Japanese-based cat language but it would be fun if it could translate into other languages that use Hanzi-based characters. I don't know enough about most langu...
by LinguistCat
03 Apr 2019 00:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4326
Views: 862992

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

Phoible lists 43 languages with long voiced /d/ and 65 languages and with long /b/. Watch out, they seem to be changing their representations a bit lately. Fulfulde is the only language that is listed with a long prenasalized /d/ and /b/. I don't think I've seen/heard of Phoible before, so thank yo...
by LinguistCat
02 Apr 2019 21:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4326
Views: 862992

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

I have already looked and haven't found anything, but I don't want to assume it's impossible for this to exist. So are there any languages in which long prenasalized stops exist, even arguably? If not, are there languages with long voiced stops? If not again, what would be the closest I could reason...