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by LinguistCat
11 Jun 2019 00:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6962
Views: 838673

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 14:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6962
Views: 838673

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 14:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1190
Views: 178231

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 01:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1190
Views: 178231

Re: Other Creativity

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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 01:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Various Styles
Replies: 9
Views: 324

Re: Various Styles

Ælfwine wrote:
29 May 2019 00:54
I prefer the handwritten style, but the text is nice as well.
I have to agree with this.
by LinguistCat
26 May 2019 03:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 4368
Views: 366015

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

Nloki wrote:
25 May 2019 18:41
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 04:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 345186

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 04:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?
Replies: 23
Views: 659

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
05 May 2019 05:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 88
Views: 1154

Re: Sound Changes Game

<gwëëy>

[d͡ʒəɪ̯] > [d͡ʑej]
by LinguistCat
25 Apr 2019 19:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Jumping down rabbit holes with conlangs and concultures
Replies: 4
Views: 379

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
02 Apr 2019 23:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Is there anything like Schleicher's fable for other language groups?
Replies: 1
Views: 159

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
02 Apr 2019 23:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6962
Views: 838673

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 20:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6962
Views: 838673

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...
by LinguistCat
02 Apr 2019 00:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 4014
Views: 381324

Re: Romanization game

/b d ɖ ɡ/ <6 cl cj j> /m ɱ ŋ/ <w uu u> /ʙ/ <v> /z zː zːː zːːː ʒ/ <zzzz zzz zz z q> /j/ <g> /u uː/ <n m> /o oː oːː oːːː oːːːː oːːːːː/ <ooooo oooo ooo oo o> /ɛ/ (marked with an acute accent over the preceding consonant) Happy April Fools' day! And to you! [:D] ----- Next: /ʘ ǃ/ /m n ŋ ɴ/ /s s: sʃ ʃ ʃ:...
by LinguistCat
31 Mar 2019 18:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 234
Views: 33595

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

I think to put this somewhat back on topic, a way I have personally found is a bad way to conworld is to keep changing your mind so that nothing is ever set and you can never actually do anything with it, not even presenting it by itself as a conworld! Try not to do this if at all possible!
by LinguistCat
23 Mar 2019 02:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 777
Views: 221121

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

I'd like to mention that there are probably various proteins that do not occur on Earth naturally, or other substances that could be used by animals as pigments that WOULD produce the colors you would like, but are not used/found on Earth only due to random chance at how life here evolved.
by LinguistCat
06 Mar 2019 16:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 739
Views: 177247

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I think a like button would be useful if people who wouldn't have commented (because they don't have any specific things they can comment on, they don't have the time to comment but want to show they are reading the thread and enjoyed a post) are going to use it, and people who would have commented ...
by LinguistCat
24 Feb 2019 20:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: Translation challenge: If you have enough teeth...
Replies: 4
Views: 231

Translation challenge: If you have enough teeth...

So friends and I were having a discussion about a dream. My friend dreamed that their very toothy character was a dentist. In response, I wrote: "If you have enough teeth, they make you a dentist by default." I realized that there was some ambiguity between whether the teeth themselves made one a de...
by LinguistCat
20 Feb 2019 02:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6962
Views: 838673

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

How did High German get <fünf> /fʏnf/ from Proto-Germanic *fimf? As far as I can tell, umlaut did not operate in this word, nor can I see anything internal that would cause /ɪ/ to round. I'm not an expert on Germanic but if I had to make a guess the /f/ and /m/ is probably why, since they're both l...
by LinguistCat
16 Feb 2019 18:06
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: What do I need to know?
Replies: 10
Views: 392

Re: What do I need to know?

Welcome Gizmo! I think it's good that you know as much as you do and are willing to learn more. I'd say, while working on the "Just do it!" part of creating a conlang (a lot of life really is just doing things when you want to do them), I'd say go into conversations and look up things you don't unde...