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by spanick
11 Jun 2019 23:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yinše
Replies: 15
Views: 662

Re: Yinše

Making a modification to Yinše's prosody. Previously, Yinše had a syllable-weight stress system but I'm going to pitch accent system instead. So, the new system can be described as follows: 1. The third mora from the beginning of the word receives the accent. 1.1 All vowels (V) and sonorant consonan...
by spanick
10 Jun 2019 18:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dnukta'u
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: Dnukta'u

The first of the langauges mentioned above I want to develop a little bit more is the Nukkạ-C dialect of the Nukkan branch of the Dnukta’ family. Nukkạ-C is refered to as Nukkạ Bẹlís “Royal Language” and for our purposes called “Classical Nukkan”. It is the prestige dialect of the Nukkan branch. 1. ...
by spanick
07 Jun 2019 02:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Dnukta'u
Replies: 13
Views: 1577

Re: Dnukta'u

I’m revisiting this conlang and defining more coherent photactics. As I started in the OP, this is mean to be a proto-Lang and infer it should be more clearly laid out in order to have better, more consistent evolution. Some words or grammatical posts will be obsolete and require changes after this ...
by spanick
15 May 2019 15:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 35
Views: 1459

Re: Goþesch Razde

So, I am a in a rut here. There are two ways i can take this conlang, but I am undecided how I want to proceed. The first route is the route I am currently taking here, faithfully reconstructing Crimean Gothic according to scholarly consensus rather than my own personal interpretation and taste. Th...
by spanick
14 May 2019 16:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 33
Views: 9505

Re: Nortsääenglisch

METAPLATT Ik muk a farrad-tur üm Düütshland, langs de grenz un daglig dat land wesseln. Ik shreev en bok över de reis, un dat is faken shrievt in de lokale dialekt vun de region wo ik jüst reis (int bok). In Norddüütshland muss ik up plattdüütsh shriven, aver dat is nich maklig, bi de mennig varian...
by spanick
12 May 2019 02:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

Can sound changes skip words if they are common/popular enough? For example, my definite article resists the raising of o: > u: in my language. The neo-grammarians are spinning in their graves. The more I immerse myself in linguistics, the more it seems that certain dogma, such as "sound change is ...
by spanick
12 May 2019 01:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

Ælfwine wrote:
12 May 2019 01:45
Can sound changes skip words if they are common/popular enough? For example, my definite article resists the raising of o: > u: in my language.
The neo-grammarians are spinning in their graves.
by spanick
12 May 2019 01:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

Okay. Thanks. Just to confirm, the palatalization begins as <ϲέ> [sɛ̥ː > ɕɛ̥ː], etc. and expands to <ϲὕ/ϲέυ> [si̥ː > ɕi̥ː], etc. because it's meant to be limited, correct? Sorry, I think your orthography is throwing me off. What I was saying is that if <ϲὕ> and <ϲέυ> has historically different vowe...
by spanick
12 May 2019 00:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

I think coalensence is two historical vowels merging.(?) My first choice would be to go for the conditioned change before the vowel merger if I wanted to produce a bunch of minimal pairs. I'd only do it after the vowel merge if I was going to lots of homophones and potentially going to distinguish t...
by spanick
08 May 2019 16:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 40
Views: 51423

Re: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)

Of late, I've been on:
Hocąk Teaching Materials, Volume 1 by Johannes Helmbrecht & Christian Lehman (2010)
Winnebago Grammar by William Lipkind (1945)
by spanick
08 May 2019 00:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?

I think it's totally reasonable to use Cyrillic or Greek (not limiting myself to these two, necessarily, just examples), because they're not difficult to learn and there's plenty of natlangs and conlangs that use them. Plus, I just think if you're enough of a linguistics nerd to conlang, you can ta...
by spanick
07 May 2019 19:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?
Replies: 23
Views: 656

Re: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?

It's all based off the utility. (1) how easy is it to learn? (2) how easy is it to write in the forum and IRL? (3) how many languages can I read with a basic understanding of it? I think it's totally reasonable to use Cyrillic or Greek (not limiting myself to these two, necessarily, just examples), ...
by spanick
06 May 2019 22:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

I think I might be missing something here, or misreading something, or both. Why would stative verbs be transitive? They're not. What I'm asking is how would I treat a noun which is the subject of a stative verb when it is the subject of a transitive verb. I would say: how do you normally treat nou...
by spanick
06 May 2019 17:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

Does the language have a way to form relative clauses, or at least some structure that's generally equivalent in meaning to relative clauses in English? Could you say, for example, something equivalent to "(The) man who is angry is eating fish"? Or, to replace "angry", "(The) man who bought a boat ...
by spanick
06 May 2019 17:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

I think I might be missing something here, or misreading something, or both. Why would stative verbs be transitive? They're not. What I'm asking is how would I treat a noun which is the subject of a stative verb when it is the subject of a transitive verb. Just to be sure, what do "N" and "P" stand...
by spanick
06 May 2019 16:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251994

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

I'm working on a conlang in which the adjectives are stative verbs but this is a new concept for me so I'm trying to figure out how it should work. The language uses tripartite alignment, so it marks A, O, and S all separately. The example I'm working on is "green ideas" (from Colorless green ideas ...
by spanick
05 May 2019 01:50
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2009
Views: 246542

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Ælfwine wrote:
04 May 2019 09:35
Language: Gothish (Crimean Gothic)
Word: шпэлэн schpelen
Ipa: [ˈʃpɛ̝lən]
Does it mean "to play"?
by spanick
04 May 2019 20:44
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2009
Views: 246542

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
04 May 2019 20:39
Unless there's something I've missed and there's more to guess…
No, you got it right. Sorry for being so terse.
by spanick
04 May 2019 16:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2009
Views: 246542

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Oh, jeez, I'm sorry. I've had a very busy past few months, and I guess I ended up forgetting about this. I also know rather little about Old English and was getting stuck/frustrated. I'd be willing to let Ælfwine go next, but I do want to finish this round. To recap: edät Was the first word oþ , an...
by spanick
24 Apr 2019 19:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A ridiculous conlang: how to?
Replies: 22
Views: 480

Re: A ridiculous conlang: how to?

Any auxlang.