Search found 21 matches

by Hominid
01 Apr 2018 21:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 364
Views: 146430

Re: English Orthography Reform

I don't know if I'd say "abitrary", but I do find your vowels systematically counterintuitive. And given that you go to so much effort, I'm not sure why you retain ambiguities like your "y" standing for either /i:j/ or /jU:/, two totally different sounds. It probably goes without saying that you've...
by Hominid
17 Mar 2018 18:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 10835

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

CarsonDaConlanger wrote:
15 Mar 2018 16:21
No, just GA diphthongs for now.
But GA uses Canadian raising for /aɪ/.
by Hominid
08 Mar 2018 03:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: American English Derived Collablang!
Replies: 81
Views: 10835

Re: American English Derived Collablang!

2. a e f
3. b c
by Hominid
04 Mar 2018 01:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 182
Views: 25285

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

b
a
a
a
a
by Hominid
03 Mar 2018 01:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 182
Views: 25285

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

Isn't the orthography purely to make it easier for us to read? It's realistically not at the stage where it would be written down, let alone in the Latin alphabet.
by Hominid
27 Feb 2018 04:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 182
Views: 25285

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

a
a
b
a
a
by Hominid
15 Feb 2018 22:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Last word you learned in a foreign language
Replies: 57
Views: 28002

Re: Last word you learned in a foreign language

alynnidalar wrote:
14 Feb 2018 17:23
The last word I've learned in a foreign language is ano, which evidently means "yes" in Slovak. (although upon further [careful] googling, it appears it should actually be áno)

I assure you it does not mean "no" in Spanish, however...
Context? Why would anyone think it means no in Spanish?
by Hominid
11 Feb 2018 05:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 182
Views: 25285

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

21. a
22. a
23. a (a little boring, but it makes perfect sense)
24. a
25. a
by Hominid
08 Feb 2018 01:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 182
Views: 25285

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

Is this going to be a language isolate that exists in roughly our timeline's version of the Caucasus, or are we constructing a completely unrecognizable alternate history? I assume we'll be voting on this at some point. It won't be an isolate, though, since it'll be descended from PIE, unless there...
by Hominid
07 Feb 2018 02:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 182
Views: 25285

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

11. b
12. a
13. vo1dwalk3r's suggestion
14. b
15. a

Is this going to be a language isolate that exists in roughly our timeline's version of the Caucasus, or are we constructing a completely unrecognizable alternate history?
by Hominid
22 Dec 2017 15:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Post-Modern English
Replies: 38
Views: 8430

Re: Post-Modern English

Does anyone else think we might eventually see voicing of voiceless fricatives (aside from /h/) at the beginnings of words?
by Hominid
09 Dec 2017 19:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 287
Views: 135636

Re: You

OK, I'll do this. Alias(es): Hominid Location: Northeastern US Age: 22 Gender: Male Occupation: I work at a school. Interests: History, politics, linguistics, many other things Favorite music: I like most music. What I listen to varies wildly based on my mood. Political ideology: Left Conlangs: Have...
by Hominid
26 Jun 2017 06:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Rite yor way!
Replies: 189
Views: 90326

Re: Rite yor way!

Ā qriētîd â nu Îñglîx öçagrâfi risîntli cæt ā qæn juz izœi an mā tæblît, ænd hæz ân întxrîstîñ wē âv dilîñ wîç võœz ænd dîpçañz, îspexœi wânz wîç câ letøz é and ä. Ām nat întāøli xø hõ á diœ wîç stxres, co. I created a new English orthography recently that I can use easily in my tablet, and has an i...
by Hominid
30 May 2017 21:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 364
Views: 146430

Re: English Orthography Reform

Ajd ræðë rid sämpþíŋ lajk ðís Certainly "interesting"; not sure I'd characterize it as "easier to spell or pronounce", though. The point is that it would be easier to learn, for non-native speakers. These spelling reforms that only get rid of some obvious problems while keeping others seem counterp...
by Hominid
30 May 2017 15:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 364
Views: 146430

Re: English Orthography Reform

I don't really like these moderate hero spelling reforms that take away the interesting parts of English without actually making it easier to spell or pronounce.

Ajd ræðë rid sämpþíŋ lajk ðís than sumthing liek this.
by Hominid
30 May 2017 04:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Guess the language from the gloss!
Replies: 184
Views: 21877

Re: Guess the language from the gloss!

Spoken in Africa?
by Hominid
25 May 2017 01:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A North Eurasiatic A priori Collablang
Replies: 22
Views: 2644

Re: A North Eurasiatic A priori Collablang

Tillamook is missing all labials (as is a sprachbund trait of pnw). There aren't even rounded vowels in Tillamook Then how are there both in its name? There's a /ʃ/ in <spanish>, but no /ʃ/ in Spanish. There's a Cz in Czech, but no cz in the Czech language. Orthography ≠ Pronunciation. (Also, Tilla...
by Hominid
25 May 2017 01:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A North Eurasiatic A priori Collablang
Replies: 22
Views: 2644

Re: A North Eurasiatic A priori Collablang

5. A
6. E
7. A
8. B
9. A
10. D
11. B
12. B
13. A
14. B
15. D
16. A
17. A
18. C
by Hominid
21 May 2017 06:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A North Eurasiatic A priori Collablang
Replies: 22
Views: 2644

Re: A North Eurasiatic A priori Collablang

1. d
2. a
3. a
4. a
5. b
6. d
by Hominid
20 May 2017 23:45
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 389
Views: 208566

Re: Introduction thread(s)

shimobaatar wrote:Welcome!
Thanks!