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by Zekoslav
15 Jun 2019 09:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2910
Views: 284438

Re: Yay or Nay?

Ah, if they switched to Cyrillic only in the 20th century, then there's not reason at all to use izhitsa.
by Zekoslav
14 Jun 2019 18:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2910
Views: 284438

Re: Yay or Nay?

In that context, if the Goths switch to Cyrillic anytime, you might use the letter izhitsa, ѵ, to represent former /y/ as it was the letters function in Greek loanwords to Slavic (the existence of izhitsa is one of the clues that Greek still had /y/ in the 800's when the glagolitic and the cyrillic ...
by Zekoslav
13 Jun 2019 09:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2910
Views: 284438

Re: Yay or Nay?

In Greek, /y/ > /i/ happened in the 11th century, and that's pretty securely dated.
by Zekoslav
12 Jun 2019 15:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2910
Views: 284438

Re: Yay or Nay?

When did the Crimean Tatars arrive in Crimea? Probably along with the Golden Horde, so 13th century. The likelihood of *iu > /y/ and *eu > /ø/ would then depend on whether these diphtongs were preserved until the Tatars came. If they were monophthongized much earlier, then the likelihood of such a ...
by Zekoslav
12 Jun 2019 10:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2910
Views: 284438

Re: Yay or Nay?

When did the Crimean Tatars arrive in Crimea?
by Zekoslav
10 Jun 2019 18:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6964
Views: 839438

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 occ...
by Zekoslav
10 Jun 2019 10:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 345488

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

Well, if in summer the horse latitude belt of high pressure moves north over the southern coast of the continent, and the ICTZ stays in the ocean, then that's exactly what would happen... Basically, I've understood the difference between west and east coasts in these latitudes thus: in the northern ...
by Zekoslav
10 Jun 2019 09:42
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 345488

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

The ocean between the two continents is supposed to be deep: there would be a mid-oceanic ridge there, and the two continents would be separating. This is just in the early stages, and shapes and positions will probably change. My goal is to have the northern continent's southern half be semi-arid (...
by Zekoslav
09 Jun 2019 08:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 345488

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

Thank you both! I apologize for not giving enough information. I've only just got rough ideas about the conworld, but I could have made a more precise map with more topography (and explicitely said that the lines are supposed to be the Equator, Tropics and Polar circles). As for size, tilt and tempe...
by Zekoslav
08 Jun 2019 12:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 345488

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

So, I've got another climate question (maybe I'm just overthinking this). I've got this rough sketch of a planet: https://i.postimg.cc/Yqz5vjpL/rough-map.png All I'm entirely certain about is that there will be a circumpolar current around the north pole and a circum-equatorial current which doesn't...
by Zekoslav
07 Jun 2019 19:55
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 426
Views: 84922

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

Make an alternate Earth based on the medieval T and O map.

Step 1: Exchange longitude and latitude around a point centered on Jerusalem.

Step 2: Reclimatize.

Step 3: ???

Step 4: Profit!
by Zekoslav
06 Jun 2019 13:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Village, its people and its language (gḳóʔ)
Replies: 2
Views: 153

Re: The Village, its people and its language (gḳóʔ)

This looks awesome, from the phonology to the unusual morphosyntactic alignment (it looks like fluid-S active alignment on steroids, with many different semantic roles being marked explicitely).
by Zekoslav
04 Jun 2019 11:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14752
Views: 1254671

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

@ "trigger languages". I've read multiple times, Here and on the Other Board, that it's not quite about focus, and there was that big discussion about "conlang trigger alignment" and "real trigger alignment", sparked by a series of posts on the Ayeri blog . In the series the author concluded that "...
by Zekoslav
03 Jun 2019 13:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14752
Views: 1254671

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

I agree, take option 2. If you still want symmetry, have /h/ be the voiceless pair of /ɣ/. @ "trigger languages". I've read multiple times, Here and on the Other Board, that it's not quite about focus, and there was that big discussion about "conlang trigger alignment" and "real trigger alignment", ...
by Zekoslav
01 Jun 2019 12:33
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 275

Re: Some Miscellaneous Realism Questions

I'll try to answer this the best I can: 1. upper-caste sociolects tend to be more conservative, but how that translates to allophony and liaison is up to you. 2. I don't know any example other than Egyptian hieroglyphics which uses cartouches. 3. I had a conworld once where there was a mass extincti...
by Zekoslav
01 Jun 2019 12:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14752
Views: 1254671

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

1. I've been looking at PIE recently - the roots especially - and was wondering if anyone knew where I could find an overview of PIE phonetics/phonotactics? The roots have pretty clear phonal limits, but I wanted to know what the rules were for words. There's a researcher who has written a lot abou...
by Zekoslav
25 May 2019 17:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14752
Views: 1254671

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

In my IE. language, I've come up with an interesting morphosyntactic development that I don't really know how to justify semantically and pragmatically. Basically, the IE. mediopassive voice is only preserved in the third person singular as a peculiar impersonal voice (quite like the one which exist...
by Zekoslav
21 May 2019 14:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 693
Views: 164931

Re: False cognates

I've always thought it was some kind of derogatory deformation of "Chinese". These are really common in the Balkans (for neighboring peoples, that is...)
by Zekoslav
17 May 2019 11:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14752
Views: 1254671

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

I was toying with the idea to develop a pitch accent by distinguishing older and newer long vowels by pitch contour, but I didn't know it was actually attested. Hello Franconian! I'm most familiar with tonogenesis by stress retraction, since that's the type of tonogenesis which happens most commonly...
by Zekoslav
17 May 2019 10:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ni'óno3íínow - Esseintially just Latin really
Replies: 61
Views: 7709

Re: Ni'óno3íínow - Esseintially just Latin really

When you know next to nothing about the history of Arapaho and guess that oxnííjbi derives from scrībimus mostly because both mean "to write"... [:D] Other words are mostly opaque, so good job at making Latin unrecognisable! I think I've spotted a typo: in your consonant table /t/ is romanized as <n...