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by Pabappa
10 Feb 2019 00:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 675
Views: 156190

Re: False cognates

Sorry i get the three threads confused, I did my best to find the right one but I guess I should 've tried harder
by Pabappa
09 Feb 2019 21:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 675
Views: 156190

Re: False cognates

:rus: серебро "silver"
:esp: cérebro "brain"
by Pabappa
03 Feb 2019 02:40
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Random Conworld idea thread
Replies: 424
Views: 80350

Re: Random Conworld idea thread

What about a race of people who are genetically mutated to be happy? Its as if they are all always high on a drug, but with no need for any drug to trigger it. They also have reduced sensitivity to pain, though this grows with age since small children need to feel pain to prevent htem from clawing t...
by Pabappa
19 Jan 2019 19:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 86
Views: 46518

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

I think the /ṗ/ is mostly found in loans, including loans from Greek where it takes the place of the unaspirated /p/, since the standard Ethiopic stops are fundamentally aspirated.
by Pabappa
16 Jan 2019 17:59
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1661
Views: 324811

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

I think that a vertical script (either direction) would be an obstacle to writing, so it depends on how literate this society is and what their medium of writing is. I dont know if that is because its just easier to move the hand laterally vs vertically/dorsally, or if there is some other facotr ......
by Pabappa
15 Jan 2019 18:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14460
Views: 1175648

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

I think if there is only one type of consonant allowed in coda position, it's usually a nasal. Though Aui and Eskimo are exceptions. Isn't Aui a conlang? sorry i meant Iau. Http://enwp.org/iau_language . Do any Inuit languages allow coda consonants other than stops? some dialects have turned the st...
by Pabappa
15 Jan 2019 18:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14460
Views: 1175648

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

The languages with pure CV often allow prenasals, though. Glottal stop codas can be analyzed as a feature of the vowel, and therefore also CV. I think if there is only one type of consonant allowed in coda position, it's usually a nasal. Though Aui and Eskimo are exceptions. I don't know a language ...
by Pabappa
14 Jan 2019 21:05
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds
Replies: 154
Views: 47786

Re: Conworlders' religious influences on conworlds

I also keep finding myself accidentally molding my current conreligion to be vaguely similar to the Abrahamic ones. Which I then need to correct because I don’t want to make Yet Another Christianity Clone. Im curious what you mean, if youre willing to share. I think its impossible to be truly origi...
by Pabappa
02 Jan 2019 15:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: How NOT to Conworld.
Replies: 231
Views: 30150

Re: How NOT to Conworld.

I'm on a phone so I can't easily quote without relating the wholebpost... https://cbb.aveneca.com/viewtopic.php?p=287085#p287085 courtesy bump I haven't read this thread, but, I wouldn't say it's wrong to violate human universals, but i would say that if you do it, you should think through the conse...
by Pabappa
28 Dec 2018 20:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14460
Views: 1175648

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

Vowels!

No, seriously, you didn't put in any vowels .... Vowels in uralic languages pull more than their own weight ... and although consonants can be interesting, it's hard to judge them without the context.

Is there consonant gemination?
gradations?
by Pabappa
27 Dec 2018 21:52
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1661
Views: 324811

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

Salmoneus wrote:
27 Dec 2018 20:30

how do you make wine out of a solid?
I don't know. But there is an alcoholic drink called "tiger wine" made in China at a place called Badaling. It is not made of urine or even of blood, but apparently from the bones:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tiger_bone_wine
by Pabappa
26 Dec 2018 19:28
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?
Replies: 81
Views: 34284

Re: Are your main conpeople human or of a different species?

Human civilization has been declining for about 4500 years, and various sentient animals have extirpated humans from their habitats. Thus humans today live in discontinuous regions of the planet, widely separated from each other, unable to communicate except by crossing through territory dominated b...
by Pabappa
23 Dec 2018 02:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6831
Views: 790933

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

Trask's Basque dictionary says tximista is native, but lists it under expressive vocabulary, so there's no internal etymology. The /m/ is a clue that it's not a normal Basque word, at any rate. I still think a loan from Basque into Romansch is possible, but one would think there's also be attestatio...
by Pabappa
21 Dec 2018 04:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6831
Views: 790933

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

Basque maybe? Basque for lightning is tximista. Unless the Basque is itself a loan from romance .
by Pabappa
20 Dec 2018 02:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14460
Views: 1175648

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

Wouldn't that just be simpler to state without mentioning the monosyllables, though? I don't think that's what the OP meant.

Any such language would likely have initial stress and a recent sound change deleting vowels in the 2nd syllable but no others. Even so, I suspect there might be none.
by Pabappa
16 Dec 2018 04:17
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6831
Views: 790933

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

The new skin makes this board look exactly like the ZBB .... its easy to get them mixed up.
by Pabappa
03 Dec 2018 05:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 32
Views: 42935

Re: Today I learned ...

If you denasalize [n], as one might do with a cold, you get [d]. But if you denasalize a voiceless [ n̥] , I'm not sure what you'd get, if anything. Maybe some [x]-like sound? That's the asymmetry and probably a big reason why voiceless nasals aren't very common.
by Pabappa
02 Dec 2018 20:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 740
Views: 207443

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

I would just say "biome" or "habitat" for that.
by Pabappa
02 Dec 2018 06:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 32
Views: 42935

Re: Today I learned ...

Sorry meant to answer this earlier. Wikipedia agrees that they re stops , but the description seems the same as that of a nareal fricative. A voiceless n resembles /nh/, not /nt/, so I would group it with fricatives at least acoustically.
by Pabappa
30 Nov 2018 19:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 32
Views: 42935

Re: Today I learned ...

[<3] context matters. If you say "voiceless stop" we can assume you mean plosives unless this is for a nonhuman language. Likewise "voiced stops" will generally exclude nasals, because few languages distinguish voice on nasals, though again context matters. (Note that voiceless nasals are not stops ...