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by yangfiretiger121
17 Sep 2019 02:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Of my setting's two main languages, Skaran's (SKR) a creole of the home system's five planetary languages that's used for intraempire communications, and Galactic Standard's (GXS) a SKR-based creole with influences from the stellar languages of other conquered systems. Is it plausible for SKR to rem...
by yangfiretiger121
14 Sep 2019 23:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

I have a few questions about Modern Skaran's development. 1. Currently, in English f i ght is noted as /ɑ͡ɪ/ because it's /ɪ/'s only appearance in the language. How likely is it fronting to /æ͡ɪ/ to approximate its reconstructed Proto-Skaran pronunciation of /aɪ̯/? "Reconstructed" because knowledge ...
by yangfiretiger121
14 Sep 2019 19:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Creyeditor wrote:
14 Sep 2019 17:03
Well, if you already have creaky voice, [a, a̰ → ɑ, æ̰] is plausible.
Yep. Thanks for the help. The plan is shifting after creaky voice emerges. Thus, the protolanguage's full vowel system is /ɑ, æ̰, e, ḛ, i, ḭ, o, o̰, u, ṵ, y/.
by yangfiretiger121
14 Sep 2019 05:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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Views: 1321741

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

Are changes similar to {u y → ṵ} plausible? Is this meant to be ""becoming creaky" without any condition context? Lacking any further context on the phonological system I would say "no!", but... If you have a breathy vs. plain contrast this can morph into a plain vs. creaky contrast (plain -> creak...
by yangfiretiger121
13 Sep 2019 01:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Do any natlangs have two diphthongs that mirror each other somehow? For example, the protolanguage has [æo̯, oæ̯] after the vowel consolidation above (creaky voice excluded).
by yangfiretiger121
11 Sep 2019 22:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

Are changes similar to {u y → ṵ} plausible? Is this meant to be ""becoming creaky" without any condition context? Lacking any further context on the phonological system I would say "no!", but... If you have a breathy vs. plain contrast this can morph into a plain vs. creaky contrast (plain -> creak...
by yangfiretiger121
10 Sep 2019 13:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

Are changes similar to {u y → ṵ} plausible?
by yangfiretiger121
05 Sep 2019 14:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
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Views: 293033

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Tuyono wrote:
05 Sep 2019 13:44
Void wrote:
05 Sep 2019 10:14

Next: jraččagut /ˈdzratʃ.tʃaɣ.ut/ n. "volcano"
źeracag [ʒɛrɑ'cɑg] (n. inan.) earthquake

Next: ye'amdhi [jeˈʔamði] (v.) show up, appear suddenly
Wéwǽ [ˈʝ˕eː.æː]: Beard

Next (doubles as a sculpt): Wǽmi [ˈʝ˕æː.mi]: Deity of portals
by yangfiretiger121
04 Sep 2019 22:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

The language's lenition process is blocked by <p, t, k, x, r, w, l>. Is <p, t, k> blocking lenition while <b, d, g> get lenited strange at all? This is basically what Spanish does intervocally; only the voiced stops get lenited. Very true. The language's retroflexes came about due to broad consonan...
by yangfiretiger121
04 Sep 2019 13:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

I have three questions regarding the language now known as Skjajræfæ [ʃcɑ̽ˈɾʲæ.fʲæ]. The language's lenition process is blocked by <p, t, k, x, r, w, l>. Is <p, t, k> blocking lenition while <b, d, g> get lenited strange at all? The language's retroflexes came about due to broad consonants, such as ...
by yangfiretiger121
28 Aug 2019 14:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

Thank for the help. Is an alveolar rhotic flap-variant glide vowel more correctly transcribed [ɾ̆, ɾ̯, ɾ̯̆] or some other way? To avoid creating a completely new vowel symbol for their language's ambiguously-rounded glide vowel—IPA [ə̯], linguists of my setting's main language use a variant of the a...
by yangfiretiger121
26 Aug 2019 22:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

Painting with very broad strokes, could devoicing of nasals (cf. [mˠ → m̥ˠ]) or aspiration (cf. [pˠ → pˠʰ]) be classified under lenition, or do I have to come use other markers for those changes? Currently, my main language uses Gaelic's old dot above diacritic to mark all forms of mutation that co...
by yangfiretiger121
26 Aug 2019 01:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

Painting with very broad strokes, could devoicing of nasals (cf. [mˠ → m̥ˠ]) or aspiration (cf. [pˠ → pˠʰ]) be classified under lenition, or do I have to come use other markers for those changes? Currently, my main language uses Gaelic's old dot above diacritic to mark all forms of mutation that co...
by yangfiretiger121
25 Aug 2019 04:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

Painting with very broad strokes, could devoicing of nasals (cf. [mˠ → m̥ˠ]) or aspiration (cf. [pˠ → pˠʰ]) be classified under lenition, or do I have to come use other markers for those changes? Currently, my main language uses Gaelic's old dot above diacritic to mark all forms of mutation that cou...
by yangfiretiger121
25 Aug 2019 01:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

shimobaatar wrote:
25 Aug 2019 01:42
yangfiretiger121 wrote:
25 Aug 2019 01:04
Are palatalized/velarized aspirated consonants more correctly transcribed as [Cʰʲ, Cʰˠ] or [Cʲʰ, Cˠʰ]?
In my experience, [Cʲʰ, Cˠʰ].
That was very helpful. Thanks!
by yangfiretiger121
25 Aug 2019 01:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

Are palatalized/velarized aspirated consonants more correctly transcribed as [Cʰʲ, Cʰˠ] or [Cʲʰ, Cˠʰ]?
by yangfiretiger121
19 Aug 2019 21:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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Views: 1321741

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

Is {i, y, ɨ → y} but {j, j˗ → ʝ̞˗} with separate [ɥ] plausible, or would {j, ɥ, j˗ → ɥ} happen as well?
by yangfiretiger121
14 Aug 2019 21:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

Is [e, i, o, ø, ɶ, ɔ, ɯ] or [a~æ, ɑ, e, o, ø, u, y] the more natural inventory? i ɯ e ø o ɶ ɔ y u e ø o æ ɑ neither - almost all languages have /a/ and either /i/ or (in the case of VVSes) a high vowel unmarked for [+/-front]. /y/ necessarily implies /i/, and /ɶ/ is an artifact of the IPA trying to...
by yangfiretiger121
14 Aug 2019 18:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

Is [e, i, o, ø, ɶ, ɔ, ɯ] or [a~æ, ɑ, e, o, ø, u, y] the more natural inventory?
by yangfiretiger121
08 Aug 2019 23:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5658
Views: 1321741

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

After reading this , I'm beginning to think the <ƾ> in Imperial Creole's sjaxƾ and its derivatives should always be pronounced [ŋ] and, therefor, never [ɴ] because I'm pegging the original usage of sjaxƾ [çɔ˩˥ŋ] as jin in Japanese with usage expanded to include names because the language is official...