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by yangfiretiger121
26 Jan 2020 04:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
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Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Common's verbal root for "ruin" is y-ö, with its past participle being pjyqökh [ˈfy.ʔɔkʰ]. Additionally, their word for Earth/World is Nqäuldê [ˈŋɑu̯l.ɖɜ]. One of the languages intricacies is transfixing adjectives into/around nouns they modify based upon syllable count. For example, the planet's co...
by yangfiretiger121
09 Jan 2020 05:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

In Galactic Standard, both palatalization and labialization pull the glottal stop forward before vowels, causing [ʔī ʔū → c pˠ]. The same is true of labialization and the velar nasal before vowels, which causes [ŋū → mˠ]. Is the allophony as written below fine, or should the distinct patterns for th...
by yangfiretiger121
04 Jan 2020 14:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

Galactic Standard's rules on tone and reduplication are below. Are they morphological or phonotactical? Without reduplication, word may only contain vowels adjacent in tone, such as a high-tone vowel and a mid-tone vowel, or vowels sharing a tone, such as two high-tone vowels. Reduplication only aff...
by yangfiretiger121
01 Jan 2020 21:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game #2
Replies: 401
Views: 23710

Re: Romanization game #2

Next: /p b t d k g/ <p b t d k g> /ts dz ɖʐ tɕ dʑ/ <c z l ç ž> /m n ɲ ŋ/ <m n ñ q> /ɥ w j ɰ/ <v w i j> /f s ʂ ɕ χ h/ <f s y š x h> /a ɛ i ɪ o u/ <a e i ï o u> Next (maximum one character per phoneme; allophony not pictured due to usage of parent phoneme's character): /t d k g ʔ/ /ŋ/ Vowels /ɐ́ ɐ̀ ...
by yangfiretiger121
31 Dec 2019 20:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Guess The Language!!!
Replies: 3207
Views: 404331

Re: Guess The Language!!!

Is it spoken in sub-Saharan Africa?
by yangfiretiger121
31 Dec 2019 19:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4465
Views: 933283

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

Another problematic term: "bimonthly". Does it mean "every two months" or "twice a month"? Wiktionary says "just don't use it!" I don't like the idea of words having to drop out of usage because of their ambiguity. I actually kinda like the ambiguity of terms like this and could use them with eithe...
by yangfiretiger121
28 Dec 2019 22:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

Standard Jêêuwan has initial mutation after [ʔ] descending from coda [ħ, l, ɾ]. Vowel-initial words take the glottal stop prothetically. Is it more natural for all three former codas to have the same effect or for [ħ] to have one effect on consonant-initial words while [l, ɾ] have another, and what ...
by yangfiretiger121
26 Dec 2019 01:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

Okay, Thanks. I introduced phonemic high, mid, and low tones into Galactic Standard because I didn't like how fast words gained syllables with eleven phonemes. As stated above, [​i u] yielded [j w] preceding vowels before I did so unless a particle was involved. Is it plausible for just the mid-tone...
by yangfiretiger121
25 Dec 2019 15:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

nudiowain [ŋu.ʑoˈwä.iŋ] doesn't use capital letters, instead marking proper nouns with the prefixed particle nu- [ŋu-]. While [​i u] usually yield [j w] before vowels, nu blocks the change, like other particles. Is this morphological or purely phonotactical?
by yangfiretiger121
24 Dec 2019 17:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Kazumbe Language
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: The Kazumbe Language

I realize you only have two affricates, but it's awkward for me to see them grouped with plosives. Otherwise, it looks good.
by yangfiretiger121
24 Dec 2019 14:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

Okay.

Currently, I have <CiuV> [PwV]/[PʷV], with [P] as a palatal consonant, in the setting's Galactic language. Is [PwV]/[PʷV] acceptable, or does in have to be [CɥV]/[CᶣV]? The final realization will depend o my allowance of [C-infix-G].
by yangfiretiger121
23 Dec 2019 16:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Nomadic Language Family
Replies: 24
Views: 513

Re: The Nomadic Language Family

This has inspired me to create my sci-fan setting's Galactic language.
by yangfiretiger121
22 Dec 2019 23:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

In general, are the plain bilabial trills /ʙ̥ ʙ/ placed with fricatives, with liquids, or by themselves in a phonology? If you have other trills and have them as liquids, then I don't see why the bilabial ones wouldn't be as well, considering they're trills. If you have other trills separately as "...
by yangfiretiger121
22 Dec 2019 13:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

In general, are the plain bilabial trills /ʙ̥ ʙ/ placed with fricatives, with liquids, or by themselves in a phonology?
by yangfiretiger121
20 Dec 2019 15:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Roleplay Setting Language Family
Replies: 3
Views: 143

Re: Roleplay Setting Language Family

Proto-Common's current reconstruction is below. What's the cleanest way to describe the italicized portion of allophony? Are [*p͡r̥ *t͡r̥ *k͡r̥], of which the partially devoiced [*r̥] is allophonic to [*ɾ], phonemes or clusters? Simple consonants /*p *pʰ *t *tʰ *k *kʰ/ /*s *ʝ *ħ/ /*m *n *ŋ/ /*ɾ *j̊/...
by yangfiretiger121
16 Dec 2019 23:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

Old common's phonology has [a]. But, fronting this [ɑu̯] to [ay̑] would bring the sound to [ɑː] in Middle Common due to an already finalized sound change. They'd see it as a partially cyclic chance, which they don't like, because of the non-syllabic back vowel. The idea is having this merge back in...
by yangfiretiger121
16 Dec 2019 10:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

Is it reasonable of the non-adjacency of [*pʝɑu̯]'s [*ʝ] and [*u̯] to arrest the fronting process at [fäʉ̯]? That's maybe overthinking things. The difference between [ä] and [a], the fully fronted version of [ɑ], isn't that important. For example, it's extremely unusual for a language to contrast t...
by yangfiretiger121
16 Dec 2019 02:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

Point on [Cʝ]. I've just refined this so [f~f͆] only appears before front rounded vowels; {*py, *pʝu → fy~f͆y} and [*pʝo, *pʝɔ, *pʝʊ → fø~f͆ø, fœ~f͆œ, fʏ~f͆ʏ]. How does this interact with [*pʝɑu̯], which goes from unrounded to rounded, and [*pʝɔɪ̯], which goes from rounded to unrounded? In this cas...
by yangfiretiger121
15 Dec 2019 21:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

They were made interchangeable with the tenuis plosives or flap because of their relative rarity. How can I describe the allophony as [Cʝ] is forbidden due to the sound changes? When phones are interchangeable, that means they are in free variation, which is represented by a tilde, like you were us...
by yangfiretiger121
15 Dec 2019 18:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5943
Views: 1405442

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

Under these circumstances, is [f~f͆] phonemic or allophonic to [p~pʰ] in Old Common? If none of those phones were present in the language before the sound change, that's pretty simple to determine. The change doesn't create any contrasts, so I'd say [f f͆ p pʰ] are all allophones of the same phonem...