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by yangfiretiger121
17 Nov 2019 10:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexicon sculpting
Replies: 908
Views: 300091

Re: Lexicon sculpting

Corphishy wrote:
13 Nov 2019 17:30
qwed117 wrote:
23 Oct 2019 23:16
NEXT: *ś·hruèw n. [ʃ̩ˑˈr̥uɛw] a treeshrew
*si-kruwe nn. the rat, the rodent

NEXT: *brokɪda nm. fisherman
rokina [ɾoˈki.dɑ~ɾoˈkʰi.dɑ]: Marshal (military rank)

NEXT: Rçulwæi [ˈɻ˔uː.gæː] Centurion
by yangfiretiger121
16 Nov 2019 13:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

Are rhotacized long monophthongs better transcribed as [Vːʴ] or [Vʴː]?
by yangfiretiger121
08 Nov 2019 20:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: what brought you to conlanging?
Replies: 26
Views: 409

Re: what brought you to conlanging?

conlanging is not the activity of learning conlangs but building conlangs... conlangs have no real ambition to be used as a languages that build a community, but as an autonomous activity or an autistic hobby that no one can really understand... except comparing with the hobby of an other conlanger...
by yangfiretiger121
08 Nov 2019 18:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: what brought you to conlanging?
Replies: 26
Views: 409

Re: what brought you to conlanging?

I'm an avid roleplayer, both tabletop and play-by-post. Thus, my introduction to conlanging came through the now-defunct Skaran Empire roleplay setting, which housed the language that became Old Common in the Wolmors Galaxy . I guess one could say the Empire isn't, truly, dead because the Galaxy is ...
by yangfiretiger121
04 Nov 2019 02:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

The my setting's main sci-fi lang's full vowel system is below. Considering liquid vocalization/elision only happens word-internally before consonants and word-finally, are the resulting vowels phonemic or allophonic? Additionally, would it be better to separate the voels by rhotacism? /ɑ ɑʴ æ æʴ æː...
by yangfiretiger121
25 Oct 2019 00:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 384
Views: 148580

Re: English Orthography Reform

Wel, u can wate until sum peeple "in the frunt" start using mor logical spellings to start using it, or u can be one of those peeple in the frunt who start using it. I'm one of those peeple... The problem here is that using letters, such as c and u , as words originated text speak and will, very li...
by yangfiretiger121
24 Oct 2019 03:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 384
Views: 148580

Re: English Orthography Reform

Wel, u can wate until sum peeple "in the frunt" start using mor logical spellings to start using it, or u can be one of those peeple in the frunt who start using it. I'm one of those peeple... The problem here is that using letters, such as c and u , as words originated text speak and will, very li...
by yangfiretiger121
23 Oct 2019 22:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

Thanks. Earlier on, the sci-fi version of my setting's main language had [θ, ð, s~ʃ, z~ʒ]. From there, speakers merged {θ, s → θ̠}, merged {ð, z → ð̠}, lenited [ʃ, ʒ → ɹ̠̊˔, ɹ̠˔], and retroflexed [ɾʃ, ɾʒ → ɻ̊˔, ɻ˔]. I'm no longer confident in my original end point of [θ̠~ɹ̠̊˔, ð̠~ɹ̠˔, ɻ̊˔, ɻ˔] becau...
by yangfiretiger121
20 Oct 2019 14:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

My setting's Proto-Common language reconstructs with [m, ɱ, n, ŋ]. While [m, n, ŋ → b, d, g] are straight forward, I have but am unsure of [ɱ → v] right now. Is [ɱ → v] or [ɱ → p̪] more likely?
by yangfiretiger121
16 Oct 2019 10:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

Is it at all possible that a language currently spoken in Europe could lack the phoneme /j/ except in the case of loanwords? I'm having a hard time finding any languages which lack the sound. It's more than possible due to being an accurate description of German, which has /ʝ/ rather than /j/ nativ...
by yangfiretiger121
15 Oct 2019 20:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

Is it at all possible that a language currently spoken in Europe could lack the phoneme /j/ except in the case of loanwords? I'm having a hard time finding any languages which lack the sound. It's more than possible due to being an accurate description of German, which has /ʝ/ rather than /j/ nativ...
by yangfiretiger121
15 Oct 2019 18:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 384
Views: 148580

Re: If English used diacritics

I'd reform English spelling to be consistently and accurately etymological, and use diacritics to take care of various inconsistent shortenings and lengthenings which have, to the horror of Neogrammarians, appeared during the history of English. This happens to be a horribly difficult task and I ad...
by yangfiretiger121
15 Oct 2019 17:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

I forgot to mention that the high-mid /e, o/ weren't merged into a central vowel and that /u/ is separate from /ɩ/. Knowing these, particularly the tidbit about /u/, does your recommendation for /ɩ/ change? Please note, that I use the acoustic terminology (high/low) rather than the oral terminology...
by yangfiretiger121
12 Oct 2019 03:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

My roleplay setting's Proto-Common language reconstructs with three ambiguously-rounded vowel phonemes; high front /ɩ/ (no actual IPA), near-high central /ɿ/ (again, no IPA), and low-mid central /ə̞/. Is it more natural for them to dissimilate into their respective /i, y/, /ɪ, ʊ/, and /ɛ, ɔ/ with c...
by yangfiretiger121
07 Oct 2019 19:38
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 911608

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

As [ŋ] is just [n] further back (as opposed to having an inherent [g]), would it be more appropriate to analyze the [ŋ] of most languages as a prenasalized velar plosive, [ᵑg]? Same goes for [nk, ng] as [ᵑk, ᵑgg.] If I understand what you're saying correctly, no. Nasal stops are not the same as pre...
by yangfiretiger121
07 Oct 2019 18:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 911608

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

As [ŋ] is just [n] further back (as opposed to having an inherent [g]), would it be more appropriate to analyze the [ŋ] of most languages as a prenasalized velar plosive, [ᵑg]? Same goes for [nk, ng] as [ᵑk, ᵑgg.]
by yangfiretiger121
06 Oct 2019 14:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

My roleplay setting's Proto-Common language reconstructs with three ambiguously-rounded vowel phonemes; high front /ɩ/ (no actual IPA), near-high central /ɿ/ (again, no IPA), and low-mid central /ə̞/. Is it more natural for them to dissimilate into their respective /i, y/, /ɪ, ʊ/, and /ɛ, ɔ/ with c...
by yangfiretiger121
06 Oct 2019 02:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

My roleplay setting's Proto-Common language reconstructs with three ambiguously-rounded vowel phonemes; high front /ɩ/ (no actual IPA), near-high central /ɿ/ (again, no IPA), and low-mid central /ə̞/. Is it more natural for them to dissimilate into their respective /i, y/, /ɪ, ʊ/, and /ɛ, ɔ/ with co...
by yangfiretiger121
01 Oct 2019 13:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

<snip> I have a feeling I'm planning too much of the Common's history because Old Common (Fmënïk [ˈfmɛ.nɪk], FMNK) and Church Common (Bäïkal [ˈbɑɪ̯.kal], dialect code BKL) were spoken when plate armour was around in the setting and were recombined into Early Middle Common (Knäüsäv [ˈknɑʊ̯.ʃɑɱ]; KNS...
by yangfiretiger121
30 Sep 2019 17:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5791
Views: 1370278

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

And, Sal, it's a roleplay setting, not a fanfic. It's just that your Skaran Empire automatically think of the Scarran Empire and/or Skaro. Ah. Okay. Additionally, I have a feeling I'm planning too much of the language because Old Common (Fmënïk [ˈfmɛ.nɪk], FMNK) and Church Common (Bäïkal [ˈbɑɪ̯.kal...