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by sangi39
23 Jun 2019 10:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256962

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
23 Jun 2019 01:11
Is the uvulo-epiglottal stop, [q͡ʡ], subject to the back vowel constraint?
As in "it only appears adjacent to back vowels" or "causes front vowels to back", it doesn't seem to. The one example given by Wikipedia of it in a word is [q͡ʡíìq͡ʡ] in Somali.
by sangi39
20 Jun 2019 11:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1711
Views: 262707

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Had to take my leopard gecko to the vet earlier today. Fairly large, deep cut on his tail that I feel crap for missing, but the vet said he should be fine as long as the wound is kept clean (which it already seems to be, which is a start).
by sangi39
16 Jun 2019 21:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5185
Views: 635780

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Thinking about something like this, at least for consonants and clusters: /m n ɳ ŋ/ /p t c k/ /b d ɟ g/ /f s ɕ x/ (which are voiced between vowels, appearing as [v z ʝ ɣ]) /ɹ j w/ So, onset clusters have to be completely made of consonants of the same POA (more or less), and they appear in just one ...
by sangi39
16 Jun 2019 13:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256962

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

Hello. While developing my protolang's phonology, I've been wondering: are proto-languages likely to develop allophony from the very beginning or not? For instance, my proto-lang's phonetic inventory is thus: /m n ɲ ŋ/ /p b t̪ d̪ c ɟ k g/ /ɸ θ ɬ s̠ ɹ̠̊˔ ç h/ /l/ /i iː ʏ ʏː u uː/ /e eː ø øː o oː/ /æ...
by sangi39
11 Jun 2019 23:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 345948

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

So, while working on my Minecraft world, which is based, loosely, around my conworld Yantas , I got started on thinking about military structures and hierarchies. The hierarchy I'm settling on is based around something similar to the one used by the Romans. The smallest "meaningful" unit is made of ...
by sangi39
10 Jun 2019 16:47
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6967
Views: 840676

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 sangi39
07 Jun 2019 17:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1192
Views: 178610

Re: Other Creativity

Haven't had much of a chance to do much with this project, but tore down two of the larger structures, and filling in the gaps: https://i.imgur.com/2Pe4Gmv.png The large temple structure that was in the bottom-right has been taken out and I'm planning on making the entire "southern" bailey (I say "s...
by sangi39
07 Jun 2019 17:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1192
Views: 178610

Re: Other Creativity

Interestingly (to me, because MONEY), this an attested denomination structure in several currencies (eg. the Cuban peso convertible , the Tajikistani somoni, and the Bahamian dollar). Not sure why exactly, but there is/was real-world inspiration. The US dollar as well: we had 3c and $3 coins at one...
by sangi39
07 Jun 2019 15:56
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 739
Views: 177665

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Im not sure if this is the right place to ask, but I started my current project in my Scrap Thread and Id like some moderator to move it to its own thread. It starts from the post Mon 29 Apr 2019, 12:18 (at some time zone I havent checked). Done [:)] I haven't changed the title or anything (I think...
by sangi39
07 Jun 2019 12:33
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2463
Views: 262249

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Well the Sun's coming up now, but I've sort of accidentally watched the entirety of Good Omens (the TV adaption of the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman book of the same name). It was all rather enjoyable [:)] Part of me, though, wishes it had been released an episode a week. While I enjoy a good bin...
by sangi39
01 Jun 2019 05:30
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2463
Views: 262249

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Well the Sun's coming up now, but I've sort of accidentally watched the entirety of Good Omens (the TV adaption of the Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman book of the same name). It was all rather enjoyable [:)] Part of me, though, wishes it had been released an episode a week. While I enjoy a good bing...
by sangi39
31 May 2019 01:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6967
Views: 840676

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

I'm trying to remember what Mallory and Adams said about it in their book (unfortunately I haven't copied all of my files over yet, so don't have access to it at the moment), but they basically said that either a) it's a distinct phoneme, or b) that it's one of the other laryngeals (*h₃?), but doesn...
by sangi39
23 May 2019 18:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 663
Views: 127758

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

shimobaatar wrote:
23 May 2019 18:48
Ah, sorry, I forgot all about this. I'd certainly like to try, although I'm not sure how well I'll do.
I'm mostly just hoping that a three months gap might have given people some spare time [:)]

And, hey, at least you've already made a start [:)]
by sangi39
23 May 2019 18:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 663
Views: 127758

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Hoping people might be up for picking this back up [:)]
by sangi39
19 May 2019 20:08
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: XKCD 2149:_Alternate_Histories is funny & especially for Conworlders!
Replies: 10
Views: 364

Re: XKCD 2149:_Alternate_Histories is funny & especially for Conworlders!

I think that's an "unfortunate subset" of alternative history. The ones that seem to be most popular revolve around the points in history that most people are familiar with (WWII, the American Civil War for those in the US, the development, or lack thereof, of nuclear weapons, etc.), and those event...
by sangi39
19 May 2019 18:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1711
Views: 262707

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm not on Reddit, so I'm not 100% sure what "shadowbanning" is, although a quick search suggest it means that while not explicitly "banned", a user's posts are made effectively or actually invisible to other users). That isn't how we handle that sort of thing on the CBB, though. Our policy is, typi...
by sangi39
13 May 2019 01:22
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 777
Views: 221566

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

The only two names in either of those lists I could fine that had two accents (other than one of African origin) were Ménétries and Côté.

I'd be particularly interested in why you're looking for a French surname with two or more accents, though.
by sangi39
13 May 2019 00:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: Inventions of the 21st century
Replies: 6
Views: 273

Re: Inventions of the 21st century

Baude-Nylandnari virtual keyboard – pangt doshiesh social media – tosomyllit driverless car – afti widhed vurriisht artificial intelligence - faizehiuyu sloresw touchscreen – daxxiuyu bilétduyu scèrm Edit: Obviously I erred regarding the century - apologies to the all the perplex conlangers.. [;)] ...
by sangi39
12 May 2019 01:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14768
Views: 1256962

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

I'm not sure what you mean about "coalescence", but palatalization tends to be conditioned by front vowels or [j], so it seems much more natural to me for it to occur before the voiceless [ i] than before [u ]. I'm sure you could find a way to justify it historically, but without any such explanati...
by sangi39
07 May 2019 03:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?
Replies: 23
Views: 676

Should Romanisations be "Necessary"?

This sort of follows on from a question that I think was asked on on of the conlanging groups on Facebook, and from my own look at some users' posts (on the CBB) where, at first glance, I thought the user might be a "troll", but turns out they were presenting their conlang without a romanisation (an...