Search found 3081 matches

by sangi39
21 Feb 2019 11:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 659
Views: 121042

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I thought, just to give an extra hint, that I'd throw in a fourth word, which is related to word "a", with "a" being formed by a form of reduplication from this new word "d": 1: (a) /ˈkoul/ (d) /ˈkʷil/ 2: (a) /ˈpukul/ (d) /ˈkil/ 3: (a) /ˈʔukila/ (d) /ˈkila/ 4: (a) /ˈʔopina/ (d) /ˈpina/ 5: (a) /ˈʔopi...
by sangi39
20 Feb 2019 16:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?

Although there are languages with just two vowels, most notably the Northwest Caucasian languages (although, as gestaltist points out, these tend to have a number of phonetic realisations depending on the surrounding consonants), but my favourite language for this sort of thing is Yimas. The proble...
by sangi39
19 Feb 2019 22:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?

Apparently, Northwest Caucasian languages can be analyzed as having just two vowel phonemes , a higher and a lower one, but these at least have various allophones covering the vowel space, i.e. the high vowel is /i~ɨ~u/ and the low vowel is /ɛ~a~ɔ/ or something like that. This, however, requires po...
by sangi39
19 Feb 2019 22:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?
Replies: 14
Views: 237

Re: Constructed languages with only one vowel a or e, .....?

3 vowels is usually the minimum for natlangs, but you can go for what you want. Although there are languages with just two vowels, most notably the Northwest Caucasian languages (although, as gestaltist points out, these tend to have a number of phonetic realisations depending on the surrounding co...
by sangi39
19 Feb 2019 04:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14461
Views: 1176452

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

How realistic is it for my conlang (derived from PIE) to do away with genders completely? How often do languages do this? I mean, at least English has that, and Armenian has, IIRC, been "genderless" since it started being written down. Bengali doesn't have gender either, does it? Can't remember mod...
by sangi39
19 Feb 2019 04:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "Neutral" accents in second languages
Replies: 6
Views: 116

Re: "Neutral" accents in second languages

My question to you: If you speak multiple languages, have you acquired any regional dialectal features, or lost any which you "should" have? More of a follow up question but do you mean: a) that we've picked up features from our second languages and started applying them to our first language b) th...
by sangi39
18 Feb 2019 01:45
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas
Replies: 40
Views: 6524

Re: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas

I like the combination of several layers of dualism with the idea of four or five elements. In some respects it feels almost alchemistic. Sorry for the late reply. Only just noticed it [:P] Thanks [:)] I was trying to go for something familiar (a handful of basic "elements"), but for something I've...
by sangi39
16 Feb 2019 20:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14461
Views: 1176452

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

I'm assuming plain < ā > is already being used, so have you considered < a̋ > or < â >? I think I'll take the one with the circumflex. Thanks for that. And another question: can collective, singulative, singular and plural numbers exist and a same language? Would it be logical or naturalistic to us...
by sangi39
16 Feb 2019 19:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14461
Views: 1176452

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

Sorry for my previous question, I don't know what I was thinking on. Next question: which letter would you use to romanize an stressed [æ] sound? First, an unestressed [æ] is spelled as <ä> in my conlang, and I use macrons to mark stress. Though I know <ǟ> is used in some languages' romanizations, ...
by sangi39
16 Feb 2019 15:47
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Presenting a Conlang
Replies: 1
Views: 58

Re: Presenting a Conlang

Hello I am new to this forum and am a bit confused about it. I have started creating a conlang, but am not sure how to present it here. Should I create a new thread and, if so, what should I put there? My conlang is currently on a spreadsheet. Thanks! I tend to thing it depends on what you have. Li...
by sangi39
12 Feb 2019 05:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2434
Views: 247423

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I've just finished watching "Waiting For Godot" (after having somehow managed to get by without watching it for 12 years after my A-Level English Language teacher told us all to watch it if we would), and, honestly, I do have to wonder, is this a play that's open to at least some sort of interpretat...
by sangi39
07 Feb 2019 21:04
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244617

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Decided to map out what I have so far in Minecraft, and didn't expect to need this many maps [:P] https://i.imgur.com/iKwosJB.png And I've started building something else off to the right of that map as well... Oh wow, how many are there? I'll need about 16 to cover the entire ground area so far (s...
by sangi39
07 Feb 2019 20:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244617

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Decided to map out what I have so far in Minecraft, and didn't expect to need this many maps [:P]

Image


And I've started building something else off to the right of that map as well...
by sangi39
07 Feb 2019 20:38
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1613
Views: 244617

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

eldin raigmore wrote:
07 Feb 2019 19:49
Can anyone tell me, what language and/or dialect the following three-line dialogue is in? And/or maybe translate it?

A: “Jeetchet?”
B: “No.”
A: “Squeet!”
If Urban Dictionary is anything to go by, "did you eat it", and then I'm not sure [:P]
by sangi39
07 Feb 2019 12:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 659
Views: 121042

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I thought I'd set my challenge now. I don't think I'll have any set deadlines, just "whenever I think enough people have replied to respond myself", but here it is: https://i.imgur.com/CMNcM7Y.png 1: (a) /ˈkoul/ (b) /ʔaˈret/ (c) /huˈkeda/ 2: (a) /ˈpukul/ (b) /ʔaˈrat/ (c) /tuˈkadu/ 3: (a) /ˈʔukila/ (...
by sangi39
05 Feb 2019 19:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?
Replies: 23
Views: 849

Re: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?

I'm not sure how come Hungarian orthography uses <s sz> for /S s/ I could be wrong, but I seem to recall that early on, < s > was used for both /ʃ/ and /ʒ/ while < z > was used for both /s/ and /z/, and it looks like that formed the basis for systems which tried to distinguish all four phonemes (II...
by sangi39
04 Feb 2019 01:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14461
Views: 1176452

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

How essential is it to have a conpeople to speak a conlang? I’m working on a personal language that still strives to be naturalistic, and I’m starting to think I should have people who speak it. Definitely with Creyeditor on this one. Conlangs go well beyond "spoken by a fictional group of people"....
by sangi39
03 Feb 2019 14:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 659
Views: 121042

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

That's actually a really clever way of coming up with a winner. Objective, clear-cut, and even if all the data is there to start with, the use of "rounds" keeps everything ordered, and I suppose could even work if people join in late. I'd definitely be interested in seeing the whole thing laid out b...
by sangi39
29 Jan 2019 01:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14461
Views: 1176452

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

I think Georgian roughly does this. The 1st and 2nd person markers for both the "subject" and "object" are prefixes, while the 3rd person "subject" is marked by a suffix, but I think the equivalent "object" was marked with a prefix. Georgian conjugation still confuses the hell out of me, so I can't ...
by sangi39
27 Jan 2019 00:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14461
Views: 1176452

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

The closest real-world example I can think of might be Japanese and languages like Navajo, where there's almost no marking at all on nouns, but the verbs are highly inflected, but those are instances of isolating morphology on nouns and fusional/agglutinative morphology on verbs. Ooo, maybe Tocharia...