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by sangi39
23 Sep 2019 00:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334576

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

Ergatives are often formed from genitives or instrumentals. <immediately runs to Google> Now that is pretty interesting! I've found a couple of sources I need to read through when I get time*. Completely forgot about ergativity in Indo-Iranian languages, which would have been a good shout [:P] * Ar...
by sangi39
22 Sep 2019 20:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334576

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

When starting with a proto language, how do you typically go about developing case marking? Most cases seem pretty intuitive to me when derived from prepositions but there’s a few I’m not sure about, specifically Nominative, Accusative, Ergative, and Absolutive. To be clear, I know that I may not n...
by sangi39
22 Sep 2019 15:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

For years and years since forever they have been trying to make head and tail of the <i> and the <y> in Vietnam. So they have resorted to the <exception rules> and the <accepted general rules> just like the rest of the world of linguistics people. With this Human Being Speech Sounds Alphabet Of Nat...
by sangi39
21 Sep 2019 06:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

Guess who showed up in r/badlinguistics? Unfortunately, none of thevietguy's other reddit posts regarding this really go much deeper into the proposal than we've seen so far. Personally I'm willing to bet that some of this is down to their translation attempts (I'd rather not assume, but it would s...
by sangi39
21 Sep 2019 03:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

Guess who showed up in r/badlinguistics? Unfortunately, none of thevietguy's other reddit posts regarding this really go much deeper into the proposal than we've seen so far. Personally I'm willing to bet that some of this is down to their translation attempts (I'd rather not assume, but it would s...
by sangi39
21 Sep 2019 02:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4376
Views: 888017

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

So, I work for a company that deals with gift cards in a fashion, and I work in the fraud section. Best part of the job for me, going "oo, message in Turkish", or "oh my god, finally, a message in Estonian". Most of the messages we get are in English, unsurprisingly with us being in the UK, and actu...
by sangi39
20 Sep 2019 09:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

I'd prefer to hear more from thevietguy, especially regarding this claim: "In Nature there are 19 consonants and more than 50 vowels" ...made over on Quora (where it would seem they've been posting a link to their site a lot since last Friday). Arabic has 28 consonants in my. Biblical Hebrew had at...
by sangi39
19 Sep 2019 09:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

Sorry, Elidin, but while psuedoscientific BS, the Timecube guy managed to make his little conspiracy a bit more sensible within the world of psuedoscientific BS. At least you could tell what the psuedoscientific BS was. I try to meet what could be called "quackery" as if it's come from a genuine mi...
by sangi39
19 Sep 2019 09:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

I'd prefer to hear more from thevietguy, especially regarding this claim: "In Nature there are 19 consonants and more than 50 vowels" ...made over on Quora (where it would seem they've been posting a link to their site a lot since last Friday). Arabic has 28 consonants in my. Biblical Hebrew had at...
by sangi39
18 Sep 2019 23:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

I'd prefer to hear more from thevietguy, especially regarding this claim: "In Nature there are 19 consonants and more than 50 vowels" ...made over on Quora (where it would seem they've been posting a link to their site a lot since last Friday). Arabic has 28 consonants in my. Biblical Hebrew had at...
by sangi39
18 Sep 2019 22:32
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

I'd prefer to hear more from thevietguy, especially regarding this claim: "In Nature there are 19 consonants and more than 50 vowels" ...made over on Quora (where it would seem they've been posting a link to their site a lot since last Friday). Arabic has 28 consonants in my. Biblical Hebrew had at...
by sangi39
18 Sep 2019 19:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334576

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

What's the nature/relationship of names with regards to the grammar of a language? Like, how would they work if the name is still transparent in meaning? For example, if there was a name like the Akkadian names Šamaš-šuma-ukin "Shamash has established an heir" and Nabû-kudurri-uṣur "O god Nabu, pre...
by sangi39
17 Sep 2019 19:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

I'd prefer to hear more from thevietguy, especially regarding this claim:

"In Nature there are 19 consonants and more than 50 vowels"

...made over on Quora (where it would seem they've been posting a link to their site a lot since last Friday).
by sangi39
16 Sep 2019 21:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334576

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

As far as I understood Vlürch, it seems to be: a) Proto-Sino-Tibetan has a number of reconstructions b) When Vlürch uses one reconstruction (say, Reconstruction X), starting with one word, the resulting descendant sounds less Altaic c) When Vlürch uses one reconstruction (say, Reconstruction Y), sta...
by sangi39
15 Sep 2019 21:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

First let take a look at the consonant alphabet and ask a question, for example, why t combine with h becomes th ? or why n combine with g becomes ng ? what knowledges in linguistics science can help us here ? or can we use articulatory phonetics here ? Suspecting all of the above goes some way to ...
by sangi39
14 Sep 2019 13:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4376
Views: 888017

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

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:
14 Sep 2019 03:50
Where does the Italian word "Iddio" come from? It is a synonym of "Dio", meaning "God". Wiktionary offers no etymology. Any idea how this word came about?
Apparently it's from il Dio with some assimilation.
by sangi39
14 Sep 2019 01:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

This Wiktionary page has some relevant details about Old French dental fricatives. Having read some Early Old French texts, I can affirm that [θ] was usually written as <d> since it was, as Wiktionary says, an allophone of /ð/, which was written as <d> (/d/ was also written as <d> and for whatever ...
by sangi39
13 Sep 2019 09:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5689
Views: 1334576

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
13 Sep 2019 01:01
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).
Old English, I think, had diphthongs that were the same height from beginning to end.
by sangi39
13 Sep 2019 00:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

Doesn't Norman French have /θ/, represented as <d>? Now that's a question. I know Old French did, and it was sometimes written as < d >, < dh >, or < th >, but I was under the impression it had dropped out by the time of the Norman Conquest. Then again, I don't know whether it held on longer in Old...
by sangi39
12 Sep 2019 23:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The alphabet has a secret and has been found
Replies: 44
Views: 751

Re: The alphabet has a secret and has been found

First let take a look at the consonant alphabet and ask a question, for example, why t combine with h becomes th ? or why n combine with g becomes ng ? what knowledges in linguistics science can help us here ? or can we use articulatory phonetics here ? The use of < th > for the dental fricative /θ...