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by sangi39
22 Jul 2019 21:35
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1728
Views: 266952

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I'm trying to come up with a vaguely dwarvish naming conlang as well, and I'm trying to throw ablaut and consonant mutation at it [:P] [makes best attempt at David Attenborough voice ~ ] And thus another squadelphious conlang idea takes root into fertile LARPish soil, tentatively sending forth its ...
by sangi39
21 Jul 2019 03:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1728
Views: 266952

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So I appear to have agreed to go LARPing for the first time in about five weeks. I've settled on being a fighter (played one before in DnD), and a Dwarf (never played a dwarven character before in anything, since I typically go for Orcs). It's been a week since then, and I think I've taken the back...
by sangi39
21 Jul 2019 02:41
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1728
Views: 266952

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

So I appear to have agreed to go LARPing for the first time in about five weeks. I've settled on being a fighter (played one before in DnD), and a Dwarf (never played a dwarven character before in anything, since I typically go for Orcs). It's been a week since then, and I think I've taken the backs...
by sangi39
21 Jul 2019 00:03
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?
Replies: 7
Views: 135

Re: Is diachronic conlanging worth it?

I'm going to agree with basically everyone in the support for Sal's reply to this question. 1) Diachronic conlanging can, in and of itself, be pretty fun on its own (I enjoy it particularly because it can go along with world-building and history. Having a proto-language (or several) means you can fl...
by sangi39
17 Jul 2019 20:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 7002
Views: 853089

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

Are there other natlangs that have different forms of adjectives depending on whether they're used attributively or predicatively? I'm sure I know examples, I just can't think of any right now. Are they always a few irregular forms (like English my vs. mine and lone vs. alone) or are there any lang...
by sangi39
16 Jul 2019 18:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1728
Views: 266952

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

A little over 50 years now, Apollo 11 launched, setting three people off into space, two of them to eventually take the first steps of our species on the Moon. All I can think is "wow, people did that thing. Humans. Just... people being people".
by sangi39
11 Jul 2019 21:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1728
Views: 266952

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

They used to feature quite heavily in the "pic of the day..." thread before it had to be locked (and, in part, triggered the changes to the House Rules a couple of years ago). I've got five of them, so they make up a fair chunk of my non-conlanging/conworlding life. I recall! His Holiness, the Bear...
by sangi39
11 Jul 2019 19:48
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Assistance sought with very far future setting
Replies: 11
Views: 238

Re: Assistance sought with very far future setting

The setting is a relatively new extrasolar colony, about a hundred years old. The initial colony population was about 35,000 people. One complication is the time, 20,000 years in the future. Anyway, the story revolves around the only survivor of the one pre-FTL colony ship (it was a sleeper ship) t...
by sangi39
11 Jul 2019 18:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1728
Views: 266952

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

The can drop their tails and they will grow back, as far as I'm aware, but it looks like in this case it's scabbed over a bit, and then sort of healing from the inside out, which is pretty good. I was told by the vet that there was a chance he might just drop it, but luckily he hasn't. I did get a ...
by sangi39
10 Jul 2019 18:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1728
Views: 266952

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

The can drop their tails and they will grow back, as far as I'm aware, but it looks like in this case it's scabbed over a bit, and then sort of healing from the inside out, which is pretty good. I was told by the vet that there was a chance he might just drop it, but luckily he hasn't. I did get a b...
by sangi39
07 Jul 2019 02:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1279983

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

I had to have a quick check, and it doesn't seem like "coronal-dorsal" co-articulated consonants really seem to exist, except maybe very, very rarely (and they seem not to contrast with consonants at either end of the articulation, or pattern as if they belong to another "series" of consonants, e.g...
by sangi39
06 Jul 2019 23:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1279983

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

I had to have a quick check, and it doesn't seem like "coronal-dorsal" co-articulated consonants really seem to exist, except maybe very, very rarely (and they seem not to contrast with consonants at either end of the articulation, or pattern as if they belong to another "series" of consonants, e.g....
by sangi39
06 Jul 2019 15:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2467
Views: 265760

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

It's warm up in Yorkshire, so got my summertime folk metal playlist going, so a random assortment of Arkona, TrollfesT, Korpiklaani, Turisas, Alestorm, and Equilibrium, with a hint of Skálmöld, Týr, In Extremo, and Dalriada.

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Throwing together a playlist as I go [:P]
by sangi39
01 Jul 2019 20:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1279983

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

I am currently playing around with a language with where /tʃ dʒ k/ go to [ʃ ʒ x] in word final position while /t d/ are unchanged in final coda. (The language lacks g and /p b/ don't go in coda). I'll probably keep doing it anyway but does anyone know of language that has word final lenition of onl...
by sangi39
01 Jul 2019 18:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1279983

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

I am currently playing around with a language with where /tʃ dʒ k/ go to [ʃ ʒ x] in word final position while /t d/ are unchanged in final coda. (The language lacks g and /p b/ don't go in coda). I'll probably keep doing it anyway but does anyone know of language that has word final lenition of onl...
by sangi39
27 Jun 2019 20:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1279983

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

Vowel tone-to-length conversion may have been touched on before, but I don't feel it looking it up. Is a system deriving current vowel length from past vowel tone, such as [é è e → eː eˑ e], plausible? IIRC, in languages like Burmese, the "higher" ending tones also appear alongside a lengthening of...
by sangi39
27 Jun 2019 17:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1279983

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

Vowel tone-to-length conversion may have been touched on before, but I don't feel it looking it up. Is a system deriving current vowel length from past vowel tone, such as [é è e → eː eˑ e], plausible? IIRC, in languages like Burmese, the "higher" ending tones also appear alongside a lengthening of...
by sangi39
23 Jun 2019 10:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14853
Views: 1279983

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: 1728
Views: 266952

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: 5189
Views: 644483

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 ...