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by sangi39
17 Apr 2019 09:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1661
Views: 255153

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Plus, donations to help repairs and reconstructions are already in the hundreds of millions of Euros, so that's a step towards the beginning of work.
by sangi39
16 Apr 2019 16:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Astronomy workshop
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Astronomy workshop

I seem to recall that R needs to be in AUs, M is in Solar Masses and T is in Earth Years in years Yep, these particular units are in common use by people working with Solar System dynamics since they simplify the mathematics quite a bit. I will say that deciding the planet's orbit first and then tr...
by sangi39
16 Apr 2019 12:35
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Astronomy workshop
Replies: 7
Views: 142

Re: Astronomy workshop

I'm not sure what help you want here - you have the same equations and equivalent calculator to any of us. Just enter in the numbers. I was using the website https://astrographer.wordpress.com/bookshelf/earthlike-planet-geoff-eddy/ where I found the equation: M × T 2 = R 3 (Kepler’s third law) wher...
by sangi39
13 Apr 2019 17:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14607
Views: 1215628

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

If they can't make velar sounds, by definition they can't make clicks, which are velar sounds. Point. Forgoing mass elision, what are somewhat natural changes for the labial ([ʘ ʘ̬ ʘ̃]), dental ([ʇ ʇ̬ ʇ̃]), and alveolar ([ʗʰ ʗ̃ˀ]) clicks? According to Wikipedia, it's very hard to unlearn clicks/not...
by sangi39
13 Apr 2019 15:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14607
Views: 1215628

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

If they can't make velar sounds, by definition they can't make clicks, which are velar sounds. Point. Forgoing mass elision, what are somewhat natural changes for the labial ([ʘ ʘ̬ ʘ̃]), dental ([ʇ ʇ̬ ʇ̃]), and alveolar ([ʗʰ ʗ̃ˀ]) clicks? According to Wikipedia, it's very hard to unlearn clicks/not...
by sangi39
12 Apr 2019 21:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Other Creativity
Replies: 1172
Views: 174250

Re: Other Creativity

I hope my Minecraft stuff is welcome here (I didn't want to keep posting it in the Quintessential Conversation thread): https://i.imgur.com/cjWrHiI.png It started out just as the structure in the bottom right of the map, which still more or less looks like this: https://i.imgur.com/wZ6yUXf.jpg But h...
by sangi39
11 Apr 2019 18:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14607
Views: 1215628

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

I have both ‘tk’ and ‘kt’ onset clusters. Is both coexisting likely? Or is it likely that one will metathesise into the other? Proto-Finnic, I think had both, and Proto-Uralic too. It does look, though, like the various Uralic languages either only "kept" one of them or "lost" both (in Mari and Mor...
by sangi39
11 Apr 2019 00:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5154
Views: 618998

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/m n/ /p t d ts tɬ k ʔ/ /ɓ ɗ k'/ /s ɬ x/ /l j w/ /i u/ /e o/ /æ ɑ/ +vowel length CV(V/R) R=l,n,m How realistic do you think this is? I really like the /ɓ ɗ kʼ/ which made me think of Proto-Mayan to begin with (which has /ɓ tʼ kʼ/ and so on, and the singular voiced /d/ reminds me of Finnish. The onl...
by sangi39
10 Apr 2019 22:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6911
Views: 816909

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

Is Inge's Dutch pronunciation [ˈiŋ.ə] or [ˈɪŋ.ə]? I hear and pronounce it as [ˈiŋ.ə], but this seems to indicate [ˈɪŋ.ə]. However, the stress is throwing me off. I'd be tempted to say that it's [ˈɪŋ.ə] based on rules given for checked and open vowels (it's a single < i > followed by two consonants,...
by sangi39
10 Apr 2019 19:43
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Palatalization(?) help
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Palatalization(?) help

Thank you both for your help. As for [g], for now I'm going to have an unconditional shift to [ɣ]. This, in turn, will drop altogether word initially, become [j] elsewhere, and develop into [ʒ] when lenited left of [i:] and [ i ], the latter transforming into modern [ɪ]. The only issue I could thin...
by sangi39
07 Apr 2019 00:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 728
Views: 134525

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

English hour /ˈaʊə(ɹ)/ vs. Icelandic ár (year) /auːr̥/

Icelandic ár and English year are cognates, but the Icelandic word for "hour" is (klukku)stund or (klukku)tími, as far as I can remember.
by sangi39
05 Apr 2019 22:44
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 279
Views: 400665

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

I'm going to have to side with Sal and Dormouse here. The Spanish equivalent of "Joshua" is "Josué" and that's seen as distinct from "Jesús" just as it is in English, e.g. if someone with the name "Joshua" were to translate their name into Spanish, they'd choose "Josué". Now, there are languages whe...
by sangi39
05 Apr 2019 21:06
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Palatalization(?) help
Replies: 4
Views: 310

Re: Palatalization(?) help

There's inscriptional evidence that in Latin gi and di palatalised before ci and ti . However, strictly speaking this was not palatalisation but iotation : this happened before a vowel when these sequences were pronounced [gj], [dj], [kj] and [tj], and the voiced clusters assimilated to [jː] and/or...
by sangi39
03 Apr 2019 13:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 420

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

Final unstressed vowels were dropped completely by around the 12th or 13th Century So soon? I'd always heard that the final -e was still pronounced in Chaucer? I might have got "12th and 13th" wrong, could have been "13th and 14th", but apparently it was "around the time of Chaucer" and then predom...
by sangi39
03 Apr 2019 13:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14607
Views: 1215628

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

@Sal Sweet. My morphology ain't complex, so I'll bung it all into the syntax section. On a side note, I know that the change nasal+voiceless stop at same poa can lead to a voiced stop as so: nt -> nd -> d But do you think the same can occur if the stop come before the nasal (especially word initial...
by sangi39
02 Apr 2019 13:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 420

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

As Ahzoh has pointed out, though, increased morphological complexity does also occur, e.g. in Tocharian, which had more grammatical cases than PIE did, where various suffixes came to be added onto what was the accusative in PIE. IIRC, a similar process occurred in the Finnic(?) languages, where ther...
by sangi39
02 Apr 2019 12:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 420

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

There has been a general loss of morphological complexity in Indo European languages, at least the European ones (I'm not very knowledgeable about the Asian languages). For example PIE > Latin lost many cases, derivational classes, and verb conjugations. Then Latin > Spanish lost all cases and a wh...
by sangi39
02 Apr 2019 01:30
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: (ACH) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 279
Views: 400665

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

Why do only Hispanic and Hispanic influenced cultures (Philippines) give the name Jesús? I would have thought it was a Catholic thing, but there are no Poles named Jezus, Italians named Gesù or Irish named Íosa. Why is this? I wonder if it might have something to do with the Reconquista and the eve...
by sangi39
28 Mar 2019 02:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2457
Views: 255148

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

Dormouse559 wrote:
28 Mar 2019 02:05
sangi39 wrote:
27 Mar 2019 23:19
"The debauchery was boundless
The hangover is endless
Life is pointless
The void claims all"
I look forward to the "Scandinavia and the World" comic about this. [:D]
Oh my god I hadn't even thought about that! [:D]
by sangi39
27 Mar 2019 23:19
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2457
Views: 255148

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

So I found out about an Icelandic techno/punk band, Hatari, some time late last year, but with only four singles to their name in almost as many years, I sort of stopped paying much attention to them pretty quickly. However, I decided this evening to see if, maybe, just maybe, they'd released anythi...