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by sangi39
20 Jan 2020 22:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252282

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

I think Metal, especially the more extreme genres, is where you'll find the loudest "our music in the best" but they're not the majority by far, just the most noticeable, which, as Aszev has said, is true of a number of large followings.

See also the Metal Thread for basically this exact discussion.
by sangi39
20 Jan 2020 01:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4465
Views: 932381

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

As a sort of vague counterexample, the Icelandic first person and second person plural pronouns, við and þið , derive from the Old Norse dual, while the ON plurals, vér and þér , have almost entirely fallen out of use. As Khemehekis mentioned above with Hebrew as well, the dual has gone on to become...
by sangi39
13 Jan 2020 01:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to answer this question of phonology?
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: How to answer this question of phonology?

And this is why answering this sort of question is fun as hell [:D] (not sarcasm) I'm going to go with the same assumption Sal has, in that this is probably "homework", in that the wording of the question seems very "set by teacher" or drawn from a textbook (it's fairly close to the sort of "think o...
by sangi39
12 Jan 2020 18:43
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to answer this question of phonology?
Replies: 6
Views: 160

Re: How to answer this question of phonology?

Yeah, there's several different analyses for this one (as there is for, say, the past tense ending in English). One is that |z| is the basic morpheme, becoming /ɪz/ after a sibilant, and /s/ after a voiceless consonant, and then surfacing as /z/ elsewhere. Another (which I think is bases on diachron...
by sangi39
11 Jan 2020 23:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 699
Views: 161425

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Well, since it's been almost a month [:P] (I think with end-of-term for those in school, then Christmas and New Year for a fair few users, this one might have been poorly timed in terms of getting a response Ah yeah, haha, that's pretty spot-on. I'm happy to have been reminded of this now so I can ...
by sangi39
11 Jan 2020 23:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252282

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

I first heard of YouTube in 2006, when I was reading a Wikipedia article on the LEN song "Steal My Sunshine", and it linked to the music video on YouTube. I started looking for other songs I liked, and by the end of 2006, YouTube was a household word and "You" were the Time's Person of the Year for...
by sangi39
11 Jan 2020 23:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 699
Views: 161425

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

My guesses are: **/ˈp’atisa/ **/ɲaˈtukːa/ **/hileˈmeŋga/ I'm relatively certain about the consonants other than the ejectives in the first one, but the vowels less so. There might have been /æ/ in the second or third ones. My groupings were probably not very accurate because I based them on the fir...
by sangi39
11 Jan 2020 22:52
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252282

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

The fact that YouTube will be 15 years old next month shocks me. It wasn't a thing until I got to college (hell, it wasn't even a big thing until I started university) and now it's where I spend a huge chunk of my time online. That just seems so weird. There are kids nor who are in their last year o...
by sangi39
11 Jan 2020 21:44
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252282

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

He's also, I think, writing as someone providing advice for fantasy writers based in the west, so in a video like "Fantasy Character Names", you're going to get advice that's meant to play off of what he thinks your audience might expect and what their preconceptions might be. Hmm, that's a good po...
by sangi39
11 Jan 2020 18:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252282

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

I mean, this is one of the discussions we had (sort of) when we were re-working the House Rules, especially the final part of Rule 4. To what extent does someone's conworld reflect their actual beliefs? As for Stoneworks World Building , I think most of that comes down to most of his videos being be...
by sangi39
11 Jan 2020 02:15
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 348
Views: 252282

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

I'd second what Dormouse has said, in that this is the sort of topic it would be worth treading lightly around (since they tend to get personal and heated and could end up in a flamewar). However, I'm not sure I've ever really noticed any political bias one way or the other in conworlds presented on...
by sangi39
08 Jan 2020 20:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5938
Views: 1403854

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

How unusual is a language with very few voiced fricatives? I think natural Spanish lacks any: no z, v, ð, and ʒ. But my personal project has Z [ʒ] (and in turn [dʒ]) as its only voiced fricative. I'm not aiming for naturalism (in fact, it's artificial in-universe), but I want a little realism. OTOH...
by sangi39
07 Jan 2020 08:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Sixth Conversation Thread
Replies: 64
Views: 8531

Re: The Sixth Conversation Thread

Was Lord of the Rings not a bit like this? It's presented as a translation of sections of the Red Book, I think, and then things like the Appendices, from what I can remember, are extended notes on the world gained through translation of other works. Or is that not it? EDIT: Actually, no, would that...
by sangi39
04 Jan 2020 16:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 699
Views: 161425

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Well, since it's been almost a month [:P] (I think with end-of-term for those in school, then Christmas and New Year for a fair few users, this one might have been poorly timed in terms of getting a response, plus, as we've seen, the more active participants are already become less active anyway bec...
by sangi39
04 Jan 2020 15:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Human Languages of Yantas
Replies: 83
Views: 21798

Re: The Human Languages of Yantas

Another one I don't know where to put yet: Consonants: /p t k/ /b d g/ /m n/ /s h/ /w r j/ /l/ Vowels: /i iː u uː/ /e eː ə o oː/ /æː a ɑː/ /je jə ju jo ja/ /wi we wə wo wa/ /əj əw aj aw/ /jəj jəw jaj jaw/ /wəj wəw waj waw/ Allophony and Syllable Structure: The syllable is (C)(r/l)V(N) where C can be...
by sangi39
29 Dec 2019 23:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 888
Views: 161548

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Is the following system possible?: A language with highly complex clusters borrows a syllabary/logography from a (C)V(C) language. The original language had more vowels than the recipient, so a Consonant + vowel-that-is-irrelevant syllable is used for single consonants, though not all consonants ar...
by sangi39
29 Dec 2019 02:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5938
Views: 1403854

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

ixals wrote:
28 Dec 2019 21:36
Is /θ/ > /ts/ possible?
Finnish had this, apparently, e.g. *meθän > metsän.
by sangi39
29 Dec 2019 02:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4465
Views: 932381

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

:mrgreen: Thanks for the answers! Another problematic term: "bimonthly". Does it mean "every two months" or "twice a month"? Wiktionary says "just don't use it!" I don't like the idea of words having to drop out of usage because of their ambiguity. Well, there's "twice monthly", "fortnightly" and "...
by sangi39
27 Dec 2019 13:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 888
Views: 161548

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

Is the following system possible?: A language with highly complex clusters borrows a syllabary/logography from a (C)V(C) language. The original language had more vowels than the recipient, so a Consonant + vowel-that-is-irrelevant syllable is used for single consonants, though not all consonants ar...
by sangi39
26 Dec 2019 01:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5938
Views: 1403854

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

Are the stem forms for the cardinal forms the forms that numbers appear in when counting? That seems to be thing that most influenced numbers affecting each other in Indo-European languages (adjacent numbers seem to have had the most affect on each other, which some have suggested it happened as th...