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by InquisitorJL
20 Jul 2018 22:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 714
Views: 162997

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

I've not taken part in one of these before so I hope my ideas aren't too silly, but my initial guess is kʷɛsiʔ . My reasoning is as follows [kʷ] seems most likely for the initial, maybe splitting early to [k] and [p]>[f] [ɛ] seems like the vowel most in the "centre" of the vowels we see first. [ s] ...
by InquisitorJL
16 Oct 2017 01:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5964
Views: 1413171

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

I have some questions relating to language change. Do contractions have to be phonetically motivated, or can you have them form without sound changes? How do you get morphophonological changes where it looks like only certain common morphemes are effected by a particular sound change the rest of the...
by InquisitorJL
26 Sep 2017 19:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)
Replies: 57
Views: 8713

Re: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)

@ InquisitorJL I guess I don't insult anybody if I say this is the most interesting of the langs of this challEnge. I also made a lang with Ossicone's story some year ago. There is much interesting stuff in your lang, of course not in the easiest form to read. Phonology is interesting with its stre...
by InquisitorJL
25 Sep 2017 16:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)
Replies: 57
Views: 8713

Re: Speedlanging Challange VII (22 - 25 September)

I was really excited when I saw this thread, I go through phases with conlanging and I was just coming into one after over a year of not really thinking about it. But it got to Monday and I had lots of rough ideas and nothing concrete to write down. So I've decided to challenge myself and go about i...
by InquisitorJL
22 Sep 2017 22:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)
Replies: 57
Views: 8713

Re: Speedlanging Challange VII (22 - 25 September)

Is there a time limit to time spent on the language, or just as much as you can do before the end date?
by InquisitorJL
22 Feb 2016 22:47
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is English a logographic writing system?
Replies: 71
Views: 9251

Re: Is English a logographic writing system?

During research on English spelling reform (in short: main barrier is vowels, rhotics and voicing in different dialects) I have come to the conclusion that English is at least partially logographic and will only become more so as time passes. Am I right to conclude this? Is English really logograph...
by InquisitorJL
22 Feb 2016 16:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Approach to Conlanging
Replies: 32
Views: 3666

Re: New Approach to Conlanging

My understanding of his argument is it goes something along the lines of: Models are a descriptive approximation, not an actual explanantion of how a language works or how something came about Conlangers learn models and follow them like dogma, without understanding what is going on underlyingly in ...
by InquisitorJL
15 Feb 2016 11:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedconlanging Weekend
Replies: 38
Views: 5888

Re: Speedconlanging Weekend

The amount you managed to come up with and write in only an hour is very impressive! Very nice work there! [:D] As I said, a lot of it was related to ideas I've already had for stuff I want to do anyway, but I've been too perfectionist to get down, I guess the time constraint and the fact I wouldn'...
by InquisitorJL
13 Feb 2016 18:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedconlanging Weekend
Replies: 38
Views: 5888

Re: Speedconlanging Weekend

I saw this initially about the time it was posted but I was going away for the weekend and had no time and just forgot about it. Thanks to a recent post I saw it again and decided to give it a go because I've had real trouble with progressing with language projects and kind of drifted away from the ...
by InquisitorJL
22 Oct 2015 19:18
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Realistic inflections
Replies: 1
Views: 855

Realistic inflections

If this is more appropriate for the Conlanging forum feel free to move it. I've been lurking around conlanging communities for 10 years now but never really made any progress with projects so I still feel very much like a beginner, even if I've read lots of stuff. Something I've been wondering about...
by InquisitorJL
13 Oct 2015 00:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A mixed West Germanic language
Replies: 14
Views: 1698

Re: A mixed West Germanic language

Not make a conlang... Just translate the given passage to have a glimpse what it may look like. How can someone translate without first knowing the language, or in this case been as it is hypothetical, making it. We don't just *know* what this language would look like, at best without spending time...
by InquisitorJL
28 Sep 2015 22:24
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Difficulties with [ji] and [wu]
Replies: 4
Views: 1198

Difficulties with [ji] and [wu]

In my current conlanging project I've been ending up with a lot of /ji/ and /wu/ in many different environments - word initially, following a consonant or a vowel. I initially saw no reason to include allophony but paying attention to my pronunciation I seem to be struggling with it. I looked for co...
by InquisitorJL
10 Sep 2015 23:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 938605

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

Historical linguistics question here, what causes stress patterns to change? It seems to be a pretty common thing to change over time, and a lot of further sound changes can come from it, but I don't actually know what causes it in the first place.