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by taylorS
24 Oct 2015 05:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 338
Views: 56826

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

Henri, thurgh Godes fultume King on Engleneloande, Lhoauerd on Yrloande, Duk on Normandi, on Aquitaine, and Eorl on Aniow, send igretinge to aIle hise holde, ilærde and ileawede, on Huntendoneschire. Thæt witen the wel alle thæt we willen and unnen thæt, thæt ure rædesmen alle, other the moare dæl ...
by taylorS
24 Oct 2015 05:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 338
Views: 56826

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

But I'm in Minnesota now, and one noticeable feature of some of the speakers around here is tensing before /g/. It mostly sounds like [eə̯] to me, but I'd imagine speakers with [æɪ̯] before /ŋ/ who tense /æ/ before /g/ would have [æɪ̯] in this context as well. This is the flag-plague merger and it ...
by taylorS
28 Feb 2015 08:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Orign of PIE morphology
Replies: 23
Views: 4349

Re: Orign of PIE morphology

So some PIE ancestor had been analytic and then became agglutinative and then fusional? If enough time passes, will a similar morphology evolve in French or English? French is already becoming agglutinative. "I don't love you" is [ʃtɛmpa]: ʃ-t-ɛm-pa 1SG-2SG-love-NEG You might see it written as "je ...
by taylorS
28 Feb 2015 08:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Orign of PIE morphology
Replies: 23
Views: 4349

Re: Orign of PIE morphology

Pre-PIE was probably a fairly regular agglutinating language. Then sound change, probably involving the loss of unstressed vowels, the reduction of the vowel system, and the deletion of consonants in awkward clusters turned that regularity into fusional madness. Also, according to Wikipedia, the asp...
by taylorS
18 Feb 2015 08:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Autonym etymology
Replies: 40
Views: 7346

Re: Autonym etymology

If your a white man surrounded by other white men, are you going to consider yourself "THE White Man"? Would you even need to distinguish yourself by skin colour? Likewise, Egyptian weren't the only black people in Africa... Also, the Egyptians were probably brown-skinned too. They probably didn't ...
by taylorS
18 Feb 2015 08:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Usage of English articles
Replies: 55
Views: 9494

Re: Usage of English articles

With regards to "Earth" and "The Earth", the definite form is the original usage while the form with no article I think originated in a scientific context and then spread into common use, leading to the 2 forms being in free variation. Also, in English there is a distinction in many cases between a ...
by taylorS
18 Feb 2015 07:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886623

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

I've noticed that my aspirated stops seem like they might be somewhat aspirated, so my [kʰ] might actually be [k͡xʰ] or [kˣʰ] (if that's how you transcribe mild affrication). Similarly, my [tʰ] might be [t͡sʰ] or [tˢʰ] and (much less noticeable) my [pʰ] might be [p͡ɸʰ] or [pᶲʰ]. High english conson...
by taylorS
18 Feb 2015 07:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886623

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

GrandPiano wrote:
taylorS wrote:In my dialect initial /ɫ/ seems to be turning into an uvular trill! [O.O]
Tell me more about this "initial /ɫ/".
Well, for one thing it is often realized as a velar lateral, which is pretty weird.
by taylorS
31 Jan 2015 09:29
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886623

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

shimobaatar wrote:Affricatization (?) certainly isn't off the table, although I personally don't hear it often; the uvular pronunciation is what I'm finding hard to believe.
I believe him because I have uvular allophones of velars before /l/ in my own speech. For me <claw> sounds like [qχʟɑː]
by taylorS
31 Jan 2015 09:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886623

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

I've noticed that my aspirated stops seem like they might be somewhat aspirated, so my [kʰ] might actually be [k͡xʰ] or [kˣʰ] (if that's how you transcribe mild affrication). Similarly, my [tʰ] might be [t͡sʰ] or [tˢʰ] and (much less noticeable) my [pʰ] might be [p͡ɸʰ] or [pᶲʰ]. This is actually a ...
by taylorS
31 Jan 2015 09:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4372
Views: 886623

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

HinGambleGoth wrote:What is up with the sequence /kl/ in english, sounds like [qʰɫ] or even [χɫ] to me.
In my dialect initial /ɫ/ seems to be turning into an uvular trill! [O.O] I definitely have backing of velars in that environment, too.

I swear, English is becoming bizarre.
by taylorS
18 Jan 2015 05:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1018132

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I translated the famous beginning Neoplatonist-ish verses of the Gospel of John ("In the Beginning was the Word...) into Future English. :mrgreen: En lā torā ō deŋ lárvōs Lā Ūrd, (in the start-of all things there-was The Word) yen Lā Ūrd hivōs bsēd Gōd, (and The Word he-was beside God) yen Lā Ūrd hi...
by taylorS
10 Jan 2015 08:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1018132

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Future English's sound change of /T D/ > /d/ leads to an overabundance of /d/ in affixes and grammatical particles/clitics and I'm trying to find to way to fix that because it bothers me. :mrred:
by taylorS
10 Jan 2015 08:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3583
Views: 904920

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ti lalu kivo iti. be.PRF rain be.stone be.small Earlier, it rained pellets of ice. (My flatmates called it hail, but as far as I'm concerned, that's not hail.) Es swiš. Héw exom from šroŋ dãrturm. [ɛs swiʃ hew ˈɛxɔm fɻɔm ʂɻɔŋ ˈdãːɻʈʰuɻm] be.3SG.N sleet hail 3SG.N-come from strong thunder-storm It i...
by taylorS
06 Jan 2015 07:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3583
Views: 904920

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Ádeŋ es mur xūd dán xomd, óssád. Dey ẽyēr dédeŋ dā? [:(] [ˈædɛŋ ɛs muɻ xuːt tæŋ xɔmd | ˈosːæt || tɛj ˈɛ̃ːjɛːɻ ˈdedɛŋ dɑ ↑] Á-deŋ es mur xūd dán xomd | óssád || Dey ẽyēr dé-deŋ dā 1SG-think be.3SG.N more cold than comet | outside || Q any.other 3PL-think that I think it's colder than Hell, outside. ...
by taylorS
02 Dec 2014 05:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 676612

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

My new cousin-of-PIE lang:

Plosive: /p pʰ t tʰ tʃ tʃʰ k kʰ/ <b p d t dj tj g k>
Fricative: /f s ʃ h/ <f s sj h>
Sonorant: /m n r l ʋ j/ <m n r l v j>
Vowel /a e i o u/ <a e i o u>

Syllable structure is (O)(S)V(C), where O is any obstruent and S is any sonorant.

Fricatives are voiced between vowels.
by taylorS
01 Dec 2014 15:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1018132

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've been doing some reading on PIE and it has me itching to do another PIE-cousin language like Alpic, this time emphasizing the stative ("perfect") and eventive verb distinction. An interesting thing I have read is that PIE aspect inflections seem to have originally been derivational affixes (-ye,...
by taylorS
01 Dec 2014 14:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1018132

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Further examples: kʷseyneyc̓ewteʔxʷc̓en̓emt? kʷ=se=i-ni-i-c̓ew-te'-xʷc̓en̓em-t which=Q=2s.P-PERF-REAL-help-make-chair-TR Which chair did he/she help you make? ye:weyik̓ʷeʔqeł ya:-we-i-i-k̓ʷaʔ-qeł PROG-EST-2s.P-REAL-be.dead-DREAM I dreamt that you had died. Dreams as an evidential catagory? AWESOME!...
by taylorS
01 Dec 2014 14:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6627
Views: 1018132

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Threw out how Mithara verbs worked and basically started over on them. Again. xʷawusłsk̓aʔsxsx̱i:xʷ xʷa-wuš-ł-š-k̓aʔ-sxs-x̱-i:-xʷ all_over-REFL-PERF-1s.A-rub-fat-APPL.LOC-VIS-CONTROLLED I rubbed animal fat all over myself. (Surprisingly effective protection from hypothermia, so I've read.) If I did...
by taylorS
18 Nov 2014 11:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: While she was reading, he walked in. (Aspect)
Replies: 38
Views: 9026

Re: While she was reading, he walked in. (Aspect)

A new language I am working on:

Azcar incoliyè, ussubòrmacluz.
[aθˈkaʀ iŋkoˈlijɛ usːubɔʀmaˈkluθ]
azcar i-nco-liyè u-ssu-bòrmac-luz
as 3SG-PST.IMPFV-read 4SG-PST.PFV-enter-by.walking