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by Nortaneous
18 Mar 2019 12:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: "Japonic-North-West-Caucasian" Phonology
Replies: 11
Views: 304

Re: "Japonic-North-West-Caucasian" Phonology

In the one language with a vertical vowel system where we can apply reconstruction to get to a stage where it didn't exist yet (Marshallese), feature transfer from vowels to consonants, while present, didn't play that much of a role -- it split *l *n into three consonants and generated the rounding ...
by Nortaneous
07 Mar 2019 08:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 927189

Re: What did you accomplish today?

... Vtsznxmqye Pvpchqpye Zzxzzyx. /úsə̂ɴmāɴjə̄ pùtjwàjə̄ dzə̂nî/ Is Mxyzptlk a common name in your conculture? That isn't a possible word. Mx has to be one syllable (/mu31/), so the next syllable has to be either yz or yzp (/jə33/ or /jə11/) - but this would have to be a dialectal form, since the s...
by Nortaneous
05 Mar 2019 07:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 927189

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Wrote a few lines of a bad Hlu adaptation of the epic poem about the founding of the empire they live in, which in the original language is called the Vtsznxmqye Pvpchqpye Zzxzzyx.

/úsə̂ɴmāɴjə̄ pùtjwàjə̄ dzə̂nî/
by Nortaneous
21 Feb 2019 17:31
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread
Replies: 501
Views: 117844

Re: The Conculture/Conpeople Opinions Thread

Next question: Plants/crops that are grown but not for food in your conworld? There are two non-food cash crops whose common names come from Miar: zʷar , known as rviru ~ rviju in Enzielu and transmitted west through pre-Amqoli *zbirup (> Amqoli zberu ) > Narngic *zɨbürüh > Vengic *zi.byur.yuh > Zz...
by Nortaneous
20 Feb 2019 09:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 21263

Re: English Dialects

So your TRAP ones are all TRAP in RP, except 'castle', and 'rather', which is, as I say, clearly an independent analogy. Oh, and "castor" (except for "Castor", which being a loanword takes TRAP. Wait, does that mean (given American BATH loanwords) that some US dialects say "castor" for Castor and "...
by Nortaneous
20 Feb 2019 08:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6908
Views: 816098

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

How did High German get <fünf> /fʏnf/ from Proto-Germanic *fimf? As far as I can tell, umlaut did not operate in this word, nor can I see anything internal that would cause /ɪ/ to round. I'm not an expert on Germanic but if I had to make a guess the /f/ and /m/ is probably why, since they're both l...
by Nortaneous
19 Feb 2019 15:35
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 21263

Re: English Dialects

Some words that might be worth testing if you have a splitter to hand might be: TRAP: gaff, mastic, fantastic, asp-, gasket, jasper, castle (and castor, castigate), rather BATH: asp, mass (and cast, caster, caste), alas, fasten missing from the dictionary: bastion, crass Also TRAP: ant (but no othe...
by Nortaneous
18 Feb 2019 13:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 21263

Re: English Dialects

Take cot-caught merged American. We have two possible models: A: - like other southern englishes, all american splits LOT and CLOTH - like many other englishes, including RP, CLOTH merges with THOUGHT - like other west country englishes (the english dialects american outside of boston is most simil...
by Nortaneous
18 Feb 2019 12:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 78
Views: 9899

Re: Conlang accents

Starting in the west and going east. The westernmost notable language is Zzyxwqnp, which is tonal. I'm not sure how the tones should work, so I'll ignore them. [wɒ jumõ bijĩzz̩ wɒ bõ fv̩ʎi jẽ jiko jĩ dʑiȵĩtɕi jẽ ɺəjitsz̩ || dʑe wɒ jĩda wi ʎisə̃ jẽ kɒ̃ɕẽ jẽ ɕu ja to wɒnə̃nɒ̃də jĩ wɒ sz̩piʎi wɒ buɺədə...
by Nortaneous
05 Feb 2019 12:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 21263

Re: English Dialects

In any dialect anywhere? There's a lot of possibilities... Not all dialects need to be descended from the same maximally recent common ancestor. Is there a reason to posit a 'surrender' of the LOT-CLOTH split, rather than saying it just didn't happen in those dialects in the first place? And why sh...
by Nortaneous
30 Jan 2019 05:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 21263

Re: English Dialects

LOT = THOUGHT?
by Nortaneous
30 Jan 2019 04:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 21263

Re: English Dialects

So... what all are the possible low vowel outcomes in the English dialects? TRAP BATH MAD FATHER LOT CLOTH THOUGHT START GenAm æ æ æ ɑ ɑ ɔ ɔ ar PA/NJ æ æ eə ɑ ɑ ɔ ɔ ar Boston æ æ æ ɑ ɔ? ɔ? ɔ ɑ WestAm æ æ æ ɑ ɑ ɑ ɑ ar RP æ ɑ æ ɑ ɒ ɒ ɔ ɑ (+NORTH/FORCE = THOUGHT) Kheme æ a æ ɑ ɑ? ɔ? ɔ ar? Newfndl æ æ æ...
by Nortaneous
30 Jan 2019 03:59
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

What does the T stand for in the 3T.M notations? Noun classes T, S, and L. They govern verb agreement, but not much else. Probably should have adjective agreement too, but Amqoli morphology needs to be completely redone anyway. I also am uncertain about <NONF>heap-V>N.be_over Generic nonfinite form...
by Nortaneous
30 Jan 2019 03:55
Forum: Translations
Topic: Fish smoking cigarettes
Replies: 25
Views: 11262

Re: Fish smoking cigarettes

Amqoli: Qoryaskri pshilxashi chom ldze zdurshtluq!!! Lgosa shindrixal ryamzhe qapshchile me mebgumxzha, i sha qhamnu lim medzruzha. Chxelyadi. [qoˈʝaskçi ˈpʃijxaʃi tʃõ‿ⁿdze zdur̥ʃtɫuʁ || ˈɫɣosa ˈʃiⁿdrixaɫ ˈʑãʒe qaˈpʃtʃiɫe me meˈbɣũɣʒa | i ʃa ˈqʰamnu jĩ meˈdzruʒa || tʃʰeˈjaði] tadpole-COLL cigarette-...
by Nortaneous
14 Jan 2019 07:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 21263

Re: English Dialects

Khemehekis wrote:
05 Jan 2019 06:10
I have [æ] for "ant", [a] for "aunt", [æ] for "trap", [a] for "bath", [ɑ] for "thought", and [ɑ] for "palm". Make of that what you will.
Does "palm" have /l/? Which vowel do you have in "father"? How common is this?
By artificial, do you mean affected?
Yes, imported from Britain.
by Nortaneous
02 Jan 2019 19:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: The jawbone of an ass [;)]
Replies: 18
Views: 2608

Re: The jawbone of an ass [;)]

Amqoli: Sha ndeq pshazhashi kralixtsu traqe, sha lphajo cherye tqhazhel, sha je shcheta bguli tetsori. [ʃa ⁿdjaʁ ˈpʃaʒaʃi kraˈʎixtsu traˈʁe | ʃa ˈlpʰadʒo ˈtʃeje ˈtqˣaʒeɫ | ʃa dʒe ˈʃtʃeta ˈbɣuʎi teˈtsoji] and new ass-PAR jawbone 3T.M-find\PST | and 3S.POSS-hand 3T.M-extend\PST 3T.M-take-PST=3.ACC | a...
by Nortaneous
02 Jan 2019 18:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 21263

Re: English Dialects

I'm not sure exactly of my vowels- I'm basically General American, but my /ə ʌ/ might be slightly untypical from GA, as I have a light Philly accent, and the stronger varieties of Philly Dialect do weird things to unstressed vowels, but for me, it's pretty much unoticible unless you're doing a narr...
by Nortaneous
02 Jan 2019 18:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 856
Views: 139092

Re: English Orthography Reform

The US have a funny way of classifying people anyway, counting hispanics as an own race. No, the official governmental category (at least) is completely orthogonal. When I speak quickly, my "we'll" can become /wəl~wl̩/, which does sound a bit like /ˈwʊl/. I wouldn't expect there to be much in the w...
by Nortaneous
02 Jan 2019 18:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random Conlang Concepts
Replies: 7
Views: 597

Re: Random Conlang Concepts

Early branch of IE splits off and goes so far east that it somehow ends up in the PNW where it belonged
by Nortaneous
28 Dec 2018 21:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14604
Views: 1214280

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

I know phonemic R-coloured consonants are (almost certainly) unattested and probably the only languages that ever have them at all are American English and Mandarin Chinese, but let's say a conlang had them and they caused adjacent vowels and the following consonant in consonant clusters to become ...