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by Ear of the Sphinx
18 Jan 2015 05:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Protolang Reconstruction Challenge (Akana)
Replies: 18
Views: 4009

Re: Protolang Reconstruction Challenge (Akana)

Also, just to be sure, the information regarding Old Yalan is far from complete at the moment, as can be seen, and would probably need to be updated. So, if you have any question about it, feel free to contact me. * * * And, as a teaser, several of the already gathered cognate sets, rendered as a ta...
by Ear of the Sphinx
15 Jan 2015 12:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Conventions for writing dialogues in the languages we know
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Re: Conventions for writing dialogues in the languages we kn

I don't know if this is a British vs. American thing (since the line in question uses "bloody" as an intensifier and "for spare" - I hadn't heard that before), but I wouldn't say that italics for thoughts in English are standard or common (at least not based on my personal experience). I usually ju...
by Ear of the Sphinx
14 Jan 2015 21:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Conventions for writing dialogues in the languages we know
Replies: 19
Views: 2513

Conventions for writing dialogues in the languages we know

I just wonder, what are the differences between the conventions regarding dialogues in books in various languages. For example, in most books written in English, you'll see the conversation written that way: I am bloody hungry , thought James. “Do you have a sandwich for spare?” he asked Mary. “I ha...
by Ear of the Sphinx
14 Jan 2015 19:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40355

Re: Conlang Relay VI

Fanael wrote:Of course you can, this isn't The Game.
I lost The Game, damn it, Fanael.
by Ear of the Sphinx
10 Jan 2015 20:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40355

Re: Conlang Relay VI

http://www.frathwiki.com/Conlang_relay wrote: Inverse (i): Each participant receives a text in their own conlang, and translates it into the conlang of the next participant. No grammar notes or vocabulary are added.
by Ear of the Sphinx
10 Jan 2015 05:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40355

Re: Conlang Relay VI

loglorn wrote:On a relay related matter, do we have CBB Inverse Relays?
We could have once in the future.

Or maybe twice or thrice. :P
by Ear of the Sphinx
09 Jan 2015 17:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40355

Re: Conlang Relay VI

cedh wrote:I'm in with Ronc Tyu.
Interestingly enough, I have used Wihəs, a language from the family next door. :P
by Ear of the Sphinx
06 Jan 2015 21:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Relay VI
Replies: 137
Views: 40355

Re: Conlang Relay VI

Me wants.
by Ear of the Sphinx
26 Sep 2014 22:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hindmost, foremost, leftmost, rightmost, topmost, ….
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Re: Hindmost, foremost, leftmost, rightmost, topmost, ….

I don't know how to make a URL out of a book, so I'll just cite a relevant fragment: The tracks at the south of the city ran for about half a mile, ending in no particular place. There were four tracks, each consisting of two metal rails supported on timber sleepers which were in turn resting on sun...
by Ear of the Sphinx
26 Sep 2014 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hindmost, foremost, leftmost, rightmost, topmost, ….
Replies: 25
Views: 6171

Re: Hindmost, foremost, leftmost, rightmost, topmost, ….

(If there're four lanes, they can be "the leftmost lane", "the leftleast lane", "the rightleast lane", and "the rightmost lane".
In Christopher Priest's “Inverted World” there are four tracks: left outer, left inner, right inner and right outer.
by Ear of the Sphinx
26 Sep 2014 16:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2109
Views: 305376

Re: Yay or Nay?

Is it possible for a stressed vowel to assimilate its position to vowels it is preceded by (in the fashion of an inverse umlaut)? For example, /ti ˈbaku/ → [ti ˈbɛku] /lu ˈbaku/ → [lu ˈbɔku] (It differs from vowel harmony in that here it's the unstressed vowel influencing the stressed one.) Are ther...
by Ear of the Sphinx
25 Sep 2014 16:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030648

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I don't think http://i.imgur.com/cySKqAD.png counts as cursive; the writing-instrument is lifted from the writing-surface between characters in the same character-group. It could be handwriting and/or longhand -- and is, if you say so, I suppose. But to be cursive you must connect the characters in...
by Ear of the Sphinx
02 Sep 2014 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2784
Views: 683443

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

And here's my attempt at romanizing it: /mw n/ [m n] /bw d/ /pw t kj kw kʕ/ [p t c kʷ q] /kʰj kʰw kʰʕ/ [cʰ kʷʰ qʰ] /s/ /j w ʕ/ [j w ʕ] « m n » « b d » « p t c k q » « ch kh qh » « s » « (y w) x » /ə əj əw əʕ/ [ə e o a] /jə jəj jəw jəʕ/ [ie i io iɛ] /wə wəj wəw wəʕ/ [uo ue u uɔ] « ə e o a » « e i io ...
by Ear of the Sphinx
01 Sep 2014 21:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2784
Views: 683443

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Do you have any other idea?
by Ear of the Sphinx
01 Sep 2014 19:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2784
Views: 683443

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

A brand new phonology: __________ Consonants (onset) /mw n/ [m n] /bw d/ /pw t kj kw kʕ/ [p t c kʷ q] /kʰj kʰw kʰʕ/ [cʰ kʷʰ qʰ] /s/ /j w ʕ/ [j w ʕ] __________ Consonants (coda) /wm n/ [m n] /wp t jk wk ʕk/ [p t c kʷ q] /jkʰ wkʰ ʕkʰ/ [cʰ kʷʰ qʰ] /j w ʕ/ [j w ʕ] __________ Vowels /ə/ Yep. The vowels g...
by Ear of the Sphinx
21 Aug 2014 20:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6633
Views: 1030648

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Wow, another Georgian-Armenian-Tengwar-like conscript? [:P]
by Ear of the Sphinx
21 Aug 2014 17:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Pluralses and rereduplication
Replies: 27
Views: 5199

Re: Pluralses and rereduplication

Some languages have a "dupleme", if that's the word, that is, partial or full reduplication counts as an -eme of some sort (probably a morpheme, but maybe a phonish-eme.) What you call a dupleme here is generally called the reduplicant in the reduplication literature. I don't really get what you me...
by Ear of the Sphinx
21 Aug 2014 17:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 102
Views: 94173

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

I think myself that ‹x› is the least eye-hurting option.
by Ear of the Sphinx
12 Aug 2014 18:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Puēn Enchei: yet another future English
Replies: 4
Views: 1559

Re: Puēn Enchei: a future English Scratchpad

Reminds me of Welsh, a bit. Yeah, I like /ɬ/. Also I expect /ə/ <y> adds to the effect. Nouns Nouns in Puēn Enchei inflect for number and definiteness. I'll cover definite first, because it makes more sense. Indefinite nouns take no marking. lānka "a lion" Definite nouns exclusively take t(y) as a ...