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by Click
21 Sep 2017 15:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Speedlanging Challenge VII (22 - 25 September)
Replies: 57
Views: 8117

Re: A speedlanging challange - anybody interested?

I'm down for this as well.
by Click
19 Sep 2017 18:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5650
Views: 1320397

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

How does direction marking develop on verbs? At the moment I'm working on a head-initial language that I want to feature directional prefixes, so I'm especially confounded by the way such prefixes can develop in a language where adverbial prepositional phrases generally follow the verb. Solutions & ...
by Click
07 Sep 2017 12:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 668040

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

This is West Chorchan. /m n ŋ/ m n ng /p t t͡ʃ k/ p t tš k /b d d͡ʒ ɡ/ b d dž g /f s ʃ x/ f s š x /v z ʒ/ v z ž /w r l j/ w r l y - Postalveolar consonants are pronounced with slight labialization. - The voiced velar stop /ɡ/ is pronounced [ʝ] in front of /i e/. - The rhotic consonant is normally re...
by Click
06 Sep 2017 22:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Just a quick guess:
Spoiler:
*kæðin
by Click
05 Sep 2017 12:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Click wrote:I'll post a family tree for the languages tomorrow.
Done. If the picture does not display correctly, copy its URL and paste it in the address bar.

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Edit: It was *iˈkɪ̯ate, not *aˈkɪ̯ate.
by Click
05 Sep 2017 01:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

There was allophonic lengthening. However, the vowel phoneme that did lengthen was [ɪ̯a], not [e], just saying.

I'll post a family tree for the languages tomorrow. After that, it's up to qwed to make a new challenge. [:)]
by Click
05 Sep 2017 00:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Qwed got it right!
by Click
04 Sep 2017 23:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

@qwed117:

So close yet so far away. [:(]


@sangi39:

There was no phonemic long vowels in the proto-language.
by Click
04 Sep 2017 18:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

@sangi39: You're overdoing the first syllable. It is often more plausible to posit conditional changes instead of making words longer than they really were. @Creyeditor: If I were you, I'd re-evaluate the way the languages have been grouped. HINT The original long vowel *e: becomes a diphthong basi...
by Click
03 Sep 2017 23:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Guys, the Slavic thing is confined to Languages 4 and 5. In those languages, palatalization is also regressive (consonants palatalize in front of a front vowel, not after one).

HINT

There is no *s in the proto-word. has it origins in an allophonic voiceless vowel that became a fricative.
by Click
03 Sep 2017 22:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

@qwed117:

You're right about yers, but the matter is that in this language the yer caused palatalization and that's unlikely to come from /u/.


@sangi39:

Your observation concerning the middle vowel is correct, but your new guess is less accurate than the one before.
by Click
03 Sep 2017 22:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

@sangi39: You're thinking in the wrong direction when it comes to development of /ʃ/. What I was trying to hint was a certain phoneme that palatalized the consonant to its left and was later lost in unstressed position. The higher-level groupings are dead on though. @qwed117: The proto-language has...
by Click
03 Sep 2017 21:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Thank you for your interest in the challenge! [:D] @sangi39: Congrats on recognizing that accent development in Languages 4 and 5 is the same as in what you call Serbo-Croatian! As you've found out, in Language 4 accent evolved approximately as it did in Serbo-Croatian whereas Language 5 preserves t...
by Click
03 Sep 2017 15:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2780
Views: 668040

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I think I like this Híí better than the last version, /b t k g/ is especially nice! [:)] - /g b/ may be descended from Proto-Híí *q *qw as voicing and fronting of uvulars is well attested. This does mean I now have to find another source for glottal stops in Híí. Would it be possible that word-initi...
by Click
03 Sep 2017 15:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

That's not too bad for a first guess, but I feel you've made some wrong assumptions while reconstructing.
In general, it is a good idea to group related languages together and reconstruct their ancestor first because many languages derive same phonemes from different sources.
by Click
03 Sep 2017 14:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Here's the challenge, enjoy! [:D] L1 ɔˈtʃajər L2 ˈkéɪ̯ɦeɪ̯ L3 ˈxɛːʃɪ L4 ˈʃtʃíːtê L5 ʃkɪ̯eːˈtɑ̏ː L6 ˈscɪ̯ɐd L6½ ʃəˈtsɛd L7 ˈsɪ̯ɔd L8 ʔaçóɪ̯ɾ L9 ǂʰɒ́ɪ̯ɾ Language 1 is the westernmost language and is spoken along the west coast of the continent. On the east coast there's a large bay. Languages 6, 6½ an...
by Click
03 Sep 2017 13:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

DesEsseintes wrote:So is Click going to make the next challenge?
I'm working on it right now!
by Click
28 Aug 2017 20:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Well, there we go! Your reconstructions do look pretty tight after looking over them again. Thanks! [:D] I think this couple of paragraphs should describe the changes I've made to my reconstruction. Write-up under the spoiler. I've completely restructured the x-branch based on the similarity betwee...
by Click
27 Aug 2017 21:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 674
Views: 138492

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Yes, that's me! I go by Aero on chat. I've tweaked my reconstruction a bit in light of qwed's two new words. The changes are mainly concerned with development of *ṭr (and mutual relationships between languages that maintain one of [t θ]) and words whose first consonant is [ŋ]. A full write-up will b...
by Click
20 Aug 2017 22:52
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Future Englishes
Replies: 182
Views: 21953

Re: Guess the Word in Future Englishes

Rainbow?