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by Porphyrogenitos
23 Oct 2018 22:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia
Replies: 22
Views: 7374

Re: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia

Actually, putting this here, too, since it ended up being a more developed version of the idea I just posted. This version also includes possible definite plural forms: /p t k/ /b d g/ /s h/ /r l/ /w j/ /i iː e eː a aː o oː u uː (ə)/ Initial stress Some words: oːk 'dog' na oːk 'the dog' oːkd 'dogs' ...
by Porphyrogenitos
23 Oct 2018 21:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2813
Views: 719161

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t k/ /b d g/ /s h/ /r l/ /w j/ /i iː e eː a aː o oː u uː (ə)/ Initial stress Some words: oːk 'dog' na oːk 'the dog' oːkd 'dogs' kim 'cat' na kim 'the cat' kimd 'cats' heːb 'son' na heːb 'the son' heːbd 'sons' kud 'man' na kud 'the man' kudəd 'men' - Nasal assimilation - Progressive voicing assimi...
by Porphyrogenitos
23 Oct 2018 05:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia
Replies: 22
Views: 7374

Re: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia

Messing around with some alternations inspired by English and other things - imagine a language with a plural -g and begadkefat-type spirantization, with some other developments in the meantime baʔ - baɣ naðð - naθk namm - naŋk haxx - haxk loo - looɣ pii - piiɣ naað - naθk seeβ - seɸk huux - huxk ka...
by Porphyrogenitos
22 Oct 2018 22:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Conlang Evolution
Replies: 6
Views: 1770

Re: Collaborative Conlang Evolution

I'll vote.
by Porphyrogenitos
21 Oct 2018 22:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1411335

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

The vowel harmony system would probably just cease to be productive. Suffixes displaying alternations would likely just remain as they are, at least initially, but newly-derived words, or newly-adopted loanwords, would probably just take one of the variants by default, or would take one of them depe...
by Porphyrogenitos
21 Oct 2018 21:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1411335

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

Basically what people are saying is that it's implausible for any sound change or series of sound changes to cause a language to not have any stop consonants. Languages have stop consonants, period. Or well, real-life languages do, anyways. With a conlang you're free to do what you want - but, when ...
by Porphyrogenitos
19 Oct 2018 07:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2813
Views: 719161

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

What were the sound changes for each of those versions? I'm curious, especially with that single stop series.
by Porphyrogenitos
15 Oct 2018 23:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 76
Views: 40086

Re: Lapdeutsch

Looking forward to more!

What happens to the Germanic strong and weak adjective inflections?
by Porphyrogenitos
08 Oct 2018 01:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1411335

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

Dhoan will feature allophonic, word-initial length distinction. As of now, it only affects one syllable words, like anx [ɑ̟̃ːx]. Is this or all word-initial vowels being lengthened more natural? Well, firstly, if it's just allophonic, it's not a distinction. Your phrasing tripped me up there. You c...
by Porphyrogenitos
06 Oct 2018 02:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1411335

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

Also, it depends on when the sound change happened - before or after the orthography was established. If the orthography was established before the sound change, it would likely just keep using the same symbols as before, but with the shifted sound values. So we might see: þ = [θ] s = [s] s θ > ʃ s ...
by Porphyrogenitos
02 Oct 2018 06:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2813
Views: 719161

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I tried to start a voting-based collaborative conlang on Tumblr but I let it die when I realized everyone was just voting for the weirdest thing possible, resulting the following constraints on the phonology: - No more than 14 consonants - Glottal stop - No voicing distinctions - A uvular stop and a...
by Porphyrogenitos
30 Sep 2018 07:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1411335

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

I'm thinkin of making a conlang that uses ablaut, but I'm not sure how to make a naturalistic ablaut system. What is ablaut usually used for? Inflection, derivation, something else? If one word with a certain vowel undergoes ablaut, do all other words with that vowel usually undergo ablaut as well?...
by Porphyrogenitos
28 Sep 2018 03:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1411335

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

Norse developing consonant mutations is perfectly plausible (with the appropriate sound changes), and I imagine they might pick up some of the grammatical work that was handled by the inflections which are/were apparently getting worn off due to contact with Gaelic. And really, the consonant mutatio...
by Porphyrogenitos
27 Sep 2018 05:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4489
Views: 937392

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

Does anyone know anything about phenomena similar to consonant gradation in non-Uralic languages?
by Porphyrogenitos
27 Sep 2018 05:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1411335

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

It could still be viewed as simplification, but straightforward loss of inflection isn't the only outcome. There have been many cases of fusional/synthetic languages undergoing changes to become (partly or largely) agglutinative under the influence of neighboring agglutinative languages - e.g. Cappa...
by Porphyrogenitos
15 Sep 2018 05:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia
Replies: 22
Views: 7374

Re: Porphyrogenitos' scratchpad and intermittent glossolalia

An idea to be incorporated into a non-Sinitic Sinosphere language that undergoes vowel reduction and develops a system of clitics and unstressed particles akin to English, rather than tone: (essentially the idea described in the above post) a native early-stage word for ‘horse’, say, [kun] a native ...
by Porphyrogenitos
04 Sep 2018 03:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2813
Views: 719161

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/n/
/t t͜ɬ kʷ q ʔ/
/s ɬ xʷ χ/ (< that's supposed to be the voiceless uvular fricative)
/ɹ l w ʁ̞/

EDIT:

A mini version of the above:

/n/
/t kʷ q/
/ɬ xʷ χ/
/l w ʁ̞/
by Porphyrogenitos
27 Aug 2018 06:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Question: Stød in a Romance language
Replies: 1
Views: 433

Re: Question: Stød in a Romance language

Well, stød is creaky voice or glottalization, and it developed from the simple tone system Danish once had in common in Norwegian and Swedish. Right offhand, I know that creaky voice is likely to develop from low tone, since creaky voice is essentially what happens when you allow your voice to drop ...
by Porphyrogenitos
25 Aug 2018 05:17
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A rough draft of a Paper i am writing on Orthodox Jewish English- will post updates
Replies: 5
Views: 6664

Re: A rough draft of a Paper i am writing on Orthodox Jewish English- will post updates

This is a really interesting topic! I've read Frumspeak and I gave a presentation on Jewish English in an undergraduate class once. And I assumed, this being a rough draft, that of course all the phrasing would be cleaned up for an academic context. Well, you're making three massive and seemingly hi...
by Porphyrogenitos
25 Aug 2018 04:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 52
Views: 8685

Re: Jezik Panoski

If you ever get to this part, what would the stress/tone system look like?