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by Dormouse559
14 Jun 2019 05:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Great Ahu Empire (Ια Αηυ Βαια) Conlang Scratchpad
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Great Ahu Empire (Ια Αηυ Βαια) Conlang Scratchpad

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
14 Jun 2019 01:36
Thanks. That'll come in handy in my future projects. Synaeresis explains null-onset [i̥V → j̊V] and fully explains [uV → wV]. Are changes like [ʨi̥ː.ɑ → ʨɑː] included as well?
Yes, I'd say so.
by Dormouse559
14 Jun 2019 05:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11375
Views: 954058

Re: What did you accomplish today?

[…] Anyway, as it turns out, Silvish speakers say marchif [mɑˈɕif] to show their appreciation. The presence of that F somehow escaped my notice for all this time. What was the way you were saying it? marchi? Yeah (and a few other variations as I changed my mind on the vowels). It was interference f...
by Dormouse559
13 Jun 2019 23:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Great Ahu Empire (Ια Αηυ Βαια) Conlang Scratchpad
Replies: 15
Views: 670

Re: Great Ahu Empire (Ια Αηυ Βαια) Conlang Scratchpad

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
13 Jun 2019 15:52
What's the proper term for changes like [i̥ → j̊]?
Hmm, I don't know a name for that kind of change, at least with no other context. "Desyllabicization"?

If the change is conditioned so it only occurs through contact with other vowels, that is called synaeresis.
by Dormouse559
13 Jun 2019 05:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11375
Views: 954058

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I realized that I've been saying Silvish's word for "thank you" wrong for forever. Dontcha just love it when you notice a sound change you added a long time ago affects a really common word, but you never applied it? [xP] Anyway, as it turns out, Silvish speakers say marchif [mɑˈɕif] to show their a...
by Dormouse559
12 Jun 2019 22:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 202
Views: 33983

Re: Silvish

Yeah, that system works really well. [:D] I can't wait to start writing things with it. Thank you!

Wé, chou sistêmou màrhe byin byé. [:D] Jou voû pas l' eùra que j' eccrif avé lû. Marchif !
by Dormouse559
12 Jun 2019 17:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 202
Views: 33983

Re: Silvish

Sorry for the delay. So much real life going on these days. Long vowels can occur in any open syllable except for an unstressed ult. There aren't really any other patterns in their distribution. [:S] Not that I can divine, anyway. Some examples like you asked for, cedh. An unstressed penult of any k...
by Dormouse559
09 Jun 2019 07:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 202
Views: 33983

Re: Silvish

I'm having difficulties figuring out how I want to mark stress in Silvish. The orthography is supposed to be largely French-influenced (the idea being that Silvish speakers who are only literate in French will find it easier to pick up the written form) but for stress, I took a more Italian route. S...
by Dormouse559
07 Jun 2019 17:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8612
Views: 854336

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Oh ! Veccla lû Lambu qui fé lû bon papa ! [ˈo | vɛˈkla lyː.lɑ̃ˈby kiˈfe lyː.bɔ̃m.pəˈpa] Aww! Lookit Lambu being a good dad! [:3] Spandan, j' eppoûri qu' lou 14 (châtòrji) jwi vêli ver toû desus li-z éle lê Mothra. [spɑ̃ˈdɑ̃ŋ | ʑɛˈpuː.ʁi klu.ɕɑˈtɔʁʑi ˈʑɥi ˈvɛː.li ˈvɛʁ ˈtuː dəˈsys liˈze.lə lɛˈmo.sʁə]...
by Dormouse559
04 Jun 2019 19:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1252108

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

I don't fully understand the question. It appears to be about phonology, but you've presented a good chunk of the background info through orthography. For phonology questions, it's best to stick to the underlying sounds. For example, you say at one point that <ι> and <υ> become semivowels. Which one...
by Dormouse559
01 Jun 2019 16:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1252108

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

Hello. I've been having some problems regarding code display, since I just don't know how to use it. I know that there's an image explaining the process (or at least that's what I think) at the Rules for Posting Conlangs topic. Although, I just can't see the image, whatever I try, seems like I cann...
by Dormouse559
28 May 2019 05:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 385
Views: 105615

Re: Jokes

French newspaper Le Figaro posted on Facebook about how Sophie Turner, who played the character Sansa on "Game of Thrones", once separated from her now-husband. And the caption has a cute pun in it. It reads: L'actrice de Game of Thrones a brièvement vécu... Sansa moitié 😎 Which translates literally...
by Dormouse559
24 May 2019 01:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Heaven's Vault
Replies: 2
Views: 136

Re: Heaven's Vault

I haven't, though it looks like a lot of fun. [:)] Unfortunately, it doesn't look like I have the proper hardware. [:'(]
by Dormouse559
23 May 2019 07:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1252108

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

But then the rest of us would have been bereft of much amusement. Furthermore, I think the way Sal deconstructed the question was actually kinda helpful. If some random noob read that, and thought about it, they might actually get something out of it. That’s why Sal is an MVP. People may not always...
by Dormouse559
22 May 2019 18:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1252108

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

Oh, I get it. […] This response was entirely unnecessary. While I understand your frustration, if you find a question has too little information for you to give an answer, either straightforwardly tell the poster so or ignore the question. Sal, I oughta report you for something because this post is...
by Dormouse559
12 May 2019 08:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1252108

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

Can sound changes skip words if they are common/popular enough? For example, my definite article resists the raising of o: > u: in my language. The neo-grammarians are spinning in their graves. The more I immerse myself in linguistics, the more it seems that certain dogma, such as "sound change is ...
by Dormouse559
10 May 2019 15:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1252108

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

Using perfective is a common strategy, but that doesn't make it a past tense; it's just that most of the time an event considered without internal structure takes place in the past. Any event in the present is ongoing to some extent, and while the future is a possibility, it's just less likely than ...
by Dormouse559
08 May 2019 00:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 6175
Views: 536386

Re: Language practice thread

J'ai pas trop de mal à pratiquer l'écriture parce que j'ai toujours été doué pour ça, peu importe la langue. I don't have much difficulty practicing writing because I've always had a knack for it, whatever the language. Qu'est-ce que tu veux dire avec ça? What do you mean by this? Que les compétenc...
by Dormouse559
07 May 2019 07:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11375
Views: 954058

Re: What did you accomplish today?

/t͡ɬ/ is no longer a Híí phoneme. Ooh, drama! What did /t͡ɬ/ do to get voted off the island? [:P] Awhile ago, I watched a video about Dinorwig Power Station , which can store excess electricity by pumping water uphill into a reservoir and later meet higher power demand by letting the water flow bac...
by Dormouse559
07 May 2019 07:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 344912

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

elemtilas wrote:
06 May 2019 23:44
Well, at least the "guy" Mantis likes won't savagely butcher him and eat his dying carcass on their first date!
Swipe-right material right there!
by Dormouse559
06 May 2019 23:29
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1730
Views: 344912

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

[…] Yours have a bipedal stance, an insecto-humanoid body plan, they wear clothing, the clothing is tailored and patterned […] Not only that, but they wear the clothing in the same places a human would, and it appears to be of a style that actually exists. Just looking at your picture, fruityloops,...