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by Dormouse559
05 Sep 2018 14:51
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 185060

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

Yeah, I guess I never tried it with a different editor. I will say that I've never gotten it to work on Mac, no matter what editor I use. Only seems to work with Windows for me. Hmm, I've written all my code tables in Mac Pages, and they've always worked fine for me. Looks like just typing it in he...
by Dormouse559
04 Sep 2018 21:59
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 185060

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

How does one make one of those code things with the green monospace font? The way to do it is type something up in Notepad using a monospace font (like Courier New). Then copy the text from Notepad into the "code" brackets (press the button to the right of the "quote" button in the text editor). Th...
by Dormouse559
02 Sep 2018 16:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 182
Views: 29059

Re: Silvish

The nouns are gradually working themselves out in my head. And I thought of an interesting set that demonstrate the overlapping genders. You have: Masculine noble: li fizicou “(male) physicist” Feminine noble: le fizica “(female) physicist” Masculine common: lou fizicou “physique” Feminine common: l...
by Dormouse559
01 Sep 2018 02:34
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 714
Views: 117415

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

:eng: English: serene
:bel: Walloon: serene - churn
by Dormouse559
31 Aug 2018 01:28
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 213320

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Khemehekis wrote:
30 Aug 2018 23:25
ixals wrote:
30 Aug 2018 10:29
I feel very attacked [D:]
What do you mean by this?
It's a mockingly defensive way of saying a general description fits you specifically, with such accuracy that you feel violated. YMMV; it took me awhile to come up with that definition.
by Dormouse559
28 Aug 2018 01:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 667
Views: 137889

Re: False cognates

:eng: lace, lasso
:eng: leash

While all three words can ultimately be traced to Latin, "lace" and "lasso" both come from :lat: laqueus, and "leash" descends from the verb :lat: laxo.
by Dormouse559
27 Aug 2018 06:32
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 213320

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

You know you're a conlanger when you can't search your posts for "orthography" because it's too common a word. [:$]
by Dormouse559
22 Aug 2018 18:54
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 213320

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

After talking with Micamo, there will not be any action regarding xer request. We're forum mods, so what happens in the Discord channel is beyond our purview. We deal with issues directly concerning the board, and it seemed the reaction posts were only going to create more issues over here separate ...
by Dormouse559
21 Aug 2018 21:36
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1542
Views: 213320

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

If you want to continue this line of conversation, please do so over PM. We mods are looking into this, and as more people post their reactions, the situation could get tougher to handle.
by Dormouse559
20 Aug 2018 16:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14320
Views: 1086157

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
20 Aug 2018 08:32
Okay on the allophony issue. And, and assimilation's the only time the fortis-lenis pairs lose contrast.
Then that's a phonemic change. Whenever one phone changes to a contrasting phone, that's phonemic.
by Dormouse559
20 Aug 2018 05:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14320
Views: 1086157

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

I'm reposting a question that I, initially, edited into my last post to make sure it gets answered. Should allophony be formatted (a) [allophone] of /parent phoneme/ <location> /causal phoneme/ or (b) [allophone] of [parent phone] <location> [causal phone]? The latter. The allophone's environment s...
by Dormouse559
20 Aug 2018 04:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 185060

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

Well, I was thinking of this line: "Obtaining alcohol for consumption is no exception, and the millennial beverage of choice is wine." The article writer says that, but that just tells me they haven't read their own evidence; it's irrelevant to their assertion. And well, they're an undergrad writin...
by Dormouse559
20 Aug 2018 02:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: (EE) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 737
Views: 185060

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

The article says millennials are drinking more wine than other generations, not that they drink more wine than beer. I'd also hesitate to apply this information years in the past to high schoolers. (The article says its statistics are for 2015.) I'd try to answer your central question, having been a...
by Dormouse559
19 Aug 2018 22:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14320
Views: 1086157

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

I'd say Wikipedia was just overspecifying. /j/ is /j/, regardless of where it came from, unless there is another sound that they transcribe the same way.
by Dormouse559
18 Aug 2018 23:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 8460
Views: 753520

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

« For realsies » ? S' l' ett in-a necromanchî peûlyanta. [… | slɛt.tẽ.a.ne.kʁo.mɑ̃ˈɕiː pœˈʎɑ̃n.tə] "For realsies"? This is a powerful necromancy. [O.O] J' ê soulaman mettriyà la majî de « no backsies ». [ʑɛː.su.ləˈmɑ̃ŋ mɛt.tʁiˈja la.məˈʑiː de …] I've only just mastered the magic of "no backsies".
by Dormouse559
17 Aug 2018 17:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14320
Views: 1086157

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

Is the first category ([ʙ̥], etc.) considered allophonic? Yes. Given that list of phones, you can predict which will appear based entirely on the environment, which means they don't contrast. I think you could rephrase your description this way: [ʙ̥], [ʙ], [ʙ̪̊], [ʙ̪], and [ʝ˔] are formed by the as...
by Dormouse559
17 Aug 2018 02:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14320
Views: 1086157

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

As it stands, /ʝ˔/ is the only phone listed without any contrasts because the others are or may be fortis-lenis pairs. So there are no words containing [ʝ˔] that would change meaning if you replaced it with any of [ʙ̥ ʙ ʙ̪̊ ʙ̪ r̪̊ r̪]? There's a flaw in that logic. If I have a word [ʝ˔a] and change...
by Dormouse559
16 Aug 2018 21:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14320
Views: 1086157

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

With A'atun's /r/ being prone to assimilation, which of /ʙ̥ ʙ ʙ̪̊ ʙ̪ r̪̊ r̪ ɼ̊ ɼ ʝ˔/ are rightfully allophones of /r/? Their, respective, spellings are <pr br fr vr tr dr sr zr jr>, noting that (a.) <vr jr> become <r> if the <r> had been adjacent to a diphthongal <i u>, respectively, and (b.) /ɼ̊ ɼ...
by Dormouse559
16 Aug 2018 19:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14320
Views: 1086157

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

Okay. Do affricates containing allophones need to be on the chart? For example, [b̪͡v] if [b̪] is purely allophonic. You've put [b̪͡v] in square brackets, implying you're talking about phones (which include allophones), not phonemes, so the question is moot. Yes, include allophones when making phon...
by Dormouse559
15 Aug 2018 14:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14320
Views: 1086157

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

I would simplify and just analyze /h/ as an independent part of the syllable. A language with just one type of cluster still has clust3rs. The only asymmetry is /s/ .... was there ever a /sh/? I interpret the language as having phonemic clusters as well. I took "all sequences are phonetically CV" t...