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by idov
22 Jun 2016 02:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What Sounds Good in a Language?
Replies: 19
Views: 2440

Re: What Sounds Good in a Language?

From what I've seen, conlangers seem to like the sound of lateral fricatives and have much stronger opinions about consonants than vowels. https://www.reddit.com/r/conlangs/comments/46hsju/what_are_some_of_your_favorite_phonemes/ https://www.reddit.com/r/conlangs/comments/27zqi8/whats_your_favorite_...
by idov
19 Jun 2016 15:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A really interesting bit of my conlang
Replies: 6
Views: 883

Re: A really interesting bit of my conlang

I believe that what your suffix <-(e)fs> does is totally naturalistic but it is no plural. I blame Pirahã for believing that. Pirahã has dulled me.
OTheB wrote: The language uses a base 12 counting system [...]. A fifth is 0.24...
Stop being wrong.
by idov
05 Jun 2016 23:43
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How did you learn the IPA?
Replies: 22
Views: 3023

Re: How did you learn the IPA?

If I'm not mistaken, the sub-reddit really likes this cool thing:
http://www.internationalphoneticalphabe ... th-sounds/

As for me, it was mostly wikipedia. A lot of it, like months.
by idov
04 Jun 2016 19:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 1100
Views: 393228

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

DesEsseintes wrote: Next: wáátsewe
verb or noun, but somewhat basic
v. To throw oneself forward (if that is "somewhat basic").

Next: nũter [ˈnʊ̃.tɛɾ]
adjective
by idov
04 Jun 2016 19:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Creating Conculture from a Conlang
Replies: 27
Views: 5492

Re: Creating Conculture from a Conlang

Well, there is the possibility that ejectives arise more frequently in mountainous landscapes, but that's controversial. One would expect people there living a different lifestyle to those in valleys and the like. Some have postulated that implosives, too, arise more frequently under certain conditi...
by idov
04 Jun 2016 17:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1412631

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

Through a quick search through SAPHON, I found Waiwai which supposedly has /m ɸ/ but no bilabial plosives. In fact, it does not have any other bilabials at all. Kabyle also seems like a contender but it is hard to be sure though due to allophony. I also found several languages which had /ⁿb m ɸ/ and...
by idov
02 Jun 2016 01:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5963
Views: 1412631

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

I hope this is the best place to find out about this idea I got the other day. Would it be feasible for a language lacking any present copula to get one from the past tense of "become", or even better, from the present perfect? I would imagine such a copula to act more like Spanish's "estar" than "s...
by idov
20 Apr 2016 02:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ideas for a lang
Replies: 14
Views: 1577

Re: Ideas for a lang

Are any of these the right amount of silly? Circumpositional adjective : An adjective is made of two parts, one coming before the noun and the other after it. Transitive verb location marking : If the subject and the object of a transitive verb were not on roughly the same place, the verb takes a ma...
by idov
31 Mar 2016 16:49
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: When is a conlang too clunky?
Replies: 11
Views: 1574

Re: When is a conlang too clunky?

Please consider Japanese: :jpn: 私が自分の庭をあるいて行きました Watashi ga jibun no niwa wo aruite ikimashita. :con: Wila lõs jaq tlozh ten jaôtwo :jpn:私はかのじょを見ていませんでした. Watashi wa kanojo wo mite imasendeshita. :con: Lõs jaq naq shian ja zan shian wi naq lân As one can see here, it is possible for a natlang to be ...
by idov
24 Mar 2016 03:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Riluetmon
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: Riluetmon

Woe us!, who have gone so long without further info on Riluetmon. I shouldn't let this continue! Welcome back everybody. We have some nouns to do. Nouns Nouns in Riluetmon do not have gender or classes, but they do decline according to their case, number, definiteness and "specificity". A noun phras...
by idov
04 Dec 2015 12:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 287
Views: 137933

Re: You

Have a pet douche-canoe, I mean cat. Have Aspergers Syndrome. It's like not being able to express emotions, communicate in person, or deal with sudden change. Is gay, sorry ladies. And single too, sorry fellas. I'm more concerned about how he suddenly started referring to himself in the third perso...
by idov
23 Nov 2015 01:16
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Help me develop the City
Replies: 9
Views: 2477

Re: Help me develop the City

Um... well, that was some unique setting. I thought my space chinchillas, spontaneously created floating handles and one hundred and umpteen ways of faster-than-light-travel were weird. [...]Streets bend around to let a newborn park develop.[...] Is there any soil beneath the pavement? How does it g...
by idov
11 Nov 2015 18:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Riluetmon
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Re: Riluetmon

A young scribe is standing in the middle of the vast forest that just barely lies outside the city he was born in. He was chosen for the task of documenting this purported language of the glade Let's have a story! Example sentences. Don't forget to tell us about these elusive folk who speak this la...
by idov
06 Nov 2015 14:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Riluetmon
Replies: 8
Views: 797

Riluetmon

A young scribe is standing in the middle of the vast forest that just barely lies outside the city he was born in. He was chosen for the task of documenting this purported language of the glade as one of few who have studied the relatively new science sometimes jokingly known as "linguistics". Not ...
by idov
12 Oct 2015 22:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "Kitchen Sink" Natlangs
Replies: 28
Views: 3669

Re: "Kitchen Sink" Natlangs

I also remember someone on this forum talking about how terrible and unnaturalistic the vowel system of Swedish is. Here it is! http://aveneca.com/cbb/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=439 http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/a/ae/Swedish_monophthongs_chart.svg/280px-Swedish_monophthongs_chart.sv...
by idov
11 Oct 2015 17:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang word easter eggs?
Replies: 54
Views: 6387

Re: Conlang word easter eggs?

felipesnark wrote: kwenias /kweni͡as/ girl queen
In case you didn't know: FYI: The word "queen" ultimately derives from PIE *gwen meaning "woman". Still today you can find cognates like "kvinde" "kvinna" and "kona" (all meaning "woman") from Danish, Swedish and Icelandic respectively.
by idov
07 Oct 2015 00:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Siasô
Replies: 15
Views: 1712

Re: Siasô

How do Kelen's relationals not count as auxilary verbs? I think there's some language in Australia where there are 3 verbs and you have to say "do a swim" for "swim"... Well, that's only because I have no idea what a pure fortis-lenis contrast should sound like (well, maybe a faint idea). I'm looki...
by idov
05 Oct 2015 15:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Siasô
Replies: 15
Views: 1712

Re: Siasô

Siasô is a verb language. It has literally no other parts of speech than verbs. It has many affixes. 10/10 Kelen's counterpart. Nothing but verbs and affixes [...]syllable structure is complex and many clusters are allowed both initially and finally. Consonants are strongly labialized and all conso...
by idov
05 Oct 2015 10:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Stir-fried wug
Replies: 35
Views: 4628

Re: Stir-fried wug

Totally off-topic to the actual thread, but I can't resist pointing out that Ling Veda in Hindi/Sanskrit (लिंग वेद) would mean "penis veda". http://i.giphy.com/R6bDgXEXCLcIw.gif Umm... Well. [:$] That was not intended... I'm mostly happy that I am on one of pretty few places on the internets where ...
by idov
21 Sep 2015 09:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Stir-fried wug
Replies: 35
Views: 4628

Re: Stir-fried wug

That does not adequately explain what a wug is. From where is it from? For what does it desire? For what is its purpose? Then even its non-existence was not, nor its existence, There was no Wug then, nor the Wugs beyond it. What covered it? Where was it? In whose keeping? Was there then linguistic ...