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by idov
21 Sep 2015 08:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Stir-fried wug
Replies: 35
Views: 4581

Re: Stir-fried wug

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by idov
01 Sep 2015 21:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Rants
Replies: 35
Views: 4834

Re: Rants

[...]Yes, modern physics (good old Newtonian physics in engineering seems to be a different matter, but that's not being researched) is pretty much doing nobody anything practical at this point. Linguistics is helping preserve people's cultures and languages and helping people learn languages among...
by idov
01 Sep 2015 20:22
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Would you analyse this as a suffix or prefix?
Replies: 5
Views: 799

Re: Would you analyse this as a suffix or prefix?

The closest thing I've seen in a natlang is the "ligature" found in Miskito . There are several ways to distinguish whether your affix is a suffix or a prefix. Multiple Adjectives: (I'm going to assume your nouns precede their adjectives.) I think this has already been explained well. If it is a pre...
by idov
11 Aug 2015 17:03
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Vowels
Replies: 11
Views: 1907

Re: Vowels

[y] is cooler than [ö], just saying. Even though I like both. Nasalisation can have multiple origins, the most obvious is the spread of nasalisation from a consonant to an adjacent vowel, but some in one natlang (can't remember which one), /i e u o/ are oral while /a/ is always nasalised. This, from...
by idov
10 Aug 2015 19:46
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: (Con)linguistic Tool Development Collaboration
Replies: 3
Views: 1134

Re: (Con)linguistic Tool Development Collaboration

Well, I'm no software developer and I have yet to fully create a single conlang and present it but I have been fooling around with a contool or another mostly to check out different phonologies. The most common use of tools intended for conlanging seems to be creating huge lists of words. The most c...
by idov
30 Jul 2015 17:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Count to 10 in your Conlang
Replies: 38
Views: 33240

Re: Count to 10 in your Conlang

Try to figure out the origins of all of them! [...] Don't mind if I do! ein I would assume a north-germanic language, maybe Norwegian. It sounds a lot like the Norwegian masculine or the Swedish utrum indefinite article. ni Obvious Japanese is obvious. tre Directly out of, once again, Norwegian and...
by idov
13 Jul 2015 17:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 78
Views: 57920

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

Romanization game; page 76: /n ɳ ŋ/ <n ñ ŋ> /t ʈ k q/ <t ṭ g k> /s ʂ ɕ x χ h/ <s ṣ x ch q h> /l ɭ ʟ/ <l ḷ ll> /r ɽ ʀ/ <r ṛ rr> /ɾ ɾ˞/ <d dd> /ɹ ɻ/ <y ỵ> /i ɨ u/ <i ü u> /a/ <a> I'm proud now. /b t d k g/ <b t d k g> /m n/ <m n> /f s h/ <f s h> /j w l/ <j w l> I'm a bit less proud now. /ɑ ɑ̃ e ẽ i ĩ ...
by idov
04 Jul 2015 23:40
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Ideas for retroflexes?
Replies: 8
Views: 1431

Re: Ideas for retroflexes?

I think the most interesting thing you could do would be to front those retroflexes just a tad and Presto! You've made yourself a lang that distinguishes apicals from laminals. Some dialect of Arabic has apical [d] but laminal [t], so if you want to voice the phonemes you might just want to look int...
by idov
28 Jun 2015 02:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: In the beginning
Replies: 37
Views: 18722

Re: In the beginning

Excuse me, but what do you mean by adding more meaning through syllables/suffixes? Do you mean something like this?: Su - an - alu - m - oi PLURAL - DEFINITIVE - cat - INSTRUMENTAL - MY Through the use of the cat s of mine . And thus you have a word that means roughly "with my cats". If so, your lan...
by idov
27 Jun 2015 19:39
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Consymbols
Replies: 5
Views: 1021

Re: Consymbols

Were we qwed, we wouldn't worry. Why? Using the royal we to ensure alliteration makes me giggly. ɤ ȣ ɪɪ ɓg g ɱ ͡— ɾɳ ɨ̂ ŋ ʬ ǁ̴ Because using only IPA symbols (albeit, some unusual ones,) I was able to approximate the whole zodiac quite exactly. You may think the zodiac consists of very unique symbol...
by idov
25 Jun 2015 20:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zamũzi Qamà
Replies: 14
Views: 1829

Re: Zamũzi Qamà

Yes.
As previously stated, I will reserve my judgement though. There are many more things to syntax than that.
by idov
25 Jun 2015 20:02
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 287
Views: 137588

Re: You

Alias(es): Ossicone Location: Maryland Date of birth: September 8th Gender: Female Occupation: Part-time teacher Interests: Linguistics, architecture. Conlangs: Inyauk, Amjati, Swedish. Other hobbies: Swimming, cooking, being an ass. Where do you see yourself in ten years? I have no fucking idea. C...
by idov
25 Jun 2015 14:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zamũzi Qamà
Replies: 14
Views: 1829

Re: Zamũzi Qamà

At no occasion have I've been mean to him (I am not sure about gender here but if you say so...) or called his language is uninteresting. I've called it "not unique" and "englishy" but that is the full extent of my criticism, ignoring my concerns for how naturalistic it is. And I asked him quite pol...
by idov
25 Jun 2015 01:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zamũzi Qamà
Replies: 14
Views: 1829

Re: Zamũzi Qamà

Thanks for the feedback!! No probs. Here is a page on consonant voicing and devoicing so you can know some common processes that'll lead more to sounds you want. I think that is pretty much the best page you could have recommended. The only question left is: If the voiced sounds devoice about half ...
by idov
23 Jun 2015 03:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zamũzi Qamà
Replies: 14
Views: 1829

Re: Zamũzi Qamà

Woah! Your romanization must be really dense if [aɪŋ] can be represented with just <á̃>. And even though there seems to be no clusters, the examples seem to be roughly as short as English. Is this lang supposed to be naturalistic? 'Cause I've trouble seeing how that -/a/ means the genitive in one cl...
by idov
22 Jun 2015 17:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 1100
Views: 392113

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

You're fast.

Alyakha [aljaxa] work horse collar

Next: <ɫung> [ɬuŋ]
by idov
22 Jun 2015 17:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building
Replies: 1100
Views: 392113

Re: Reverse CBB Lexicon Building

Your word makes me see visions of cold and barren cliffs...
Would glacier perhaps fit?

Next!: <qutro> [qutɾo] anything but a verb.
by idov
14 Jun 2015 20:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2111
Views: 319000

Re: Yay or Nay?

Wouldn't that be an ambiposition? Whatever, adposition is a great collective name. Also, what would tritransitivity be good for? 1SG.NOM speak 2SG.DAT sentence-ACC language-INST I talk this sentence to you, using this language. Is that how it's supposed to go down? Because I would like it. [+1] Yay.
by idov
14 Jun 2015 18:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pekseili
Replies: 35
Views: 5872

Re: Vutulkian

Seriously, I have never seen anything as remarkable ever done with friggin' adjectives! [:O] If you wanted to prove that there's much more one can do to 'em than we give credit for, well, you've done so for at least me. The romanization seems quirky because of no discernible reason than to be weird ...
by idov
14 Jun 2015 17:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2111
Views: 319000

Re: Yay or Nay?

Yes, I intended at first to include that I know no Indo-European language where that isn't the case, but I scrapped it. There are after all over 400 such languages and even if I've only witnessed one way of expressing it, doesn't mean the other way is ungrammatical. In my aesthetic ideal, free varia...