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by HoskhMatriarch
09 Aug 2016 23:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 3<54>32>2.1>2.3< (The Bird's Speech)
Replies: 9
Views: 884

Re: 3<54>32>2.1>2.3< (The Bird's Speech)

Cool. I would call it "Language of the Birds" and also I wouldn't use volume phonemically since that makes it harder to communicate with people over long distances (or short ones, e.g. whispering).
by HoskhMatriarch
09 Aug 2016 23:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Car Slam
Replies: 1
Views: 1211

Car Slam

This is not my conlang, but I think it is awesome so I want people to know about it. Car Slam is a language that is made entirely of English words. However, the grammar appears pretty different. Here's all the things I could find for it: https://www.reddit.com/r/conlangs/comments/35n4rb/a_language_c...
by HoskhMatriarch
09 Aug 2016 02:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5755
Views: 1346780

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

semantics - Your words may not occupy exactly the same semantic space as the languages you are familiar with. Of course there will be some overlap. ...That's exactly what I said the issue was though, and I thought I said it fairly directly. syntax - I think you were eluding to this a bit. Your word...
by HoskhMatriarch
08 Aug 2016 21:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5755
Views: 1346780

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

OK, I feel like parts of Tz'airuch are getting really relex-y. I'm trying to make a bunch of motion verbs and they're pretty much just "go (by foot)", "go (by vehicle)", and then a lot of descriptive things like walk, run, glide, fly, soar, tread, ooze, slither, skip, lope, fall, dive etc. I really ...
by HoskhMatriarch
08 Aug 2016 09:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 895857

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

I found a clip of some Suzhou-dialect being spoken and it resembled German in sound quite a bit (and if you look at the phonology you'll see some commonalities, such as a mid front-rounded vowel). If Suzhou Chinese sounds like this then I find that to be a lot nicer-sounding than most Chinese diale...
by HoskhMatriarch
08 Aug 2016 08:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language Theft
Replies: 65
Views: 4443

Re: Language Theft

also, maybe we can register every word of a conlang as a brand or something similar to prevent people from stealing them? The person who made Car Slam would have a hard time with that... Never mind that people seem to just be naturally inclined to often use similar-sounding words for things even in...
by HoskhMatriarch
08 Aug 2016 01:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Weird homophones
Replies: 37
Views: 5997

Re: Weird homophones

:EN: smack "hit" and :EN: smack "taste"

(Not that the second word is very common, or that most people even have a clue that it means "taste" when they say "that smacks of x". But yes, that is the wear English word for "taste". Have a sore sheen day.)
by HoskhMatriarch
08 Aug 2016 00:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 895857

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

Does anyone have resources for how to make a Sinic language (by which I mean "Chinese dialect")? I have no idea how to do that, I just think it would be awesome. I probably shouldn't even be thinking about it since I don't even know what the common ancestor of Sinic languages is. Common ancestor of...
by HoskhMatriarch
07 Aug 2016 22:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 895857

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

Does anyone have resources for how to make a Sinic language (by which I mean "Chinese dialect")? I have no idea how to do that, I just think it would be awesome. I probably shouldn't even be thinking about it since I don't even know what the common ancestor of Sinic languages is. Common ancestor of...
by HoskhMatriarch
07 Aug 2016 22:28
Forum: In other languages
Topic: Anglish Spamthread
Replies: 270
Views: 157411

Re: Anglish Spamthread

Theedish, Thietish, Allmannish. All understood, I ween. [:)] As for hæleþ , hmm, Middle English had heleth , with manifold heleths , not helthen {Bowie fans :roll: }. AM (Anglish Moot) has 'heleth' from Old English, but also an aforebespoken 'white hat'. CLD (Charles Louis Dessoulavy) puts forth 's...
by HoskhMatriarch
07 Aug 2016 22:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 338
Views: 57248

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

He also believes that all modern languages came to have their current forms as a result of the Tower of Babel... OK, that's kind of ridiculous. The Tower of Babel is supposed to have happened forever ago, and a lot of languages have branched off from others way after that was supposed to have happe...
by HoskhMatriarch
07 Aug 2016 21:58
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: The NEW Resources Thread
Replies: 48
Views: 144424

Re: The NEW Resources Thread

I found a hilarious essay (warning: lots of bad language): http://mindprod.com/esperanto/dirty.html
by HoskhMatriarch
07 Aug 2016 05:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 895857

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

Does anyone have resources for how to make a Sinic language (by which I mean "Chinese dialect")? I have no idea how to do that, I just think it would be awesome. I probably shouldn't even be thinking about it since I don't even know what the common ancestor of Sinic languages is.
by HoskhMatriarch
07 Aug 2016 05:15
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Number of unstressed vowels
Replies: 15
Views: 2891

Re: Number of unstressed vowels

What exactly do you mean by rules? Rules that answer questions like: If a language has 9 vowels, can it have long words? Can it be syllable-timed? Can it have the same 9 vowels distinguished in unstressed syllables? Well, I don't think "syllable-timed" is a thing, but I do think it can have prosody...
by HoskhMatriarch
07 Aug 2016 02:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2784
Views: 683245

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

I really like [ɾ]. I also think it is very common. How about having a context dependent neutralization? Maybe in clusters after plosives and fricatives there is no contrast between /v/ and /ʋ/? Yes, I like ɾ too! That is a good idea but I think I may actually just use ʋ in another conlang to be hon...
by HoskhMatriarch
07 Aug 2016 02:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Language Theft
Replies: 65
Views: 4443

Re: Language Theft

maybe we can even try some more exotic sound changes? like trying to make a High German dialect that sound like Chinese? I would rather make a Chinese dialect that sounds like High German. I imagine that would be pretty tricky though since High German is noted for its abundance of syllabic consonan...
by HoskhMatriarch
07 Aug 2016 01:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 338
Views: 57248

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

Oh my gosh, especially the last one. The first one I've at least heard before, the one about Satan making Egyptian is new but not as absurd about Hebrew existing, yet Jesus writing the Bible in Early Modern English starting with before Germanic actually seperated from PIE... I also wonder if the peo...
by HoskhMatriarch
06 Aug 2016 21:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Silent sounds with articulation?
Replies: 17
Views: 3572

Re: Silent sounds with articulation?

Well, the hostile responses usually are because "fortis and lenis don't mean anything". I think terms that "don't mean anything" are better than terms that just aren't accurate though.
by HoskhMatriarch
06 Aug 2016 21:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: some universals in languages?
Replies: 18
Views: 2245

Re: some universals in languages?

Oh, I would be careful the the Uni Konstanz database because one of the universals is basically just phrenology, and a lot of the others aren't completely bonkers but aren't absolutely true univerals either. I think there is one universal for all spoken human languages: - All spoken human languages ...
by HoskhMatriarch
06 Aug 2016 20:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Linguistic pet peeves
Replies: 338
Views: 57248

Re: Linguistic pet peeves

Yes. I hate when people claim German sounds harsh or the /x/ sound is harsh. So silly and probably stems from ww2 films. Well, probably. Most Americans don't seem to think Japanese sounds harsh though even though they were also fought in WWII, and that baffles me (although, occasionally there is an...