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by ixals
03 Mar 2019 12:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 922084

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

I agree. In some dialects this process is still productive and also active for post-alveolars (which are phonetically rounded), e.g. there is [fʏʃʷ]~ [fɪʃʷ] 'fish'. I'm so glad to read this because I often hear my German professor use [ʏ] where I'd expect [ɪ] and always thought it was a bit strange...
by ixals
28 Feb 2019 22:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Zhér·dûn

Changes Fixed the last sentence in the previous post with an added pha2 "to be" ( tho2 tho4·zo2 shu5 > tho2 tho4·zo2 pha4 shu5 ). The change will be talked about in this post Passive II A small addition to the passive voice in Zhér·dûn: The agent in a passive sentence is expressed by the prepositio...
by ixals
24 Feb 2019 01:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Zhér·dûn

I enjoyed the post on seperable verbs. Maybe you could say that the separated form is kind of a present tense antipassive? It only occurs in the absence of an overt object in the present tense. Two related questions: Can adverbs come in between the parts of a separable verb? What is the passive for...
by ixals
23 Feb 2019 11:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 310
Views: 220755

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

I thought about this as well recently so I would welcome the addition of such a feature, too.
by ixals
13 Feb 2019 19:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Zhér·dûn

Changes In polysyllabic words and just like /n/, final /r/ is also deleted. That mean that words like *austraz "east" first change to austar and end up as just aust before the tonogenesis hits Zhér·dûn. I also added the change of /sw/ > /zw/ to allow for syllables that start with /s/ and have a hig...
by ixals
09 Feb 2019 23:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Zhér·dûn

Sorry for bothering you and jumping ahead, but today I was wondering how passives will be formed in Zhér·dûn. It seems to me that Germanic languages use a variety of auxiliary verbs/light verbs. German uses sein to be , werden to become , and bekommen to get . English uses at least to be and to get...
by ixals
06 Feb 2019 23:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Zhér·dûn

Will there be a topic/focus marker for nouns? I am asking because: most Germanic languages use intonation for this purpose. This is rather complicated in a tone language -- not impossible to do, but definitely advanced conlanging. (almost) all natlangs have some way to indicate information structur...
by ixals
04 Feb 2019 16:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Zhér·dûn

Wow, thanks for the detailed replay. I really like the idea of clusters creating a neutral tone. I also like the idea of neutral low sequences becoming falling, etc. This looks a lot like dissimilation to me [:)] No problem [:D] Originally I had kept neutral-low sequences etc., so there were three ...
by ixals
03 Feb 2019 19:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Re: Zhér·dûn

This is an interesting conlang - a Germanic language that resembles an East Asian language! There probably is no plausible place where such a language could be spoken "in the real world", but as an experiment, it is nice. Actually, if Ixals would make this North Germanic, we could say descendants o...
by ixals
02 Feb 2019 14:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zhér·dûn
Replies: 20
Views: 1539

Zhér·dûn

Zhér·dûn Most of the time I prefer to make my a posteriori conlangs as realistic as possible, which of course hinders the speed at which I can conlang. So to change things up a bit, I simply started working on Zhér·dûn, a conlang I give the realistic side of things a pass with. Zhér·dûn is its own ...
by ixals
12 Jan 2019 16:58
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2198
Views: 284270

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

From *mēþiz?
by ixals
04 Jan 2019 11:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 579709

Re: Language practice thread

Pourquoi pas ? Why not? Je n'avais pas envie de les réviser. C'est tout! [:D] I didn't want to review them. That's all! Ça m'embêterait, j'en suis certain. That would annoy me for sure. [}:(] Tu as pu trouver sans trop de difficulté une définition pour le vocabulaire inattendu ? Have you been able ...
by ixals
03 Jan 2019 22:23
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Language practice thread
Replies: 2528
Views: 579709

Re: Language practice thread

你們好? Nĭmen hăo? How are you? 我常常在寒假跟朋友去酒吧喝了白酒。 Wŏ chángcháng zài hánjià gēn péngyŏu qù jiŭbā hē le báijiŭ. I often went to the bar to drink alcohol with my friends in the winter holidays. 今天我得複習中文生詞,可是我現在不想複習。 Jīntiān wŏ dĕi fùxí zhōngwén shēngcí, kĕshì wŏ xiànzài bù xiăng fùxí. Today I have to rev...
by ixals
23 Dec 2018 17:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1879
Views: 341694

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Just "willow tree"? Yes! [:D] Your turn! (Is it from <salīcitārius>?) Nope, just <salīx> with turned into /sai̯t͡s/ and the <-ārium> was added later on. Here's the orthography and the phonological development: (/ˈaːrjũ/ > /ˈi̯er/ > /jɛu̯/) /ˈsa.li.kẽ/ > /ˈsaʎd͡z/ + /ie̯r/ > /sai̯ˈt͡sjel/ > /sɛˈsʲjɛ...
by ixals
23 Dec 2018 17:36
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1879
Views: 341694

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

No, way simpler than that [;)]
by ixals
23 Dec 2018 17:07
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1879
Views: 341694

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Yes, the second one! [:O]
by ixals
23 Dec 2018 16:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1879
Views: 341694

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

No to all of them [:D]
by ixals
23 Dec 2018 14:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1879
Views: 341694

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Yes!
by ixals
23 Dec 2018 14:23
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1879
Views: 341694

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Yes to /jɛu̯/ and <saCV->, but the consonant was not a stop.
by ixals
23 Dec 2018 14:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2018
Replies: 177
Views: 13392

Re: Lexember 2018

:con: some romlang Lexember 16th cavai /kəˈβɛ/ n., m. - horse > caballum Lexember 17th gex /ˈʃɛʃ/ n., m. - gypsum > gypsum Lexember 18th cacaü /kəˈkau̯/ n., m. - cocoa, cacao > cacahuatl Lexember 19th fèr /ˈfjɛu̯/ n., m. - iron > ferrum Lexember 20th opçón /ɔu̯ˈsʲɔ̃/ n., f. - option > optiō Lexember...