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by Frislander
08 Apr 2019 17:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5181
Views: 634744

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t t͡s k/
/s h/
/m n ŋ/
/w j/

/i iː o oː/
/eː a aː/

Word-internal consonant clusters are restricted to /s h/ + /p t k/, while word-final consonants are restricted to /k ŋ w/, where /w/ only appears as part of the diphthongs /iw aw/.
by Frislander
08 Apr 2019 11:46
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 88
Views: 1180

Re: Sound Changes Game

<żaivr>

[ˈjɛ.ɔ˞] > [ˈdʲœ˞]
by Frislander
08 Apr 2019 11:43
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 1427
Views: 239775

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[quzuːkaˈt͡sozidnẽkũg] < [qozoskeˈt͡sɑzitnə̃kũk]
by Frislander
07 Apr 2019 21:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 88
Views: 1180

Re: Sound Changes Game

<hêr>

['xejɘvʐ] > ['çɛjvɻ]
by Frislander
07 Apr 2019 21:37
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 1427
Views: 239775

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[quraʊ̯koˈθaritnetkyŋ] < [qoraʊ̯kaˈt͡sʷarinnenkung]
by Frislander
04 Apr 2019 23:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 550

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

In fact if I'm going to be technical then I really should say that Trudgill's theory is not so much that "contact simplifies language" but that "isolation helps the retention of complexity". Simply put, since sound change inevitably produces irregularity in morphology, then it is a matter of how wel...
by Frislander
04 Apr 2019 19:16
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 550

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

Well that's why McWhorter and Trudgill and the like stress the multiple types of contact. Nobody is suggesting that "lots of contact = simplification", because that's obviously untrue, more asking questions like "is the language being acquired by children or adults?" and "is the adult-acquired form ...
by Frislander
04 Apr 2019 01:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 550

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

For example English's simplification is correlated with adult acquisiton by speakers of Celtic and Norse. Norse and Norman French, IIRC; if it were Celtic, it should've happened earlier. But the whole notion is quite controversial; that may have played a role, but it's also possible to explain the ...
by Frislander
03 Apr 2019 16:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Loss of morphological complexity over time
Replies: 17
Views: 550

Re: Loss of morphological complexity over time

I would argue that the massive morphological reduction that characterises IE is mainly a result of the expansion of the family and the degree of contact. Much morphological complexity doesn't actually come about cyclically, instead the overriding tendency in most families seems to be conservation of...
by Frislander
02 Apr 2019 13:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 88
Views: 1180

Re: Sound Changes Game

[hɛːiɻ] > [xæɪ̯ɻ]
by Frislander
31 Mar 2019 12:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 88
Views: 1180

Re: Sound Changes Game

[ɣɛʐe] > [ˈxɛɻə]
by Frislander
31 Mar 2019 12:39
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 1427
Views: 239775

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[kuwapuˈtajtilit͡skub] < [kuɣapuˈtaɣitɨlitkʲum]
by Frislander
30 Mar 2019 17:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 1427
Views: 239775

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[pãpoˈtatleʰku] < [kʷapuˈtɛtliskuw]
by Frislander
30 Mar 2019 16:58
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5984
Views: 514933

Re: Sound Changes Game

<šüyaa>

[ʍɛ̀ʝɛ́ː] > [wɛ̄ˈʒɛ́]
by Frislander
30 Mar 2019 11:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5984
Views: 514933

Re: Sound Changes Game

<šüyaa>

[ɕùɪ̯jáː] > [ɕʷèjɛ́ː]
by Frislander
29 Mar 2019 14:17
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5984
Views: 514933

Re: Sound Changes Game

<čižyaeɂ>

[tʂiˈʐeʔ] > [tsɨˈɻəʔ]
by Frislander
29 Mar 2019 14:13
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 1427
Views: 239775

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[p'amp'uˈt'alk'ik] < [pampoˈtalkekʰu]
by Frislander
29 Mar 2019 01:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5181
Views: 634744

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

/p t t͡s t͡ʃ k/ /s ʃ/ /m n/ /ʋ l j/ /i iː u uː/ /eː oː/ /ɛ æː ɐ ɑː/ Syllable structure is (C)(R)V(R)C, where initial clusters are restricted to /p t t͡s t͡ʃ k s ʃ m n l/ + /j/, /t t͡s t͡ʃ k s ʃ/ + /ʋ/ and /p t k/ + /l/, and final consonants are restricted to /s ʃ m n l/, or the clusters /p k m n l/ ...
by Frislander
28 Mar 2019 23:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 5984
Views: 514933

Re: Sound Changes Game

<geegé>

[ɡɛːˈɡɛ] > [ɡe̯aˈjɛʔ]
by Frislander
28 Mar 2019 23:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Reverse Sound Changes Game
Replies: 1427
Views: 239775

Re: Reverse Sound Changes Game

[pɑ̰mpˈtað̞q’ej] < [pɒmp’ˈtalk’əc]