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by Nortaneous
06 Apr 2018 13:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: A Curious Kind of English
Replies: 7
Views: 5794

Re: A Curious Kind of English

There was some push back then to reform English spelling so that immigrants and illiterates could learn it more easily. In the most extreme case, the Mormons 𐑋𐐩𐐼 𐑄𐐩𐑉 𐐬𐑌 𐐰𐑊𐑁𐐲𐐺𐐯𐐻, which had the additional advantage of keeping non-Mormons out. What ended up happening instead was that America dramatical...
by Nortaneous
21 Mar 2018 09:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Lion-Eating Poet
Replies: 5
Views: 2911

Re: Lion-Eating Poet

Gejaehl Hlu: Kayan wöngyisä Xi, yi ti yci hna ḍöny ḍüyi yi, jiji yhwanyew önya yi, yaḥi yhwanyew yu hmyöyituka. Yöḥnga yömwi chühmün hwanyew öḥüngswehla. Yu yhwanyew yu yḍwöy mung chühmün ölexa; wü ḍwöy mung khö Xi chühmün ölexa. Yu yhwanyew sweḥa ḥa yi pän ala mya yi yihla hmibotwüla. Böny chö yu y...
by Nortaneous
13 Mar 2018 16:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: How would you romanize Kazakh?
Replies: 24
Views: 7410

Re: How would you romanize Kazakh?

Thank God! I'm not particularly a fan but it's definitely a vast improvement over the older one. The sample from earlier rendered in the new script would be the following: Барлық адамдар тумысынан азат және қадір-қасиеті мен кұқықтары тең болып дүниеге келеді. Адамдарға ақыл-парасат, ар-ождан беріл...
by Nortaneous
04 Mar 2018 13:46
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Surprising cognates
Replies: 101
Views: 46476

Re: Surprising cognates

More Chinese-English cognates: 轂 gu3 'nave of a wheel' < OC *kok ~ TB kokale 'wheel' < PIE *kʷekʷlo- > Eng. wheel 鞹 kuo4 'leather' < OC *khwak ~ TA kʷāc- 'leather' < PIE *kuH-ti- > Eng. hide 厄 e4 'yoke' < OC *qˤr(i/e)k ~ PIE *h3reǵ- > Eng. rake , reckon , rank , rich , drake , etc. 垣 yuan2 'wall, ci...
by Nortaneous
15 Feb 2018 12:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A script challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 2293

Re: A script challenge

Must there be? It's the same in principle as writing English in Cyrillic. Cyrillic has more than 26 letters, but they aren't all ligatures...

(There are no font-level ligatures. There may be a few characters that are ligatural in origin.)
by Nortaneous
13 Feb 2018 15:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 68
Views: 27749

Re: English Dialects

KIT ɪ DRESS ɛ TRAP æ LOT ɑ STRUT ʌ FOOT ʊ BATH æ CLOTH ɔə NURSE ɚ FLEECE ij FACE ej PALM ɑ THOUGHT ɔə GOAT əw GOOSE ʉw PRICE aj/əj CHOICE oj MOUTH æw NEAR ir SQUARE er START ɔr NORTH or FORCE or CURE jor/jɚ HappY ɨ(j) LettER ɚ CommA ə There are eight stressed vowels, which may as well be written /æ ...
by Nortaneous
13 Feb 2018 14:25
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: A script challenge
Replies: 6
Views: 2293

A script challenge

Here are two samples of English text, pulled from sources that you probably know and certainly have heard of, and written in a conscript. Can you read them? I've deleted a few spaces to make it at least nontrivial. (I'm trying to gauge whether the derivation is too transparent, so I'll give y'all th...
by Nortaneous
19 Dec 2017 02:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1051631

Re: What did you accomplish today?

niɲɤɬi jiɬ hɤɲ ⁿgɔ ɤrulɔ || ʔɔ ⁿdɤɲ kʰɤ ʔwes ɤleʔɯŋ | ʔɔ çinɔ ji ɤçɤcæɬilo || ʔɔ ɬilɔ ɤwɤɲji jæ ⁿbɔwusɔhæ || jæ wɔ n̥ɔ ɤmjɔlɔ ⁿgɔs tʰu wo ⁿdɤj || ʔɔ ɤwɤɲji m̥æjoⁿbɔsɔhæ | ⁿgɔ ɗo li ʔjɔ jæʔɯŋ li m̥æⁿbɔsɔhæ | ⁿdɤ cʰɯ ɗwi jiɬ ajtaw || ʔwe ɠom ⁿdɤ li m̥ɔⁿguⁿbɔɗɯsæ i ⁿdɤɲ ɗo jo sweʔ li | ɤⁿɟɔlelɔ ʔɔ ɤwɤɲ...
by Nortaneous
03 Oct 2016 22:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1051631

Re: What did you accomplish today?

In the course of innovating a future imperfective, I discovered that "you'll fuck horses all day tomorrow" is alliterative in Pannonian.

tau tõrõch trõg čini jõššõns jiäbech / таў тырых трыг чини йышшынс ябеx
/tɑu̯ tɨrɨx trɨg tʃini jɨʃʃɨns jiæ̯bex/
by Nortaneous
04 Mar 2016 08:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1051631

Re: What did you accomplish today?

i have, for some reason, a new conlang. observe:

θ-s-tse-ʁ-n-lo-yak-a
NAT.A-ANIM.SG.P-thing-DITR-AUG-IPFV-give-TR.ACT
[fsɛndəˈe̯ɒ]
<vstsegnloeag>
by Nortaneous
06 Feb 2016 20:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Most phonologically complex language
Replies: 17
Views: 3026

Re: Most phonologically complex language

I don't think Georgian allows /j/ to appear anywhere in a cluster. It does allow that for /w/, but apparently that's realized as rounding on the cluster.
by Nortaneous
06 Feb 2016 02:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Conlang accents
Replies: 77
Views: 16651

Re: Conlang accents

Amqoli: [oɫ ˈʃumɑŋ ˈbɨŋgɨz ɑr bor pʰrɨ ɑŋ ˈikuɫ iŋ ˈdɨgɨrɨ ɑŋ rats. de ʒær ɛnˈdad bɨx ˈrɨzoŋ ɑŋ ˈkontʃæs ɑŋ ʃud ɛk tordz bɑŋ ɑˈɫɑdu eŋ a spɨrɨt ap bradaˈhud.] Standard Arve: [hɔə̯ ˈçʏɥmn̩ piə̯ŋəs ɔə̯ pɔə̯n xʷɪj n̩ ˈɪjxʊw n̩ təˈnɛɾɪj n̩ rʌi̯s. de hɔə̯ ndɛwʔ wʊ ˈrɪjsn̩ n̩ ˈkʰɔə̯ʂəs n̩ tʂʰɯ hɛʔ tʰɔə̯s ...
by Nortaneous
01 Feb 2016 04:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Most phonologically complex language
Replies: 17
Views: 3026

Re: Most phonologically complex language

Berber's syllable structure isn't that interesting, since it (unlike Slavic, Salishan, Kartvelian, and rGyalrongic) has epenthetic vowels. Some rGyalrongic languages allow semivowel-initial clusters, like Japhug /jla/. Others even allow word-initial clusters containing semivowels surrounded by other...
by Nortaneous
22 Jul 2015 21:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 384
Views: 149039

Re: English Orthography Reform

ай хэд дъ сейм айдийы е ўайл бэк, юзинъ сырилик фор инглиш

дъер изнт е гуд ўей ту хэндл /ŋ/ ўидъаўт спешл кериктрз, быт ху керз

дъерз олсоў ноў нийд ту дистингўиш хай лэкс ваўлз фрым хай тенс ваўлз ин маноўсилэбик ўырдз, соў "ту" анд "е" инстед ыв "туў" анд "ей"
by Nortaneous
17 Jul 2015 22:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: On the importance of phoneme frequency
Replies: 7
Views: 1675

Re: On the importance of phoneme frequency

Another thing is the general word structure. Caucasian languages tend to order clusters by POA, with front consonants before back consonants -- so you'll have /pta/, but not /tpa/. And clusters in Georgian tend to be harmonic for MOA, so you'll have /pka bga p'k'a/ but not /pga p'ga p'ka pk'a bk'a/ ...
by Nortaneous
09 Jul 2015 06:32
Forum: Translations
Topic: When I was just nine years old, I fell into a stinky manhole
Replies: 22
Views: 4245

Re: When I was just nine years old, I fell into a stinky man

Amqoli:
Qerxamsazhg zham qaphots gqorazh biskenmashla.
[qerxamˈsaʒg ʒam qaˈpxots ˈɢʁoraʒ bisˈkenmaʃɫa]
q-erxam-sazhg zha-m qa-phots gqorazh biskenma-shla
NONF-nine-be_years_old 1S.M-GEN NONF-fall_down stinky street-hole-N>V.down(1S.M)
by Nortaneous
09 Jul 2015 06:18
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Guess The Language!!!
Replies: 3204
Views: 394350

Re: Guess The Language!!!

Tofa?
by Nortaneous
02 Jul 2015 14:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 2793
Views: 700464

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

re: sino-danish, http://arts-sciences.und.edu/summer-ins ... atough.pdf

(the vowels that paper calls [e o] sound like to me)
by Nortaneous
29 Jun 2015 12:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 44
Views: 55851

Re: What have you been reading lately?

Papers on person marking in the agglutinative TB languages. http://www.academia.edu/4343213/Hierarchical_Person_marking_in_the_Rawang_Language http://www.academia.edu/3703201/The_Person_Agreement_System_of_Wobzi_Lavrung_rGyalrongic_Tibeto-Burman_ There's one on Japhug, but I haven't read it recently...
by Nortaneous
29 Jun 2015 12:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Conlang Conversation Thread
Replies: 3590
Views: 927375

Re: Conlang Conversation Thread

Qatkolari phekim shazda ladzrelya da khar zquza kholdum mxa lyachix.
Watching dinosaurs fight is more interesting than fucking about with grammar.