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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 15 Apr 2019 18:36

This topic will be a scratchpad for my work on both conlangs within the Ια Αηυ Βαια [j̊ɑː ɑˈvuː ˈbɑː.j̊ɑː]. I'll start with their pre-borrowing phonologies. Their parent script is derived from a mixture of Greek and Coptic (G&C) because the speakers wanted to preserve the G&C influence from the isolated Alfean language.

Αξφυθεε [ɑ.ʘ̬uˈʇ̬ɛː]
Edit: Note: I prefer [ʇ ʖ] as the base transcriptions for the dental click and alveolar lateral click, respectively, to avoid any confusion that may arise from using the standard base transcriptions of [ǀ ǀǀ].
/m n ŋ/ <μ ν γ> (<m n nk~ng>)
/p b t d k g/ <π β τ δ κ ϯ> (<p b t d k g>)
/s z/ <ϲ ϫ> (<c z>)
/j r/ <ι ρ> (<i r>)
/ʘ ʘ̬ ʇ ʇ̬ ʖʰ/ <ϝ θ λ> (<(w gw) (th dh) l>)
/ɑ ɛ œ ɯ u/ <α ε ο η υ> (<a e o h u>)
/ɑː ɛː œː ɯː uː/ <αα εε οο ηη υυ> (<á é ó ƕ ú>)

Phonotactics
CV(n) syllables, with (n) being /m n ŋ/. /ŋ/ never being word-initial.
Vowels in hiatus.
Stress on either first long vowel or antepenult meter unless word in single-segment or less than three morae, which is stressless

Ϲϳιαχϳι [ɕɨˈɒŋ.j̊ɨ]
Edit: Note: Additionally to the above preferences, I prefer [ȶɕ] as the voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate's transcription because it precludes the need for a tie bar to distinguish it from a [t + ɕ] or [c + ɕ] stop-fricative sequence.
/m̥ n̥ ɲ̊ ŋ̊/ <μ ν νϳ χ> (<m n ny x>)
/p t k/ <π τ κ> (<p t k>)
/s ɕ ȶɕ/ <ϲ ϲϳ τϳ> (<c sh ch>)
/j̊ r̥/ <ι~j ρ> (<i~j r>)
/ʘ ʘ̃ ʇ ʇ̃ ʖʰ ʞ/ <ϝ θ λ χ> (<(w mw) (th nth) l x>)
/ɒ ə ɨ/ <α ε ι> (<a e i>)
/ɒː əː ɨː/ <ά έ ί> (<á é í>)

Phonotactics
CV(n) syllables, with (n) being [m̥ n̥ ŋ̊]. [ŋ̊] never being word-initial.
[j̊] represented by <ι> before [ɒ(ː) ə(ː) ɨː] but <j> before [ɨ] and after [n̥ s t].
Vowels are voiceless and in hiatus.
Stress on penult meter.

Edit: Stress contrast: Ααγ = Άχ (public name) = a•a•ng = [ɑːŋ] = [ˈɒːŋ̊]
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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 25 Apr 2019 17:13

The working phonology of Baikal is below, noting that clicks were meant to contrast pulmonics.

/ʘ̃ m ʗ̃ n/ <mʘ m nʗ n>
/ʘ b ʗ ʗʰ d ʞ ʞʰ ʞ̃ g/ <ʘ b ʗ hʗ d ʞ hʞ nʞ g>
/ʘʰ v ʇ ʇʰ ʇ̃ ð/ <hʘ v ʇ hʇ nʇ s>
/‼ ‼ʰ ‼̃ ɽ͡r ʖ ʖʰ ʖ̃ l/ <‼ h‼ n‼ r ʖ hʖ nʖ l>
/ǂ ǂʰ ǂ̃ j/ <ǂ hǂ nǂ j>

/ɑ o u/ <a o u>
[ɑː oː uː] <á ó ú>

Phonotactics
CV(c) syllables, with (c) being /l m n v/.
Clicks may only appear root-initially.
VV is forbidden.
Long vowels only appear after pulmonics.
Stress on final syllable.
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Post by DV82LECM » 25 Apr 2019 17:41

For the post I was about to make, I typed in "Lake Baikal." What I mistook, and mixed up, was Lake Vostok, in Antarctica. (I didn't KNOW there WAS a Lake Baikal, unless by SOME unconscious memory of seeing Baikal, referencing a "lake.") I meant it ALL to refer to the language's unforseen and, thus, seemingly, unknown/unknowable nature of being like any language seen, similar to the nature of the vastness of the, yet, unknown territory of Vostok ("Baikal," in my head) that I mistook the language to be named AFTER. It was all a joke, which, for I thought was the name (BEFORE further inspection), WAS the joke.

I was wrong. (Is that a language of mostly CLICKS?)

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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 25 Apr 2019 19:38

Yep, 'cause of the pairing between tenuis clicks and voiced consonants and fact that clicks multiply rather easily.
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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 01 May 2019 14:09

The Standard language's first person (I, etc.) and second person (you, etc.) pronouns are translated as expected. But, the speakers would prefer third person singular pronouns (they, etc.) be translated as though they were Middle English second person pronouns (thou, etc.), which leads to the oddity of himself as the commonly-used third person singular reflexive.
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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 16 May 2019 23:51

Αξϝυξθε's [ˈɑ.ʘ̬u.ʇ̬ɛ̥] phonology is below grouped in consonant series from labial-to-velar with allophone-harboring pulmonics before those without allophones in the same series for alignment purposes. Allophones have the same orthographies as their parent phones unless noted.

Consonants
/ʘ ʘ̬ ʘ̃/ <ϝ ξϝ ϩϝ> (<w gw nw>)
/m p b/ <μ π β> (<m p b>)
/ʇ ʇ̬ ʇ̃ ʇ͡q ʇ͡ɢ/ <θ ξθ ϩθ θθ ξθθ> <s gs ns ss gss>
/ʗ ʗ̬ ʗ̃ ʖ ʖ̬ ʖ̃ ʖ͡q ʖ͡ɢ/ <ϡ ξϡ ϩϡ λ ξλ ϩλ λλ ξλλ> (<tt gtt ntt l gl nl ll gll nll>)
/t d s z ɴ n r~ɽr~ɾ/ <τ δ ϲ ϫ ϙ ν ρ> (<t d c z m/n/ng n r>)
[ȶɕ ȡʑ ɕ ʑ m/n/ŋ]
/‼ ‼̬ ‼̃/ <φ ξφ ϩφ> (<f gf nf>)
/⨎ ⨎̬ ⨎̃/ <ϸ ξϸ ϩϸ> (<jj gjj njj>)
/j/ <ϳ> (<j>)
/ʞ ʞ̬ ʞ̃/ <χ ξχ ϩχ> (<x gx nx>)
/k g/ <κ ϯ> (<k g>)

Pre-coalescence vowels
/ɑ ɛ̥ u/ <α ε υ> (<a e u>)
[ɑː ɛ̥ː uː]

Coalesced vowels
/ḁ i̥ o ɔ ʊ/ <η ο/ω ἀ ὑ ι> (<ea eu au/ua ae ue>)
[ḁː i̥ː oː ɔː ʊː]

Phonotactics
(C)V(C) morae with clicks restricted to onsets and [ŋ] restricted to coda. [m n] may be either onset or coda.
—Note: Despite the language's canonical moraic basis, narrow phonetic transcription within this topic will be syllabic for simplicity.
Allophonic long vowels based on in-mora precedence by pulmonics
Allophonic palatalization of coronal stops and fricatives before high vowels
Stress on either antepentult meter or first long vowel
No coalescence across morpheme boundaries
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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 18 May 2019 15:53

The Agwuan numeral system is very similar to that of Greece. The following are non-alphabetic (real world names): ksi (Ξ), hori (Ϩ), gamma (Γ) (possibly), and chi (Χ) (possibly).

Αʹ = 1—Φʹ = 10—Ϫʹ = 100—͵Α = 1000
Εʹ = 2—Ϳʹ = 20—Ρʹ = 200—͵Ε = 2000
Υʹ = 3—Μʹ = 30—Ιʹ = 300—͵Υ = 3000
Ϝʹ = 4—Πʹ = 40—Γʹ = 400—͵Ϝ = 4000
Ξʹ = 5—Βʹ = 50—Κʹ = 500—͵Ξ = 5000
Ϩʹ = 6—Νʹ = 60—Ϯʹ = 600—͵Ϩ = 6000
Θʹ = 7—Τʹ = 70—Ϧʹ = 700—͵Θ = 7000
Ϡʹ = 8—Δʹ = 80—Ϣʹ = 800—͵Ϡ = 8000
Λʹ = 9—Ϲʹ = 90—Χʹ = 900—͵Λ = 9000
N/A—ΦΑʹ = 11, etc.—ϪΑʹ = 101, etc.—͵ΑΑʹ = 1001, etc.
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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 04 Jun 2019 14:59

New numeric system for Aguwan:

Αʹ = 1—Θʹ = 10—Ϫʹ = 100—͵Α = 1000
Ιʹ = 2—Ϡʹ = 20—Ρʹ = 200—͵Ι = 2000
Υʹ = 3—Λʹ = 30—Ϸʹ = 300—͵Υ = 3000
Φʹ = 4—Νʹ = 40—Ϳʹ = 400—͵Φ = 4000
Μʹ = 5—Τʹ = 50—Ϙʹ = 500—͵Μ = 5000
Πʹ = 6—Δʹ = 60—Κʹ = 600—͵Π = 6000
Βʹ = 7—Ϲʹ = 70—Ϯʹ = 700—͵Β = 7000
ΒΑʹ = 8—ϹΘʹ = 80—ϮϪʹ = 800—͵ΒΑ = 8000
ΒΙʹ = 9—ϹϠʹ = 90—ϮΡʹ = 900—͵ΒΙ = 9000
N/A—ΘΑʹ = 11, etc.—ϪΑʹ = 101, etc.—͵ΑΑʹ = 1001, etc.

For clarity, is it logical to form sums (8, etc.) with two numeral signs (ΒʹΑʹ, etc.)?
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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 10 Jun 2019 16:40

Are the sound changes below plausible?

[f → ʘ]
[v → ʘ̬]
{mf nf mv nv → ʘ̃}
[fʷ → ʘ͡q]
[vʷ → ʘ͡ɢ]
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Post by DV82LECM » 11 Jun 2019 23:18

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
10 Jun 2019 16:40
Are the sound changes below plausible?

[f → ʘ]
[v → ʘ̬]
{mf nf mv nv → ʘ̃}
[fʷ → ʘ͡q]
[vʷ → ʘ͡ɢ]
Beyond yet-to-be attested presuppositions, do we even know how clicks came about? Besides, why might fricatives just, suddenly, one day...pop?

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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 13 Jun 2019 16:52

Updated numeric system for Ahuddi:

Αʹ = 1—Ϡʹ = 10—Ϳʹ = 100—͵Α = 1000
Ιʹ = 2—Λʹ = 20—Ϙʹ = 200—͵Ι = 2000
Υʹ = 3—Νʹ = 30—Κʹ = 300—͵Υ = 3000
Μʹ = 4—Τʹ = 40—Ϯʹ = 400—͵Μ = 4000
Πʹ = 5—Δʹ = 50—Εʹ = 500—͵Π = 5000
Βʹ = 6—Ϲʹ = 60—Οʹ = 600—͵Β = 6000
Ϝʹ = 7—Ϫʹ = 70—Γʹ = 700—͵Ϝ = 7000
Ηʹ = 8—Ρʹ = 80—Χʹ = 800—͵Η = 8000
Θʹ = 9—Ϸʹ = 90—Ωʹ = 900—͵Θ = 9000
N/A—ΘΑʹ = 11, etc.—ϪΑʹ = 101, etc.—͵ΑΑʹ = 1001, etc.

Updated phonology of Ahuddi
Consonants
/m p pʷ b bʷ/ <μ π πυV β βυV> (<m p puV b buV>)
/f fʷ v vʷ/ <ϝ ϝυV η ηυV> (<f fuV h huV>)
/ʇ ʇ̬ ʇ̃ ʇ͡q ʇ͡ɢ/ <θ ξθ ϩθ φθ ξφθ> <cc zz ncc ccr zzr>
/ʗ ʗ̬ ʗ̃ ʗ͡q ʗ͡ɢ ʖ ʖ̬ ʖ̃ ʖ͡q ʖ͡ɢ/ <ϡ ξϡ ϩϡ φϡ ξφϡ λ ξλ ϩλ φλ ξφλ> (<tt dd ntt ttr ddr l ll nl ql gl>)
/t d s z ɴ n r~ɽr~ɾ/ <τ τιV δ διV ϲ ϲιV ϫ ϫιV γ ν ρ> (<t tiV d diV c ciV z ziV m/n/ng n r>)
[ʨ ʥ ɕ ʑ m/n/ŋ]
/⋔ ⋔̬ ⋔̃ ⋔͡χ ⋔͡ʁ/ <ϸ ξϸ ϩϸ φϸ ξφϸ> (<rh rrh nr qr gr>)
/ǂ ǂ̬ ǂ̃ ǂq͡ ǂ͡ɢ/ <ϳ ξϳ ϩϳ φϳ ξφϳ> (<j jj nj qj gj>)
/ʞ ʞ̬ ʞ̃/ <χϙ ξϙ ϙ> (<kn gn ng>)
/k g/ <κ ϯ> (<k g>)

Semivowels
/i̥ u/ <ι υ> <i u>
[i̥ː j̊ uː w]

Pre-coalescence vowel
/ɑ/ <α> (<a>)
[ɑː]

Coalesced vowels
/ə o/ <ε ο> (<ai au)
[əː oː]

Phonotactics
(C)(g)V(C) morae with clicks restricted to onsets and [ŋ] restricted to coda. [m n] may be either onset or coda.
—Note: Despite the language's canonical moraic basis, narrow phonetic transcription within this topic will be syllabic for simplicity.
Allophonic long vowels based on in-mora precedence by pulmonics
Allophonic palatalization of [t d s z] before [i̥]
Allophonic synaeresis of [i̥ u → j̊ w] before vowels
—Example: <ϝυα> [fʷɑː], not [foː]
Stress on either antepentult meter or first long vowel
No coalescence across morpheme boundaries

What's the proper term for changes like [i̥ → j̊]?
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Post by WeepingElf » 13 Jun 2019 17:44

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
10 Jun 2019 16:40
Are the sound changes below plausible?

[f → ʘ]
[v → ʘ̬]
{mf nf mv nv → ʘ̃}
[fʷ → ʘ͡q]
[vʷ → ʘ͡ɢ]
I don't think so - why should fricatives become clicks? But then, nobody really knows what clicks emerge from, which opens up a lot of speculation. My personal favourite is an origin from doubly articulated stops with a velar closure and another closure forward of that, which may in turn originate in stop+stop clusters.
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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 13 Jun 2019 21:17

WeepingElf wrote:
13 Jun 2019 17:44
yangfiretiger121 wrote:
10 Jun 2019 16:40
Are the sound changes below plausible?

[f → ʘ]
[v → ʘ̬]
{mf nf mv nv → ʘ̃}
[fʷ → ʘ͡q]
[vʷ → ʘ͡ɢ]
I don't think so - why should fricatives become clicks? But then, nobody really knows what clicks emerge from, which opens up a lot of speculation. My personal favourite is an origin from doubly articulated stops with a velar closure and another closure forward of that, which may in turn originate in stop+stop clusters.
Thanks for the input. However, I restored the previous labiodental series just before your post. I may end up using your take on the subject. If I do, what's most likely to be missing from the changes below? My choices of [ʗ ⋔ ʖ] for the alveolar, retroflex, and lateral clicks, respectively, are to avoid confusion.

[nm → n͡m → ?]
[ŋm → ŋ͡m → ?]
[tp → t͡p → ?]
[db → d͡b → ?]
[? → ? → ʗ]
[? → ? → ǂ]
[? → ? → ⋔]
[? → ? → ʖ]
[kp → k͡p → ?]
[gb → ɡ͡b → ?]
[qʡ → q͡ʡ → ?]
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Post by Dormouse559 » 14 Jun 2019 00:53

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
13 Jun 2019 16:52
What's the proper term for changes like [i̥ → j̊]?
Hmm, I don't know a name for that kind of change, at least with no other context. "Desyllabicization"?

If the change is conditioned so it only occurs through contact with other vowels, that is called synaeresis.

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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 14 Jun 2019 02:36

Dormouse559 wrote:
14 Jun 2019 00:53
yangfiretiger121 wrote:
13 Jun 2019 16:52
What's the proper term for changes like [i̥ → j̊]?
Hmm, I don't know a name for that kind of change, at least with no other context. "Desyllabicization"?

If the change is conditioned so it only occurs through contact with other vowels, that is called synaeresis.
Thanks. That'll come in handy in my future projects. Synaeresis explains null-onset [i̥V → j̊V] and fully explains [uV → wV]. Are changes like [ʨi̥ː.ɑ → ʨɑː] included as well? For context, the <ι> in <τια> is a representation of palatalization rather than a strict palatalization, such as [tʲɑː].
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Post by Dormouse559 » 14 Jun 2019 06:57

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
14 Jun 2019 02:36
Thanks. That'll come in handy in my future projects. Synaeresis explains null-onset [i̥V → j̊V] and fully explains [uV → wV]. Are changes like [ʨi̥ː.ɑ → ʨɑː] included as well?
Yes, I'd say so.

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Post by yangfiretiger121 » 18 Jun 2019 15:29

Final numeric system for Ahuzzi:

Αʹ = 1—Ξʹ = 10—Νʹ = 100—͵Α = 1000
Ιʹ = 2—Λʹ = 20—Τʹ = 200—͵Ι = 2000
Υʹ = 3—Φʹ = 30—Δʹ = 300—͵Υ = 3000
Μʹ = 4—Ϳʹ = 40—Ϲʹ = 400—͵Μ = 4000
Πʹ = 5—Ϡʹ = 50—Ϫʹ = 500—͵Π = 5000
Βʹ = 6—Ϸʹ = 60—Ρʹ = 600—͵Β = 6000
Ϝʹ = 7—Ωʹ = 70—Ϙʹ = 700—͵Ϝ = 7000
Ηʹ = 8—Ϛʹ = 80—Κʹ = 800—͵Η = 8000
Θʹ = 9—Γʹ = 90—Ϯʹ = 900—͵Θ = 9000
N/A—ΞΑʹ = 11, etc.—ΝΑʹ = 101, etc.—͵ΑΑʹ = 1001, etc.

Phonology of Ahuzzi
Pulmonic consonants
/m p b/ <μ π β> (<m p b>)
/f v/ <ϝ η> (<f h>)
/t d s z n/ <τ δ ϲ ϫ ν> (<t d c z n>)
[ʨ ʥ ɕ ʑ] <τι(V) δι(V) ϲι(V) ϫι(V)> (<ti(V) di(V) ci(V) zi(V)>)
/r/ <ρ> <r>
/k kʷ g gʷ/ <κ κυV ϯ ϯυV> (<k kuV g guV>)
/ɬ̝/ <ῥ> <s>
/ɴ/<ϙ> (<q>)
[ɬ̝/m/n/ŋ]

Click consonants
/ʇ͡ʁʱ ʇ ʇʰ ʇ̬ ʇ̬ʱ ʇ̃ ʇ̃ʱ ʇ͡χ ʇ͡χʰ ʇ͡ʁ/ <ϧϳ θ ϧθ ξ ϧξ λ ϧλ φ ϧφ ϳ> <jh cc ch zz zh l lh x xh j>
[ʇ̃ˀ]
/ʗ͡ɢʱ ʗ ʗʰ ʗ̬ ʗ̬ʱ ʗ̃ ʗ̃ʱ ʗ͡q ʗ͡qʰ ʗ͡ɢ/ <ϧγ ϡ ϧϡ ϸ ϧϸ ω ϧω ϛ ϧϛ γ> (<drh tt th dd dh nd ndh tr trh dr>)
[ʗ̃ˀ]
/ʞ̃ʱ ʞ̃/ <ϧϙ ϙ> (<gnh gn>)
[ʞ̃ˀ]

Semivowels
/i̥ u/ <ι υ> <i u>
[i̥ː j̊ uː w]

Vowels
/ɑ ə o/ <α αι αυ> (<a ai au>)
[ɑː ɛː əː ʊ oː]

Phonotactics
(C)(g)V(C) morae with clicks restricted to onsets and [ŋ] restricted to coda. [ɬ̝ m n] may be either onset or coda.
—Note: Despite the language's canonical moraic basis, narrow phonetic transcription within this topic will be syllabic for simplicity.
Allophonic long vowels based on in-mora precedence by pulmonics
—Rhyming long and short base vowels, such as [ɑ ɑː]
Allophonic palatalization of [t d s z] before [i̥]
Allophonic synaeresis of [i̥ u → j̊ w] before vowels
—Example: <κυα> [kʷɑː], not [koː]
Derivative allophony of [ʇ͡ʁʱ ʗ͡ɢʱ ʞ̃ʱ → ʇ̃ˀ ʗ̃ˀ ʞ̃ˀ]
Stress on either antepenult meter or first long vowel
—[ə → ʊ] after [ʇ͡χ ʇ͡χʰ ʇ͡ʁ ʇ͡ʁʱ ʇ̃ˀ ʗ͡q ʗ͡qʰ ʗ͡ɢ ʗ͡ɢʱ ʗ̃ˀ]
—[əː → ɛː] after [p b f v]
No coalescence across morpheme boundaries
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Re: Great Ahu Empire (Ια Αηυ Βαια) Conlang Scratchpad

Post by yangfiretiger121 » 20 Jun 2019 05:07

Derivation structure (Ηαιϙ's ([vəːŋ]) untranslated because it's, specifically, non-gendered, whereas there's some leeway for our "deity" to be used referring to a god or goddess.)
Null-onset: Ονυ [oˈnuː] (to love) → Υονυϙ [ˈwoː.nuːŋ] (Ηαιϙ of love) ([w]-/-[ŋ]) ([j̊] appears before [ə i̥].)
Consonant-onset (includes pluralization): ΗαιϙΗαϸιϙ ([ˈvɑː.ʗ̬ɨ̥ŋ] (dual); -<ϸ>- after first vowel) → Ηαϸιϙαυϙ ([ˈvɑː.ʗ̬ɨ̥.ʞ̃oŋ] (plural); -<ϙαυ>- after final vowel) → Ηαϧϸαιιϙαυϙ ([ˈvɑː.ʗ̬ʱɨ̥.ʞ̃oŋ]; Pantheon; first click of word cycled by one phonation series)

The structure above creates the issue of [ʇ͡ʁʱ ʗ͡ɢʱ ʞ̃ʱ → ʇ ʗ ʞ̃]. To solve this, I plan to have [ʇ͡ʁʱ ʗ͡ɢʱ ʞ̃ʱ → ʇ̃ˀ ʗ̃ˀ ʞ̃ˀ] as derivative allophones. Are [ʇ̃ˀ ʗ̃ˀ] believable as they're not directly from [ʇ̃ ʗ̃]?

With [ɬ̝] as the moraic's only non-nasal allophone, is /ɴ/ an appropriate phoneme or not?

Ahuzzi's first person subject pronouns are Ϧϙαι [ʞ̃ʱə] (I), ϧϙαϸαιι [ʞ̃ʱɑ.ʗ̬ɨ̥] (we (excl.)), and ϧϙαϸαιιϙαυ [ˈʞ̃ʱɑ.ʗ̬ɨ̥.ʞ̃o] (we (incl.)), and I'm very interested in applying a unique derivative structure to them that retains the same root throughout each series. Thus, are there examples of entire pronoun series being derived from the same root, or it it just limited to the reflexive being derived from the genitive/dative?
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Re: Great Ahu Empire (Ια Αηυ Βαια) Conlang Scratchpad

Post by yangfiretiger121 » 23 Jun 2019 15:18

Sϳιαχfa [ɧi̥ˈɒ̥ŋ̊.m̪̊ɒ̥] phonology
I prefer [ʨ] as the voiceless alveolo-palatal affricate's transcription because it precludes the need for a tie bar to distinguish it from a [t + ɕ] or [c + ɕ] stop-fricative sequence.
/m̥ m̪̊ n̥ n̥͡m̥ ŋ̊͡m̥/ <m f n nm km>
/p t t͡p k k͡p q͡ʡ/ <p t tp k kp q>
/ç̃ s ɧ ȶɕ ʎ̝̊/ <nj s sj tj rj>)
/j̈̊ ɾ̥/ <i r>
/ɴ/<x>
[m̥ m̪̊ n̥ n̥͡m̥ ç̃ ŋ̊ ŋ̊͡m̥]
/ə ɒ ɨ/ <a e i>
[e]
/əː ɒː ɨː/ <aa ee ii>
[eː]

Phonotactics
CV(n) morae
—Word-initial (C) is anything but [ŋ̊]
—(n) is [m̥ n̥ n̥͡m̥ ç̃ ŋ̊ ŋ̊͡m̥], with [ç̃ ŋ̊͡m̥] written <jn mk>
Voiceless vowels in hiatus
Allophonic synaeresis of [ɨ̥ → j̈̊] before vowels
Stress on penult meter.
—[ə̥ ə̥ː → e̥ e̥ː] after [ç̃ j̈̊]
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Re: Great Ahu Empire (Ια Αηυ Βαια) Conlang Scratchpad

Post by yangfiretiger121 » 26 Jun 2019 03:53

Clicks are so prevalent in the Empire's languages because the main landmass on the Empire's home world is analogous to the portion of Africa where clicks are prevalent.
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