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by Cedh
Mon Jun 11, 2018 2:18 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Suraic scratchpad - Diachronica & Phonology
Replies: 6
Views: 1379

Re: Suraic scratchpad - Diachronica & Phonology

Firstly, can uvulars and uvularized consonants affect non-high vowels, and if so, how? I am planning on reducing the vowel system to /i ɛ ɑ u/ with length distinction and then expanding it again by making allophones of vowels adjacent to the emphatics phonemic. Yes, they can, in the same way as wit...
by Cedh
Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:15 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 525969

Re: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")

Cedh, thanks for explaining those Gezoro sound changes, and for your very plausible suggestions for where other Plateau Western languages might branch off. It'd be interesting to see your input lexicon with stress marked; if this is the only Western language that has unpredictable stress at its ear...
by Cedh
Mon May 28, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 525969

Re: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")

I have a question about the Proto-Western to Gezoro sound changes: there are a number of changes conditioned by stress, and then some changes to stress assignment in rule 24 toward the end; but no mention of how stress is assigned before that late rule. And looking closely at the rules and some of ...
by Cedh
Mon May 21, 2018 3:39 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 525969

Re: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")

The Gezoro grammar page now contains a proper characterisation of the various Late Gezoro dialects , including an overview of their sound changes . And the lexicon now contains dialect forms for all entries (not including semantic changes etc.; this would be a task for whoever wants to flesh out a d...
by Cedh
Sat May 19, 2018 4:56 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Polysynthesis for Novices
Replies: 170
Views: 108106

Re: Polysynthesis for Novices

Let's take a transitive verb such as from dhok's question from almost a decade ago: "My mom gave me milk". If there's a verb milk-give and you can say a thing such as my-mom she-milk-me-gave , is the verb still transitive or does the incorporation turn it intransitive? Could you say something like ...
by Cedh
Mon May 07, 2018 4:17 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 67935

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Geatágá gùmú, nai furá àtsatásèsùpùyeatáne. gi-eatá-´ gùmu-´, na-ì furá àtsatá-sèsì-Ø-pù-eatá-ne TOP-III-ABS.PL city-ABS.PL, 1SG-ERG however like-MIR-DIR-AFF-III.ABS-1.ERG As for cities, I, in contrast, do like them. Pautoayuyeatá, àyàsàyeatá, dàmautuge fà mayai fúrulugú yàgènogòne yari yùputsilìrì...
by Cedh
Sun Apr 22, 2018 3:32 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Relative clauses: cross-linguistic comparison
Replies: 23
Views: 2850

Re: Relative clauses: cross-linguistic comparison

Apparently, of the languages said to have syntactic ergativity, some indeed seem to have syntactically ergative relative clauses, while others have syntactically accusative relative clauses: [quote=" Heaton et al. 2016, "The Status of Syntactic Ergativity in Kaqchikel", Lingua 170, pp. 35–46 "] [......
by Cedh
Wed Mar 07, 2018 3:44 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 525969

Re: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")

The most likely place for a new Isles language would surely be somewhere in the eastern half of the Ttiruku island arc. Ttiruku itself is supposed to be a hotbed of linguistic diversity, but the only language there that we know so far is Pparwak. There could easily be a second branch of Isles there,...
by Cedh
Tue Mar 06, 2018 8:03 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 525969

Re: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")

I agree. Welcome, Gwynwth! Do you have a specific historical scenario for your Isles language in mind?
by Cedh
Mon Feb 19, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 289628

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Nortaneous wrote:Speaking of vowel shifts, does anyone have information on the Latin -> Old French vowel shift? Index Diachronica has a list, but it's hard to try to model anything on it.
Wikipedia has quite a lot of information on this topic.
by Cedh
Sun Dec 31, 2017 11:52 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4204

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô: 31) wôblauteu (v.) [A-I] 'finish, complete, conclude' ← NT malâwe ta 'successful-DYNAMIC' Bonus words: 31a) ruhuk (v.) [C-II] 'be reckless, be impatient, behave riskily' ← NT rukuk 'always be in a hurry' 31b) nilik (adj.) 'honest, frank, authentic, genuine' ← Tlaliolz nilīk' 'honest' (bor...
by Cedh
Sat Dec 30, 2017 5:44 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4204

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

30) maihoi (n.) 'yolk (of an egg)' ← NT ulmài ngkai 'egg yellow' (initial *ul dropped due to confusion with the definite article *lu)
by Cedh
Fri Dec 29, 2017 10:34 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4204

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

29) ngahêboi (v.) [C-V] 'connect, combine, assemble' ← NT ngane kîbai 'tie a connection'
by Cedh
Thu Dec 28, 2017 6:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4204

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

28) ntsexelseu (v.) [C-III] 'have a fever' ← NT ntse relsi 'hot blood'
by Cedh
Wed Dec 27, 2017 2:17 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4204

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

27) tohêt (n.) 'ginger' ← NT ton ngket 'withered hand'
by Cedh
Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4204

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

26) ntespoi (n.) 'boat' ← NT ntetspu 'that which floats'
by Cedh
Mon Dec 25, 2017 5:23 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4204

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

24) luk'êb (adj.) 'elegant, graceful' ← Tlaliolz lūk'im 'agile, competent' (borrowed)

25) bêdug (adj.) 'detailed, elaborate, sophisticated' < NT benung 'complete, finished'.
A nod to Guitarplayer's work on the grammatical description of his conlang Ayeri.
by Cedh
Sat Dec 23, 2017 6:18 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4204

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

22) wôgil (v.) [A-II] 'be worried, be stressed, be under pressure' < NT orngil 'be squeezed'

23) nus (v.) [C-II] 'move back and forth; happen regularly' < NT nus 'high tide'
by Cedh
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4204

Re: Lexember 2017

Ndok Aisô:

21) ngiboi (n.) 'twin; lookalike; copy' < NT ngi 'two' & -bu 'person'
by Cedh
Wed Dec 20, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexember 2017
Replies: 43
Views: 4204

Re: Lexember 2017

This year's december appears to plot against me doing much conlanging, but I've still managed to come up with a couple of new words for Ndok Aisô , so here's a massive catch-up post. Most of the word meanings are inspired in some way by other people's Lexember posts here, on the CBB, or on the Conla...
by Cedh
Wed Dec 06, 2017 10:23 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What are you listening to? -- Non-English Edition
Replies: 1735
Views: 139966

Re: What are you listening to? -- Non-English Edition

Alcest - "Faiseurs de mondes"
A metal/postrock song with French lyrics that deal with worldbuilding (if only indirectly so).
by Cedh
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:02 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Pop music genres - help?
Replies: 53
Views: 4596

Re: Pop music genres - help?

Alternative is, well, good stuff that doesn't hit the top of the charts. Your geekier or artier stuff; played on college radio stations; thinks it's better than mere rock n roll. Well, that was what I assumed before I looked at who 'alternative' actually was. But it turns out, this doesn't really m...
by Cedh
Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:44 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: British Romance Language Collab
Replies: 86
Views: 5580

Re: British Romance Language Collab

18) c
19) c, followed by a shift of /ɔi oi ui/ > /y/ and /au ɔu ou/ > /u/.
20) d
21) d: (see mèþru's post below)
22) d: (see mèþru's post below)
23) d: (see mèþru's post below)
by Cedh
Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: The Official ZBB Quote Thread
Replies: 2878
Views: 344300

Re: The Official ZBB Quote Thread

:) I'm just missing something but did you need anything else from the Democratic party? Or do you have the hottest summer temperatures anywhere in the world? :) Sentences typed with 100 percent predictive text on phone . Emojis seem to still cause errors. Hello, Soap's phone. Nice to meet you. (Don...
by Cedh
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Vowel deletion in adjectives only?
Replies: 9
Views: 1093

Re: Vowel deletion in adjectives only?

Sound changes can operate across word boundaries within phrases though. If your adjectives are usually placed before nouns, you could have them lose their final vowels through e.g. vowel deletion in (phrase-)medial position immediately before a stressed syllable, if nouns have initial stress. This w...