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by Taernsietr
Wed Sep 05, 2012 3:59 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278595

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

The argument of "languages do weird shit" aside, it does look a bit odd. I think that's because of the palatal affricates, voiceless liquids and nasal and the lonely velar fricative there :P. I don't know much about protolangs but that vowel system does look a bit "modern". Maybe that'd be fine wit...
by Taernsietr
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:36 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278595

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

Oh, someone paid attention :P. Thanks for the post. Is /o̞/ written <o>? 'Cause you forgot to mention it. Nice spot there. /o̞/ is obviously <o>. There's diphthongs? What are they? SHOW US YOUR DIPHTHONGS NOW!!! That's actually a logic fail right there. As I've described them here, the only differen...
by Taernsietr
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:34 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278595

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

The argument of "languages do weird shit" aside, it does look a bit odd. I think that's because of the palatal affricates, voiceless liquids and nasal and the lonely velar fricative there :P. I don't know much about protolangs but that vowel system does look a bit "modern". Maybe that'd be fine with...
by Taernsietr
Mon Sep 03, 2012 6:11 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278595

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

UAL, version 0.7 /m n ɲ ŋ/ <m n ń ṉ> /p t c k q/ <p t c k q> /s ɕ h/ <s ś h> /w j/ <w y> /ɾ l ʎ ʀ/ <r l ĺ ř> /i u ɵ e̞ ø̞ o̞ ɜ a/ <i u ŏ e ö ă a> /ĩ ũ ẽ̞ õ̞ ã/ <į ų ę ǫ ą> (C)(C)V(C) Onset clusters: stop + liquid; /p t k q/ + /l/, /c/ + /ʎ/ stop[α POA] + nasal[α POA]; stop[-uvular] + sibilant; /p t...
by Taernsietr
Wed Jul 18, 2012 7:23 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Translating Lyrics
Replies: 12
Views: 1656

Re: Translating Lyrics

Argh! It hurts! My heart! My eyes! I wouldn't be sure, but she might mean so as in putting a grape in someone's mouth , that is, the would-be romantic gesture. As for the words you claim to be from Yorubá... I haven't the faintest of ideas. Now please... go find some of the few good Brazilian artist...
by Taernsietr
Mon Jul 16, 2012 8:24 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278595

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

He does have /o/. Though something looks a bit weird in that set... Could develop allophony so it doesn't like like some changes were only for the sake of being different (/ʉ ɑ/ struck me as being replacements for /u a/ :P). The consonant inventory is pretty meh though. The romanization is bad. And....
by Taernsietr
Fri Jun 29, 2012 9:30 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Finger survey
Replies: 33
Views: 3773

Re: Finger survey

Astraios wrote:Lakota: škaŋkápiŋ ring finger ("reluctant to move")
Best. Name. Evar.

Portuguese has basically the same as Spanish: polegar, indicador, dedo do meio, anelar; but: [dedo] mindinho.
by Taernsietr
Thu Jun 28, 2012 8:21 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: "[H]is voice...[sounded] like two people speaking in unison"
Replies: 16
Views: 2194

Re: "[H]is voice...[sounded] like two people speaking in uni

Well, ayyud didn't exactly say which is the one in the novel, so it could be any of the two, Miekko. I've seen people get freaked when an acquaintance of mine accidentally (don't ask me how) spoke in a manner similar to throat singing, in the sense his voice seemed to amplify two harmonics (is that ...
by Taernsietr
Sat Jun 16, 2012 9:08 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278595

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

Seriously though, are there any languages with aspirated consonants without having any of /x h/? (though they can be quite different acoustically, I'm finding that people often mistake the two in their analyses - BrPt being my prime example)
by Taernsietr
Tue May 08, 2012 8:48 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Shit demon speech
Replies: 11
Views: 6687

Re: Shit demon speech

I'm not ashamed because this is hella funny. I'm ashamed because it's a shit language and it's better and better developed than any of my conlangs.
by Taernsietr
Wed Mar 21, 2012 1:36 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278595

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

It got a little boring around the vowels, I know. But I can't imagine making a conlang without the "basic five". Uh... you can do all sorts of cool shit with even three vowels. Try nasalizing the [also basic] group /a i u/ and you have a realistic and, hells, fun system: /a i u ã ĩ ũ/. You could al...
by Taernsietr
Fri Jan 13, 2012 12:24 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278595

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

dafuq, apical/laminal series and prevelar/velar? How does that even work? Why did you choose to represent the centrals with tilde? Seems really unintuitive for me... then again, the orthography isn't really logical. Were you aiming for a specific aesthetic? Also, do /i_V:/ diphthongs reduce to [jV:]?
by Taernsietr
Thu Jan 12, 2012 3:07 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Gomain (now 100% digraph-free!)
Replies: 51
Views: 9861

Re: Gomain (reintroduction)

I know of hj > ç (I think I do this in some English words), but as Jádyndár seemed very thorough in his changes, I wanted to know about hj > ʃ directly (i.e. no intermediate ç). Also, isn't ç more likely to turn into ɕ?
by Taernsietr
Thu Jan 12, 2012 1:32 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Gomain (now 100% digraph-free!)
Replies: 51
Views: 9861

Re: Gomain (reintroduction)

I hadn't posted anything because I'm a newbie... The sound changes seem nice, though nothing really weird seems to go on. Only 8 doesn't seem to make much sense for me (did that happen in any other language?), and 19 seems to be quite unstable (personally, I'd have turned nasal+h_# into voiceless na...
by Taernsietr
Wed Jan 04, 2012 9:23 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278595

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

This is from one of my conlangs, Kron: Stops: /p b t̪ d̪ c ɟ/ Fricatives: /f v s z ʃ ʒ ç/ Affricates: /ts tʃ dʒ dz ʨ dʑ c͡ç / Misc./Approx.: /r l j/ I think it's very unnaturalistic to have palatals without velars. They would probably become velars very quickly. Also, I think /ç c͡ç/ are very unlik...
by Taernsietr
Sat Dec 24, 2011 4:14 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: European/Brazilian Portuguese Differences
Replies: 11
Views: 1240

Re: European/Brazilian Portuguese Differences

1. Why is it that there is a difference between <ti> and <di> in Brazilian Portuguese and European Portuguese? In Brazil, they are pronounced [tSi] and [dZi], but in Portugal they are pronounced [ti] and [di]. I couldn't think of a way that a shift like this would happen simply from a language cros...
by Taernsietr
Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:13 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #94: Face and Politeness)
Replies: 974
Views: 99343

Re: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #29: Romanization)

Still listening to the latest episode, but two comments... The "cyloning" sounds a lot like some CPU-load issues I had when messing around with FLS. The speech itself is weirdly intelligible, but the chopping might have been caused by something overloading Audacity (that's what you use, AFAIK). Did ...
by Taernsietr
Wed Dec 14, 2011 6:37 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 341744

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Not really a sound change, but is word-final /p t k/ -> [ʋ s̪ x*] a reasonable phonemic alternation? I intended to use these three phonemes (/p t k/) as some sort of verbal thematic vowel for inflections, since word-final stops aren't allowed, but I also have /ʋ s̪ x/ as independent phonemes... *ac...
by Taernsietr
Wed Dec 07, 2011 10:34 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 341744

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Not really a sound change, but is word-final /p t k/ -> [ʋ s̪ x*] a reasonable phonemic alternation? I intended to use these three phonemes (/p t k/) as some sort of verbal thematic vowel for inflections, since word-final stops aren't allowed, but I also have /ʋ s̪ x/ as independent phonemes... *act...
by Taernsietr
Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:51 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #94: Face and Politeness)
Replies: 974
Views: 99343

Re: Conlangery Podcast (Latest Ep: #27: Irregularity)

Most notably, my mic seems very happy to regulate my voice in annoying ways, which makes it hard to equalize, especially because I don't currently have a way to record separate tracks. Something like that happens to me when I switch "Automatic Equalizing" (or similar) on in Skype. The volume of my ...
by Taernsietr
Sat Dec 03, 2011 1:53 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278595

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

This is a lang I've started recently. I might be making it too much kitchen-sinky, though... Telyrhełkøs /m n/ <m n> /p t k ʔ/ <p t k (')> /s̪ s̻ ɕ x ʀ/ <z s š h r> /ʋ j l l̥~ɬ/ <v i l ł> /i ʉ u ɛ ø ə ɔ ɑ/ <i y u e ø ë o a> [eɪ̯ eʊ̯ øʏ̯ øʊ̯ əʉ̯] /ei eu øy øu ëy/ constraints: the maximal valid syllab...
by Taernsietr
Mon Nov 07, 2011 10:03 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Inyauk
Replies: 51
Views: 12768

Re: Inyauk

:cry:

I will look forward to seeing your future work, then. However, I'd still like to see Inyauk once in a while; even though you seem to prefer the CBB (which I do not visit). I do think it's an one-of-a-kind language...
by Taernsietr
Tue Nov 01, 2011 11:37 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Write a diary
Replies: 37
Views: 3241

Re: Write a diary

Aw. Well, learn any Scandinavian language, and you've got very little to learn in order to master another one (I personally don't consider Swedish and Norwegian separate languages, and Danish is just so marginal, so I can't decide where to place it, really – I understand it, after all, but it's pho...
by Taernsietr
Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:06 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Write a diary
Replies: 37
Views: 3241

Re: Write a diary

I managed to have a conversation over a dinner and a walk with a Brazilian lady (we weren't the only two attending that dinner; don't worry :roll:) a while ago, but I don't practice it very often. I did have the entire inflectional tables for regular verbs in my head for a while, though. Not sure i...