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by sangi39
Tue May 01, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Paradigm-arrhea
Replies: 36
Views: 2747

Re: Paradigm-arrhea

Conjugation for *-hawján- (to move away from someone/thing) in Proto-Skawlas: hiwáni : I move away (from X/you) hiwánkə : We two move away (from X/you) hiwánṇ : We move away (from X/you) hiwámməj : X/you move/s away (from me) hiwámməke : X/you move/s away (from the two of us) hiwánnon : X/you move/s...
by sangi39
Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:32 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: One-syllable words with specific technical or rare meanings
Replies: 313
Views: 43219

Re: One-syllable words with specific technical or rare meani

If odaxelagnia had a monosyllabic version I'd be saved.
by sangi39
Wed Oct 25, 2017 2:37 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election
Replies: 323
Views: 20579

Re: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election

So, I voted to remain during the referendum last year, and a tad annoyed at the result, but I'm still not sure where I stand on it. On the one hand (despite poor to non-existent attempts to make it clear) the referendum was non-binding. On the other hand, the failure of MPs to agree with the views o...
by sangi39
Thu Jul 27, 2017 11:52 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Turning vowel reduction into ablaut
Replies: 25
Views: 3456

Re: Turning vowel reduction into ablaut

I worked on something similar a couple of years ago for a (technically not abandoned but ill-worked on) conlang called Proto-Skawlas which eventually led to this and this for the nouns. The diachronics behind the system are spread throughout the rest of the thread, but mostly on the first page, and ...
by sangi39
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:49 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election
Replies: 323
Views: 20579

Re: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election

The 2015 election was bonkers in part because voters didn't seem to understand that they have a first-past-the-post voting system Assuming everyone who voted in the 2011 electoral reform referendum also voted in the 2015 general election, then about 65% of voters in 2015 either did know we have a f...
by sangi39
Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:36 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election
Replies: 323
Views: 20579

Re: A Very Brief Explanation of the British Election

Isn't unclear at the moment whether the UK can even revoke Article 50 and thus halt its exit from the EU? Talk of reversing it or holding a second referendum are all well and good, but those take time, and unless you're able to simultaneously prepare for a second referendum, discuss the legal possib...
by sangi39
Mon Aug 29, 2016 2:07 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The article in Goidelic
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: The article in Goidelic

Wiktionary wrote:From Proto-Celtic *sindos ‎(“this”), from Proto-Indo-European *sḗm ‎(“one”) or *só ‎(“this”); weak doublet of sin ‎(“this”).
by sangi39
Wed Jun 01, 2016 6:34 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB Census 2016
Replies: 127
Views: 15672

Re: ZBB Census 2016

Basics Username: Sangi39 Name: Marc Other nicknames (including good stories, if you have any): Lord of the Midnight Striptease (drunkenness and sleep after a Lacuna Coil gig), Spar Jesus (long hair, moustache, beard, work in a Spar shop) and Hubby, by my ex-wife's best friend. Birthplace: Norwich, ...
by sangi39
Sat Apr 09, 2016 3:48 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2
Replies: 812
Views: 96701

Re: Linguistic Quackery Thread, take 2

I don't know to what extent this is linguistic quackery or not, but I follow a Mongolian Metal band called Tenger Cavalry , and I'm forever seeing references to Turks being Mongol descendants or Mongols and Turks being related back to 400AD. You get the same comments turning up a lot with the Tuvan ...
by sangi39
Sat Apr 09, 2016 1:22 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 379420

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Kobon //ᵐb ⁿd ʨ ⁿʥ kʰ ᵑɡ/ < b d c j k g > /m n ɲ ŋ/ < m n ń ṇ > /ɸ s h/ < p s h > /r̝ ɭ̆/ < r ḷ > /w l ʎ j/ < w l ĺ y > /i ɨ u e ə o ɑ/ <i ï u e ë o a> Ram mïnëṇ hadame daɡol ɡau ɡï laɡa ńïn u, God Manë mïdeia. God Manë nïpe God aip mïdeia. God Manë nïpe u rë nëp God me. Ram mïnëṇ hainë ɡï la; nëd j...
by sangi39
Tue Mar 22, 2016 5:46 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 379420

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/m n ɳ ȵ ŋ ŋm/ < m n nr ny ng gm > /b d ɖ ȡ ɡ ɡb/ < b d dr dy g gb > /p t ʈ ȶ k kp ʔ/ < p t tr ty k kp q > /z ʒ ʁ/ < z zy gh > /s ʃ χ h/ < s sy kh h > /r/ < r > /j w/ < y w > /i u e o a ai au/ < i u e o a ai au > Creaky < Vr > Breathy < Vh > Modal < V > High tone = acute accent Low tone = grave acce...
by sangi39
Sun Feb 28, 2016 12:33 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Unpredictable placename pronunciations
Replies: 25
Views: 2533

Re: Unpredictable placename pronunciations

Hmmm... let's have a go: Wrotham /'rɒ.təm/ Meopham /'məʊ.pəm/ Vigo /'vɪ.gə/ Mereworth /'mi:.rəθ/ Trottiscliffe /'trɒts.klɪf/ Capel-le-Ferne /'keɪ.pəl.fən/ Exceat /'ɛk.sɪt/ Beult /bəʊt/ Boughton Malherbe /'bəʊ.tən 'mæ.ləb/ Hougham /'həʊ.wəm/ Lympne /lɪmp/ Hainault /heɪnəʊt/ Steyning /stɛ.nɪŋ/ Checkin...
by sangi39
Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:49 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 277086

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

n > h/V_V - Discussed above in relation to a question from Ahzoh, seems plausible enough h > ŋ - I'm still not sure on this from the last time you asked. Maybe? ʒ > ʃ - Old Spanish > Modern Spanish, if I remember rightly dz dʒ > ts tʃ - The first happened, again, from Old Spanish to Modern Spanish, ...
by sangi39
Thu Feb 25, 2016 5:14 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 277086

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Seems I could have been mistaken. Always good to know :)
by sangi39
Wed Feb 24, 2016 7:10 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 277086

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

tʲ dʲ > tʃ dʒ - Yep. Polish went down this direction, IIRC, but ended up with /tɕ/ and /dʑ/ instead I guess in many languages [tɕ dʑ] could be mislabeled as [tʃ dʒ]. True, and hasn't that been discussed recently in another thread? rʲ lʲ > ʎ - The latter is very likely (again, Polish). Actually, Pol...
by sangi39
Wed Feb 24, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 277086

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

tʲ dʲ > tʃ dʒ - Yep. Polish went down this direction, IIRC, but ended up with /tɕ/ and /dʑ/ instead nʲ > ɲ - Again, Polish has this x > h > ŋ - Rhinoglottophilia, maybe, but I'm not sure that's ever affected /h/ ʃ > x - Old Spanish > Modern Spanish ʒ > ʃ - After /ʃ/ > /x/? I would have assumed /ʒ/ >...
by sangi39
Mon Feb 08, 2016 9:40 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: English coda 'rhinoglottophilia' revisited
Replies: 10
Views: 1340

Re: English coda 'rhinoglottophilia' revisited

Zju wrote:They're in complementary distribution and all.
Are they, though? At least in my speech both can appear between vowels.
by sangi39
Tue Jan 19, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 277086

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Is /θ ð/ > /w/ possible (with or without intermediate steps)? With enough intermediate steps, everything is possible. /θ ð/ > /f v/ is attested, and you could take it from there. I'd assume you could have [ð] > [ɣ] as in Gaelic as well, and then something like [ɣ] > ([ɰ]) > [w] (conditional in Old ...
by sangi39
Wed Dec 30, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Relationship between language features and writing systems
Replies: 4
Views: 1241

Re: Relationship between language features and writing syste

So many people forget Linear B. It kind of sucks for writing Greek, and for a long time people thought it wasn't used to write Greek precisely because of that fact. Syllables are written with missing codas, plosive MOA is unmarked, and clusters are either simplified or written out using multiple syl...
by sangi39
Mon Dec 28, 2015 7:43 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conscripts
Replies: 20
Views: 3458

Re: Conscripts

Syllabary. But have it develop from the logographs...and incorporate a few of the logographs as grammatical morphograms, or something. A syllabary, for a language with syllables like khfräs, ⱨoskh, ⱪwornths, zjmäckt, thröpt, wanth, skiist, zjnett, ⱨaafs, ⱨwett, ⱪapf, dlon, rors... How? That's the w...
by sangi39
Sat Oct 24, 2015 8:56 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: European languages before Indo-European
Replies: 812
Views: 72792

Re: European languages before Indo-European

My wife and daughter had to be in her mother's home country without me when my daughter was learning to form sentences. Because of the make up of my wife's family, my daughter had worked out that she should use Central Thai with men, Northern Thai with women, but English with her Northern Thai moth...
by sangi39
Thu Oct 22, 2015 1:24 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: European languages before Indo-European
Replies: 812
Views: 72792

Re: European languages before Indo-European

Not only do most Anatolianists ignore linguistics, they actually believe that the entire field of comparative linguistics is bunk: "On the other hand, most archaeologists have agreed with Renfrew. They see comparative linguistics as unreliable and based on incomplete premises in reconstructing hist...
by sangi39
Mon Oct 05, 2015 5:14 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Creole languages
Replies: 15
Views: 1927

Re: Social justice [was: What to do about the Confederate fl

I can't speak directly to the topic of register in Jamaica, but through a friend from high school and Facebook I do thankfully have access to the speech of someone in their 80s from Jamaica (that friend's grandfather, born and raised in Jamaica) and for the most part, through conversation with that ...
by sangi39
Mon Sep 21, 2015 5:55 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Grammaticalization Quickie Thread
Replies: 94
Views: 21192

Re: Grammaticalization Quickie Thread

For my 3con language, how do I diachronically come up with patterns that geminate the final consonant of a root and patterns that geminate the first consonant of a root? Reduplication and syncope could work: Say that every other vowel backwards from the end of a word is deleted, unless that would r...
by sangi39
Fri Sep 18, 2015 3:55 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 277086

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

I can't remember exactly where I was going with this (possibly some sort of "initial mutation" scenario after reading something on Facebook), but does > [β ð ɣ] adjacent to [r] (and possibly [l] and maybe [z]) seem plausible, with remaining as such in all other positions? I might be remembering some...