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by Echobeats
Fri Apr 07, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Other planets' orbits? (A conastrology question)
Replies: 16
Views: 2823

Re: Other planets' orbits? (A conastrology question)

The wonder of a solar eclipse is that, the night before when the sky was dark, you were seeing for example, the summer stars (because at that point, you were facing away from the Sun and looking at the stars for example to the galactic west of the Sun. A few hours later, as the planet rotates and t...
by Echobeats
Thu Mar 30, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Paulácki /pʌˈl̪ä́t͡skʲi/ Nasals: /m/ /mʲ/ /n̪/ /ɲ̟/ /ŋ/ m mj n nj ng (except before "slender" vowels) m' m n' n ng' (before "slender" vowels) Stops: /p/ /pʲ/ /b/ /bʲ/ /t̪/ /tʲ/ /t̪ʰ/ /d̪/ /dʲ/ /kʲ/ /gʲ/ /q/ /ɢ/ p pj b bj t tj th d dj kj gj k g (except before "slender" vowels) p' p b' b t' t th d' d...
by Echobeats
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:55 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: North Germanic in Ireland and Scotland
Replies: 43
Views: 6193

Re: North Germanic in Ireland and Scotland

Bonus points for initial consonant mutations!
by Echobeats
Wed Mar 29, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

ˈd̪ʲɛ.gɔ kɾuˑl̪ wrote:Only palatal(ised) and not having a palatal(ised) corresponding phonemes can appear before /i/, only other can appear before /ɘ/. Dental non-sibilants and uvulars correspond to palatoalveolars and prevelars, respectively.
Can you please clarify what you mean by these two sentences?
by Echobeats
Tue Mar 28, 2017 5:07 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Diego: your last vowel, ɒ̈ , is that meant to be low back rounded vowel with centralised diacritic? Just checking I have it right.
by Echobeats
Tue Mar 28, 2017 4:26 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/pʌˈl̪ä́t͡skʲi/ Consonants: Nasals: /m/ /mʲ/ /n̪/ /ɲ̟/ /ŋ/. The distinction is neutralised in syllable coda, where they elide, nasalising the preceding vowel. If the next word begins with a vowel, the nasal undergoes liaison. Stops: /p/ /pʲ/ /b/ /bʲ/ /t̪/ /tʲ/ /t̪ʰ/ /d̪/ /dʲ/ /kʲ/ /gʲ/ /q/ /ɢ/. Voi...
by Echobeats
Thu Mar 23, 2017 3:45 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

An as-of-yet unnamed conlang /n ɲ/ /t̪ t͡s t͡ʃ d͡ʒ k/ /θ s ʃ ç~x~h/ /l̪ j w/ /r/ /i y u e ø ɤ o æ ɑ/ - Front-back vowel harmony with /i/ patterning neutrally - [h] appears syllable initially or intervocalically, [x] after a back vowel, and [ç] after a front vowel - Consonant gemination is contrasti...
by Echobeats
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: One-syllable words with specific technical or rare meanings
Replies: 313
Views: 63337

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

Shocked to see there are no linguistics terms on this list! What about calque and gloss? There must be more...
by Echobeats
Mon Mar 20, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Øynduyska - A Germanic Language
Replies: 65
Views: 9898

Re: Øynduyska - A Germanic Language

In other news: I'm thinking about adding a 'silent e' rule. b) introduce an etymologically-mostly-justified silent e: varcweðe ech, grąve ech , etc. b) has the advantage of morphological simplicity, but it's an additional orthographic rule to learn. It makes it look a bit more English; on the other...
by Echobeats
Sat Mar 18, 2017 6:11 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: One-syllable words with specific technical or rare meanings
Replies: 313
Views: 63337

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

Pole, the wrote:
seised – the state of having a completed title to (i.e. being the owner of) land.
How is that pronounced? /saist/? /seist/? /sist/?
Sorry, should have realised that needed the IPA. Now edited in. It's the same as "seized".
by Echobeats
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: One-syllable words with specific technical or rare meanings
Replies: 313
Views: 63337

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

Plenty of quaint monosyllabic technical terms in Scots law. blench – the most common form of feudal tenure in the system's latter centuries, under which no or a nominal feuduty was payable. croft – a small agricultural holding in northern or western Scotland to which the Crofting Acts apply. Determi...
by Echobeats
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Single-phoneme "and"
Replies: 17
Views: 3295

Re: Single-phoneme "and"

Scandinavian languages have /O/ for "and". Norwegian, Danish and Icelandic spell it <og>, and Swedish spells it <och>.

Anyone know of a language with a single consonant phoneme for "and"? Say /m/ or /n/?
by Echobeats
Thu Mar 16, 2017 7:14 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Naming a Fantasy World
Replies: 24
Views: 3804

Re: Naming a Fantasy World

I'm a little disappointed more fantasy writers don't follow Tolkien's lead and call their world "earth." More proper names always strike me as being in contrast to something else (like Dragon Age's Thedas or The Elder Scrolls' Nirn*, for example), which isn't exactly a concept that would be familia...
by Echobeats
Wed Mar 15, 2017 5:58 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Knit Tie's /pʰ~f~p p β/ ph p b /t̪ʰ~t̪s̪~t̪ t̪ ð/ tc c dh /tʰ~t~tʃ t d~r~ð/ th t d /ʈ ʈʰ~ʂ~ʈ ɖ~ɻ/ tr thr dr /kʰ~k k ɣ q~ʔ/ kh k g q (or ' for /ʔ/ in Arabic loanwords) /m n̪~n n ɳ ɲ ŋ/ m dn n nr ny ng /f v s̪ z̪ ʃ ʂ h/ f v s z sh sr h /tʃ dʒ/ ch j /(r) l~ɺ ʁ̞~h ɭ~ɺ̢  ʎ~lj j w/ r l hr lr ly y w /mp mb...
by Echobeats
Wed Mar 15, 2017 4:32 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Øynduyska - A Germanic Language
Replies: 65
Views: 9898

Re: Øynduyska - A Germanic Language

So I haven't posted since, apparently, 2012, but I wanted to come back on and say how much I'm enjoying Øynduyska. I've been trying to get the beginnings of a Norse-descended conlang sorted out in my head for some time so it's good to see a Germanic conlang by someone who really knows their stuff. (...
by Echobeats
Tue Jul 31, 2012 4:22 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Legolasean's:

/a ɛ e i/ <a è é i>
/ɒ ɔ o u/ <å o ó u>
/ə ɨ/ <e y>
/ã ɛ̃ ẽ ĩ/ <Vn>, <Vm> before labials
/ɒ̃ ɔ̃ õ ũ/ Ditto
diphthongs:
/aɪ̯ ɛɪ̯/ <ai ei>
/aʊ̯ ɛʊ̯/ <au eu>
/aɨː aəː/ <ay ae>
by Echobeats
Fri Jul 27, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Does Yng's language have a name?
by Echobeats
Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:33 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: French prenominal adjectives
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

Re: French prenominal adjectives

No, I don't think there's logic behind it. They are largely short, common words denoting fairly basic concepts (small, big, good, bad, young, old). If it's a slightly uncommon or longer word, or a colour, it probably goes afterwards. Yes: it's tantalising close to being logical! Some adjectives hav...
by Echobeats
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:27 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Questions about conlangs in history.
Replies: 24
Views: 4082

Re: Questions about conlangs in history.

Elector Dark wrote:
treegod wrote:At what point might a conlang like Esperanto become a natlang?
Two to five hundred years is I assume a good enough gap in time.
125 down, anywhere between 75 and 375 to go.
by Echobeats
Sat Jul 21, 2012 6:17 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: French prenominal adjectives
Replies: 13
Views: 1964

French prenominal adjectives

Is there any logic to which French adjectives appear before the noun and which after? I was probably taught it in school at some point, but I can't remember. If there is some kind of rule I thought it might be worth putting something similar in a conlang.

Thanks.
by Echobeats
Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:14 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Zukish I think this one suits Cyrillic quite well. /m n/ <м н> /p t ts ʧ k ʔ/ <п т ц ч к Ӏ*> /b d dz ʤ g/ <б д ѕ џ г> /f θ s (ɬ) (ʃ) x h/ <ф ѳ с љ ш х h> /v ð z (ɮ) (ʒ)/ <в ђ з лӂ ж> /w l ɹ j/ <ў л р ј/й**> *not written word-initially **<j> in onset before <и ы ъ ә ӣ ы̄ ъ̄ ә̄>, <й> in coda, /ja je ...
by Echobeats
Tue Jul 17, 2012 4:13 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Quazian Thought I'd be a bit wacky with this one. Semi-inspired by various Germanic Romanisations. /p t ʧ k/ <p t c k> /b d ʤ/ <b d g> /m n ŋ/ <m n ŋ> /s ɬ ʃ ç x h/ <s l ß j ȝ h> /ts/ <z> /w l j/ <ƿ r y> /i y ʉ u/ <i u v w> /e ø o/ <é œ o> /ɛ ʌ ɔ/ <e a å> /a ɑ/ <æ á> /kl sl pj kj sj pw tw ʧw kw sw ...
by Echobeats
Mon Jul 16, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/p (b) t d ʈ ɖ k ɡ q ɢ/ <π (μπ) τ δ ρτ ρδ κ γ Ϟ γϞ> /ʰs s ʰʂ ʂ/ <῾θ θ ῾σ σ> /ʋ ɦ ʋ j ɦ j ɰ ɦ ɰ/ <β ῾β ι ἱ Ϝ ῾Ϝ> /ʝ ʝ: ɣ ɣ: ɦ/ <ξ ξξ χ χχ ῾> /m̊ m m: n̊ n n: ɳ̊ ɳ ɳ:/ <῾μ μ μμ ῾ν ν νν ῥν ρν ρνν> /ɬ ɬ: ɮ ɮ:/ <῾λ ῾λλ ζ ζζ> /r r: ɽ ɽ:/ <ρ ρρ ῤ ῤῤ> /l l: ɭ ɭ:/ <λ λλ ρλ ρλλ> /i ɨ ɨ: ʉ ʉ: u/ <ει ι ῖ υ ῦ ου...
by Echobeats
Sun Jul 15, 2012 2:57 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 469476

Re: Romanization challenge thread

I'm a little baffled at how many RomCs we've had with a language that has /ɬ/ and no /l/, where everyone has suggested <lh>, <hl> or <ł> instead of just <l>.