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by Zaris
Wed Oct 26, 2011 6:22 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Sound Changes - Monosyllabisation
Replies: 8
Views: 3014

Re: Sound Changes - Monosyllabisation

I agree with the gent above me. Not only is this post extensive and enjoyable, it's quite entertaining because it raises so many interesting ideas for my own conlangs. But, I did have one question. (ii) Loss of voicing of (very) creaky voiced stops, yielding ejectives Being a lover of ejectives, I h...
by Zaris
Mon Jul 11, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Words that instantly became archaic
Replies: 30
Views: 2539

Re: Words that instantly became archaic

Kortoso wrote:Interwebs.
Lets not forget the hyperbolic information super highway
by Zaris
Fri Jul 08, 2011 7:41 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Words that instantly became archaic
Replies: 30
Views: 2539

Re: Words that instantly became archaic

blog-o-sphere This is used in Portuguese, as blogosfera and v logosfera , interestingly, although it is somewhat confined to media language. it still is used sometimes in the United States's media language Also that word Sarah Palin "invented"....but I can't remember what it was. I know it was a po...
by Zaris
Fri Jul 08, 2011 3:46 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Words that instantly became archaic
Replies: 30
Views: 2539

Re: Words that instantly became archaic

blog-o-sphere
by Zaris
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:59 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: does high phoneme appearance affect sound change?
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: does high phoneme appearance affect sound change?

Astraios wrote:
Zaris wrote:<factus> <ineptus>
Isn't ineptus from aptus?
Probably is. I was quoting examples from a text so I didn't catch the inconsistency. Ill change it if it's that annoying XD
by Zaris
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:42 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: does high phoneme appearance affect sound change?
Replies: 5
Views: 672

Re: does high phoneme appearance affect sound change?

You could also argue that very low frequency phonemes are more likely to undergo change and merger because their low frequency increases the chance of misperception, and decreases the disadvantages of loss. I agree. Mostly used sounds are less likely to change bc people use them all the time (count...
by Zaris
Mon Jul 04, 2011 2:32 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 367483

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Gayer than rainbows and kitt

For a second there, I thought that was a giant fish for real. Reminds me of how I always can walk by dolls around stores selling clothes several times, and I always think they're real people. It's really unpleasant. Whence do you come, by the way? A friend of mine once decided to be a little creati...
by Zaris
Mon Jul 04, 2011 1:06 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: New Ktuvok picture in the Almeopedia
Replies: 12
Views: 3018

Re: New Ktuvok picture in the Almeopedia

The new one looks particularly more rabid than the last one, which I think is a plus for Ktuvok Males
by Zaris
Mon Jul 04, 2011 12:29 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 367483

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Gayer than rainbows and kitt

Me and my modesty

Image

and me with a giant fish (also modest)

Image

Now with less Dan Aykroyd
by Zaris
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:19 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214131

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

anyone else has family that say /sEjNg.wItS/ instead of /sand.wItS/?
by Zaris
Sat Jun 18, 2011 10:14 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278597

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

This is the current phonology for my revision of PEL--which at first turned out as a euroclone and has now been revised to resemble less-western languages. Nasals: /m n N/ Stops: /p_h t_h k_h q_h b d g p' t' k' q'/ Fricatives: /f s S K x X/ Approximates: /r l w j/ Vowels: /i e a o u/ Diphthongs: /ej...
by Zaris
Wed Jun 15, 2011 12:08 am
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Inyauk
Replies: 51
Views: 12771

Re: Inyauk

Could I ask you as how you make such beautiful graphs? Ive tried word and excel graphs and its only led me to terrible results.
by Zaris
Tue Jun 14, 2011 8:39 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 341761

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

What could give rise to a dental/alveolar contrast in coronals? Castillian turned Old Castillian /ts dz/ into /s̺ z̺/ and were later fronted into /θ ð/. Based off this it seems easy to create a change like the one you're looking for: > [t̺] > [t̪]. That is to say that alveolar chronemes had their s...
by Zaris
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:32 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 341761

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

And as Nort said, you could just use pre/post nasal stops. I might actually just go with this, at least at the phonetic level. Do the stop parts of prestopped nasals have to be homorganic to the nasal? That is, is something like [ k m] reasonable? I think you have it backwards pal How? A prestopped...
by Zaris
Mon Jun 13, 2011 12:26 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 341761

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

roninbodhisattva wrote:
And as Nort said, you could just use pre/post nasal stops.
I might actually just go with this, at least at the phonetic level. Do the stop parts of prestopped nasals have to be homorganic to the nasal? That is, is something like [km] reasonable?
I think you have it backwards pal
by Zaris
Sun Jun 12, 2011 11:19 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 341761

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Depends on what liquids you have, I'd say. But you could definitely at least get away with prestopped nasals there. I'd like to have /km kn tm tn/ and then I have a lateral /l/ that I really don't want to combine with anything. It does seem more likely that other liquids should be allowed to take t...
by Zaris
Thu Jun 09, 2011 9:11 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: Post Your Conlang's Inspiration
Replies: 112
Views: 27735

Re: Post your conlang's inspiration

Şanus was inspired by the proto-Germanic sound changes from PIE.
by Zaris
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:48 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 341761

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

These are all some good suggestions and I thank you all for suggesting them. These suggestions have given me an idea of what to do with this language next. Therefore, I have devised a rule: "Only one sonorant per root had an epinthetic vowel inserted following the effected sonorant. Sonorants that a...
by Zaris
Sun Jun 05, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 341761

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

I've reached a dead end in the sound changes I am making for proto-Elezaic, the analogical equivalent to PIE in my conworld Elezai. Syllable roots can contain large clusters; such as: *brlnt "new". My goal is to eliminate these clusters in my current project Shanus. But I'm finding trouble pinpointi...
by Zaris
Tue May 03, 2011 8:55 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 403295

Re: Lexicon Building

sano wrote:
cybrxkhan wrote:Next: caricature
Kala: natsa - to draw; picture; painting; drawing

next: absolutely (not); (dismissive interjection) Yeah, right.

Kternotoya

Bava! A haughty interjection of disbelief or disagreement.

Next: sponge, rag, cleaning brush
by Zaris
Tue May 03, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: tips for a novice English Teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: tips for a novice English Teacher

Constantly teach them English idiomatic phrases. Tie them into the lessons but make them an addition. Any student will love learning cultural tidbits of a language. My French teacher would consistently teach us French idiomatic phrases and we all loved it! Plus it improved our French and made us so...
by Zaris
Tue May 03, 2011 11:59 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: tips for a novice English Teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 557

Re: tips for a novice English Teacher

Drydic Guy wrote:What's his L1?
his L1 is Spanish.
by Zaris
Tue May 03, 2011 8:34 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: tips for a novice English Teacher
Replies: 5
Views: 557

tips for a novice English Teacher

i was recently hired to teach someone English and its my first time tackling the subject. So I was wondering if any of you all have any tips as to how I can improve his learning experience and my teaching experience. Many thanks :)
by Zaris
Sun May 01, 2011 6:26 pm
Forum: C&C Archive
Topic: I will Learn Your Conlang (Now: Inyauk Study Group)
Replies: 115
Views: 10773

Re: I will Learn Your Conlang (Now: Inyauk Study Group)

I'd like to join :D I have Google chat and skype :3