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by tezcatlip0ca
Tue Jan 13, 2015 2:30 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The glebst of Gleb
Replies: 187
Views: 35188

Re: The glebst of Gleb

Think I got the s/[+labial]/[+velar]/g version of Bloppabop (or whatever it’s called now... Poswa? Pabappa?)... /k’anaguk’u/ /zik‘uha/ /saka/ /gak’unu/ /kak’isu/ /nika/ /giginu/ /giʟi/ /gaik’ala/ /kahaka/ /k’aluga/ /hidu/ /k’ugigu/ /k’uk’uk’u/ /kukihu/ /guhai/ /gak’uga/ /t’inani/ /kunu/ /biʟadugu/ /...
by tezcatlip0ca
Tue Oct 21, 2014 9:24 pm
Forum: Almea
Topic: Ereláean mathematical notation
Replies: 1
Views: 2001

Ereláean mathematical notation

Have you had any more thoughts on this? The symbols for numbers and basic operations are well documented on the alphabet page. The Almeopedia article on Äron Noscerey adds a few details: 1/pi is called orondei (presumably the genitive of ‘diameter’), variables names can be composed of multiple lette...
by tezcatlip0ca
Mon Oct 20, 2014 8:36 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 398931

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Vidurnaktis wrote:/d̪ʱ/ <st>
by tezcatlip0ca
Tue Sep 23, 2014 6:42 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: /ɲ/ and /ʎ/ versus /nj/ and /lj/ in Romance
Replies: 14
Views: 1802

Re: /ɲ/ and /ʎ/ versus /nj/ and /lj/ in Romance

Billar vs biliar?

Also, it's always [ljana] here in northern Mexico, never [li.ana]. Of course, we have no /ʎ/ phoneme.
by tezcatlip0ca
Sun Jul 20, 2014 9:34 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Unisex names
Replies: 35
Views: 4420

Re: Unisex names

All this stuff about surnames becoming unisex names in English is interesting, and also logical since most surnames don't carry very clear implications of gender. It's also interesting that all those surnames ending in -son tend not to become recycled as unisex names (unlike surnames beginning in M...
by tezcatlip0ca
Sat Jun 21, 2014 6:09 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: What tools do you use for conlanging?
Replies: 46
Views: 6610

Re: What tools do you use for conlanging?

I used to use the SIL dictionary program (I forget its name ...) for my main languages... I agree. Lexique Pro is an excellent program. (it would be nice if someone knew the competition, though. Are there any other programs like this?) There's faiuwle's ConlangDictionary, but that has been updated ...
by tezcatlip0ca
Mon May 26, 2014 12:49 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sunago/Sunbyaku
Replies: 22
Views: 4448

Re: Sunago/Sunbyaku

Wait, does shirabi mean "to be happy" or "to love platonically"? Does it depend on the particle the subject takes, or are they homophones, or something else?
by tezcatlip0ca
Sat May 24, 2014 5:49 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sunago/Sunbyaku
Replies: 22
Views: 4448

Re: Sunago/Sunbyaku

This language is absolutely beautiful! Do you have a lexicon for it, or any more material not on the ZBB/CBB? Also, do you mind if I use it for some role play I'm doing?

I'm specifically interested in "to have", "to need", "to use", and how to form different moods (potential, hortative, etc.)
by tezcatlip0ca
Thu May 22, 2014 10:25 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Game
Replies: 2673
Views: 216948

Re: Sound Change Game

Tsols Oswahe ezeīzeīyi [eˈʑiːʑiːji] :> Kannow ejiijija [eˈdʑiːʑiʑæ] Tsols Oswahe dzewezāl [dʑeˈwezaːl] :> Kannow jewesaáŗ [dʑeweˈtsʰɑːɔ̯rʷ] Tsols Oswahe dzezāl [dʑeˈzaːl] :> Kannow jesaáŗ [ˈdʑesɑːɔ̯rʷ] Tsols Oswahe towohi [toˈwohi] :> Kannow tʼuuc [tʼuːi̯ç] Benarveth ektirsicheth [ɛciʃiˈɹʲɛˤ], chab...
by tezcatlip0ca
Tue May 20, 2014 9:23 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Language Learning Experiment (Volunteers Needed!)
Replies: 20
Views: 2121

Re: Language Learning Experiment (Volunteers Needed!)

I'm in, although I'm not sure whether LibreOffice 4 can open .ppt files.
by tezcatlip0ca
Fri May 16, 2014 1:14 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Game
Replies: 2673
Views: 216948

Re: Sound Change Game

CatDoom wrote:Hellenic-esque τιτε /tite/ :> Yipta titi /titi/
Hellenic-esque σεκια /sekia/ :> Yipta sikya /ʃikjæ/
Hellenic-esque ετα /eta/ :> Yipta ita /itæ/
Hellenic-esque τυ /tu/ :> Yipta tu /tu/
Benarveth dittich [ˈditɘi], shiccheth [ˈʃicɛˤ], ichteth [ˈitɛˤ], dab [dɔ̈u]
by tezcatlip0ca
Thu May 08, 2014 11:36 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 291546

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

θ > tθ seems pretty weird to me. I disagree; from a theoretical perspective it's pretty unremarkable. It is a "weird" change in that it isn't well-attested in real life, but I think that's just because dental fricatives are relatively rare to begin with. Outside of that limitation, it's just basic ...
by tezcatlip0ca
Thu May 01, 2014 11:22 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 398931

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Boehijt wrote:/p t k d g/ p t k d g
/ts tɬ ks kʟ̝/ c ç x q
/v s z ɬ ɕ ʟ̝ h/ v s z ş š ḩ h
/m n ɲ/ m n ň
/r l ʎ j ʀ/ r l ľ j ř
/a i u e o y ø æ ɯ/ a i u e o ü ö ä ı
by tezcatlip0ca
Tue Apr 29, 2014 9:17 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Game
Replies: 2673
Views: 216948

Re: Sound Change Game

Aven keše [kéʃɪ̀] :> Yipta qisi [ˈqeʃi] Aven pəxiexe [pə̀xiěxɪ̀] :> Yipta piqkiiqki [peXkiˈjeXki] Aven paxxe [pǽx:ɪ̀] :> Yipta pakkya [ˈpækʰjæ] Aven pəšievke [pə̀ʃiěvgɪ̀] :> Yipta pisiiwki [piʃiˈjiwki] X is a voiceless uvular fricatiuve, because these boards don't like lower case chi. Are you using...
by tezcatlip0ca
Thu Apr 17, 2014 2:32 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Game
Replies: 2673
Views: 216948

Re: Sound Change Game

Proto-Hrindarat /ixʲo/ :> Araso yihyou [jiço] Proto-Hrindarat /tʲijahigʲo/ :> Araso chiyahyigyou [tʃijahʲigʲo] Proto-Hrindarat /taxko/ :> Araso takkou [tak:o] Proto-Hrindarat /pʲoxogʲi/ :> Araso pyouhougyi [pʲohogʲi] Arıvadha źıśu [dʑʑ̩ɕʊ̈], čıźaśıźu [tʂʐ̩dʑaɕʑ̩dʑʊ̈], taku [ta:ku], puvoźı [puvɔ:dʑʑ̩]
by tezcatlip0ca
Wed Apr 16, 2014 2:14 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Game
Replies: 2673
Views: 216948

Re: Sound Change Game

Proto-Hrindarat /anʲkʲu/ :> Vynyi enkyu [eŋʲkʲʉ] Proto-Hrindarat /dakʲo/ :> Vynyi dekyo [dekʲo] Proto-Hrindarat /datu/ :> Vynyi datu [datu] Proto-Hrindarat /pukʲoʔi/ :> Vynyi pukyori [pukʲoɺi] Arıvadha eńću [ˈɛntɕʊ̈], deću [ˈdɛːtɕʊ̈], datu [ˈdaːtu], pućorı [puˈtɕɔːɾɿ] > Benarveth* enć [ɐi], deć [dɘ...
by tezcatlip0ca
Sun Mar 23, 2014 5:33 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 291546

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Is this particular change affecting glottalised vowels plausible? [iˀ] [ɨˀ] [uˀ] [eˀ] [əˀ] [oˀ] [aˀ] → [i̯ɤˀ] [ɨ̯ɤˀ] [u̯oˀ] [i̯ɤˀ] [ɨ̯ɤˀ] [o̯ɒˀ] [e̯ɑˀ] [iːˀ] [ɨːˀ] [uːˀ] [eːˀ] [əːˀ] [oːˀ] [aːˀ] → [i̯ɤːˀ] [ɨ̯ɤːˀ] [u̯oːˀ] [i̯ɤːˀ] [ɨ̯ɤːˀ] [o̯ɒːˀ] [e̯ɑːˀ] I think it is. Glottalisation can become pharyn...
by tezcatlip0ca
Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:03 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: What is this construct called?
Replies: 28
Views: 4041

Re: What is this construct called?

How about "too dim to see"? I know it's an unrelated type of construct, but I think this is the best place to ask.
by tezcatlip0ca
Sat Mar 15, 2014 12:04 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 91774

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Something Utian? I mean, the <ṭ> is probably retroflex and there are no voiced obstruents.
by tezcatlip0ca
Sun Feb 23, 2014 2:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 291546

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

1. pt kt > tʷ tʲ > tsʷ tɕ > tʂ tɕ
2. Cj Cw > Cç Cxʷ > Cx > Ch
3. I don't think this sound change is realistic, but you could have diphthong metathesis on a case-by-case basis, that is, a different path for each diphthong.
aj ej aw ow > æi ei ɑu ou > ɛə eː ɔə uː > eɐ ie oɐ uo > ja je wa wo
by tezcatlip0ca
Sat Feb 22, 2014 2:29 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 91774

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Is it spoken in East Asia?
by tezcatlip0ca
Mon Feb 17, 2014 2:07 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 398931

Re: Romanization challenge thread

KathAveara wrote:Here's a consonant inventory, since the vowels are easy.

/p t ʧ c k q ʔ/ b d j ď g q '
/pʰ tʰ ʧʰ cʰ kʰ qʰ/ p t c ť k qh
/β ð ɹ ʒ j ɰ ʁ ʕ ɦ/ v z r ž y ǧ ř x h
/ɬ l ʎ/ s l ľ
/m n ŋ/ m n ň
by tezcatlip0ca
Sat Feb 08, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The ☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃ language
Replies: 28
Views: 4532

Re: The ☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃ language

Morpheme boundaries, still. I think Finnish might have that distinction in vowels, when /k/ gradates to something written with an apostrophe -- I've heard that's a glottal stop, but aren't there some dialects that drop it? What about Japanese? That's what I meant. English has it as a marginal disti...
by tezcatlip0ca
Sat Feb 08, 2014 12:08 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The ☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃ language
Replies: 28
Views: 4532

Re: The ☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃ language

Yng wrote:Isn't over word boundaries kind of cheating?
I think so... In that case, whatever vs. attend, or keyring vs. fearing.
by tezcatlip0ca
Sat Feb 08, 2014 1:49 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The ☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃ language
Replies: 28
Views: 4532

Re: The ☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃☃ language

t(`_`t) wrote:Are there any natlangs where syllabification is unpredictable -- so /as.ta/ could contrast with /a.sta/ or /ast.a/, or /as.a/ with /a.sa/?
English could count for this, at least marginally on a morphemic level: basket vs. glass kit, distress vs. this tree.