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by Herr Dunkel
Mon Jun 06, 2016 4:04 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Arka: an a priori conlang with 14,000 words from Japan
Replies: 197
Views: 22821

Re: Arka: an a priori conlang with 14,000 words from Japan

It's literally been years, wow. Arka conlang best conlang conlang
by Herr Dunkel
Mon Jan 19, 2015 1:47 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 246139

Re: Happy Things Thread

It's 650€~$800? It may not be a piano but it's an expensive chunk of plastic, sand and copper. Just I don't see the point in getting it if you aren't absolutely sure you'll use it. Nobody starts from 500ml tubes of oil paint, they start with pencils and charcoal. If ypu aren't sure whether you'd be ...
by Herr Dunkel
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:47 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 277268

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

I'm thinking of doing a-umlaut in the form of /ø ø̃ ø: ø̃:/ :> [ɶ ɶ̃ ɶ: ɶ̃:] / _${a ã}, any precedents outside the old {i u} :> {e o} / _${a ã}?
by Herr Dunkel
Mon Jan 19, 2015 10:19 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Vowel Systems
Replies: 109
Views: 49421

Re: Vowel Systems

Distinguishing /ɑ ɒ/ without length differences is pretty rare, and even rarer is a three-way contrast between /æ a ɑ/. I'm not sure a four-way between /æ a ɑ ɒ/ even exists, and if it did there'd almost certainly other things going on (e.g. /æ/ is really [ɛ] and /ɑ/ is [ɑ:]). Earlier old West Nors...
by Herr Dunkel
Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:28 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 237158

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

Derived from Proto-Germanic: /p pp t tt k kk/ /b bb d dd g gg/ /f v θ s ss x/ /m m n nn ŋ/ /r ɻ rr l ll j/ Stressed vowels: /i i: ĩ ĩ: y y: ỹ ỹ: u u: ũ ũ:/ /e e: ẽ ẽ: ø ø: ø̃ ø̃: o o: õ õ:/ /a a: ã ã: ɒ ɒ: ɒ̃ ɒ̃:/ Unstressed vowels: /a ã i ĩ u ũ/ b :> v / !#_ {d θ} :> ð / !#_ g :> [ɣ] / !#_ vðɣ :> [...
by Herr Dunkel
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:52 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 246139

Re: Happy Things Thread

No I mean, they are expensive pieces of equipment; why would you get them if you aren't sure whether you'll have use of them
by Herr Dunkel
Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:49 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: A guide to small consonant inventories
Replies: 129
Views: 31520

Re: A guide to small consonant inventories

Most of those are already on the list. Please check the OP at least before you decide to post something
by Herr Dunkel
Mon Jan 19, 2015 5:53 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 246139

Re: Happy Things Thread

"In case"?
by Herr Dunkel
Mon Jan 19, 2015 4:48 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Proto-Northern
Replies: 4
Views: 1888

Re: Proto-Northern

/i e ɛ/ i a e /ẽ ɛ̃/ aa ea /u o ɔ/ u o ou /õ ɔ̃/ oa oua It's /e ẽ ɛ ɛ̃/ but <a aa e ea>. Why's the /e/ <a> and the /ɛ/ <e>? Also, did you take the phonology from Gleb? It has lots of allophony that is basically useless because the phonotactics doesn't allow those same clusters needed for allophony. ...
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:59 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 86017

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

(am legitimately jealous of you for the Vovin book! Wanted to get it but my lib doesn't have it and it is obnoxiously expensive for a student XP )
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:36 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 86017

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Edit: actually yeah I'm gonna accept it! It's Eastern Old Japanese
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 4:28 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 86017

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Nope!
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:45 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 277268

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

As for 1) you could either drop the rounding or make it into an offglide like [pʷa :> pwa] and then you can do all sorts of stupid stuff with it and 2) I think yeah it could cancel out
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:41 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 86017

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Nope
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 3:16 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 86017

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Nope, not Kinyarwanda, or even Bantu!
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The glebst of Gleb
Replies: 187
Views: 33537

Re: The glebst of Gleb

Those do not look like dialects at all D:
Though I like the look I must admit
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 2:00 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 86017

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Cool!

"Nwozi no araparwo made mo. Swode mo puramu wo. Kuniguninwo yasirinwo kamuini nusa maturi. Naku kowe kikeba toki suginikyeri."
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 1:07 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Reverse Romanization Challenge Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 39126

a á à b d e è é g i ì í j o ò ó u ù ú v z ' 'Aádìíìguujoo jiijii Vowels can be doubled or tripled and the diacritics can be combined. Diacritics can be combined? Like into what? <a e i o u> /a əɪ i əʊ u/ <b d g j v z '> /m~mb n~nd ŋ~ŋɡ x w θ~s h/ <à è á é â ê> /ʔa ʔəɪ a̰ əɪ̰ ʔa̰ ʔəɪ̰/ <a aa aaa e e...
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 12:52 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 169898

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

A side question - in which languages and families are the cases best preserved in terms of their number? Probably Balto-Slavic, with seven cases in most modern languages, and Armenian with six to seven agglutinated cases. Sanskrit had eight, older Latin had seven, Avestan had eight. Nobody has more...
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 10:48 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The glebst of Gleb
Replies: 187
Views: 33537

Re: The glebst of Gleb

Not really?

/p b t d k ŋ/ :> [p b~m t d~n k ŋ] <p b t d k g>

The vowel inventory looks like a collapsed Marshallese thing
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:18 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The glebst of Gleb
Replies: 187
Views: 33537

Re: The glebst of Gleb

I know it happens, but it's kinda like Nivkh vowels. If you can make it work, all the better for you. Gleb complaint: the thing generates baroque allophony rules like: "Palatal stops or nasals [cʰ c ɟ ɲ] persistently become alveopalatal [t͡ɕʰ t͡ɕ d͡ʑ ṉʲ] before a palatoalveolar obstruent or nasal. S...
by Herr Dunkel
Sun Jan 18, 2015 5:06 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 86017

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Kusunda maybe?
by Herr Dunkel
Sat Jan 17, 2015 7:57 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The glebst of Gleb
Replies: 187
Views: 33537

Re: The glebst of Gleb

Voicing only with uvulars?
by Herr Dunkel
Sat Jan 17, 2015 5:00 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 86017

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Indian subcontinent? (i.e. northern/eastern India, Nepal, Bhutan, that area)?