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by Kvan
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:35 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Reverse Romanization Challenge Thread
Replies: 259
Views: 55805

Re: Reverse Romanization Challenge Thread

all the stuff in brackets next: <i ii> /i iː/ <e ee ej> /ɛ ɛ: ɛi/ <a aa aj au> /a a: ai au/ <ö öö> /ɵ ɵː/ <o oj oo> /ɔ ɔː ɔi/ <u uu> /u uː/ <m n ñ> /m n ɲ/ <ph p b th t d ch c g̃ kh k g qh q> /pʰ p b tʰ t d cʰ c ɟ kʰ k g qʰ q/ <f bh dh s j x gh h> /ɸ β ð s ʝ x ɣ χ/ <l r w ll> /l ɾ w ʟ~ɡ͡ʟ/ And I pr...
by Kvan
Mon Feb 24, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278169

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

Consonants Unaspirated Plosives: /p t̪ c k/ <p t c k> Aspirated Plosives: /pʰ t̪ʰ cʰ kʰ/ <ph th ch kh> Voiced Plosives: /b d̪/ <b d> Unvoiced Nasals: /m̥ n̪̊ ɲ̊ ŋ̊/ <mh/hm nh/hn ñh/hñ ŋh/hŋ> Voiced Nasals: /m n̪ ɲ ŋ/ <m n ñ ŋ> Unvoiced Trills: /r̥/ <rh> Voiced Trills: /r/ <r> Voiceless Approximants...
by Kvan
Thu Feb 13, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Game
Replies: 2673
Views: 258914

Re: Sound Change Game

Msérsca cocótópo [ˈkɔkøːˌtøːpu] > [kɑ:kʊ͡͡ətʊ͡͡əpu] (this is assuming that you're phonemic description truly indicates that they are not aspirated. If aspiration is involved then: [kʰɑ:kʰʊ͡͡ətʰʊ͡͡əpʰu]
by Kvan
Tue Feb 11, 2014 9:21 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278169

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

I'm toying around with a large inventory that is informed a bit by Australian Aboriginal languages mixed with Icelandic (sans the rounded front vowels), Kunjen is a pretty good approximation for the sound system I'm shooting for. Some touches of Laghuu too (save for any fricatives). The vowel system...
by Kvan
Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:44 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlangs With Non Human Phonology
Replies: 54
Views: 9100

Re: Conlangs With Non Human Phonology

Holy shit that's fantastic. I'm still reading through but that's fucking awesome. And I won't stop swearing about it until I hear someone program a goddamn vocoder program or sound software to make those sounds real.

Also, perhaps a bit over the top but yeah... that's fantastically thought out.
by Kvan
Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:32 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The rarity of modern-day conworlds confuses me.
Replies: 34
Views: 5747

Re: The rarity of modern-day conworlds confuses me.

Also you can get enough complete dishevelment of everything by simply taking fantasy and actually carrying it to its conclusions (namely, with magic available it's very likely that technology would evolve much faster than social structures would for a variety of reasons). The nature of the magic in...
by Kvan
Thu Jun 06, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The rarity of modern-day conworlds confuses me.
Replies: 34
Views: 5747

Re: The rarity of modern-day conworlds confuses me.

I think it may just be daunting to look at all there is to reinvent in your conworld. Since the pace of technology has increased drastically since the era in which most Conworlders emulate it may just be easier to stick with some pre-Industrial or Industrial era. What seems interesting I think is ha...
by Kvan
Fri May 24, 2013 3:12 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278169

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

I can't remember if I posted this already: Proto-Takayo: Phonology: /p t k s/ <p t k s> /ᵐb ⁿd ᵑg ⁿz/ <b d g z> /m n/ <m n> /w r j/ <w r y> /a e i u o/ <a e i u o> Phonotactics: (V)CV is the basic structure. Voiced prenasalized plosives do not occur word-initially. Vowel elision occurs preventing v...
by Kvan
Wed May 22, 2013 3:47 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278169

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

Alien Language: p t t͡ɕ k q pʰ tʰ t͡ɕʰ kʰ qʰ b d d͡ʑ g ʁ ɓ ɗ m n ɲ ŋ ɴ θ s ɕ h ʔ w l j ʔm ʔn ʔɲ ʔŋ ʔɴ ʔw ʔl ʔj a i ɨ u I like this. Especially the glottalized (pre-glottalized?) resonants. Love me some glottalized resonants. Not so huge on the distinction between /ŋ/ and /ɴ/. Plus implosives, who d...
by Kvan
Tue May 21, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278169

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

Consonants Unvoiced Nasals: m̥ n̥ ɲ̊ ŋ̊ Voiced Nasals: m n ɲ ŋ Unaspirated Stops: p t̪ ts tɬ tʃ ʈ k kʟ̝̊ q Aspirated Stops: pʰ t̪ʰ tsʰ tɬʰ tʃʰ ʈʰ kʰ kʟ̝̊ʰ qʰ Ejectives: pʼ t̪ʼ tsʼ tɬʼ tʃʼ ʈʼ kʼ kʟ̝̊ʼ qʼ Fricatives: f s̪ h Lateral Approximants: ɬ l ɭ ʎ Approximants: ɻʷ ɥ w Taps/Trills: t̪͡ʙ̥ r̥ r~ɾ ...
by Kvan
Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:43 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 401997

Re: Lexicon Building

Tletlwan
Color: sxsa [sxsa]

Next word: lambent
by Kvan
Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:49 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278169

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

Something I cooked up last week: Phoneme Inventory: N m n ŋ P d p t c k P v b d ɟ g F d f s ɕ F v v z ʑ T ɽ A j w A l l V ɑ e i o u ɚ~ɻ̍* Syllable structure: C 1 V(C 2 )(C 3 ) C 1 =P d P v F d F v T A A l C 2 =A C 3 =N A l if V=ɚ~ɻ̍, C 1 ≠T Allophony: None concieved at this time. *I used the vertic...
by Kvan
Wed Mar 06, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278169

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

/p͡f~f t͡s~s k͡x~x ʔ/ <f s x ʼ> /pʰ tʰ kʰ/ <p t k> /pʼ ť kʼ/ <pʼ ť kʼ> /b d g/ <b d g> /ᵇm ᵈn ᶢŋ/ <bm dn gŋ> /m̥ n̥ ŋ̊/ <ṃ ṇ ŋ̇> /mˀ nˀ ŋˀ/ <mʼ nʼ ŋʼ> /m n ŋ/ <m n ŋ> /l̥/ <ḷ> /ᵈl/ <dl> /lˀ/ <lʼ> /l/ <l> /v/ <v> /ʘ ǃ ǁ/ <p! t! l!> The unaspirated plosives were lenited to affricates which are in comp...
by Kvan
Wed Feb 20, 2013 12:45 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278169

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

i i: u u: a a: k k' ks ks' ŋ ʔ h t t' ts ts' ʧ ʧ' ʈ͡ʂ ʈ͡ʂ' n ns s ʃ ɲ j l~ɾ p f m w (N)(C)V(s)(N)(C) - this is just guesswork, though. Ikho nkso mal kaam no ikhok’ii tsootsoma ksa tiitsolcha nsa. Kiiskhacho pacha ngis at k’anii ksa piichin ikok tiitootoonaacha nsa ikhot’aa mo iinsoosowat pacha ngi ...
by Kvan
Fri Feb 15, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: How to design a non-European phonology
Replies: 622
Views: 100525

Re: How to design a non-European phonology

Esmelthien wrote:Speaking of non-European, I've been thinking of doing something with voiced whistles. Are those attested?
Pirahã perhaps?
by Kvan
Thu Feb 14, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: How to design a non-European phonology
Replies: 622
Views: 100525

Re: How to design a non-European phonology

1. Absence of any phonemic POA for stops further back than velar 2. Phonemic voicing 3. Two and only two parallel series of phonemes at each POA at which at least one stop is present (glottal, if present, excluded from the series) (a series still counts if it is missing only one phoneme from the ex...
by Kvan
Wed Feb 13, 2013 10:03 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Ommo Phonology & Phonotactics
Replies: 0
Views: 2738

Ommo Phonology & Phonotactics

Phonology Consonants Nasals: /m n/ <m n> Plosives: /p b t d k ʡ/ <p b t d k q> Affricates: /ts tʃ/ <c ć> Fricatives: /f s ʃ x ʜ/ <f s ś x h> Laterals: /l ɬ/ <l ł> Approximants: /j w/ <y w> Trills: /r/ <r> Some notes in regards to specific pronunciation and allophony: /w/ has some coarticulated fric...
by Kvan
Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:59 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Game
Replies: 2673
Views: 258914

Re: Sound Change Game

sangi39 wrote:Modern Dange dukahivi viudi [ˈðu.kɑˌhi.vi ˈviu.ðe]
Didamp deka'idi dyudi [d̼əˈʰkæ.ʔiˌd̼i d̼juˈd̼i]
by Kvan
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 401997

Re: Lexicon Building

fake; false; artificial Tletlwan has somethings corresponding to this, thus far only: /tid-/: adverbial prefix : artificially, by means of production, through work. /aq w -/ adverbial prefix : pretentiously and falsely, with "puffed-up" idiocy. /aq w n w a/ noun : pretentious idiot; shallow fool. n...
by Kvan
Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: A language family sketch
Replies: 8
Views: 1992

Re: A language family sketch

This looks nice and makes appetite for seeing more of this family - grammar sketches, sound change lists, you know - the nuts and bolts of it. Definitely what he said. And some more information: how far apart are these worlds? What sort of technology allows for dissemination of language? Are their ...
by Kvan
Wed Jan 23, 2013 11:36 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Game
Replies: 2673
Views: 258914

Re: Sound Change Game

Kannow siikìn [ˈtsʰiːkʷʰo̯in] :> Tletlwan ciikàin [tsɪi̮kʷai̮n]
by Kvan
Wed Jan 23, 2013 9:33 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Game
Replies: 2673
Views: 258914

Re: Sound Change Game

Axòlmae xikuen [ʃikuə̯n] :> Tletlwan šikyèn [ʃɪkwɥən]
by Kvan
Fri Jan 18, 2013 5:33 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278169

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

I was going to try one, but I've got nothing that isn't horribly unrealistic... what natlangs are there that don't romanize well? Yi, maybe? Let's see... (removed to save space) Could make it better by adding clicks. Awesome idea! I'll trim the palato-alveolars, add both labial-velars and linguo-la...
by Kvan
Fri Jan 18, 2013 10:51 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278169

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

Esmelthien wrote:So this is the new romanization challenge thread?
It was a brief aside, yeah.
by Kvan
Thu Jan 17, 2013 11:49 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278169

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

pʰ t̼ʰ ʈʰ kʰ <ph th rh kh> p t̼ ʈ k ʡ <p t r k 1> pᵐ t̼ⁿ ʈⁿ kᵑ <ḅ ḍ ṛ ġ> Implosives: ɓ ɗ̼ ɠ <b d g> Fricatives: ð̼ ʂ ʐ ʜ ʢ <l s z h c> Nasals: m̥ m n̼̊ n̼ ɳ̊ ɳ ŋ̊ ŋ <mh m nh n ṇh ṇ ŋh ŋ> Clicks: ʘʰ ʘ ʘ̃ ǁʰ ǁ ǁ̃ ‼ʰ ‼ ‼̃ <fh f mf xh x nx qh q nq> Modal vowels: i ɨ ɯ ə a ɛ ʌ <i ɨ u y a e o> Modal nasa...