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by L'alphabētarium
Fri Jun 05, 2015 4:43 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288826

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

lose [lʉ(ː)z]
loose [lʉ(ː)s]
loser [lʉ(ː)zɚ]
ate [e͡ɪt]
by L'alphabētarium
Thu Jun 04, 2015 1:02 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: COUNTING IN YOUR CONSTRUCTED LANGUAGES, CONSTRUCTED DIALECTS
Replies: 52
Views: 16214

Re: COUNTING IN YOUR CONSTRUCTED LANGUAGES, CONSTRUCTED DIAL

KathAveara wrote:
L'alphabētarium wrote:Réighan

-snip-
Celtic?
Irish & Scottish Gaelic inspired... Too obvious, huh?
by L'alphabētarium
Thu Jun 04, 2015 12:54 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: COUNTING IN YOUR CONSTRUCTED LANGUAGES, CONSTRUCTED DIALECTS
Replies: 52
Views: 16214

Re: COUNTING IN YOUR CONSTRUCTED LANGUAGES, CONSTRUCTED DIAL

Réighan 0. nath [naθ] 1. én [e:n] 2. dó [do:] 3. trí [tɾi:] 4. cuathair ['kwaθɛɾ] 5. póm/pónt [po:m/po:nt] 6. ses [sɛs] 7. sacht [saxt] 8. ocht [ɔxt] 9. nín [ni:n] 10. dach [dax] 11. éndagh ['e:ndə] 12. dódagh ['do:də] 13. trídagh ['tɾi:də] 14. cuárdagh ['kwa:ɾdə] 15. póndagh ['po:ndə] 16. sesdagh ...
by L'alphabētarium
Fri May 22, 2015 9:41 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Peculiar grammatical features in communication
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Re: Peculiar grammatical features in communication

Anyway, back to the point, even if this Quileute feature turns out to be wrong and unrealistic, do you know any other languages with weird(ish) features like that?
by L'alphabētarium
Fri May 22, 2015 9:17 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288826

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

It's either ['dɪp.θʌŋ] or ['dɪf.θʌŋ] for me.

flour vs flower?
Any audible difference for you guys?
by L'alphabētarium
Wed May 20, 2015 5:15 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Peculiar grammatical features in communication
Replies: 13
Views: 2317

Peculiar grammatical features in communication

According to our Mighty Queen Wikipedia: Quileute features an interesting prefix system that changes depending on the physical characteristics of the person being spoken to. When speaking to a cross-eyed person, [ƛ-] is prefixed to each word. When speaking to a hunchback, the prefix /c̀-/ is used. A...
by L'alphabētarium
Tue May 19, 2015 7:53 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288826

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

phonemic [fə'nɛ.mɪk]
Arkansas ['ɑɹ.kən.sʌː], but sometimes it's [əɹ'kæn.zɪs] in my head, though I know it's wrong!
Oconomowoc [ə.kə'nʌ.mə.wʌk] would be my guess...
by L'alphabētarium
Sun May 17, 2015 11:29 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288826

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

I was interested in knowing how other people (whether they are native or non-native speakers of English) treat the final [n] in words like: autumn, solemn, hymn, etc. I (a non-native speaker) have the urge to pronounce it; much like the final in bomb, numb, lamb, etc . I almost never do either anymo...
by L'alphabētarium
Sat May 16, 2015 2:44 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288826

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

[kʰʌnˈsɪ.dɚ]
[ˈpʰɑɪ.θən]
['mʌ.dɚn]

ocean vs oceanic?

EDIT: also... autumn. Do you pronounce the [n] at the end?
by L'alphabētarium
Wed May 06, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288826

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

How do you handle moving from a post­al­ve­o­lar shibilant to an alveolar sibilant between word boundaries in English. For example, change sum or brush sign . Do you completely release the shibilant or alveolarise it to a sibilant to avoid something like /... dʒ-s .../ or /... ʃ-s .../ from happenin...
by L'alphabētarium
Sat May 02, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214137

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

When it comes to logic and elegance, nothing can beat the English spelling. Yeah, I've eaten my bread, and thought it through, although I'm tough I cough! JAL Well, elegant doesn't necessarily mean logical as well. English spelling is anything but logical, as we all know too well I'm sure... Phonol...
by L'alphabētarium
Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:05 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214137

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

Swedes are also kings/queens (what's the gender neutral form of that hey) Monarch? I've also come across "quing", which is a blend of "queen" and "king", but I'm sure it's a joke. Or I hope it is. "It" is inanimate. It's an insult to refer to someone as an inanimate object, you know. True. Neverthe...
by L'alphabētarium
Tue Apr 14, 2015 8:07 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Scurdic - third version (diachronic Indo-European)
Replies: 14
Views: 2710

Re: Scurdic - third version (diachronic Indo-European)

Really nice!
Seems like you put a lot of work in this.

Do you have an etymological meaning behind the name "Skurðuiškas" by the way?
by L'alphabētarium
Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:07 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Weird-ass Idioms
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Weird-ass Idioms

jal wrote:
L'alphabētarium wrote:I just hope there isn't an actual real life story behind it... or at least lets hope the fan wasn't plugged in. :?
There's this wonderful thing called Google...
I appreciate the info, but I'm not sure I wanted to know. Or if I believe such instance ever occured for that matter... :P
by L'alphabētarium
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:42 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Weird-ass Idioms
Replies: 49
Views: 5878

Re: Weird-ass Idioms

When shit hits the fan... has always made me cringe a little.
I just hope there isn't an actual real life story behind it... or at least lets hope the fan wasn't plugged in. :?
by L'alphabētarium
Tue Apr 07, 2015 4:32 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288826

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

How do you pronounce twerk ? I've heard many rhotic English speakers (mainly American & Canadian) say [twɔɹk] making it rhyme with York . It sounds a bit "off" to me, since it always made sense to make it rhyme with work [wɜɹk/wɝk]. Maybe the difference isn't big enough for my ears to catch, but I d...
by L'alphabētarium
Sat Nov 10, 2012 8:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service
Replies: 224
Views: 25019

Re: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service

Well not always, I was hearing a song and it said "σε ρωτώ" and sounded exactly like I would say se rotó in Spanish [r] (which would mean: it rotated itself ). It's quite common for singers to overpronounce [ɾ] to make it [r] just for emphasis. Don't trust songs, they lie! Hear the language spoken,...
by L'alphabētarium
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:34 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service
Replies: 224
Views: 25019

Re: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service

Yes tell me about it; I hear that from my Queen. And it's not only the vowels; the lenition of -b- -d- and -g- also coincides (even word-initially for some dialects like Cuban, not for ours though). I guess the same thing goes for Spanish <e>'s, I may represent it as /e/ but IDK if it's [E] or [e]....
by L'alphabētarium
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:18 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service
Replies: 224
Views: 25019

Re: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service

Wasn't Greek /a e i o u/ like Spanish? Technically it's /a e̞ i o̞ u/ but I (personally) can hear almost no difference between [e̞] and [ɛ], which makes me guess Greek [e̞] is closer to [ɛ] since I can quite easily hear the difference between [e̞] and [e]. Generally though, yes, Greek and Spanish h...
by L'alphabētarium
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:05 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Game
Replies: 2673
Views: 259503

Re: Sound Change Game

Salenzian ϘΑΠΜΙΝΑV chapminawl [t͡ʃʌp.minˈʌɫ] :> Txala txamminal ['t͡ʃam:inal]
by L'alphabētarium
Sat Nov 10, 2012 7:02 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Phonological features* you dislike...
Replies: 79
Views: 7877

Re: Phonological features* you dislike...

The practice of using "an" with words beginning with H's that the speaker doesn't drop, e.g, /{n hIstorIk ivEnt/, rather than /@ hIstorIk ivEnt/ or /{n IstorIk ivEnt/. Now that depends on the "H" word; an historic sounds fine to me, but an history doesn't. I think it's one of those cases of English...
by L'alphabētarium
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:25 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service
Replies: 224
Views: 25019

Re: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service

Ean wrote:
L'alphabētarium wrote:You can clarify this topic with ['ɛ.an]; I have no part in this. :|
Don't open my e's, you perv.
But that's how me pronounceses it. :cry:
It certainly beats [i:n] or ['eɪ.ən]; you know I'm true - don't deny it ya hippie!
by L'alphabētarium
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:45 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service
Replies: 224
Views: 25019

Re: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service

NO, NO, NO, NO! You're an evil person, and that poor dog is completely innocent!!! I don't recall mentioning any canines, guilty or not guilty... You can clarify this topic with ['ɛ.an]; I have no part in this. :| You still don't get it, eh? Don't worry, you're new here. XD I've been kidding since ...
by L'alphabētarium
Thu Nov 08, 2012 6:29 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service
Replies: 224
Views: 25019

Re: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service

NO, NO, NO, NO! You're an evil person, and that poor dog is completely innocent!!! I don't recall mentioning any canines, guilty or not guilty... You can clarify this topic with ['ɛ.an]; I have no part in this. :| You still don't get it, eh? Don't worry, you're new here. XD I've been kidding since ...
by L'alphabētarium
Thu Nov 08, 2012 4:43 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service
Replies: 224
Views: 25019

Re: The Lexicon Building Counselling Service

Izambri wrote:NO, NO, NO, NO! You're an evil person, and that poor dog is completely innocent!!!
I don't recall mentioning any canines, guilty or not guilty...
You can clarify this topic with ['ɛ.an]; I have no part in this. :|