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by Buran
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730661

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

在我的中文课我们学普通话,可是我们的老师只说“中文”,不说“普通话”。我妈妈说广东话。我的大学有广东话课,但是学广东话以前我先得上四门普通话课,所以我现在学普通话。 Zài wǒ de Zhōngwén kè wǒmen xué Pǔtōnghuà, kěshì wǒmen de lǎoshī zhǐ shuō "Zhōngwén", bù shuō "Pǔtōnghuà". Wǒ māma shuō Guǎngdōnghuà. Wǒ de dàxué yǒu Guǎngdōnghuà kè, dànshì xué Guǎngdōnghuà yǐqián wǒ xiān děi shàng s...
by Buran
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730661

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

我也现在很快乐因为我上个月开始学中文。我妈妈是香港人,可是不教了我说中文。我知道的生词不多,可是我的老师很好,所以我学习得很快。 Wǒ yě xiànzài hěn kuàilè yīnwèi wǒ shàng ge yuè kāishǐ xué Zhōngwén. Wǒ māma shì Xiānggǎng rén, kěshì bù jiāo le wǒ shuō Zhōngwén. Wǒ zhīdao de shēngći bù duō, kěshì wǒ de lǎoshī hěn hǎo, suǒyǐ wǒ xuéxí de hěn kuài. I'm also very happy...
by Buran
Fri Mar 16, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: How does dominant-recessive vowel harmony arise?
Replies: 8
Views: 2583

Re: How does dominant-recessive vowel harmony arise?

These are all examples of vowel harmony, but what about the dominant-recessive aspect?
by Buran
Thu Mar 01, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: How does dominant-recessive vowel harmony arise?
Replies: 8
Views: 2583

Re: How does dominant-recessive vowel harmony arise?

Isn't this the kind of system that's arisen in some varieties of Andalusian Spanish ? Interesting... thanks for that. I may end up using that. I'm not sure I believe in height based harmony.... It seems to be mentioned in early linguistic literature, but looking at the same languages being describe...
by Buran
Thu Mar 01, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: How does dominant-recessive vowel harmony arise?
Replies: 8
Views: 2583

How does dominant-recessive vowel harmony arise?

I'm trying to make a conlang with dominant-recessive vowel harmony. The problem is, I don't want to create it ex-nihilo, but I can't find information on how dominant-recessive vowel harmony systems arise, whether the harmonising feature is [±ATR] or height (the two types of dominant-recessive harmon...
by Buran
Fri Dec 22, 2017 5:17 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: I could use a second set of eyes for my Romanization system.
Replies: 10
Views: 1803

Re: I could use a second set of eyes for my Romanization sys

<a è e ö i j ü ơ ư y ò o u w p f b v m t ŧ ť d đ ď s š z ž n k g h ǥ ŋ l r> /a ɛ e ø i j y ɤ ɯ ɰ ɔ o u w p f b v m t θ t͡ʃ d ð d͡ʒ s ʃ z ʒ n k ɡ x ɣ ŋ l r/ There are six different diacritics here. I would suggest this instead: <a è e ö i j ü ë ï y ò o u w p f b v m t th tj d dh dj s sj z zj n k g k...
by Buran
Tue May 16, 2017 5:55 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: SCA2 bug report
Replies: 0
Views: 2003

SCA2 bug report

I found a bug involving the … symbol while working on some changes involving dominant and recessive vowels. Categories: S=iueoa L=īūēōā Changes: /@/S_ @//L…_ @//_…L Input: kikukekoka kīkukekoka Expected output: ki@ku@ke@ko@ka@ kīkukekoka Actual output: ki@ku@ke@ko@ka@ kīkuke@ko@ka@ Evidently the pro...
by Buran
Sat Nov 12, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: May have vs. might have
Replies: 25
Views: 3831

Re: May have vs. might have

Vancouverite here. There are three senses of "You might have broken the vase" that I can immediately think of: 1. Your actions endangered the vase but didn't break it. 2. I suggest that breaking the vase was a good idea (c.f. "You might have handled that more delicately.") 3. It's possible that the ...
by Buran
Tue Oct 11, 2016 10:01 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Currents on a planet with equatorial ocean
Replies: 6
Views: 2792

Re: Currents on a planet with equatorial ocean

Sorry to necro, but I wanted a second opinion (once again) before proceeding. How's this? (Black is warm relative to the surroundings, white is cool).
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by Buran
Mon Oct 10, 2016 2:32 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214332

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

Sumelic wrote:
Buran wrote:I use /ʒ/ only intervocalically, e.g. in "explosion", "vision", "elision", but in "propulsion", "convulsion", etc. it's always /ʃ/.
Do you three also use /ʃ/ in words spelled with -rsion such as version?
Always /ʒ/.
by Buran
Fri Oct 07, 2016 3:44 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214332

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

I use /ʒ/ only intervocalically, e.g. in "explosion", "vision", "elision", but in "propulsion", "convulsion", etc. it's always /ʃ/.
by Buran
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:24 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Currents on a planet with equatorial ocean
Replies: 6
Views: 2792

Re: Currents on a planet with equatorial ocean

I sadly don't know enough about this topic to help you with figuring out a thermohaline circulation and similar interesting things but i hope this was helpful. It was, thanks! I made this rough sketch of the currents based on your advice: http://i.imgur.com/UWJnPZ2.png Red is hot, purple is cold. D...
by Buran
Tue Aug 09, 2016 2:52 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Currents on a planet with equatorial ocean
Replies: 6
Views: 2792

Currents on a planet with equatorial ocean

I've made a planet with an ocean that wraps around the equator, and I'm not sure what the consequences for this are.

Here's the map:
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I have very little knowledge on how ocean currents work, so I don't know how they would behave in this situation. Any advice?
by Buran
Sat Aug 06, 2016 1:27 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214332

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

That combined with turning the th-sounds into /d/ in many dialects makes me think English is finally turning into other W. Germanic languages. If you hear anyone lenit their fortis stops to fricatives and affricates, please tell me, I can't wait. I've got a few things for you from Vancouver English...
by Buran
Tue Jul 26, 2016 12:16 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214332

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

Has anybody encountered a native English speaker who has st > s / _#? E.g. My cousin consistently says [tʰejsɨz] for "tastes" (meaning that "taste" is for him underlyingly /tejs/; c.f. [kɪsɨz] "kisses"), and [fɪs] for "fist". He is also a native speaker of Cantonese, as are his sisters, but they do ...
by Buran
Wed Jul 06, 2016 1:05 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Tongue-twisters
Replies: 24
Views: 5610

Re: Tongue-twisters

Try saying "complex clusters of consonants" ten times fast.
by Buran
Mon May 23, 2016 12:48 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278682

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

This has been sitting in a tab on my notepad for a few days while I've tinkered with it. I have a vague idea that the speakers are desert nomads living on the fringes of a major empire. This is very much embryonic, and I'm not taking it too seriously, so a lot of the ideas half-formed at best. i u e...
by Buran
Thu Apr 28, 2016 7:47 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 467548

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/t ts tʃ tɕ k q ʔ/ <d z c g k q 7> /t' ts' tʃ' tɕ' k' q'/ <5 2 4 6 % !> /θ s ʃ ɕ x χ h/ <t s $ ~ x & h> /l ɹ j ɰ/ <l r j w> /n/ <n> /i i: ɯ ɯ:/ <i 1 u 9> /e e: ə ɤ ɤ:/ <e 3 y o 0> /ɑ ɑ:/ <a @> There you go, all ASCII with no digraphs and no caps. Seriously, though: /t ts tʃ tɕ k q ʔ/ <d c cj kj k q ...
by Buran
Sat Apr 16, 2016 5:54 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730661

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Traté hablar francés hoy, pero ha hecho mucho tiempo desde grado 12. Seguí querer usar palabras españolas en vez de las francesas. Es extraño como en ocho meses, he aprendido todo esto español, pero puedo recordar poco francés desde cinco años de él en escuela secundaria. Supongo que sólo evidencia...
by Buran
Sat Apr 02, 2016 7:56 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730661

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

@Buran: Dè a tha thu a a'smaoineachadh air Angelina Jolie ann Tomb Raider? Cha chunnaic mi Tomb Raider ach tha i aithnichte airson an film seo. What so you think about Angelina Jolie in Tomb Raider? I haven't seen it but she is known for this film. Creo que vi una parte de ella una vez en la TV, pe...
by Buran
Fri Apr 01, 2016 3:31 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730661

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

אני בכלל מתה על שון קונרי. קולין פירת׳ אבל משום מה תמיד מרגיז אותי, למרות שאת "החפרפרת" כן אהבתי. ואני אוהבת גם את סדרת בורן (ואת מאט דיימון), פחות מאת בונד, אבל עדיין עכשיו אני רוצה לראות שוב. אני גם מאוד אוהבת את הסרט "סולט" עם אנג׳לינה ג׳ולי – כבר ראית? בינתיים אבל הסרטים האהובים עליי הם סדרת הנ...
by Buran
Wed Mar 30, 2016 5:21 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 730661

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

Miré Goldfinger por primera vez cuando tenía doce años y todavía es uno de mis películas favoritas. Miré El Topo cuando salió y aunque me gustaba mucho, ahora no puedo mirar películas de espías y no compararlos con ella. ¿Cómo les gusta la serie Bourne? I first saw Goldfinger when I was twelve and ...
by Buran
Sat Mar 26, 2016 1:45 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 467548

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/cʼɔt motʰuɲ/ /i u e o ɛ ɔ a/ /m n ɲ/ /p t c k kʷ/ /pʰ tʰ cʰ kʰ kʷʰ/ /pʼ tʼ cʼ kʼ kʷʼ/ /s v z l j/ (C₁)V(C₂), where C₁ is any consonant (∅ is realised as [ʔ]) and C₂ is any consonant except /kʷ kʷʰ kʷʼ v j/. Onset /z/ occurs only in borrowings. The realisation of coda aspirated and glottalised conso...
by Buran
Mon Mar 21, 2016 2:22 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Basque's Surdéclinaison
Replies: 28
Views: 4301

Re: Basque's Surdéclinaison

That completely blew my mind. Are there any more like that, and if so, where can I find them?
by Buran
Mon Feb 08, 2016 1:30 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Use space swell
Replies: 17
Views: 2428

Re: Use space swell

Reddit's /r/keming has plenty of good examples, among them "Bon Ape tit", "Le tItS now", "Faculty o fArts", and "The Wig and PenIs Open for Business".