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by Rekettye
Sat Oct 06, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 341760

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Was there only one long vowel? If not, what happened to them? I don't know yet. Maybe I should make the system /i i: u u: ɑ ɑ: ɛ ɛ: ɤ~o ɤ:~o: ø̞ ø̞ə/? Or make all the long vowels diphthongs with offglides? It isn't quite as interesting then though. Or perhaps it could be explained by something like...
by Rekettye
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:15 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 341760

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Does anyone think the following (deliberately unstable) vowel system could come about: /i u ɑ ɛ ɤ~o ø̞ə/ The idea is that */e/ lowered to /ɛ/ and */ø:/ to /ø̞/ with a schwa offglide (not sure how to fit the centralising bit in though). This is putting pressure on /ɤ~o/ which historically was */ɤ/ an...
by Rekettye
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:53 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Frintha Scripts and Maps
Replies: 44
Views: 10845

Re: Frintha Script Family

These are so cool! Keep up the good work :)
by Rekettye
Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:47 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288784

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Lolz you all took me seriously about "mirror" Could you not tell that something transcribed as [mɹ̩ːː↗] was being tongue-in-cheek? Though I confused it by then being deadpan about the correct transcription immediately after. Soz Pretending to be trolling all along after making a mistake is rather t...
by Rekettye
Thu Oct 04, 2012 5:51 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288784

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

mirror [mɹ̩ːː↗] Mrr? Are you sure you've transcribed that correctly? Have you ever heard anyone from Northern Ireland speak? XD Though in "careful speech" it's probably [mɹ̩ɹ̩] or [mə˞ɹə˞]. Well English isn't typically described as a tonal language with three degrees of length... That's true. North...
by Rekettye
Tue Oct 02, 2012 3:56 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288784

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

mirror [mɹ̩ːː↗] Mrr? Are you sure you've transcribed that correctly? Have you ever heard anyone from Northern Ireland speak? XD Though in "careful speech" it's probably [mɹ̩ɹ̩] or [mə˞ɹə˞]. garage [ˈgæ.ɹʷɪdʒ] [ˈgaˑɹədʒ] Nice! Now what does it mean for yous? ;) For me it's: (1) the place where you k...
by Rekettye
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:39 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214131

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

Tieđđá wrote:I was watching a Let's Play video, and the commentator had [lɛɱf] ~ [leɱf] for the word "length". Does nasal assimilation occur often in this place with people who have <th> [f]?
Sounds like (sub)urban SE England to me. So, not an innovation as such - though I've also heard [leŋf].
by Rekettye
Mon Oct 01, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288784

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

A small piece of me dies knowing that there are people pronouncing it ['leɪjəˌkʉ:n] out there... :cry: That wasn't quite the worst thing I heard in my school days - I think the worst ever was the Polish surname Wojnicki pronounced [wɔːdʒʲnɪ̈ɣ̞ɪ]. What about: garage ['gaɹɪ̈dʒ] (probably been done be...
by Rekettye
Mon Oct 01, 2012 4:51 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288784

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

[aɫə'hɪθiən], ['nɔ̜ːfɪʃ]
by Rekettye
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:03 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Morphoplogical change stimulated by Sprachbunds.
Replies: 18
Views: 2407

Re: Morphoplogical change stimulated by Sprachbunds.

Just to throw a grenade in....

*cough* Japanese, Korean and Ainu *cough*
by Rekettye
Mon Oct 01, 2012 2:01 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: PC pronouns
Replies: 56
Views: 14868

Re: PC pronouns

finlay wrote:the 'native' plural pronoun in scotland is 'yous'
YES! We also have this (NI). We have "yous'ns" or "you'ns" too, and I've even heard "yous's" for the possessive among children.
by Rekettye
Mon Oct 01, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278597

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

It's for an a priori language - and yes, the <ǵ> is there in imitation of Faroese. I guess I could change /pɸ bβ/ to /pf bv/, but to do that and not change /ɸ β/ to /f v/ would somewhat offend my sense of continuity... oh well. Having /pf bv/ but not /f v/ would be perfectly reasonable (the rarity ...
by Rekettye
Mon Oct 01, 2012 11:47 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 278597

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

I made this to somewhat emulate the sound and visual aesthetic of the insular Scandinavian languages (Icelandic and Faroese) - Could I have suggestions as to what more I can do with the allophony? Consonants: Nasals: /m n ŋ/ <m n ng> Plosives: /p b t d k g/ <p b t d k g> Fricatives: /ɸ β s z x/ <f ...
by Rekettye
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288784

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Is this just for venae because it's a bit uncommon or you'd also say it for hominid ae , alg ae , antenn ae , ... (well, I doubt these are very common, but there must be something)? Hmm I think I'd say [aɪ] in nearly all cases, except ['algi] for some reason. For <antennae> I'd say [an'tɛnaɪ]. But ...
by Rekettye
Sat Sep 29, 2012 4:18 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288784

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

I'd be inclined to say ['vi:naɪ 'ka:vaɪ], but only because I got into the habit of pronouncing Latin <ae> as [aɪ] when learning.

Incidentally, I'd say Aeneas [aɪ'neɪja:s] rather than [ɛ'ni:əs], and Laocoon as [ˌla:ʔoʊ'kɔ:ʔɔ:n], not ['leɪjəˌkʉ:n] :D
by Rekettye
Sat Sep 29, 2012 7:07 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 467008

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/m n ɲ ŋ/ <m n ny ng> /pʰ p b tʰ t d tʃʰ tʃ dʒ kʰ k g/ <ph p b th t d tch tc dj kh k g> /f v s z ʃ ʒ x ɣ/ <f v s z c j x gh> /w ɥ r l j ʎ/ <w uh r l y ly> /i y u e ø o ɛ a ɑ/ <i ue u ee oe o e a aa> /dejn tʰo kraʃn breɲ lyme ʒgwaks | pʰɛ mlevnvi spʰetʰim ʎuwm̥itʃ sø | ʒa sʰalmni ʃeʃeŋks ɲdʒadɥor lfj...
by Rekettye
Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:41 pm
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: Bizarre Sound Changes
Replies: 190
Views: 53724

Re: Bizarre Sound Changes

Elector Dark wrote:English ɡenerally has [ɻ] or [ɹ] while some dialects have [ʁ]
Which English dialects have [ʁ]???? [ɔzɛʁ zan fʁɛnʃ pipɔl]???
by Rekettye
Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:31 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: PC pronouns
Replies: 56
Views: 14868

Re: PC pronouns

I've heard conflicting views about Korean 그사람 (similar to Jap. "ano hito") - most natives I've asked seem to think it's neutral, but at least one thought it was more likely to be a man. Can anyone shed light on that?
by Rekettye
Wed Sep 26, 2012 4:54 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Your Native Language
Replies: 228
Views: 15740

Re: Your Native Language

johanpeturdam wrote:
Rekettye wrote:Mær dámar føroyskt, eg royndi at læra eitt sindur. Eg havi vitjað Havnina og onnur støð, tey vóru sera vøkur.
Og væl hevur tú lært. :)
Túsund takk!
by Rekettye
Wed Sep 26, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288784

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Donkey --LOT, CLOTH, or STRUT? (CLOTH for me, but last night I noticed that Boston-raised Louis CK has the LOT vowel. One of my grade school teachers had STRUT and we mocked her for it.) For me, donkey, lot and cloth are all [ɔ] (except cloth is [ɔ:] possibly with a schwa offglide); strut is betwee...
by Rekettye
Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:50 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 467008

Re: Romanization challenge thread

ó-ňǰółi-é ʔḁňiťí ťosày ɯšpɯ_àʔ-àɯnwék. MASC snake prt than comp be eq dat-FEM albatross snake at than more be to albatross The snake is scalier than the albatross. /p t̠ c k ʔ/ <p t c k q> /mb nt nd ɲɟ ŋk ŋg/ <mb nt nd nj nk ng> /m n nʷ n̠ ɲ ŋ ŋʷ/ <m n nv nn ny ng ngv/ /f β s ð s̠ ç ɣ h/ <f b s d x...
by Rekettye
Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Innovative Usage Thread
Replies: 2452
Views: 214131

Re: The Innovative Usage Thread

I don't know if this is regional, but a lot people over 50 here say "bye now" to mean "see you later". If it's only used by older people, wouldn't that make it the opposite of "innovative"? (I'm still under 50 and that strikes me as a completely unremarkable thing to say.) People say that not uncom...
by Rekettye
Sat Sep 22, 2012 3:53 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 341760

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Yeah I'll have to rethink this. a > e / [+stress] e > a / [+stress] I think this might be problematic. You're either undoing an earlier sound change, or making two phonemes swap places with each other. Either way is odd. That's exactly what I was doing - making them swap places. Without thinking too...
by Rekettye
Thu Sep 20, 2012 5:12 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread
Replies: 3108
Views: 288784

Re: The "How do You Pronounce X" Thread

Oregon [ˈɔɹɪɡn̩]
oregano [ɔɹɪˈɡaːnoʷ]
falafel [fəˈlafl̩]

But I hardly ever say these American-flavoured words. ;)
by Rekettye
Thu Sep 20, 2012 1:54 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Your Native Language
Replies: 228
Views: 15740

Re: Your Native Language

I speak Faroese as a native language. However, since I've been learning Danish since the age of 18 months, I probably could add that as a second native language, but in general I count it as my first foreign language. Mær dámar føroyskt, eg royndi at læra eitt sindur. Eg hevði vitjað Havnina og onn...