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by Max1461
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 340402

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Is there any chance of unconditioned s > ts, if there are other sources of s to fill in the gap?
by Max1461
Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 340402

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

How do these changes look?

ts tɬ tɕ→ s ɬ ɕ (but ts' tɬ' tɕ' preserved)
(later)
p’ k’ q’ → pf’ kx’ qχ’ → f’ x’ χ’
f' → f

Assuming an initial inventory without ejective fricatives?
by Max1461
Mon Jun 04, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Paradigm-arrhea
Replies: 36
Views: 6995

Re: Paradigm-arrhea

Some slightly shorter paradigms here, from Porto-Chdha dʑá - "town" dʑá (sg.nom) dʑádʑá (pl.nom) dʑɛ́ (sg.acc) dʑɛ́dʑá (pl.acc) pá - "place" pá (sg.nom) pábá (pl.nom) bɛ́ (sg.acc) bɛ́bá (pl.acc) skau - "mouth" skau (sg.nom) skuskau (pl.nom) skɒy (sg.acc) skyskau (pl.acc)
by Max1461
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:18 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 727656

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

finlay wrote:
Max1461 wrote:学期
ああ、タイポだと思う。でも、私の辞書は「先学期」だけあるが、「前学期」がない。違う?

Oh, I think that was a typo. But in my dictionary, only 先学期 is listed for "last semester", not 前学期. Is there a difference?

(I've never heard 前 used for "last" before)
by Max1461
Mon Jan 01, 2018 9:05 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Help your fluency in a nifty way
Replies: 4604
Views: 727656

Re: Help your fluency in a nifty way

来学期、大学で初めて日本語のクラスをとった。4年くらい前から、日本語を習いたい。今は、ちょっと話せて、ちょっと書けるが、漢字があまりわからないのによって、読むことがとても下手。来年(2019の春に)、多分、日本に行って、学期で勉強する。それで、大いに日本語で進む(?)ことが要ると思う。 Last semester, I took a Japanese class for the first time at my university. I've been wanting to study Japanese for about four years or so. Now, I can speak...
by Max1461
Mon Jan 01, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Ch'in Scratchpad
Replies: 0
Views: 1512

Ch'in Scratchpad

This one really made me scratch my ch'in... Ok, horrible puns aside, this is the first bit of actual conlanging I've posted here. For about a year or so, I've unfortunately not had that much time to spend on conlanging, and I fear I may have gotten a bit rusty. Now that I do have a bit more time, I ...
by Max1461
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlearn
Replies: 669
Views: 69814

Re: Incorrect pronunciations you have (or have had) to unlea

I just learned today that the past tense of glow is glowed. I'd been saying glew all my god damn life.
by Max1461
Sat Aug 05, 2017 2:45 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Happy Things Thread
Replies: 969
Views: 273074

Re: Happy Things Thread

I was going to post this in the 'What are you playing' thread, but it actually seemed more appropriate here. I've been playing a lot of Breath of the Wild lately. It's the first game in, like, at least five years that I've really had fun with. I got out of gaming for a long time due to life (mental ...
by Max1461
Fri Feb 10, 2017 9:14 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: How do languages stay agglutinative?
Replies: 6
Views: 1450

How do languages stay agglutinative?

How do languages stay agglutinative for long periods of time? It seems that after just a few conditioned changes, fusional aspects would almost immediately start to creep into the language, especially if it has loose restrictions on syllable structure. Yet the indigenous languages of North America a...
by Max1461
Sat Jan 28, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Venting thread that still excludes eddy (2)
Replies: 2639
Views: 75309

Re: Venting thread

I tend to be a sentimental person generally, but I often have a strong emotional attachment to places in particular. This might be related to something else I've noticed about myself, that when consuming fiction, I usually care a great deal more about the setting(s) than the characters (In fact, if ...
by Max1461
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:25 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Standard Average You
Replies: 33
Views: 7359

Re: Standard Average You

1. True palatals (sometimes as allophones, usually phonemic) 2. /ð/ but no /θ/ (usually from older /z/, this is not hugely common in my conlangs, but much more so than in natlangs) 3. No consideration of sonorant hierarchy in phonotactics. 4. Either very simple syllables, or lots of initial clusters...
by Max1461
Sun Jan 01, 2017 5:49 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Better realisation of the idea behind English with episte...
Replies: 10
Views: 2630

Re: Better realisation of the idea behind English with epist

valiums wrote:How about a thread where people suggest various improvements or additions to English (NOT in the spelling), and everyone tries to use them.
I support this idea.
by Max1461
Mon Sep 26, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Cellar door
Replies: 95
Views: 14083

Re: Cellar door

dyolf wrote:Sindarin Y sounds like /y/, which he borrowed from French
dyolf wrote:
mèþru wrote:<y> is /i j/ in /french. /y/ is <u>.
No one said otherwise.
You did.
by Max1461
Tue Sep 13, 2016 10:33 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 465811

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/m n ɲ ŋ/ <♋︎/ ♋︎ 6 q> /p b t d c ɟ k g/ <♋︎/' ♋︎\ ♋︎' ♋︎'\ 6' 6\' 9' 9'\> /ts dz tʃ dʒ/ <☭ ⚧ ☭' ⚧' > /f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ h/ <ff f ff' f' ҂҈ ҂҉ ↂ ㍰ xxx > /ɾ r ɫ l j/ <l ll r U YA> /a e ə o i y u/ <9 y' qq qq' y $ q'> mbuʃni ɲə enə tə maðe me ujə mbi zjar ðe kuɾ tə fiɫojə tə vlojə, hiðni patatet e posav...
by Max1461
Fri Aug 19, 2016 7:41 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 465811

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/p b ɓ t d ɗ ʦ ʦʼ ʣ ʧ ʤ k kʼ~ɠ ɡ/ <p b b' t d d' tz tz' dz k k' g> /m n ɲ ŋ/ <m n ñ ŋ> /r/ <r> /f v s z ʃ ʒ h ɦʲ/ <f v s sz x j gh ch> /w l j/ <w l y> /i e a o u/ <i e a o u> /ɪ ɛ (a) ɔ ʊ/ <ÿ ä ë ö> /a á ꜜá ꜜa ḁ/ <a aƅ aƃ aƨ ah > /kaɪ́nɪ́ko nuku̥, mitíá noː máwá ámázeáma ínóe̥. epía noː pakóé mɪtɪɛ ...
by Max1461
Thu Aug 18, 2016 4:32 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 465811

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/t̫ t k q/
/t' k'/
/b d dɮ ɟ/
/ɗ/
/f s ɬ ɬ̡ ɕ x χ h/
/ð̫ ɣ ʕ/
/l ɻ ʀ/
/m n ɲ/

/i ɨ ɨ˞/
/ɤ ɤ˞ o o˞/
/ə ə˞/
/a a˞/

/à á à̰/

/qfó˞ ndà˞ʀà̰ kóɲɬɤ̀˞ ɣáɗn kɬàóḭ̀ dí bdɮə́˞sák sqòxkmòú hí də̀ɣáà̰ɲ ə́t'íɨ́ð̫ kà ə̀í dà̰˞ɟʕá ɨ̀˞sɨ̀ɗɤ́n χmòì móɨ́ɬ ɣð̫ɤ̰̀˞ɻk' tá/
by Max1461
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:16 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Phrase-final allophones and allomorphs
Replies: 20
Views: 3531

Re: Phrase-final allophones and allomorphs

I recall reading somewhere that English actually has ejectives as utterance final allophones of the stops. I actually know a lot of people who do this, so I'm inclined to believe it.
by Max1461
Thu Aug 11, 2016 5:05 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Cellar door
Replies: 95
Views: 14083

Re: Cellar door

Mike Yams wrote:I for one find Classical Nāhuatl to be a "cellar door" language.
By which I assume you mean you find it's entire phonology inherently pleasing (as opposed to it having an usually high number of "nice sounding" words)? I would certainly agree, I absolutely love Nāhuatl.
by Max1461
Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:01 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 465811

Re: Romanization challenge thread

ᚸᚯᛒ /p b t d tɬ dɮ k g q ɢ ʔ/ <ᛈ ᛒ ᛐ ᛑ ᛛ ᛑᛛ ᚳ ᚷ ᚴ ᚸ ᛫> /f ɬ s ʃ x χ h/ <ᚠ ᛚ ᛊ ᛋ ᚼ ᚱᚺ ᚺ> /m n ŋ/ <ᛗ ᚾ ᛜ> /z~ɹ/ <ᚱ> /a e ʌ o i ɯ/ <ᚫ ᛖ ᚯ ᚭ ᛁ ᚢ> /noʔ sʌg nxi dɮʌg da boɢ nmo xɯrɯb niɢim nʌʔ ŋoʃ feʃdʌɢ kpeg niɢim dɮaxa | k beŋ ɢe nʌʔ qa ɢʌs kɯxɯg xag dɮog ɢʌb ɬaʔ/ ᚾᚭ᛫ ᛊᚯᚷ ᚾᚼᛁ ᛑᛛᚯᚷ ᛑᚫ ᛒᚭᚸ ᚾᛖᚯ... ----- /p...
by Max1461
Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:15 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Mane Injsikut Feedback and Scratchpad
Replies: 12
Views: 2273

Re: Mane Injsikut Feedback and Scratchpad

May I just say, "The Old Jaw" might just be the coolest name for a language I've ever heard. Also, for nasal harmony, you might want to check out Guaraní
by Max1461
Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:57 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 465811

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/m mʲ n ŋ/ <m nh n ng> /p pʲ t ts̻ k q ʔ/ <b bh d j cg g '> /pʰ pʲʰ tʰ ts̻ʰ kʰ qʰ/ <p ph t q ck k> /b bʲ d dz̻ ɡ ɢ/ <v vh zh z chg gh> /f fʲ s s̻ h/ <f fh s x hs> /ʋ r l j/ <w rr ll y> /i ĩ e ɛ ɛ̃ a ã ɔ ɔ̃ o u ũ/ <i ĩ e ae aẽ ao aõ o õ oa u ũ> /˩ ˧ ˥/ <ar a ah> /iː eː ɛː aː ɔː oː uː/ <il el ael al a...
by Max1461
Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:30 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 465811

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Ubghuu /m mʲ n ŋ/ <m mj n ng> /p pʲ t ts̻ k q ʔ/ <p pj t tz c~qu k Ɂ> /pʰ pʲʰ tʰ ts̻ʰ kʰ qʰ/ <φ φj θ θz χ ϙ> /b bʲ d dz̻ ɡ ɢ/ <b bj d dz g~gh q> /f fʲ s s̻ h/ <f fj s sz h> /ʋ r l j/ <v r l y> /i ĩ e ɛ ɛ̃ a ã ɔ ɔ̃ o u ũ/ <i iƞ ei e eƞ a aƞ o oƞ ou u uƞ> /V Vː ˩ ˧ ˥/ <a ā à a á> Example text: /pɛʔ˥ ...
by Max1461
Thu Jul 28, 2016 12:23 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 465811

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/p t̪ k/ <p t c~qu> /m n̪/ <m n> /ɾ̪/ <r> /(s̪) h/ <s h> /w j/ <hv j> /i e ɛ ɑ ɔ o u/ <i ey e a o ov u> /ɑ ɑ́ ɑ̂ ɑ̌ ɑ᷈/ <a á à á' ã> /ɛn̪ɛ᷈ kéi pékɑ̂ ut̪ímɑ̂pɔ | n̪ɑmɑ᷈i | ɔt̪ɔpɑ᷈e | pɛmɔ́ | hó | kɛí ɾ̪ɛíkɑ̂ hó | kɛí hókɑ̂ hó pɔt̪ɔímɔ́ || ɑmɑ᷈n̪ɑn̪é ɾ̪ɔu᷈ t̪ɛ ɾ̪ɛ́ikɑ̂ úmɔ́ || ûn̪ɑn̪é ɾ̪ɔwɑt̪í t̪ɛ ɑm...
by Max1461
Fri Feb 05, 2016 6:50 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Game: Let's Reform English
Replies: 339
Views: 50063

Re: Game: Let's Reform English

ɪ̃ ĩ ũ ʊ̃ æ̃ > ẽ ẽ õ õ ã 2 ɪ ʊ > i u b d merge with v ð, having the fricativs as allophones V_V. pronouns become pro clitics, with appropriate orthography change. /dis fəˈdo.ɹə iˈwe ˈsʌu ˈpɹuɑd.li əˈpõɑ̃ miˈhed z ˈmo də̃ dʒəst̚ ə ˈpəis əb ˈklæ.si ˈhed.we, ˈit̚ ˈsẽ.bə.ˌli.zəz miˌẽˈte.lə.dʒə̃s ə̃d ẽˈl...
by Max1461
Mon Feb 01, 2016 12:10 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Game: Let's Reform English
Replies: 339
Views: 50063

Re: Game: Let's Reform English

1. Vɦ Vh > V̈ 2. ʐ > ɻ 4. sʰ ʃʰ ʂʰ > h x x 3. Orthogrphy Change /ˈʂoväü da ˈʃeʃi ba da ˈjonesar ˈstï, ˈɡäɻainä as ˈaul ˈläïlar xar bəˈna na ˈäɻaiʃë ˈfɻäü au ˈpʰïla ba ˈkʰaɭa, ˈapʰaiɮi ˈblä ˈpʰïla. da ˈɻefälä ˈvar ˈfaudar ver ˈäɻana ˈhaɮa ˈɬïɻi ˈepʰlesaɮi ˈɻaixanerda i da ˈkʰautʰasurna. ˈaʈʰa ˈɻinatʰ...