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by vec
Mon Oct 06, 2014 6:34 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: /j/ to /dʒ/ in Romance
Replies: 15
Views: 3082

Re: /j/ to /dʒ/ in Romance

A protected /j/ (not preceded by a vowel), stemming from an initial /j/ or from a /dj/, /ɡj/, or /ɡ(eˌi)/ when preceded by a consonant, becomes /dʒ/.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phonologic ... _of_French
by vec
Wed Oct 01, 2014 7:39 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Spanish "masculine" girls names
Replies: 23
Views: 3167

Re: Spanish "masculine" girls names

María de la conceptión is one such name, usually used in the shortened form Conchi or Conchita. I'd find it really weird to have the word "concepción" in my name.
by vec
Sun Sep 28, 2014 6:43 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Modern Polish phonotactics finally deciphered!
Replies: 7
Views: 2403

Re: Modern Polish phonotactics finally deciphered!

CatDoom wrote:Wow! Are all of those pronounced as one syllable, or are some of the consonants syllabic?
Polish doesn't have any syllabic consonants. Those are all single syllable AFAIU.
by vec
Wed Sep 24, 2014 5:44 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: /ɲ/ and /ʎ/ versus /nj/ and /lj/ in Romance
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

Re: /ɲ/ and /ʎ/ versus /nj/ and /lj/ in Romance

I repeat my question from above (where I was not being facetious).

In every dialect of Spanish I have heard, historical /ʎ/ has become [j], [ʝ], [ʒ] or [ʃ] and I have never ever heard it pronounced [ʎ] except on this one audio course I tried from the seventies.
by vec
Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: /ɲ/ and /ʎ/ versus /nj/ and /lj/ in Romance
Replies: 14
Views: 1787

Re: /ɲ/ and /ʎ/ versus /nj/ and /lj/ in Romance

tezcatlip0ca wrote:Of course, we have no /ʎ/ phoneme.
Who does, these days?
by vec
Tue Sep 23, 2014 8:14 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 179769

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Aesthetically, I simply cannot accept that a 1st person pronoun was h₁éǵh₂m.
by vec
Mon Sep 22, 2014 8:02 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, sir?)
Replies: 5496
Views: 304296

Re: ZBB member photos, part 5. (Something for the weekend, s

I got this crazy red Canadian jacket from a brand named Mackage on a quick trip to New York. I like it.

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by vec
Sat Sep 20, 2014 11:18 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang Reconstruction Game 2014: we have a forum
Replies: 97
Views: 22340

Re: Conlang Reconstruction Game 2014: we have a forum

And it's down again.

I wonder if there is any way to migrate the forum to some other host. This is a pretty shitty situation. But I guess we'd need Serafín for that if it's even possible.
by vec
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:30 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang relay [relocated] (aka "The Cursed Relay")
Replies: 2538
Views: 523456

Re: Akana Conlang Relay 2011 (The Never Ending Relay)

Cedh and I are currently working on the common ancestor of Proto-Mbingmik and Proto-Rompian/Ronquian. Obviously we can't reveal anything about it because the reconstruction of PR is currently underway. Note that you can't assume anything regarding PR from the choice of Proto-Mbingmik as a relative –...
by vec
Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:29 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang Reconstruction Game 2014: we have a forum
Replies: 97
Views: 22340

Re: Conlang Reconstruction Game 2014: we have a forum

I contacted prophpbb on their Facebook page. They said:
prophbb wrote:I am waiting for further news MD our admin is based in the US and I am in the UK - I have just woken up and hope I hear something soon
by vec
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:57 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: SCA2 questions
Replies: 87
Views: 18968

Re: SCA2 questions

zompist wrote:OK, should be fixed.

1. Insertions should work at the end of the word.
2. Blanks at the end of vocabulary items are removed.
Nice!

Does it replace spaces at the end of sound changes as well? If there's a space after a rule, it is treated as invalid currently.
by vec
Fri Sep 19, 2014 3:56 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang Reconstruction Game 2014: we have a forum
Replies: 97
Views: 22340

Re: Conlang Reconstruction Game 2014: we have a forum

It seems to be somewhat permanently down and since the entire domain is down, the support site is down. I hope you guys weren't saving any important data only on there…
by vec
Thu Sep 18, 2014 8:28 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Conlang Reconstruction Game 2014: we have a forum
Replies: 97
Views: 22340

Re: Conlang Reconstruction Game 2014: we have a forum

Aaand it's down again.

Serafín – if you're out there – any chance you could make someone else admin whenever you get a chance (and the board is back up)?
by vec
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Phonoaesthetics
Replies: 66
Views: 13415

Re: Phonoaesthetics

Icelandic has that kind of assimilation. In fact, we have a couple of /ŋ/ < /kn/ situations :)
by vec
Tue Sep 16, 2014 7:41 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 179769

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Oh, sorry, completely misunderstood. I didn't realise YOU were being facetious when you called him a demi-god, and I didn't realise Elf WASN'T being facetious when he linked to a guy with that name. Because 'Melchert' is actually a name that could easily be the name of, literally, an Anatolian demi...
by vec
Tue Sep 16, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Phonoaesthetics
Replies: 66
Views: 13415

Re: Phonoaesthetics

PIE had prevocalic *gn and *kn which could have easily changed to a prevocailc ŋ but it didn't happen anywhere as far as I know. Why? I would guess areal influence. Prevocalic ŋ is not fashionable in the IE area.
by vec
Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:00 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: [l]
Replies: 8
Views: 1097

Re: [l]

I think [n] and [d] are most common, but fricatives are possible as well [z] or [ð] for example, especially to "balance" out an asymmetric fricative system. Say a language has [f s x] and [v z ð ɣ] – [ð] would be likely to be lost. [l] is one possibility, or [ɹ], or [l] via [ɹ].
by vec
Thu Sep 11, 2014 4:26 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Wenetic Scratchpad- NP: Gods above.
Replies: 82
Views: 20628

Re: Wenetic Scratchpad- NP: Gods above.

vec wrote:But I'm excited for more.
by vec
Thu Sep 11, 2014 6:26 am
Forum: Almea
Topic: Flaidish errata/questions
Replies: 5
Views: 2489

Flaidish errata/questions

You give the pronunciation of Syxesteer as /'səks əs tir/. However, later you say "Flaidish vowels are not reduced to schwa, unless they're written with y or final -a. Thus Muncham = /mʋnčæm/ not /mʋnčəm/; nolleck is /nɔlɛk/ not /nɔlək/." Shouldn't the capital's name thus be /'səks ɛs tir/? The docu...
by vec
Wed Sep 10, 2014 4:53 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Do some italians pronounce 'z' as /θ/?
Replies: 6
Views: 1074

Re: Do some italians pronounce 'z' as /θ/?

Friulian looks very interesting. I wish the Wikipedia article was better.
by vec
Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Kala Lexical Participation Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 4337

Re: Kala Lexical Participation Thread

You already have tsunka - bug; insect; worm; nyolo - ant; insect; and nyamu - mosquito; fly; gnat. but I'm going to suggest more specific terms: a'i - worm hyesua - beetle and perhaps suggest you perhaps remove some of the semantic tax on a few of those bug-words. Also, some anatomical terms: kisua ...
by vec
Sun Aug 24, 2014 7:38 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Body-part typology
Replies: 4
Views: 857

Re: Body-part typology

Spanish and Japanese don't distinguish fingers and toes. I bet there's a wealth of interesting typologies out there. But for a list of them, I can't help you.
by vec
Mon Aug 18, 2014 4:01 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Kala Lexical Participation Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 4337

Re: Kala Lexical Participation Thread

pyotsi - tail fin (of a fish)
by vec
Fri Aug 15, 2014 9:09 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Kala Lexical Participation Thread
Replies: 39
Views: 4337

Re: Kala Lexical Participation Thread

pamua – lack, be without, be in need of
by vec
Tue Aug 12, 2014 6:32 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Recent Sound Changes
Replies: 7
Views: 1112

Re: Recent Sound Changes

Icelandic off the top of my head: Höggmæli : b, d, g > [ʔ] before n so höfn 'harbor' [hœʔn] rather than [hœpn] Frication of k before n: læknir 'doctor' [laixnır] rather than [laihknır] Loss of phonemic voiceless n: hnútur 'knot' [nutʏr] rather than [n̥utʏr] Intervocalic voicing of s: lesa 'read' [l ...