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by R.Rusanov
Thu Apr 02, 2015 4:18 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Ingroup versus outgroup pronouns
Replies: 42
Views: 3655

Re: Ingroup versus outgroup pronouns

[racist trolling deleted by mod]
by R.Rusanov
Tue Feb 17, 2015 9:30 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 181329

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

There were no (or very few) Gauls south of Rimini or east of Padua, certainly not enough to pass on their nominal conjugations to the resident Italians and so forth :^/
by R.Rusanov
Tue Feb 17, 2015 5:46 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 181329

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

What developed into eastern Romance had -as as the nom. fem. plural, not CL -ae... don't know if that's attested anywhere but it's the only thing that fits our data. Besides that, I don't know if I can think of anything else that differs systematically btw CL and proto-romance....
by R.Rusanov
Thu Feb 05, 2015 4:03 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: What do the rank names mean in Verdurian?
Replies: 20
Views: 4974

Re: What do the rank names mean in Verdurian?

why are half of those from latin and slavic?

ad, alta, appellare, apollo, arachnis, arbor, arcum, argentum, azur ...

okno, svetla, borsuk, bogaty, chetvert, chisto, chesto, zdorova, dzienkuy, dinya, dobre, dom, den, drug, dukh....

feels very unprofessional
by R.Rusanov
Tue Jan 20, 2015 3:15 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 181329

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Fingols :---DDDDDDDDDDDDD

that's ebin'st
by R.Rusanov
Sat Jan 17, 2015 3:56 am
Forum: None of the above
Topic: SCA2 questions
Replies: 87
Views: 18998

Re: SCA2 questions

This isn't really a SCA2 question but it might be useful to some of y'all. It's the sound changes from classical latin, including orthography, to vulgar latin (with stress marked), with west Romance vowel outcomes (which you can however easily change). For lack of a unicode character I represented t...
by R.Rusanov
Sat Jan 17, 2015 1:19 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 90792

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Gotta be Hiw
by R.Rusanov
Thu Jan 15, 2015 11:07 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 90792

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Looks like Tamazigh to me. The western dialect, specifically.
by R.Rusanov
Mon Jan 12, 2015 1:51 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Game
Replies: 2673
Views: 214657

Re: Sound Change Game

T'ar numahcy [nuˈmæht͡ɕ] > Late Latin numaecem [nu'mɛtʃɛ] > Canaric mish [miʃ] T'ar susuniru [susuˈniru] > Late Latin susunīrum [soso'niro] > Canaric snhiy [sn̥i:] T'ar shèrut 'u [shɛˈrʊtˤʊ] > Late Latin serōtum [se'roto] > Canaric zhghåq [ʒɣɑʔ] T'ar vururu [ʋuˈruru] > Late Latin vūrūrum [vu'ruro] >...
by R.Rusanov
Fri Jan 09, 2015 11:08 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 181329

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Most people I talk to agree that the distinction was not a velar-palatovelar one but rather uvular-velar... does that fit your theory?
by R.Rusanov
Thu Jan 08, 2015 10:53 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 395807

Re: Romanization challenge thread

I want a million dollars and a sixty four impala
by R.Rusanov
Wed Jan 07, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: None of the above
Topic: Member Countries and Known Languages
Replies: 130
Views: 24597

Re: Member Countries and Known Languages

Can you understand what birds are saying?
by R.Rusanov
Mon Jan 05, 2015 8:44 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 90792

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

.... Serbian? the fuck
by R.Rusanov
Wed Dec 31, 2014 5:35 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 90792

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Sioux
by R.Rusanov
Mon Dec 29, 2014 9:58 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Guess the Language, anyone?
Replies: 1352
Views: 90792

Re: Guess the Language, anyone?

Cherokee
by R.Rusanov
Fri Dec 26, 2014 10:54 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: David Salo's Gundabad Neo-Orkish: transcription and analysis
Replies: 18
Views: 3736

Re: David Salo's Gundabad Neo-Orkish: transcription and anal

there's lots of free dvd software out there
by R.Rusanov
Mon Dec 22, 2014 4:36 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 395807

Re: Romanization challenge thread

/m n/ m n
/p t c k kʷ ʔ/ p t ḱ k kʷ h₁
/b d ɟ g gʷ/ b d ǵ g gʷ
/bʰ dʰ ɟʰ gʰ gʷʰ/ bʰ dʰ ǵʰ gʰ gʷʰ
/s x ɣ ʕ/ s h₂ h₃ h₄
/r l j w/ r l y w

/a e i o u/ a e i o u
/aː eː iː oː uː/ ā ē ī ō ū
+stress

/t'od cecluw'oːs x'owis x'eɟrom bʰug'et/
tod kekluwṓs h₂ówis h₂égrom bʰugét
by R.Rusanov
Mon Dec 22, 2014 3:31 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Chinese tones and tonogenesis
Replies: 15
Views: 4206

Re: Chinese tones and tonogenesis

complete deletion, or, possibly, some kind of vowel change

I guess some feature of tone could conceivably carry over to the consonants as, say, breathy or glottal voice but I've never heard of that happening
by R.Rusanov
Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:48 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 181329

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

mamul, you say?

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by R.Rusanov
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:53 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 395807

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Zéftis Teftuyígha /ˈdzeftis teftuˈʝiɣa/ /p t c k/ < p t ch k > /b~v d~ð ɟ~ʝ g~ɣ/ < b~v d~dh jh~y g~gh > /f s ç x/ < f s sh kh > /m n/ < m n > /r l/ < r l > /ts dz/ < c z > /a e i o u/ < a e i o u > /di ˈon ekliˈso e ɣaˈlatse in ˈroðo es in ˈeðo di çiˈða ˈfis psi ˈðiʝi i ˈatri ˈaro es psi ˈciri iˈso...
by R.Rusanov
Mon Dec 15, 2014 11:12 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 181329

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Basically, but cows are only female, technically. Cattle is the only word that strictly refers to the whole species, while you have other words like bulls, oxen and calves for different variations on sex and age. Fucking amazing. In my idiolect of circa a few hours ago cow referred to the species a...
by R.Rusanov
Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:13 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 181329

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Yeah, THTWATL described their animals pretty well.

Also, wow. Until now I thought "cattle" referred to cows, pigs, sheep, goats, camels and any other domesticated food animal. Apparently it's just cows. Who knew.
by R.Rusanov
Mon Dec 15, 2014 12:43 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: A Sketch of the regional Proto-Language
Replies: 7
Views: 1243

Re: A Sketch of the regional Proto-Language

it's hard to visualize those changes on account of it's not a very informative format you chose to present them in

maybe try a graph with IPA ?
by R.Rusanov
Sun Dec 14, 2014 11:52 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 289048

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

It seems reasonable to me. S is much more 'stable' than þ (the closest I could find to theta), so a pull chain like this would be extremely plausible. right, but it's not an unconditional change, just before high formants, like japanese or ancient greek come to think of it, what happened to greek t...
by R.Rusanov
Sun Dec 14, 2014 9:15 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 289048

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

if t and d become ts and dz before high vowels and semivowels, would θ become s?