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by R.Rusanov
Sun Feb 17, 2013 2:28 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: How to design a non-European phonology
Replies: 622
Views: 88282

Re: How to design a non-European phonology

Nortaneous wrote:Some labialless American languages have something very similar to labialization, but that involves cupping the tongue instead of moving the lips. I can't remember what it's called, but it's apparently also attested in some dialects of British English on /ɒ/.
Do you mean sulcalization?
by R.Rusanov
Sun Feb 17, 2013 1:52 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 287995

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

You don't have to have θ or ð change ubiquitously into one sound... something like θ/ʃ/_F where F is a front vowel, θ/r/V_V, θ/x/_C and θ/s/_ elsewhere is perfectly fine, and has the benefit of making your changes look more natural and less, hm, forced I guess. Edit: so in your example you'd get Sh(...
by R.Rusanov
Tue Feb 12, 2013 10:24 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 64273

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Ean wrote:Ρέστος μυ φίνε οις... ε βης ο δη σεία βον, σοις τρίστε.
Réstos mu phíne ois... e bēs o dē seía bon, sois tríste.
My vacation is over today... so even if there's good weather, I'm still sad.
That's what, Latin with sound changes based off Greek? Or some mix of those two IE branches?
by R.Rusanov
Tue Feb 12, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 394496

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Albanian: /m n ɲ ŋ/ < м н њ ҥ > /p b t d c ɟ k g/ < п б т д ќ ѓ к г > /ts dz tʃ dʒ/ < ц ѕ ч џ > /f v θ ð s z ʃ ʒ h/ < ф в ѳ ҙ с з ш ж х > /r ɾ l ɫ j/ < ƥ р љ л й > /a e ə o i y u/ < а е ъ о и ь у > ати ьнъ ќъ йе нъ ќиел, у шъњтърофтъ емри ьт. арѳтъ мбретъриа йоте; у бъфтъ дъшира йоте, си нъ ќиел, е...
by R.Rusanov
Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Vulgar Latin
Replies: 17
Views: 1747

Re: Vulgar Latin

Why not just learn classical Latin? It's not that hard, the language as a whole is remarkably regular and comprehension of even huge texts such as the Aeneid is easy after some study. Latin is remarkably regular? There are a handful of paradigms that are repeated throughout, so I'd definitely say s...
by R.Rusanov
Thu Jan 24, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Vulgar Latin
Replies: 17
Views: 1747

Re: Vulgar Latin

Why not just learn classical Latin? It's not that hard, the language as a whole is remarkably regular and comprehension of even huge texts such as the Aeneid is easy after some study.
by R.Rusanov
Tue Jan 22, 2013 4:06 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Help your conlang fluency (2)
Replies: 6633
Views: 64273

Re: Help your conlang fluency

Sā́ níɣwā indoeurópikā ésti, yān φrégū dī́ksin. Albánikā tān evū́, ar áddan éywan séχeti, douṣánt sperrā́an. Sádan negnū́ṣkan, pā́ tān gérβtī. Spéðnas, yas tān wék, negríφt, ka dā́mē énē newézeti. /'sa 'nʲawa indoeu'ropeka 'aste ja 'ragu 'diʃe | al'baneka ta a'vu ar 'ad 'ew 'saha du'ʃan pa'r:a: | '...
by R.Rusanov
Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:55 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Origin of Nations
Replies: 6
Views: 1403

Re: Origin of Nations

Tapaj Trade Talk is spoken in the Tapaj valley, around the city of Kukuna. Tapaj is split between three language families, two on each side of the Lulanat river, and one stradling the river; a fourth provides a substrate but has since gone extinct. This situation has led to the arisal of a very sim...
by R.Rusanov
Sat Jan 19, 2013 11:05 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 394496

Re: Romanization challenge thread

I think he means "χ̞" as compared to "χ".
by R.Rusanov
Fri Jan 18, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Phonoaesthetics
Replies: 66
Views: 13425

Re: Phonoaesthetics

My own aesthetic sense is quite different from that of Tolkien's, so it's certainly not universal even if common to prefer soft phones. Phones I quite like: ( x-sampa ) k m v z x E Phones I dislike: b p w u 2 h I'm not sure what the pattern here is, if there is any. I do tend to really like voiced ...
by R.Rusanov
Thu Jan 17, 2013 6:59 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Most beautiful/ugliest languages
Replies: 119
Views: 14061

Re: Most beautiful/ugliest languages

Ivo?

Da ne si bǔlgarin?
by R.Rusanov
Tue Jan 15, 2013 3:22 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Sound Change Quickie Thread
Replies: 2827
Views: 287995

Re: Sound Change Quickie Thread

Ambrisio wrote:How about this sound change?

dw -> erk
As I understand it went dw > dg > tk > rk > erk. Using exactly that set of changes in a conlang might be too meta, I think.
by R.Rusanov
Sun Jan 13, 2013 11:13 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Culture test (you might be a X if...)
Replies: 20
Views: 3098

Re: Culture test (you might be a X if...)

- you shake hands with everyone, for everything. The tighter the grip, the more successful you are. - shaking hands is a contest of who has the hardest grip. - whilst shaking hands, you squeeze somewhat hard, just to intimidate the other person You are really fond of hand-shaking, aren't you mate?
by R.Rusanov
Sun Jan 13, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Romanization challenge thread
Replies: 3842
Views: 394496

Re: Romanization challenge thread

Could anyone help me romanize this? I can't really think of a good way to approach it. Syllables : (C)(C)V C1: any consonant C2: /b ɾ l/ V: any vowel Consonants : / m̥ m n̥ n ŋ̥ ŋ / / pʰ p b tʰ t d kʰ k g / / s x h / / r ɾ l / Vowels : / i u / / e ẽ o õ / / a ã / Sample : /heɾepɾa buloneha ba melɾa ...
by R.Rusanov
Sun Jan 13, 2013 12:15 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Most beautiful/ugliest languages
Replies: 119
Views: 14061

Re: Most beautiful/ugliest languages

I think French, Esperanto and Albanian are pretty ugly, they combine the worst features of Western, Central and Eastern Europe respectively. The orthographies are also sub-par in my opinion. I generally don't like tonal languages or ones with too many vowels or consonants. I love languages like Pro...
by R.Rusanov
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:14 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Lexicon Building
Replies: 4308
Views: 330049

Re: Lexicon Building

ásçetoń - noun, ásçet +
1. arousal
2. (archaic) excitement

Next: interest
by R.Rusanov
Sat Jan 12, 2013 6:39 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Most beautiful/ugliest languages
Replies: 119
Views: 14061

Re: Most beautiful/ugliest languages

I think French, Esperanto and Albanian are pretty ugly, they combine the worst features of Western, Central and Eastern Europe respectively. The orthographies are also sub-par in my opinion. I generally don't like tonal languages or ones with too many vowels or consonants. I love languages like Prot...