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by R.Rusanov
Wed Jul 23, 2014 6:36 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

Interestingly enough I came up with very similar system for ablaut in a conlang of mine that I drew up a few weeks ago. All syllables were CV(C) but moraic, with stress falling on the last syllable. Then it shifted back, stopping at the first long vowel it could find. Also coda stops were deleted in...
by R.Rusanov
Sun Jul 13, 2014 11:39 am
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Pazmat mk.II (NP: Roadmap for future posts)
Replies: 37
Views: 14365

Re: Pazmat mk.II (Now Playing: Diachronics)

If you're talking about how palatization and aspiration never co-occur on the same PP phoneme...I didn't think it to be that odd or unusual. Is that unusual? yes Russian has it tho,and this language could too if the clusters come from deleted front and back schwas ʲa < æː, ɛ̃ a < ɒː ʲe < i (strong)...
by R.Rusanov
Sat Jul 05, 2014 3:46 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Question about Mallorcan Catalan
Replies: 12
Views: 1366

Re: Question about Mallorcan Catalan

maybe dh>w only word finally?
by R.Rusanov
Fri Jul 04, 2014 5:21 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Icelandic (First) Names
Replies: 23
Views: 3194

Re: Icelandic (First) Names

PIE had non-os-ending masculine nouns though. Like phter or wergom... can't William be reflected, then, as Viljon (*wiliom) or smt more similar to the sound of the word?
by R.Rusanov
Wed Jun 25, 2014 7:09 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Rate of sound change
Replies: 35
Views: 4605

Re: Rate of sound change

this happened very very recently, given we can still observe it and accurately identify it, and also given that these people were engaged in a frontier, fight flight or die mentality for the past millenium.

it's like if wolves starting picking up human speech and vice versa
by R.Rusanov
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:17 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Rate of sound change
Replies: 35
Views: 4605

Re: Rate of sound change

it took a few hundred years of killing or "hunting" as the bantu thought of it before the situation had settled down enough for this kind of exchange to take place.
by R.Rusanov
Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:12 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Dzomba
Replies: 0
Views: 7275

Dzomba

Phonology /p t ts tɬ k/ p t ts tl~ch k~q~' /b d dz/ b d dz /s ɬ/ s hl~sh /r ʁ w/ r rh~y w /a e i o u/ a e i o u Syllables Syllable structure is CV(N) Allophony /k/ is /q/ after back vowels, which is pronounced [q] before /a/, [ʔ] otherwise /ɬ/ and /tɬ/ are pronounced [ʃ] and [tʃ] before front vowel...
by R.Rusanov
Wed Jun 25, 2014 3:38 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Rate of sound change
Replies: 35
Views: 4605

Re: Rate of sound change

you're gonna find substrates anywhere you see rapid linguistic expansion into a new region unless there are no inhabitants there, but then it's probably a different kind of environment and the new inhabitants will change at least the vocabulary as they adapt, or if there are inhabitants but they're ...
by R.Rusanov
Wed Jun 25, 2014 2:24 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

I actually don't play video games any more for precisely the reason you described. much better things to do with me time

anyway that's very irrelevant to this thread
by R.Rusanov
Mon Jun 23, 2014 8:39 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

say we found out exactly what and how indoeuropeans spoke 3500 years ago on the pontic steppe

does it even really matter? ml or wr or whatever is still just a combination of sounds some ancient people said once. there's no relevance upon the modern world
by R.Rusanov
Mon Jun 23, 2014 2:26 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

nl or nr could very easily have assimilated, like the arabic dental consonants
by R.Rusanov
Sun Jun 22, 2014 10:55 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

that could be an m or w infix followed by the extremely common suffix en
by R.Rusanov
Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:49 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

how would implosives have gotten there short of contact with africa
by R.Rusanov
Thu Jun 19, 2014 7:36 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

I kinda agree. You can't just write Laocoon cause no one's gonna know what you mean, is it two omicrons, an omicron and an omega, two omegas, what about the first one, etc
by R.Rusanov
Tue Jun 17, 2014 6:40 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

something is improbable, q.e.d. it happened

impeccable logic
by R.Rusanov
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:21 pm
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

turkish had a chain shift k>kʲ, then q>k some arabic dialects have g>ʤ, q>g (q may have been voiced) some other languages have something very much like this too. meanwhile there are no clear examples of palatal stops becoming velar stops in the entirety of linguistic writing, so hypothesizing a merg...
by R.Rusanov
Tue Jun 17, 2014 4:50 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

k wasn't palatal tho
and q wasn't either
by R.Rusanov
Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:27 pm
Forum: Conlangery & Conworlds
Topic: Post your conlang's phonology
Replies: 2278
Views: 244221

Re: Post your conlang's phonology

I'd guess that's a sound change that's still productive... just my two shekels
by R.Rusanov
Mon Jun 16, 2014 8:03 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

it did, obviously

I'm merely supposing an origin for them
by R.Rusanov
Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:11 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Regular and Irregular Languages
Replies: 36
Views: 4048

Re: Regular and Irregular Languages

in bulgarian we have both vidyakh and vidyal sŭm. same for any verb, including *byti: byakh, bil sŭm
by R.Rusanov
Mon Jun 16, 2014 5:46 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

like kwe, gwe, etc. also the lenition by stress caused it to turn into kw by itself

say kwem, kwmes
by R.Rusanov
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:43 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: Looking for sound changes
Replies: 38
Views: 4313

Re: Looking for sound changes

It's incredibly funny how some people still believe y > u is impossible
by R.Rusanov
Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:17 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread
Replies: 2225
Views: 180478

Re: The Great Proto-Indo-European Thread

I read Fortson cause our library had a copy (he went to the same school as me) it was the only book they had on Indo European and I think it was pretty dang good for an introduction Also I've decided that ʷe in PIE has to come from a back vowel originally. None of the languages merge it with o meani...
by R.Rusanov
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:31 am
Forum: Languages & Linguistics
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs...
Replies: 120
Views: 14216

Re: If natlangs were conlangs...

I'm not saying the Basques have been highland nomads forever, since time immemorial. Populations adapt to new environments... You can look at the Ingush, their ancestors farmed the fertile crescent, drove it to an environmental crisis, and then moved to the Caucasus. They've been there ever since, h...
by R.Rusanov
Thu Mar 13, 2014 10:31 am
Forum: L&L Museum
Topic: A guide to small consonant inventories
Replies: 129
Views: 33022

Re: A guide to small consonant inventories

over a sufficiently long time span anything is possible.