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by cedh
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 17:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

masako wrote:
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 13:29
https://i.imgur.com/hiVkIRK.png Hopefully this clears up some confusion.
Ah, I see. Thank you!
by cedh
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 10:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

How is the handwritten style related to the block style? I can see some similarities, but the glyphs don't seem to correspond...
by cedh
Thu 18 Oct 2018, 10:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937543

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

On my own note, what are good ways to derive /l/ (or other laterals) in a phonology that doesn't have it. I figure coronals would be a good place to start, but am not sure in what environments this would be likely to happen. * put this in there to stop bbcode hopefully it works In Hong Kong Cantone...
by cedh
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 15:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Advice for Omyatloko
Replies: 18
Views: 591

Re: Advice for Omyatloko

What about using some glyphs both as a logogram and as a phonetic glyph for the initial syllable of the most basic word for the concept represented by the logogram?
by cedh
Sun 14 Oct 2018, 15:05
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 567940

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Many speakers of modern (Castilian) Spanish on the one hand, and of modern Dutch on the other hand, also tend to have a slightly retracted default allophone for their /s/ phoneme; to my ears it typically sounds like [sʲ]. Both of these languages don't really have a contrasting /ʃ/ phoneme though (an...
by cedh
Mon 08 Oct 2018, 18:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937543

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Basically any adposition that describes a stative external location should work (definitely "above", "in front of", "against", or "beside"; depending on the underlying cognitive metaphors used in the language possibly even "under" or "behind"). If your language uses serial verb constructions or at l...
by cedh
Fri 07 Sep 2018, 12:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937543

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

New question: Imagine a conlang that allows clusters of any two consonants for the coda of a syllable, including two of the same consonant. This conlang also has geminate consonants. This creates pairs of words like, for example, /amm/ and /amː/. These are both pronounced [amː]. The only way these ...
by cedh
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 12:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5041
Views: 479354

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Nice!

(I'd probably use ə for /ɯ/, by the way.)
by cedh
Mon 27 Aug 2018, 05:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)
Replies: 59
Views: 5549

Re: A Taxonomy of Conlanging (help me out)

I think it would be more helpful to recognise two different levels of categorisation. On the one hand, you have what we might call a taxonomic classification, designed to be able to categorise all possible things; on the other, you have what we might call a generic classification, designed to highl...
by cedh
Fri 24 Aug 2018, 10:48
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 293
Views: 40457

Re: Metal Thread

Linguifex's band's EP is gooood. How the Gods Punish reminded me almost of Auðn, so I nice atmospheric intro, kicking into something more akin to, what is that, technical/progressive death metal? Really like the lyrics too, and the vocal style, and throwing in the clean vocals every so often was a ...
by cedh
Thu 02 Aug 2018, 05:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 24302

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

Most good art encapsulates duality - it lives in a state of tension. Things in the world present themselves to us as the things they are - unitary and discrete (likewise events). A large part of the artistic response to the world is attempting to conceive of the things that would fill the gaps betw...
by cedh
Sun 29 Jul 2018, 12:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1099
Views: 115587

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I've created a couple of glyphs for a logographic writing system which I think look good, but I have no idea what their meaning should be. The culture in question is early bronze age, with cities but not yet any large kingdoms. Any suggestions? (Ideas suitable for rotated variants of these glyphs ar...
by cedh
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 08:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937543

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

wintiver wrote:
Tue 12 Jun 2018, 00:19
i ɯ u
e ɤ o
ɛ ʌ ɔ
a
Low tone:
i ĭ u
e ŭ o
ĕ ă ŏ
a


High tone:
í î ú
é û ó
ê â ô
á
by cedh
Wed 06 Jun 2018, 20:06
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Famous CBB Quotes Thread
Replies: 100
Views: 24302

Re: Famous CBB Quotes Thread

If Nahuatl is a VSO head-marking language, why does it have postpositions instead of prepositions? I get that it might not be that unusual in Mesoamerica, but I think the tendency is for Verb initial languages to have prepositions. The simplest answer here is just that tendencies are not absolute. ...
by cedh
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 08:40
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1099
Views: 115587

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I feel like I've exhausted every possible variation of the basic shapes. If you want more fairly simple glyphs, you'll probably have to allow glyphs with only vertical and horizontal lines too, giving you possibilities such as ‡ Π Ш. That said, you could of course also simply rotate the latter thre...
by cedh
Tue 05 Jun 2018, 08:32
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Kovur Grammar - Thoughts, Questions, Comments?
Replies: 20
Views: 3782

Re: Kovur Grammar - Thoughts, Questions, Comments?

Let's get some numbers into this. Let's start with a swadesh-size vocabulary. Around say 150 common nouns, and around 50 common verbs. We want to make 'statemes' out of these. How many statemes would we need? Well, at least 50, one for each verb. And then for each verb, we'd need a different versio...
by cedh
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 08:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Con-Script Development Centre
Replies: 1099
Views: 115587

Re: Con-Script Development Centre

I need new ideas for new glyph shapes. Some ideas: - v (i.e. like your "f-" glyph, but without the additional line on the left side) - two ^ above each other - something similar to // - something similar to ʎ - something similar to ψ (but with diagonal strokes at the side) - an inverted triangle li...
by cedh
Fri 01 Jun 2018, 08:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11183
Views: 766289

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Thanks for the explanation. I like this a lot! [+1]
by cedh
Wed 30 May 2018, 14:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11183
Views: 766289

Re: What did you accomplish today?

After, what, three years? After three years, Alál finally has properly-derived axis markers, which have always been some of the most important derivational (and sometimes inflectional, since they also mark tense) morphemes of the verb. This looks and sounds interesting. What do the axis markers do?...
by cedh
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 08:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937543

Re: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Pabappa wrote:
Thu 26 Apr 2018, 02:06
...on the basis that a pharyngealized stop cannot also be aspirated...
Chilcotin has a pharyngealized aspirated alveolar affricate. It even appears in the language's self-designation: [ts̠ˤʰᵊĩɬqʰotʼin]