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by GrandPiano
Mon 03 Dec 2018, 04:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 31
Views: 27699

Re: Today I learned ...

Sorry meant to answer this earlier. Wikipedia agrees that they re stops , but the description seems the same as that of a nareal fricative. A voiceless n resembles /nh/, not /nt/, so I would group it with fricatives at least acoustically. [n̥] has the same place of articulation as [t] (and [d] and ...
by GrandPiano
Mon 03 Dec 2018, 04:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6784
Views: 711439

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

Is there a reason other than personal preference he'd include [ˠ] in the transcription, if he's the only one to distinguish it from the velar allophone, when [ʷ] labiovelarizes non-velars and [f] is a fricative? While [w] is labio-velar, I think [ʷ] technically only indicates that a consonant is la...
by GrandPiano
Sat 01 Dec 2018, 07:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Today I learned ...
Replies: 31
Views: 27699

Re: Today I learned ...

(Note that voiceless nasals are not stops ... the difference between voiced and voiceless nasals is not quite the same as between and voiced and voiceless stops). Can you elaborate on this? My understanding was that nasal stops are considered stops because they block the airflow in the oral cavity ...
by GrandPiano
Mon 26 Nov 2018, 00:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 667
Views: 132400

Re: False cognates

I might be wrong, but as far as I remember Cuneiform changed to a fully logographic writing system, without any pictographs left. Yes, but some of the logograms originated as pictograms. Same with Chinese characters. (Also, cuneiform in its most developed state wasn’t fully logographic; there were ...
by GrandPiano
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 16:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 667
Views: 132400

Re: False cognates

Sumerian 𒋗 šu “hand” :chn: 手 shǒu “hand” The last two are even graphically sort of similar - a vertical line with several horizontal lines. Which is of course because both started as a drawing of a hand. Such resemblances are common in logographic scripts. Oh yeah, I guess you're right. I'm not sur...
by GrandPiano
Sun 25 Nov 2018, 14:43
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 667
Views: 132400

Re: False cognates

Sumerian 𒉺𒇻 sipad “shephard”
:eng: shephard

Sumerian 𒋗 šu “hand”
:chn: 手 shǒu “hand”

The last two are even graphically sort of similar - a vertical line with several horizontal lines.
by GrandPiano
Wed 21 Nov 2018, 05:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Odd Glossing Game
Replies: 259
Views: 27493

Re: The Odd Glossing Game

mister wrote:
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 16:33
The language doesn't allow open syllables so that's why it's not jɛ̃n and not ɛ̃n.
An open syllable is a syllable that doesn't have a coda... The onset has nothing to do with it.
by GrandPiano
Tue 20 Nov 2018, 22:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 648
Views: 103763

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Here's my next attempt, though I'm not very confident about my proto-word: I start with northernmost of the southeastern islands, which appears to have the most conservative forms, and move outward from there. https://i.imgur.com/aIrpyRe.png Proto-word: *hampəkʲʰdo Proto-Green (north): *hampəkʲʰdo >...
by GrandPiano
Tue 20 Nov 2018, 02:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 648
Views: 103763

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

One of the words appears to be transcribed afə̻xdo, with a square below the ə. As far as I know, a square below an IPA letter indicates laminal articulation, which I don't think makes sense for a vowel. Is this a mistake, or is it a notation that I'm not familiar with? Sorry, it's supposed to be a ...
by GrandPiano
Tue 20 Nov 2018, 02:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 213796

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Yep! [tick]

I figured this one wouldn’t be too hard. Your turn!
by GrandPiano
Mon 19 Nov 2018, 02:08
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 213796

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Jackk wrote:
Mon 19 Nov 2018, 00:52
Does the word come from clamāre?
[tick] (though it seems to be clāmāre, not clamāre)
by GrandPiano
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 22:33
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 213796

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Jackk wrote:
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 22:32
Does the word begin <cad->?
[cross]
by GrandPiano
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 22:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 213796

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

It seems like the general convention has been to ask one question per post. There's no rule against asking more, but it might be better to not ask too many questions at once so that other people also have a fair shot.
by GrandPiano
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 22:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 213796

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Jackk wrote:
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 22:14
9. Is it from an infinitival form?
10. is it from an -are conjugation verb?
11. Does the word begin <cau->?
12. Did the word contain a <d> or an <m>?
9. [tick]
10. [tick]
11. [cross]
12. [tick]
by GrandPiano
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 22:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 213796

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Jackk wrote:
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 22:06
5. Is it a verb?
6. Is the <ch> from <ce> or <ci>?
7. Did the ancestor in Latin have three syllables?
8. Did the <v> come from <p> or <b>?
5. [tick]
6. [cross]
7. [tick]
8. [cross]
by GrandPiano
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 22:01
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 213796

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 21:39
Is it a content word?
[tick]
Jackk wrote:
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 21:40
1. Is it a noun?
2. Does it have a direct ancestor in Classical Latin?
3. Is the <ch> from Latin <c>?
4. Is the <v> from Latin <v>?
1. [cross]
2. [tick]
3. Partially
4. [cross]
by GrandPiano
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 21:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 648
Views: 103763

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

One of the words appears to be transcribed afə̻xdo, with a square below the ə. As far as I know, a square below an IPA letter indicates laminal articulation, which I don't think makes sense for a vowel. Is this a mistake, or is it a notation that I'm not familiar with?
by GrandPiano
Sun 18 Nov 2018, 21:37
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 213796

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

New word:

chve
/ʃvɛ/
by GrandPiano
Fri 16 Nov 2018, 03:31
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 213796

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Yay! I might need a few days before I have time to come up with the next word.
by GrandPiano
Thu 15 Nov 2018, 23:49
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1080
Views: 213796

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Does it mean "oath"?