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by Vlürch
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 16:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: New Weekly Indo European Collablang
Replies: 182
Views: 18209

Re: New Weekly Indo European Collablang

71. C
72. A
73. B
74. A
75. B
by Vlürch
Fri 03 Aug 2018, 15:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 700
Views: 81765

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

chinchin(ちんちん) Because of that, these will probably always make me laugh: :chn: 親親 (qīnqīn) - "darling" and 津津 (jīnjīn) - "overflowing (of water); delicious (of food); interesting (of words)". [xP] :eng: free could in theory be a borderline auto-antonym in certain contexts; for example, "free peopl...
by Vlürch
Wed 01 Aug 2018, 16:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: The Pogostick Language Game
Replies: 84
Views: 10442

Re: The Pogostick Language Game

[tʰɑɪ̯gə] > [t͡ɬɑɪ̯ŋə] > [ɬɑɪ̯ɰə̃] > [lɑɪ̯ən]

Next: bully to friend
by Vlürch
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 17:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3792
Views: 256202

Re: Romanization game

/p pʰ b bʱ t tʰ d dʱ k kʰ g gʱ/ <p ph b bh t th d dh k kh g gh> /s ʂ h/ <s sh h> /m n ŋ/ <m n ng> /ʋ j/ <v y> /ɽ͡r/ <r> /l/ <l> /i iː e eː ɛ ɛː/ <i î e ê ẹ ệ> /a aː/ <a â> /u uː o oː ɔ ɔː/ <u û o ô ọ ộ> Next: /m n ɲ ŋ/ /n̪ˠ ɳˠ/ /p t k/ /t̪ˠ ʈˠ/ /t͡s t͡ʃ/ /t̪͡s̪ˠ ʈ͡ʂˠ/ /s ʃ/ /s̪ˠ ʂˠ/ /f ɹ j w x ɣ h/ ...
by Vlürch
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 17:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 567641

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

That seems to be a fairly commonly held belief, but it's really only true for young, urban and/or highly educated people I guess, but I'm fairly certain pretty much literally everyone, including the vast majority of old people, know some English even if they can't really form coherent sentences the...
by Vlürch
Wed 18 Jul 2018, 16:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6727
Views: 567641

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

A similar situation would exist among many minorities in Finland; Finnish itself is similar to Welsh in having a standard variant that differs in many ways from the colloquial varieties, and people from linguistic minorities (with the exception of some monolingually Swedish-speaking areas) tend to ...
by Vlürch
Sat 23 Jun 2018, 16:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3792
Views: 256202

Re: Romanization game

/p t ʈ c k ʔ/ <p t ṭ ḱ k q> /ɓ ɗ ɗ̢ ʄ ɠ/ <b d ḍ ǵ g> /f s ʂ ç ɕ x h/ <f s ṣ z ś w h> /t͡s ʈ͡ʂ c͡ç t͡ɕ k͡x/ <c ċ x ć ẋ> /m n ɳ ɲ ŋ/ <m n ṇ ń ṅ> /j w/ <j v> /r/ <r> /i e ø/ <i e ö> /ɨ ə/ <ï ä> /ɯ u ɤ o ʌ ɑ/ <y u ÿ o ë a> /ɑː ɑˀ ɑˀː ɑ̃ ɑ̃ː ɑ̤ ɑ̤ː/ <aa aɂ aaɂ aṃ aaṃ aḥ aaḥ> Next: /m n/ /b t k q/ /pˤ/ /s...
by Vlürch
Fri 04 May 2018, 01:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14163
Views: 937232

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

What natlang does this griuskant sample audio recording sound like? I'd say a cute cross between some Iranian language, some Slavic language and some Turkic language with a dose of Japanese and Korean thrown in. Sounds really nice. I don't really hear anything Scandinavian in it since that would ju...
by Vlürch
Fri 04 May 2018, 01:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random ideas: semantics
Replies: 14
Views: 2345

Re: Random ideas: semantics

This could go in either this or the morphosyntax thread, but the idea started from "grammatical auto-antonyms" and how they could be handled in a cool way, so I'm posting it in this thread. "Read" and "write" being the same word, distinguished only by whether the subject is a patient or agent. Other...
by Vlürch
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 18:20
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 292
Views: 46073

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

Could be... It should also perhaps be noted that it's one thing to learn the symbols in isolation, and quite another to actually learn how to read whole words fluently. The former I don't recall struggling much with in Cyrillic (although I had at least one friend who took like two years of Russian ...
by Vlürch
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 13:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 292
Views: 46073

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

Omzinesý wrote:
Tue 24 Apr 2018, 12:09
Šyndyruohtinan
Huh, so the <т> is kind of in its cursive form while the other letters aren't? Weird.
by Vlürch
Sun 22 Apr 2018, 18:21
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 292
Views: 46073

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

... Okay, those are all good points. I guess I've lost sight of how different it is, haha. In any case, expecting normal people to find learning a whole new alphabet easy is a bit unreasonable, IMO. I guess that's also true, and it could be that I'm just naturally good at learning writing systems; ...
by Vlürch
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 17:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 292
Views: 46073

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

Where is Finnish written with Cyrillic? I've never seen such. Even Karelian is written which Romance. It's not, but you can find stuff online. Usually it's in contexts where Russians are learning Finnish, in which case an absolutely awful orthography is used, including <я ё ю> for <ä ö y>, and prob...
by Vlürch
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 16:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo
Replies: 14
Views: 1595

Re: Collaborative Resurrection of Rongorongo

As for cultural appropriation... well, name a conlang based on a real language which isn't guilty of that? The only question is whether that appropriation is, in some way, offensive or whether it is a homage. If I 'appropriate' Anglo-Saxon to make a conlang have I insulted anyone? If somebody makes...
by Vlürch
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 09:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Need help with developing creole
Replies: 12
Views: 1233

Re: Need help with developing creole

Is it more likely that /g/>/ɣ/ or /ɣ/>/g/ I'd say /g/ since it's a more common and "basic" sound, but you could still have [ɣ] as an allophone; for example, you could have /g/ be realised as [g] word-initally and word-finally but [ɣ] intervocalically. Same thing with /d/: you could have [ð] as an a...
by Vlürch
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 13:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Romanization game
Replies: 3792
Views: 256202

Re: Romanization game

/m n ɲ ŋ/ <m n ñ ṋ> /p t t͡s t͡ɬ c k ʔ/ <p t c ċ k q ɋ> /t' t͡s' t͡ɬ' c' k'/ <tx cx ċx kx qx> /f θ s ɬ ʃ x h/ <f þ s ṡ j ⱶ h> /β ð ɾ l j w/ <v z r l y w> /i ɨ u/ <i ú u> /e a/ <e a> /iː ɨː uː/ <ii ýu uu> /eː aː/ <ee aa> /mtɨːkt͡se c'e ðjuːta xpaʔ xpaʔ toŋkreht͡ɬ/ <mtýuqce kxe zyuuta ⱶpaɋ toṋqrehċ> /...
by Vlürch
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 12:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Haerogelos
Replies: 0
Views: 881

Haerogelos

I figured I should probably post a thread about this since it's probably the conlang I've worked the second most on, which is really saying a lot about how easily I get bored of them and move on to a new one. Anyway, it's the one I came up with to participate in the conlang magazine collab ( here's ...
by Vlürch
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 10:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic
Replies: 27
Views: 3335

Re: Amanghu (天語), or Chinese Altaic

Interesting, and I especially like the idea that there would be widespread folk etymologies. Will you use complicated and/or rare hanzi at all? Not saying you should/shouldn't or that it'd be better or worse either way, just asking.
by Vlürch
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 15:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences
Replies: 700
Views: 81765

Re: False friends and other unfortunate coincidences

Iyionaku wrote:
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 13:27
So yes, chances are high that I wish random Chinese people to get diarrhea if they show me the way. [xP]
The way? Da wae?

Sorry, I just can't not think of that every time I see/hear the words "the way".
by Vlürch
Wed 18 Apr 2018, 14:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Non-pulmonic consonants
Replies: 17
Views: 1727

Re: Non-pulmonic consonants

One of the conlangs I worked on a few weeks or months ago has no plain pulmonic stops except for /q ʔ/, only ejective and implosive ones and coarticulated pulmonic ones; it's supposed to be spoken by so-called giants who live in the sky, so I thought it makes sense for the /p t k/ and /b d g/ to hav...