Search found 3023 matches

by sangi39
09 Dec 2018 01:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas
Replies: 37
Views: 5425

Re: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas

@sangi: to my mind that all hangs together unusually well! Thanks [:D] A great, coherent philosophy, congrats. One question: is this how things really are on Yantas or is this just a set of beliefs of one culture? If the latter, how does it correspond to reality? If the former, I'd imagine every cu...
by sangi39
06 Dec 2018 17:27
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas
Replies: 37
Views: 5425

Re: Magic, Gods and Religion on Yantas

So I got to thinking about, as per usual, how death might be handled on Yantas, more specifically amongst people living in the Kusan Empire (or at least in some Kusan society in general at some point), and I'm going to try and pull together the ideas that have been going through my head, hopefully i...
by sangi39
05 Dec 2018 19:39
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6784
Views: 716031

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

Depending on how "recently" you're looking for, there's open-syllable lengthening in Middle English, vowel length is allophonically determined by syllable structure in the modern North Germanic languages as well. I can only thing of English, though, as being a language where this vowel lengthening b...
by sangi39
03 Dec 2018 14:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1074038

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

Thanks sangi39! I've got yet another question on pitch accent. Imagine a language where accented vowels are high and the rest are low. This language then undergoes the following changes: V́V → V̂ VV́ → V̌ V → V̌ / _V́ V̌ → V́ V̂ → V Here are some example words that go through these changes: /ta.ta....
by sangi39
03 Dec 2018 02:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread
Replies: 5087
Views: 553984

Re: Random phonology/phonemic inventory thread

Rotokas-esque pa pi pu pã pĩ pũ ba bi bu mã mĩ mũ ta si tu tã sĩ tũ da di du nã nĩ nũ ka ki ku kã kĩ kũ ga gi gu ŋã ŋĩ ŋũ paː piː puː pãː pĩː pũː baː biː buː mãː mĩː mũː taː siː tuː tãː sĩː tũː daː diː duː nãː nĩː nũː kaː kiː kuː kãː kĩː kũː gaː giː guː ŋãː ŋĩː ŋũː a i u ã ĩ ũ aː iː uː ãː ĩː ũː As ...
by sangi39
03 Dec 2018 00:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1074038

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

I've got some more questions on pitch accent languages. Imagine a language with a root /ˈá.rak/ that takes an obligatory class suffix -/in/, which yields /ˈá.ra.kin/. There is also a case suffix -/wə/ that moves the pitch from the root to the class suffix, yieldinɡ /a.ra.ˈkín.wə/. There is another ...
by sangi39
03 Dec 2018 00:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1074038

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

Considering the vast distances involved in space travel, does the original Creole (Andwomedan) evolving into a sprachbund in which all current languages are related to that language's generative dialect (Batïkïþy [vɑ̟ˈtɪː.kɪː.ɬʊ]*) in some way make sense at all? For example, one dialect may have [ɪ...
by sangi39
01 Dec 2018 12:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1074038

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

Considering the vast distances involved in space travel, does the original Creole (Andwomedan) evolving into a sprachbund in which all current languages are related to that language's generative dialect (Batïkïþy [vɑ̞ˈtɪː.kɪː.ɬʊ]*) in some way make sense at all? For example, one dialect may have [ɪ...
by sangi39
29 Nov 2018 15:31
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6784
Views: 716031

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

From what I can tell looking through Wikipedia, the aspirated voiced stops from Proto-Indo-Iranian merged into the unaspirated voiced stops in Proto-Iranian, while the aspirated voiceless plosives became voiceless fricatives, as did the unaspirated voiceless plosives when followed by another consona...
by sangi39
29 Nov 2018 00:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1074038

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

I need suggestions for fricatives and/or approximants that might compliment this sound inventory (or at least not look out of place): /m n nˡ ŋ ŋᶫ/ /p b t d tˡ dˡ k g kᶫ gᶫ/ /l ʟ/ I suppose I can always fall back on /f s x w j/, but I've done that for most/all of my conlangs and I'm looking for som...
by sangi39
27 Nov 2018 15:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 648
Views: 105099

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Hopefully this won't be too difficult to read through: https://i.imgur.com/nsiLZH6.png https://i.imgur.com/VpjNfAm.png J: (a) /mikḭ/ (b) /ɛmikḭ/ < *ɛmikḭ . Presumably there was some sort of initial vowel, I'm just assuming for the moment that it was *ɛ K: (a) /amikeʔə/ (b) /amɪkɪʔa/ < *amikeʔa A: (a...
by sangi39
26 Nov 2018 20:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208211

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Urgh, currently having fun with HMRC (the department of the UK Government in charge of taxes). Apparently I didn't pay enough tax... 6 years ago! And a letter has only just appeared through my door about the matter. Because it was 6 years ago, though, I'm not just being asked to pay the additional ...
by sangi39
26 Nov 2018 20:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1074038

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

My conlang derives the names concept-based deities, such as those for temperance and benevolence, directly from the associated word. For example, kypy [xʊ.fʊ], meaning temperance,becomes Kwÿpy [ˈkʷʊː.fʊ] via labiovelarization and compensatory lengthening. However, ïnta [ˈɪ̄̃ː.θɑ̟], meaning benevole...
by sangi39
25 Nov 2018 01:57
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What are you listening to/watching?
Replies: 2401
Views: 222566

Re: What are you listening to/watching?

I was going to watch The Man From Earth again (I think I've watched it every year since it came out in 2007) to find that a sequel, The Man From Earth: Holocene , was released last year (and uploaded by the creators to file-sharing sites, hoping people might pay through donation later, which is an i...
by sangi39
24 Nov 2018 23:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 648
Views: 105099

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

Well that's my Monday and Tuesday off sorted [:D]
by sangi39
24 Nov 2018 19:50
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1537
Views: 208211

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Urgh, currently having fun with HMRC (the department of the UK Government in charge of taxes). Apparently I didn't pay enough tax... 6 years ago! And a letter has only just appeared through my door about the matter. Because it was 6 years ago, though, I'm not just being asked to pay the additional t...
by sangi39
24 Nov 2018 19:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1074038

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

Wait... what is the difference between /ɥ/ (or [ɥ]) and /wʲ/ (or [wʲ]) then? Is it similar to the difference between /k͡p/ [k͡p] and /kʷ/[kʷ]? As far as I understand it, /ɥ/ is a labialised palatal approximant (so it might alternatively be written /jʷ/, but since it's phonemic in French it got its ...
by sangi39
24 Nov 2018 15:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14307
Views: 1074038

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
24 Nov 2018 14:58
Is a palatalized labiovelar approzimant ([wʲ]; cf. Wyatt without the diphthong) attested. After all my conlang's [r] → [w] causes it without a rule excepting <ry>.
A quick search turns up /wʲ/ in Sucite, Lower Sorbian and Proto-Nenets.
by sangi39
19 Nov 2018 15:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 648
Views: 105099

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

https://i.imgur.com/Wr7xLya.jpg So, I've tried to group languages together at the lowest levels I think make sense, and I'll deal with them moving roughly north to south, east to west: A: (a) /ә̃mit/ (b) /ә̃βitt/ (c) /әmets/ < *әmicc , with (c) branching off earlier (proto-c *әmetɕ perhaps, with pr...
by sangi39
14 Nov 2018 18:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Quick Diachronics Challenge
Replies: 648
Views: 105099

Re: Quick Diachronics Challenge

If it's okay, can I have until about Tuesday afternoon (in the UK) to work on round 2? I'm going away for a few days and don't want to miss out.