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? Pthagnar Benedictine Ovulation
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A conlang:

http://www.oligomath.co.uk/shap/shapshiruckish.html

Featuring:

Roman numerals as consonants
Ten noun classes
Adjectives, big and little
A sillily complex algebraic system set up for an immediate, disappointing payoff
Delicate nocturnal shades and
Macaroni
? kodé man of few words
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okay, i read this over. and i promise i will give constructive comments (or at least worthless praise) sometime soon. noun classes!
? Nortaneous ? ?????
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why are the man's legs growing from his scrote
? Torco Learner of Stuff
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it's their *culture*, you supremacist... stop oppressing them
? Nortaneous ? ?????
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ye sociologiste hath ẏspeken
? Nortaneous ? ?????
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i'm assuming you realize that vowel system is very unrealistic, but, that vowel system is very unrealistic. maybe e > ə pushed o downwards, but that'd still be weird, since it's already got a rounding contrast in nonfront vowels. e > ə would make some sense given the presence of /je/... hm.
? Travis B. posts: 603
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Doesn't Manchu have a similar vowel system?
? Pthagnar Benedictine Ovulation
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the vowel system is back-heavy on purpose, yes, to give it lots of ways to fall over in the descendants.

Manchu seems to have something similar, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchu_language#Vowels but the back vowels are even closer together and there doesn't seem to be a rounding distinction. i like the idea of /u/ being fronted initially. maybe word-finally, though.

For Proto Martial I was moving towards a vowel length distinction with something like

ə > e
iə > e:

a > a
ai > a:

ɒ > o or o:, depending on environment (after ß, which i wrote as an eszett because it makes long vowels)

ɯ > u
u > u:

i > i
ui > i:

idk about allophonics except the ß thing i mentioned

proto-RM also ends up with vowel lengths maybe except just a a: i i: u u:
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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It's been four months! Let's hear about them descendants, yes?
? Pthagnar Benedictine Ovulation
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calm down, woman
? Nessari ?????? ?????? ????????
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, Illúbequía, Seattle, Cascadia
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calm up, man
? thelettermu posts: 262
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Rheto spamming in the DoC? Whoa.
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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hell hath no fury like a woman with a poking-stick

even less than a woman with a poking-stick she uses to let loose the fury of hell
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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It was important! We set a record for most posts in a single day; 92. (Only about a third were mine.) I'm rather proud of that.
? Nortaneous ? ?????
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i set the REAL record myself but fashqueen spamalot deleted it #oppression
? KathTheDragon Beware the Dragon
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I can proudly say I didn't contribute at all, since this is my first post in a very long time.
? Rhetorica Sleepless Scribe
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Something about nesting non-nestable threads by blowing up small towns ... Anyway! Let's leave this thread for Pthag to keep us updated on his riveting developments, yes?
? Hallow XIII Primordial Crab
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pthagnar is currently occupied talking to the very sane, very atheistic intellectuals

please hold
? Nortaneous ? ?????
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something about getting a four-digit poastkkkovnt by ?????? ????? but the other thing owned too
? Pthagnar Benedictine Ovulation
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cursitut epśe ßotaidatai pipc'ecu