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Ridiculous...Edit

Well, your language isn't ridiculous, but the mere fact that you succeded in making an African-inspired language is.

Mine, however, is planned to be called Mtanba - like if you'd care... Nevertheless, I'm looking forward to see if you'll do something interesting with those "cases" - bit odd, bit new!kyām dēkar 17:05, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

I'd hardly say "succeded", I hope that it'll be workable, who knows, I might get bored of it soon. We shall see... I would be interested to see how yours turns out though. Also, if you need any help with the your Slavic-inspired language I might be able to help you. Flag of Kihāmát (1957-) pá mamûnám ontā́ bán 18:25, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Actually, the phrase was supposed to be "succeded me"... What do you have in mind for "my Slavic-inspired language"? I've got a plan, but I'd love opinions, ideas! kyām dēkar 19:08, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Ah, that would make a lot more sense! Nothing yet, but I'm studying Russian and Czech so if you wanted any parallels with real Slavonic languages I'd be glad to help. Flag of Kihāmát (1957-) pá mamûnám ontā́ bán 19:24, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Russian, ey!? Top on the list of languages next year in school! I didn't it was that common to learn foreign languages in England? Of course if you'd have constructive critisism on the language when it's up and running, that'd be perfect. Otherwise I think I'll stick to keeping it "inspired", since it's actually a priori... Thanks though! kyām dēkar 19:47, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

It isn't that common to do foreign languages in Britain, let alone at university, most people's attitude is that everyone else should have to learn English. But yeah, I'd be glad to! Flag of Kihāmát (1957-) pá mamûnám ontā́ bán 22:40, December 12, 2011 (UTC)

Voiceless schwaEdit

I noticed your language has a voiceless schwa. Just so you know phonemic voiceless vowels are extremely unheard of and have not been proven to exist in any natural language.

John S.

Japanese has devoicing of vowels and I've seen [ə] transcribed as voiceless in certain instance in English too. Even if this hasn't been definitively proven I can still put it here for it is after all a conlang. Flag of Kihāmát (1957-) pá mamûnám ontā́ bán 19:56, March 10, 2012 (UTC)

Yes but those are examples of allophonic rather than phonemic voiceless vowels. Having phonemic voiceless vowels in your conlang makes it less realistic, but of course a conlang doesn't have to be realistic if you don't want it to be, even though I personally prefer realistic conlangs.

John S.

So do I but it still doesn't make it wildly unrealistic, in any case it could be seen as the remnant of a former tonal voiced schwa or other phoneme. Flag of Kihāmát (1957-) pá mamûnám ontā́ bán 10:01, March 11, 2012 (UTC)

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