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Robbie A πŸ• @Alamantus@spooky.pizza

I learned about allophones yesterday, which is exactly what my ehw needed to allow flexibility with the vowels!

I also added the concept of word doubling to either emphasize or expand the meaning of a given word. This will allow a tiny vocabulary to have a lot of flexibility! Plus it's fun to say things twice sometimes. :)

lexicon.ga/170

Yay! Some guys from my DnD group might learn toki pona with me! I finally have a reason to learn it! haha

Can I get your opinion?

Do you think pairing valid secondary pronunciations of vowels would be helpful or just make things more confusing? i.e. pronounce /Ι™/ as /Γ¦/, /ʊ/ as /u/, and /Ι›/ as /e/.

My bet would be confusing, but maybe allowing for the flexibility would be helpful?

Maybe could add additional meaning/emotion to words so people can choose how they want to express themselves in slightly more specific ways? Then again that would probably definitely be confusing...

In other news, here's my lexiconga for ehw, my simple, air-limited . There are only 25 words so far and not all the grammar is in place, but this is kinda the direction I'm going with it:

lexicon.ga/170

I'll still post updates and things I like about what I'm doing with it here, but this is in case anyone ever wants to check out what I've done so far. πŸ˜„

@malkosh @malkosh

Also, this is helpful too:
australianlinguistics.com/spee

Phonemic vs phonetic transcription for writing pronunciation.

A helpful reference for me (and anyone else, too):
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orthogra

"Graphemes or sequences of them are sometimes placed between angle brackets, as in ⟨b⟩ or ⟨back⟩. This distinguishes them from phonemic transcription, which is placed between slashes (/b/, /bæk/), and from phonetic transcription, which is placed between square brackets ([b], [bæk])."

I'm gonna try to make a super simple conlang like toki pona but the entire phonology is just the consonants that are easiest for early childhood speech development to use, a collection of mid-mouth vowels, and as many single-syllable words as possible, designed to use the smallest amount of energy to speak words.

Consonants:
p, b, m, n, w, t, d, h, Κ” (unwritten, only for preceding vowels without consonants)
Vowels:
Ι™ <a>, Ιͺ <i>, ʊ <u>, Ι› <e>

Here's a Zirka proverb that applies to me at a deep level, especially right now:

jo shir loch: uch fab luram, chog uch sadof udofus.

The fool says, β€œI need sleep, yet I remain awake.”

I've done it! The Lexiconga Tumblr is now at blog.lexicon.ga like it should have been the whole time!

Damn, I love Brandon Sanderson's books. The audiobooks are especially good, and the stories and characters are spectacularly enjoyable!

Whoa, why haven't I moved my Lexiconga Tumblr to a subdomain of the lexicon.ga domain yet? What am I even doing with my life?

I decided to pick up my /#conlang, Zirka (zirka-language.tumblr.com), again and finish designing the diphthong characters.

I started making it long before I knew about conlanging and the IPA, and while I improved it a bit after learning about conlanging, I only barely began making an attempt to use IPA relatively recently:
zirka-language.tumblr.com/post

Anyway, maybe I'll be able to make more progress now! :)

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Here's a super specific question:

Does anyone have any familiarity with WCOnline, the writing center software service, and if so, do you know of any open source alternatives? Or any viable alternatives at all?

It's good software, but it’s closed source and the service isn't great for online universities.

If there aren't any open source alternatives, would anyone be interested in building one with me?

Here's a super specific question:

Does anyone have any familiarity with WCOnline, the writing center software service, and if so, do you know of any open source alternatives? Or any viable alternatives at all?

It's good software, but it’s closed source and the service isn't great for online universities.

If there aren't any open source alternatives, would anyone be interested in building one with me?

@Alamantus
I think about this ALL THE TIME
Also why do we pronounce "threshold" like thresh-hold??

Whoever made the romanization for Korean words was drunk

Im playing around with a that uses tones, but I’m struggling to find a reason to keep peaking (/Λ§Λ¦Λ§/) and dipping (/Λ¦Λ§Λ¦/) tones beyond simply having more syllable options. Would it be β€œbad” to only have rising, high, falling, and low tones?

Alternately, would it be bad to use peaking and dipping tones _only_ for expressing intent/meaning (ie sarcasm, surprise, etc) instead of for distinguishing words/syllables? I know Mandarin doesn’t use it like that, but would it be ok??