Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby mōdgethanc » 2014-08-12, 19:23

I have no idea how you expected me to get that from what you wrote since it was nowhere in the text, but sure.

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby Koko » 2014-08-12, 19:25

… good point. Now I'm really sorry :oops:

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby mōdgethanc » 2014-08-12, 19:27

It's okay. I'm just acting like a dick, but I don't really mean it.

Does anyone use <q> for its IPA value of /q/? Or is that too mainstream?

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby Dormouse559 » 2014-08-12, 19:29

The a priori conlang I'm working on now does.
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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby Ahzoh » 2014-08-12, 19:33

mōdgethanc wrote:It's okay. I'm just acting like a dick, but I don't really mean it.

Does anyone use <q> for its IPA value of /q/? Or is that too mainstream?

I use it for /q/, but I am mimicking Semitic romanization after all.
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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby Koko » 2014-08-12, 19:37

I think in one of my conlangs I had /q/ for <q>, and in a dialect of Isyan /q/ is retained in a few words but is slowly becoming a lost phoneme (the Jine government takes a census every decade on all Dorsai Jine speakers to take note which words keep the /q/ and which ones have lost it— from this they decide if a spelling reform should take place or not: <q> into <k>).

In Ancient Maet I had <q> /q/, but then I changed 'em all to <k>.

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby Urdcax » 2014-08-27, 8:43

in urdcax q is /q/ the uvular stop, q' is /qʼ/ qw is /qʷ/ qw' /qʼʷ/
in ʡamaq' q is /qʼ

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby Qarlfraer » 2014-08-27, 11:45

In Riqqish <q> is always /k/, <k> is pronounced /ç/.
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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby toogletoggle » 2016-03-20, 21:30

Qarlfraer wrote:In Riqqish <q> is always /k/, <k> is pronounced /ç/.

Too me it seems like <k> would be more fit for /k/ and <q/ would be more fit for /ç/.
(But whatever, it's your conlang…)
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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby ShounenRonin » 2016-04-21, 16:28

In my conlang, Q makes a /k/ sound.

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby Pasie » 2016-05-08, 3:02

In mine, /ku/.

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby ShounenRonin » 2016-06-01, 13:54

I like using /q/ for [x], though sometimes it is [k].

I might have /q/ replace /k/ for [k].

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby linguoboy » 2016-06-01, 16:21

What's the point of using <q> for /k/ besides trying to make your phonological inventory look more exotic than it is?
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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby ShounenRonin » 2016-06-01, 16:52

linguoboy wrote:What's the point of using <q> for /k/ besides trying to make your phonological inventory look more exotic than it is?


That's the only point really.

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby linguoboy » 2016-06-01, 17:06

So why not just make a more interesting phonology?

This isn't directed at you in particular. I just see a lot of noob colangers using diacritics, odd digraphs, or unconventional assignments for garden-variety phonemes and I find it a puzzling choice at best.

It would be different if there were solid historical reasons. Like if the language once had /q/ but this shifted to /k/ following some radical change in its realisation (such as a shift to /t/, as is attested in Hawai'ian, Vietnamese, and Sinitic varieties).
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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby HellfireBolt » 2016-06-11, 13:18

In my Reformed Esperanto project it is used for /x/.

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby Cubix » 2016-06-26, 21:17

In my conlang (Bonestalingu), "q" is pronounced [x] or [ʁ]. I didn't know what to do with it, so I made it soud like that.
Langue maternelle :  (fr)
Fluently spoken :  (en)
Ich kann ein bisschen sprechen :  (de)
Kaj esperanto mojosas !  (eo)
Et ju posam strugisa lingo : Bonestalingu. And I have a conlang : Bonestalingu.

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby Dormouse559 » 2016-06-26, 22:42

One thing you can do is leave the letter out. If <q> isn't necessary to adequately represent your conlang's pronunciation, then you might as well remove it, unless there's some compelling reason not to. "Because it's there" doesn't strike me as compelling.
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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby Cubix » 2016-06-29, 12:53

Yeah, you're right. But it doesn't matter, for now this letter is only used in two words : equs (horse) and aquag (water).
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Fluently spoken :  (en)
Ich kann ein bisschen sprechen :  (de)
Kaj esperanto mojosas !  (eo)
Et ju posam strugisa lingo : Bonestalingu. And I have a conlang : Bonestalingu.

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Re: Pronunciation of <Q> in conlangs

Postby linguoboy » 2016-06-30, 19:31

Cubix wrote:Yeah, you're right. But it doesn't matter, for now this letter is only used in two words : equs (horse) and aquag (water).

Even more reason to get rid of it.
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