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What is an overview of sound changes?

To answer part a), the basic syntax of the notation goes like this: [before] > [after] / [context] The part after the slash gives the situations in which the sound changes occur. For example, the ...
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What is an overview of sound changes?

I guess this forum really isn't set up for the kind of intense assistance & interaction you really need. Conlang-L or Reddit or CBB would be forums better suited, but I do have some ideas that ...
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I want to create a family of languages. Should I do one first or should I concentrate on all of them?

The usual way to approach making a family of related languages is to first make a proto-language (or adopt an existing or reconstructed natural language for this purpose), then simulating natural ...
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Can core argument markers swap roles? If so, how?

Straight up swapping the meaning of two case markers (let's call them like that for simplicity's sake) seems a pretty strange occurrence. There are however, theoretical ways this could happen: You ...
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How to reconcile the large number of similarities between my languages' morphemes

So your continent is a bit similar to the Americas in the real world. Let me recapitulate some theories about the language families of pre-columbian America. After his highly successful classification ...
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I want to create a family of languages. Should I do one first or should I concentrate on all of them?

For a naturalistic language family one has to apply naturalistic sound shifts and other naturalistic language changes. Those rules and changes are usually directed, therefore it is the best to design ...
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