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by HinGambleGoth
Wed 31 May 2017, 19:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6138
Views: 342917

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

qwed117 wrote: In that case, I think most Indo-European languages do.
Afrikaans lost practically all strong verbs but the copula and it has also lost person and number marking.
by HinGambleGoth
Mon 29 May 2017, 17:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6138
Views: 342917

Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

KaiTheHomoSapien wrote:I find this interesting in that "natlang" and "conlang" always seemed so black and white to me, but I can see how there can be blurred lines.
You could argue, that some highly presciptive standard languages have shades of that, like standard German.
by HinGambleGoth
Thu 25 May 2017, 20:44
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: [j] vs [i̯]
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

Re: [j] vs [i̯]

I think one indicator of /ʋ~v/ being an approximant in German is the way Germans tend to mispronounce /w/ in English, lumping it together with /v/ When I think about it, my own /v/ is not even articulated in the same way as my /f/. The lips are more open and there is far less turbulence. And native...
by HinGambleGoth
Sun 21 May 2017, 11:55
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: [j] vs [i̯]
Replies: 17
Views: 1360

Re: [j] vs [i̯]

I would guess it exists somewhere. Spanish has something that comes close, /ʝ/ vs. /i̯/. There is some neutralization and interchange between the sounds; for example, the singular "rey" has /i̯/ while the plural "reyes" has /ʝ/. They are only constrastive in most varieties after other consonants, i...
by HinGambleGoth
Fri 19 May 2017, 21:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Early old norse.
Replies: 123
Views: 16104

Re: Early old norse.

Regarding the word hross, it actually shifted around the vowel and consonant in Old Swedish, much like English, yielding hors. I do not know if it is attested in danish though, and it is possible that both variants coexisted, russ is also found in Swedish.
by HinGambleGoth
Wed 17 May 2017, 19:55
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand.
Replies: 72
Views: 9639

Re: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand

Tja, i det området var ju formerna annorlunda i dialekten till att börja med, och eftersom man vid t.ex. bibelhögläsning sannolikt använde någon slags boksvenska är det inte osannolikt att man inte gjorde någon koppling mellan egna dialektens vôre och skriftens voro vad gäller uttal, utan i stället...
by HinGambleGoth
Wed 10 May 2017, 21:45
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand.
Replies: 72
Views: 9639

Re: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand

På tal om det så är övergången inledande w - v därigenom intressant. Danskan uppvisar ju "progressivt u-omljud" tämligen sent. Tänkte på sydvästra Sverige där pluralformer fanns ändå in på 1900-talet. Men man tycker ändå att lärda människor och prästerskapet borde ha "kommit i håg" uttalen genom kon...
by HinGambleGoth
Wed 10 May 2017, 19:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Samthüdisk, a slightly different Germanic auxlang.
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Re: Samthüdisk, a slightly different Germanic auxlang.

Nachtuil wrote:For pronouns have you considered using your demonstratives/definitely articles like Dutch often does for inanimates? (And sometimes animates)
That would be much alike north germanic that uses the demonstratives as plural pronouns.
by HinGambleGoth
Mon 08 May 2017, 21:24
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand.
Replies: 72
Views: 9639

Re: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand

Finns det någon vettig förklaring till rotvokalens rundning i vore och voro ? Engelska och danska uppvisar ofta /wa/ = /wo/, men den här ljudskridningen passar inte riktigt eftersom att den inte förekommer regelbundet i andra ord, men kan ordet trycksvaga ställning påverkat? Eller är det bara analog...
by HinGambleGoth
Fri 05 May 2017, 17:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Samthüdisk, a slightly different Germanic auxlang.
Replies: 2
Views: 355

Samthüdisk, a slightly different Germanic auxlang.

Well, I already know of Folkspraak, Frenkish and such, but I want to try and make a somewhat different Germanic auxlang. The existing languages feel somewhat mangled together, often English grammar with a dutch like orthography and a radically generalized morphology that doesn't really resemble a li...
by HinGambleGoth
Thu 30 Mar 2017, 15:09
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: Phonological history of Swedish
Replies: 1
Views: 1089

Re: Phonological history of Swedish

This is the development of the Swedish vowel system, roughly from 1300 to 1500, some mergers started later and are still ongoing in the dialects, standard Swedish merged /ɞ:/ and /o:/ centuries ago and it is mostly found in western Sweden today. Otherwise, the vowel system has remained remarkably st...
by HinGambleGoth
Thu 23 Mar 2017, 12:57
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Icke-normativa standardspråksuttal
Replies: 41
Views: 7399

Re: Icke-normativa standardspråksuttal

Många mellansvenska dialektala språkdrag uppfattas sällan som utmärkande. Jag använder -n som plural för många neutrala substantiv, trä(d) - trän . huve - huven . På tal om det andra ordet så är huvud med formerna huve(t) - huven(a) inte som någon reagerar på som särskilt dialektalt. Att böja den/de...
by HinGambleGoth
Fri 17 Mar 2017, 21:34
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand.
Replies: 72
Views: 9639

Re: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand

Jo jag har ju tänkt att uttal som västerbottniska [ʂ] i [ʂw] (fno /sv/) måste ha sin grund i nåt annat än ett vanligt tunt s. Det är uppenbart att det ursprungliga indoeuropeiska s:et var tjockare än det i modern svenska,tyska och franska mfl vars realisering har påverkats när nya s-liknande ljud b...
by HinGambleGoth
Mon 20 Feb 2017, 17:45
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand.
Replies: 72
Views: 9639

Re: Spørsmål/frågor om skandinaviska / Questions about Scand

Det finns ju andra exempel, t. ex. *mannaz -> /mân:/ (öppet a eller ä) men *sanþaz -> /san:/ (mörkt a) og *þunnuz -> /tun:/ men *sunþanē -> /sön:a/ og *munþaz -> /mön:/ eller /môn:/. Notera dock *tanþs -> /tân:/ og *brunnaz (?) -> /brön:/. Hur skulle ni förklara de här mönstren? De här skillnaderna...
by HinGambleGoth
Mon 16 Jan 2017, 23:08
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Skånsk grammatik / Scanian grammar
Replies: 46
Views: 6055

Re: Skånsk grammatik / Scanian grammar

Tycker det är märkligt hur wiktionary tycks ha börjat bli en plattform för hemsnickrade folkmålsortografier [:S] De hemmasnickrade ortografierna är ganska märkliga tycker jag, det kryllar av stumma bokstäver och krångliga uttalsregler och verkar eftersträva så etymologisk stavning som möjligt med a...
by HinGambleGoth
Tue 10 Jan 2017, 14:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 727
Views: 48708

Re: English Orthography Reform

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fj4w6SCn2ZM

How would a dialect like that be dealt with?
by HinGambleGoth
Fri 06 Jan 2017, 23:01
Forum: Skandinaviskt
Topic: Mål og dialekter
Replies: 250
Views: 29477

Re: Mål og dialekter

Vissa vanliga ord växlar mellan olika fornsvenska handskrifter och antagligen dåtida dialekter. Östgötalagen har firi , Landslagen har före . Östgötalagen, liksom Västgötalagen har gæra , medan Landslagen har göra Det finns fler exempel som jag inte kommer på nu, som hulkin i ÖG och huilkin Landslag...
by HinGambleGoth
Wed 04 Jan 2017, 17:00
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 69
Views: 4253

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

tseren wrote:Some people just don't know when to stop. They pretended people spoke this stuff.
Goidelic is terrifying.
by HinGambleGoth
Tue 27 Dec 2016, 13:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Early old norse.
Replies: 123
Views: 16104

Re: Early old norse.

Is it known when this r > ʀ / i_# change occurred? In the late Viking age, when z* and r* where falling together and the carvers had a harder time separating the sounds. Another thing I have been thinking about is the actual name of the language, the medieval scandinavian spoke essentialy the same ...
by HinGambleGoth
Fri 23 Dec 2016, 20:07
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: If natlangs were conlangs
Replies: 69
Views: 4253

Re: If natlangs were conlangs

Danish is an attempt at making a Germanic conlang where the creator experimented with all sorts of lenition, you can tell since the vowel system is quite generic and not as planned out. The grammar is also very generic, and very average. As I said the maker just made a one-of trowaway experiment whe...