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by Zythros Jubi
Thu 10 May 2018, 03:31
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make a (pseudo-)Paleo-Balkanic conlang?
Replies: 2
Views: 599

Re: How to make a (pseudo-)Paleo-Balkanic conlang?

As for Proto-Albanian homeland, Orel said it was marshy land, not mountainous nor coastal, with few valleys; I guess Pannonia or Wallachia may fit. In terms of indigenous vocabulary, words for cattle and sheep herding is abundant; in PA there are much more Latin loanwords than Greek ones. Then it co...
by Zythros Jubi
Wed 09 May 2018, 17:13
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make a (pseudo-)Paleo-Balkanic conlang?
Replies: 2
Views: 599

How to make a (pseudo-)Paleo-Balkanic conlang?

Recently I've read A Concise Historical Grammar of Albanian by Vladimir Orel and The Language of Thracians (in its English translation, see: http://groznijat.tripod.com/thrac/) by Ivan Duridanov, as well as several papers by other Bulgarian scholars such as Bilyana Mihaylova. They came up with a hyp...
by Zythros Jubi
Fri 27 Apr 2018, 11:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What language could this person speak?
Replies: 15
Views: 2553

Re: What language could this person speak?

Well, how to say "programming" in Farsi?
by Zythros Jubi
Mon 01 Jan 2018, 07:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Hellenisation Game
Replies: 6
Views: 1027

Re: Hellenisation Game

/m n ɲ ŋ/ μ ν νι γγ
/p t k/ π τ κ
/b d g/ β δ γ
/ts tʃ cç/ τσ τζ κι
/dz dʒ ɟʝ/ δσ δζ γι
/f θ s ʃ h/ φ θ σ σζ χ
/v ð z ʒ/ ω δθ ζ ζσ
/l ɫ j/ λ λλ
/ɾ r/ ρ ρρ

/i ɛ a ə/ ι η α ε
/ɔ y u/ ο υ ου

Next: Vietnamese (well, ch/tr s/x and gi/d/r must be distinguished)
by Zythros Jubi
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 04:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang

I just meant that this project may not seem so "realistic"; for a situation like Cappadocian Greek, extensive language contact and bilingualism is needed, and its speakers comprise a minority in local population. What's more, topography should be taken into consideration.
by Zythros Jubi
Tue 19 Dec 2017, 16:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang
Replies: 16
Views: 2141

Re: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang

Well, after nearly a thousand years of coexistence, Romanian (in Transylvania, Banat and Partium etc.) didn't become so strange under agglutinative influence; instead, it forms part of the Balkan Sprachbund. On the other hand, Slovak doesn't seem to have exotic traits, just an average Slavic languag...
by Zythros Jubi
Thu 05 Oct 2017, 05:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34662

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Why is 沁 used for Ma, instead of something like 摩?
by Zythros Jubi
Wed 04 Oct 2017, 02:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34662

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Well I'd like to see your Grand Master Plan.
by Zythros Jubi
Tue 03 Oct 2017, 16:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language
Replies: 229
Views: 34662

Re: Ởnh·Vú- Chamic Language

Why does the reflex of "ville" refer to Paris, instead of borrowing the proper noun itself? Well, IMHO the word for "city", ville, is more suitable to serve as a nickname for Saigon. Well, how come all of 李/黎/劉/柳/留/呂/廖/盧/陸/雷/羅 have the same pronunciation? They do not have the same tone in Middle Chi...
by Zythros Jubi
Fri 29 Sep 2017, 17:42
Forum: Translations
Topic: A Germanic Translation Comparison
Replies: 44
Views: 5695

Re: A Germanic Translation Comparison

Something a la Ukrainian:
Мин худ — у вороміжі вочі.

Мин флютобіт флед ялім.

Інафорові груні туча сліпудь торну.

Сфор князорич, міч я вовт суд зері, ну я ная.

Я Дрочен узія сехан на борг я різд хвір'я сонев Адама бувдін.
by Zythros Jubi
Fri 15 Sep 2017, 17:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Guess The Language!!!
Replies: 5373
Views: 276935

Re: Guess The Language!!!

Spoken in New Guinea?
by Zythros Jubi
Sun 10 Sep 2017, 15:52
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Guess The Language!!!
Replies: 5373
Views: 276935

Re: Guess The Language!!!

Something Papuan?
by Zythros Jubi
Thu 10 Aug 2017, 15:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cissian
Replies: 32
Views: 4337

Re: Cissian

Well, the location of Cissia is precisely where Calvinism prevails *here*, in Hungary and in Romania among Hungarians.
by Zythros Jubi
Tue 08 Aug 2017, 13:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cissian
Replies: 32
Views: 4337

Re: Cissian

So where is Cissia located? Here's Zakarpattia Oblast, maybe plus Romania's Maramures County? Is it possible for them to be Greek Catholic like in west Ukraine?
by Zythros Jubi
Wed 02 Aug 2017, 15:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cissian
Replies: 32
Views: 4337

Re: Cissian

Well, how come they use the Cyrillic alphabet? Located in the Carpathian Basin, they are supposed to be Roman Catholic or Calvinist. Is it spoken in Great Hungarian Plain?

Edit: it is also possible to be located in Carpathian Ruthenia.
by Zythros Jubi
Wed 02 Aug 2017, 06:01
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Eight Reasons to Visit the Wenthar Islands!
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: Eight Reasons to Visit the Wenthar Islands!

Would you like to make a Celtic conlang spoken in Wenthar?
by Zythros Jubi
Wed 02 Aug 2017, 05:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Cissian
Replies: 32
Views: 4337

Re: Cissian

This would be nice within a Magyar-less alternative timeline.
by Zythros Jubi
Tue 01 Aug 2017, 09:12
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: Eight Reasons to Visit the Wenthar Islands!
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: Eight Reasons to Visit the Wenthar Islands!

Where is Wenthar Island in OTL?
by Zythros Jubi
Sat 22 Jul 2017, 11:00
Forum: Translations
Topic: I am king of kings
Replies: 77
Views: 11373

Re: I am king of kings

Ear of the Sphinx wrote:
Konungr wrote:Wołaska

Jem ksiądz księdzu.
[jɛm kʲɕɔn̪t̪͡s̪ ˈkʲɕɛn̪d̪͡z̪u]
be.1SG-PRS king king.PL-GEN
I am the king of kings.
You have just commited a plagiarism. The Polish Language Council will soon hunt you down.
Is it a Slavic language?
by Zythros Jubi
Sat 22 Jul 2017, 10:56
Forum: Translations
Topic: Person, language, speaker, country
Replies: 73
Views: 7130

Re: Person, language, speaker, country

Roguel: Person - Roguel (in its original sense, wanderer or lit. "one who floats") Language - Rogueldumar Speaker - Roguel, or Roguellerep (Roguel-speaker) Country - Roguelextan (Roguelia; lit. Roguel-land) Amwrga: (nothing more than a sketchlang) Person - Amwrga, pl. Kamwrga Language - Ko'kjaa Mwrg...