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by Ælfwine
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 00:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 33
Views: 13587

Re: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)

I've been reading a bit about American dialectology. Particularly, I am reading "The Atlas of North American English" by Labov etc, where a snippet can be found here.
by Ælfwine
Thu 11 Oct 2018, 18:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6707
Views: 560793

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

Could anyone link me to a resource on Proto Norse and/or Proto Germanic language? I need phonology, grammar and lexicon if they're available. I honestly just look at Wikipedia and Wiktionary for the most part. Wikipedia is pretty bad for Proto Norse. It lists mostly generalities. I'm doing my own r...
by Ælfwine
Wed 10 Oct 2018, 00:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6707
Views: 560793

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

Could anyone link me to a resource on Proto Norse and/or Proto Germanic language? I need phonology, grammar and lexicon if they're available. I honestly just look at Wikipedia and Wiktionary for the most part. Wikipedia is pretty bad for Proto Norse. It lists mostly generalities. I'm doing my own r...
by Ælfwine
Mon 01 Oct 2018, 03:26
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1480
Views: 130505

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I've been collaborating with Dewrad, the creator of Dravian: probably the best naturalistic romance language ever made (well, to me at least) and very similar to my own project, which takes place in the same region. While the last time we chatted he told me he hadn't much time to get back to me due...
by Ælfwine
Sat 29 Sep 2018, 06:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11176
Views: 758648

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Looks great. Reminds me of some Baltic languages.
by Ælfwine
Fri 28 Sep 2018, 00:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14110
Views: 926003

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

Thanks guys! The reason I ask is the language I am playing with is a North Germanic language spoken on the Isle of Man (or more specifically, the Calf of Man located off the coast of the Isle of Man). I have a strong reason to suspect that a mixed language of sort might arise on the Isle of Man wher...
by Ælfwine
Thu 27 Sep 2018, 00:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14110
Views: 926003

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

Does extensive language contact between two different languages ALWAYS necessitate "simplification" of those language's grammar? (Case loss, for example.)

Are there any examples of two languages in contact becoming more complex?
by Ælfwine
Tue 25 Sep 2018, 22:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2868
Views: 221791

Re: Yay or Nay?

I imagine it could still be used for liturgical purposes, hmm?
by Ælfwine
Tue 25 Sep 2018, 14:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2868
Views: 221791

Re: Yay or Nay?

A paragraph from the Wikipedia page on the Principality of Lower Pannonia: In the summer of 867, Kocel provided short-term hospitality to brothers Cyril and Methodius on their way from Great Moravia to the pope in Rome to justify the use of the Slavic language as a liturgical language. They and thei...
by Ælfwine
Thu 20 Sep 2018, 18:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian Scratchpad
Replies: 5
Views: 509

Re: Pelsodian Scratchpad

Ah, nice to see a new, more up-to-date thread on this. Thanks Shimo! I would probably go for /d͡ʒ/ > /ʒ/. What are the results of the sonorant palatalizations, if you've thought about those yet? I believe /nj lj/ have a tendency to become palatal consonants, however the latter might have a strong t...
by Ælfwine
Fri 14 Sep 2018, 23:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14110
Views: 926003

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

In one of my langs, out of the blue, I've decided it would become intolerant of heterorganic consonant clusters (e.g. all consonant clusters must have the same POA.) To accomplish this, I've decided that palatalization will operate, transforming clusters like [sk] into [ʃc], and an epenthetic schwa ...
by Ælfwine
Thu 13 Sep 2018, 17:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 150
Views: 5771

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

78. b 79. b 80. c 81. d Also, any reason it's Brittaniot instead of Britanniot? Worth clarifying if we want it to be that way, imo The French reflex of Britannica is Bretagne, which suggests a geminate, otherwise the t would have lost out. The English name was taken from French and then (incorrectl...
by Ælfwine
Wed 12 Sep 2018, 00:08
Forum: Teach & Share
Topic: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation
Replies: 10
Views: 1064

Re: A Beginner's guide to Slavic accentuation

I’m trying to wrap my head around this.

A few questions:
  • Is there a way to predict what word has what accent, if nothing is known about the accent?
  • Are initial “strong” morphemes always have immovable accents?
Otherwise, it looks great Zeko!
by Ælfwine
Thu 06 Sep 2018, 02:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jezik Panoski
Replies: 20
Views: 1297

Re: Jezik Panoski

Concerning stress and accent: Fitting in with nearby Czech, Slovak, German and Hungarian, Pannonian stress will ultimately develop on the strong first syllable, although it may not be so thorough and words (particularly from Latin) with stress on the penultimate or ultimate can be found. How this wi...
by Ælfwine
Sun 02 Sep 2018, 22:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 182
Views: 25508

Re: Silvish

Pluj interesant!

Very interesting!
by Ælfwine
Sat 01 Sep 2018, 06:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2868
Views: 221791

Re: Yay or Nay?

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 00:47
[ls sl → rs sr → ʂ͡ɽ]
[lz zl → rz zr → ʐ͡ɽ]
I feel like [ɽʂ] and [ɽʐ] iss more likely. Faroese retroflexes its consonants similarly, where [ɹ] becomes [ɻ] and retroflexes a following consonant as well.
by Ælfwine
Thu 30 Aug 2018, 03:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jezik Panoski
Replies: 20
Views: 1297

Re: Jezik Panoski

I've read your Guide, Zeko, however I am quite unsure on what direction I want to take accent and stress in Pannonian. I think innovating vowel length like my neighbors is more than likely though. Now, stress. It seems to me likely that, due to the loss of yers, stress would have a tendency to be re...
by Ælfwine
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 22:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14110
Views: 926003

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

oh nevermind, I thought [ç] was [ʂ]
by Ælfwine
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 21:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14110
Views: 926003

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

Wouldn't the retroflex be a retraction?
by Ælfwine
Wed 29 Aug 2018, 01:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14110
Views: 926003

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

I'm planning to make a Slavic language of Balkans. What could its name be? Ah, looks like I've inspired people! Hmm, have you tried introducing a Slavic language to the Albanian coast? (Perhaps you could call it Epirote, based off of the name of the Roman province? c.f. Macedonian, and my Pannonian).