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by Ælfwine
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 00:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang

Thanks for all the answers. I think giving it features of both Gallo- and Eastern Romance would be cool. How would you phonemicize /c ɟ t͡ʃ d͡ʒ t͡s d͡z/? Your ideas for them work, but those sound like they'd just be creating allophones. As for /ʃ ʒ/, maybe you could palatalize /s z/? As for the fro...
by Ælfwine
Sat 13 Jan 2018, 21:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10873
Views: 545992

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I decided that the simple indicative past in Pelsodian is formed by adding just -t to the original form. Here's an example: egy dormot “I slept” (<dormo) tĕ dormist “You slept (<dormis) lĕ dormitt “He/She/It Slept” (dormit) This form could be seen as either influence from Hungarian, which has -t or ...
by Ælfwine
Sun 07 Jan 2018, 11:14
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Deriving an agglutinating language
Replies: 27
Views: 2922

Re: Deriving an agglutinating language

I'm having a little bit harder time trying to regularize Eastern Romance. Your original example works well for a Western Romance language, but less so for an Eastern Romance once. While I considered moving the location, I still wanted to do a Romance language based in Hungary and agglutination is un...
by Ælfwine
Thu 04 Jan 2018, 03:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Grammuary 2018
Replies: 55
Views: 1382

Re: Grammuary 2018

Day 1: I've decided to redo my noun declension entirely in Mannish. The definite article remains synthetic like in other NGmc languages, but as a preclitic instead of a postclitic, and causes initial mutation of the noun. So for example, take the noun "trell" (ON. < þræll ) which mutates to ntrell a...
by Ælfwine
Tue 02 Jan 2018, 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10873
Views: 545992

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I'm in the process of reworking my noun declensions in Mannish. Initially I had not considered the affect of prepositions upon the cases except for the vocative, which is built upon the exclamation O'. Now I've included prepositions that would affect the dative and genitive cases as well. Since the ...
by Ælfwine
Sat 30 Dec 2017, 02:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645181

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

Something like ante facto > anti=facto (this stage a coverb) > antifacto or factanto make-past-1ps Here ante transitions from a preposition to coverb to an auxiliary and finally a morphological feature. Not sure if I will go this route but it is interesting to play with Hungarian coverbs and prever...
by Ælfwine
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 21:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645181

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

Something like ante facto > anti=facto (this stage a coverb) > antifacto or factanto make-past-1ps Here ante transitions from a preposition to coverb to an auxiliary and finally a morphological feature. Not sure if I will go this route but it is interesting to play with Hungarian coverbs and preverbs.
by Ælfwine
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 18:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13354
Views: 645181

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

Could I change some of Latin's prepositions (e.g. ante-) to become preverbs/coverbs that could later on become grammaticalized as auxilary verbs? I was thinking of deriving my past tense this way, but I don't know how realistic it is.
by Ælfwine
Thu 28 Dec 2017, 00:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10873
Views: 545992

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I have started work on a germanic language descended from Old Norse. The idea is that is spoken in Thailand with quite a bit of Thai influence, and has an Austronesian alignment. Nevermind the fact that I have no idea on how such a language might come to be, I am very interested in such a project a...
by Ælfwine
Thu 21 Dec 2017, 20:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Deriving an agglutinating language
Replies: 27
Views: 2922

Re: Deriving an agglutinating language

It's been quite a while since I wrote that, so I had to look back a bit on what I did. First, I need to point out that this was not some deeply thought-out conlang or anything; it was just an example I came up with for that post. That's fine. I should have realized that you probably couldn't rememb...
by Ælfwine
Wed 20 Dec 2017, 01:50
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Deriving an agglutinating language
Replies: 27
Views: 2922

Re: Deriving an agglutinating language

The development of the Romance future tense to replace the Latin future tense is a good example of how to develop new suffixes. If the personal suffixes are regularized before the auxiliary becomes an enclitic, then it can preserve its form quite regularly. "I walk" etc. ambulo ambulas ambulat "I w...
by Ælfwine
Sat 16 Dec 2017, 02:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aelf's Scratchpad
Replies: 20
Views: 1579

Re: Aelf's Scratchpad

Rebooting... Playing around with some sound shifts for a potential brother to Pelsodian, but highly synthetic instead of agglutinative. Not sure if I'll make this lang, a little busy with my other ones, but it is a fun side project. Notably, Latin pretonic vowels are deleted where possible. This cau...
by Ælfwine
Fri 15 Dec 2017, 05:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang

Hey, nice to see a thread on this! I've been looking forward to hearing more about this language for a while. I quite like the name, too. Thanks a lot Shimo! I at first didn't like the name, but it is growing on me. Just to clarify, the two asterisks mean that [ŋ] is not an independent phoneme? Yes...
by Ælfwine
Thu 14 Dec 2017, 17:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10873
Views: 545992

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Dormouse:

Take a look at some Old Norse poetry. It has many different arrangements based on syllabic weight. You won't be disappointed.
by Ælfwine
Wed 13 Dec 2017, 06:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6314
Views: 386397

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

Was the adoption of /i/ as the main plural in East Romance conditioned by any particular sound change or was it just the way analogy worked? I keep reading about a change of /s/ -> /i/ in some words in East Romance, like magis -> mai in Istriot and Romanian (although this could simply be deletion of...
by Ælfwine
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 04:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10873
Views: 545992

Re: What did you accomplish today?

The first thing I've noticed is how nonconcatenative the morphology becomes. Take the VL word "sapere," where in one conjugation has pretonic stress and the other has initial stress (I know it doesn't — roll with me.) Example: ˈsaperɛ -> ˈsaper --> ˈsaber saˈperɛ -> sɐˈperɛ -> ˈspeɾɛ Another thing ...
by Ælfwine
Mon 11 Dec 2017, 00:52
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10873
Views: 545992

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've been playing around with the idea that I thought up after watching a David Peterson Ytube video: what if pretonic vowels were deleted wholesale in a romance conlang? I've asked around before and was shown an example in Portuguese where pretonic unstressed vowels often become silent or even elid...
by Ælfwine
Sun 10 Dec 2017, 00:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang

Update to the phonology and nominal declension: Gender has been reintroduced. The nominative gains a suffixed vowel corresponding to the gender: -u for masculine, -a for feminine and -o for neuter. Outside of the nominative, gender becomes more opaque, though there are some ways to determine the gen...
by Ælfwine
Sat 09 Dec 2017, 01:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang

I'm somewhat undecided on whether I want to keep gender in Pelsodian. This is something I've been indecisive on for quite a while, and I wonder what the peanut gallery thinks. The Pros to doing so mostly involve personal aesthetics (I like the look of manului [man-ul-u-i gloss: hand-DEF.m-NOM.m-pl] ...
by Ælfwine
Thu 07 Dec 2017, 07:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang
Replies: 14
Views: 726

Re: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang

Nominal Declension: Nominative/Accusative: Note: The exact function of the accusative is being retooled. It may be merged into the nominative or dative cases. Example: Nominative: hominēs > ominei > omei Dative: The dative case arose from the Vulgar Latin tendency to use the preposition "ad" with t...