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by Ælfwine
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 02:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13440
Views: 675101

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

Also, does anyone know of any languages where coda clusters are allowed to be more complex than onset clusters? You're writing in one. Might I ask for a clarification? I know that you mean English, but I can't think of any words with four coda consonants. "sixths"? I guess I meant to ask if there a...
by Ælfwine
Fri 16 Feb 2018, 01:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 177
Views: 17188

Re: Silvish

So while I work on the language, I'll go through and update the vocabulary posts. Here's the first one , all shiny and new. It's on basic conversation; if there are other phrases you'd like me to add, let me know. [:D] In other news, I've settled on the French-like spellings I mentioned a couple po...
by Ælfwine
Thu 15 Feb 2018, 22:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13440
Views: 675101

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

Hungarian IIRC has an a different verbal paradigm for a group of objects, roughly saying definite objects. There might be other effetcs of this that I forgot. Now my Idea is, that if you develop something simila, e.g. accusative marking only for definite subjects a bit à la Spanish, you do not need...
by Ælfwine
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 22:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13440
Views: 675101

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

Maybe have a compromise? Maybe have differential object marking for definitness. (Hungarian has it, right?) And then only suffix the article if it is needed to dintinguish it in other positions, like subjects and so on. How would this work? Suffix the article for the nominative case but say, not fo...
by Ælfwine
Tue 13 Feb 2018, 22:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13440
Views: 675101

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

As you probably already know, Pelsodian is an isolating and agglutinative romance language spoken around Lake Balaton in modern day Hungary. The language has been heavily influenced by the language of the Pannonian Avars and later the Hungarians to the present day. Right now I am deciding on whether...
by Ælfwine
Sat 03 Feb 2018, 03:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang
Replies: 15
Views: 1030

Re: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang

I like that solution for the palatals, personally. I would definitely palatalize /s z/ before /j/. Is gemination phonemic in Pelsodian? Looking at the third person singular preterite indicative suffixes below, it appears it might be. If that's the case, then I wouldn't palatalize geminate /s z/, un...
by Ælfwine
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 13:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10950
Views: 572402

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Moved over here from Q&A So I'm expanding on Sangi's experimental NW Caucasian sound changes by porting them to SCA2. Categories: C=bcdfgklmnprstvw V=aāeēiīoōuūyȳæœꜷ Rewrite rules: ae|æ oe|œ au|ꜷ k|c qu|kʷ Sound Changes: [sm]//_# [ei]/j/_V a/ə/_ ā/a/_ e/ʲa/_ ē/ʲə/_ i/ɨ/_ ī/ʲɨ/_ o/ʷa/_ ō/ʷə/_ u/ɨ/_ ...
by Ælfwine
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 05:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10950
Views: 572402

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Moved over here from Q&A So I'm expanding on Sangi's experimental NW Caucasian sound changes by porting them to SCA2. Categories: C=bcdfgklmnprstvw V=aāeēiīoōuūyȳæœꜷ Rewrite rules: ae|æ oe|œ au|ꜷ k|c qu|kʷ Sound Changes: [sm]//_# [ei]/j/_V a/ə/_ ā/a/_ e/ʲa/_ ē/ʲə/_ i/ɨ/_ ī/ʲɨ/_ o/ʷa/_ ō/ʷə/_ u/ɨ/_ ū...
by Ælfwine
Tue 30 Jan 2018, 01:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13440
Views: 675101

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

Having not given up the "polysynthetic romlang" idea, I've been toying with the idea of a romlang heavily influenced by Abkhaz with a large consonant and small vowel inventory typical of such languages. Props to Isfendil who helped me establish some of the background of the language as spoken by ex...
by Ælfwine
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 22:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 10950
Views: 572402

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I finalized most of Silvish's verb conjugations. There are a few that aren't quite fitting an existing paradigm yet, but they shouldn't need much more attention. Meanwhile, I took the time to figure out a phonemic analysis of the vowel inventory. Turns out it has nine short vowel phonemes and seven...
by Ælfwine
Mon 29 Jan 2018, 22:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13440
Views: 675101

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

Having not given up the "polysynthetic romlang" idea, I've been toying with the idea of a romlang heavily influenced by Abkhaz with a large consonant and small vowel inventory typical of such languages. Props to Isfendil who helped me establish some of the background of the language as spoken by exp...
by Ælfwine
Mon 15 Jan 2018, 00:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian, a Hungarian romlang
Replies: 15
Views: 1030

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: 10950
Views: 572402

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: 3353

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: 75
Views: 2634

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: 10950
Views: 572402

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: 13440
Views: 675101

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: 13440
Views: 675101

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: 13440
Views: 675101

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: 10950
Views: 572402

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...