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by Ælfwine
Thu 17 May 2018, 02:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 27
Views: 1409

Re: English Dialects

Might as well give this a shot. KIT ɪ DRESS ɛ TRAP æ LOT ä STRUT ʌ (or even ə) FOOT ʊ BATH æː CLOTH ɑː NURSE ə˞ FLEECE ɪi ~ i FACE eɪ PALM äː THOUGHT ɑ GOAT oʊ (first element can be slightly unrounded) GOOSE ʉː (can be diphthongized like ɨʉ) PRICE ɐi CHOICE ɔi~oi MOUTH æʉ NEAR iɚ SQUARE eɚ START ɑɚ ...
by Ælfwine
Mon 14 May 2018, 03:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 632249

Re: What did you accomplish today?

In developing my romance language I realized the need to also recreate what kind of slavic language that the Avars probably spoke as a lingua franca. As it turns out, the best possible way for me to preserve a romance language in western Hungary was to preserve the slavonic speakers as well, perhaps...
by Ælfwine
Fri 11 May 2018, 04:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 632249

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I love the orthography s Huh? Orthography? What do you mean by that? Maybe they meant the romanization. (Or transliteration into whatever natscript.) “Orthography” of a language is whatever script is “native” to that language. I didn’t see you propose one yet. Did I just miss it? Anyway; if AElfwin...
by Ælfwine
Fri 11 May 2018, 04:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 632249

Re: What did you accomplish today?

ixals wrote:
Thu 10 May 2018, 22:30
Ælfwine wrote:
Wed 09 May 2018, 23:56
I love the orthography s
Huh? Orthography? What do you mean by that?
The Romanization.

"Blahblahblahblahblah"

Very interesting romanization. What does <hb> stand for?
by Ælfwine
Thu 10 May 2018, 16:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How Do YOU Create Words?
Replies: 18
Views: 458

Re: How Do YOU Create Words?

My focus is exclusively a-posteriori at the moment (though I do have a few ideas for an a priori lang), so in most of my cases, I simply derive the words from the parent family through sound changes. Loan words are generally taken by their prestige (i.e. since I am doing a romance language in Hungar...
by Ælfwine
Wed 09 May 2018, 23:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11034
Views: 632249

Re: What did you accomplish today?

ixals wrote:
Wed 09 May 2018, 22:44
I've begun to write a grammar for Cissian and this is what I came up with. Very happy with how it turned out, especially the tables which I finally learned how to do [B)]
I love the orthography s
by Ælfwine
Wed 09 May 2018, 19:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13619
Views: 747828

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

I say go with the more broad approach, you could probably leave out the palatalization like you said as well.
by Ælfwine
Sun 06 May 2018, 06:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aelf's Scratchpad
Replies: 22
Views: 2536

Re: Aelf's Scratchpad

The case system had been moving towards the Balkan style case system in Aquincum (Gonda, 115) and it makes sense to me that Castellum, like Aquincum, would also follow the Balkan case system, merging the Nominative and Accusative together and the Genitive and Dative together. Following the "Central ...
by Ælfwine
Sat 05 May 2018, 13:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 180879

Re: Yay or Nay?

Both of you raise good points. I guess I'll try them and see how the end product sounds.
by Ælfwine
Sat 05 May 2018, 05:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 180879

Re: Yay or Nay?

Should I add a set of nasal vowels to Castellan? Pro: >Romance languages seem to love them. Portuguese, French, Spanish allophonically and many Italian dialects have them. >Common Slavic had them. >I like the way they sound Con: >Not an areal feature >Romanian, my closest neighbor, never developed t...
by Ælfwine
Fri 04 May 2018, 00:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6542
Views: 452358

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

I don't think it's possible to say. It depends what you mean by 'phonemic length'. When did length stop being phonemic in English? Latin never "lost" phonemic length, per se. Four things happened: a) an inherited 'length' distinction produced a secondary difference in quality b) stressed vowels ten...
by Ælfwine
Thu 03 May 2018, 02:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6542
Views: 452358

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

Until what century was length phonemic in Latin? I've been reading examples from Rhetoromance that /u/ for example had become /ü/ when length was still phonemic, as an example.
by Ælfwine
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 07:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aelf's Scratchpad
Replies: 22
Views: 2536

Re: Aelf's Scratchpad

I've read Gonda's " The Aquincum-Aquileia-Salona Triangle " and " Changes in the Consonant System of Pannonia Inferior, Dalmatia and Venetia et Histria " which has given me a fairly good idea on what to expect in my own Pannonian Romance conlang set in the modern Hungarian city of Keszthely, despite...
by Ælfwine
Wed 25 Apr 2018, 22:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lazin (Romlang)
Replies: 17
Views: 892

Re: Lazin (Romlang)

I'm interested in seeing the historical phonology.
by Ælfwine
Sun 22 Apr 2018, 04:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lingue Romance
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: Lingue Romance

k1234567890y wrote:
Fri 20 Apr 2018, 04:55
Ælfwine wrote:
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 23:58
Where is it spoken? Mosella?
Not have really thought that seriously yet, but I guess this location works
It had a slightly French feel, although more conservative than French.

Look into Walloon — supposedly those Romance speakers who settled in the Moselle came from there.
by Ælfwine
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 23:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lingue Romance
Replies: 11
Views: 674

Re: Lingue Romance

Where is it spoken? Mosella?
by Ælfwine
Thu 19 Apr 2018, 00:27
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1208
Views: 68918

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I have Aspergers and can confirm that I cannot stick to a conlang long enough to form anything out of it.

Although I've also been told I have ADD, so maybe it's that.
by Ælfwine
Mon 16 Apr 2018, 03:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 1240

Re: La Ziunga: a taste of a romlang

How did the syllabic consonants come about?
by Ælfwine
Sun 15 Apr 2018, 04:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 1531

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

Idea: Romance language with a really strong Germanic superstrate initially, then the region comes under strong Polish and other Slavic influence. Though Germanic influence on my romlang isn't particularly strong, there were Germanics amongst the Avars as well as Slavs, and while the Slavs came to d...
by Ælfwine
Wed 11 Apr 2018, 19:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Altlang Ideas Discussion
Replies: 44
Views: 1531

Re: Altlang Ideas Discussion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vzQ_HwO792o So I learned two things from watching this cool video. 1.) The Chinese and Romans were aware of each other. 2.) The Chinese actually sent an envoy to seek out Rome So my idea of an altlang would be, what if the Romans not only defeated their Asiatic rival...