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by Ælfwine
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 06:16
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1489
Views: 132465

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

shimobaatar wrote:
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 05:33
So… I just turned 21, which feels a little weird, but also, of course, completely normal at the same time.
Happy Birthday!

Wait until you are 24, then you'll start to feel old.
by Ælfwine
Sat 20 Oct 2018, 04:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 933860

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

Pretty strange to not have plosives. Perhaps you could have something like /m n/ > /b d/ to correct part of that, but then you wouldn't have nasal consonants.
by Ælfwine
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 23:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2876
Views: 223932

Re: Yay or Nay?

Honestly, having -ik as the plural in analogy with the dative and accusative might suffice, unless you are going for something totally regular and agglutinative.
by Ælfwine
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 22:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 933860

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

I'm working on an Old Norse-Kalaallisut creole, and I am trying to create sound correspondences for each language. Could it be possible for one language to take in another languages /q/ sound as something like /kʰ/? I've noticed the loanword for "kayak" in Faroese is taken as "kajakk" [kʰajaʰkː] fr...
by Ælfwine
Tue 16 Oct 2018, 21:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14146
Views: 933860

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

I'm working on an Old Norse-Kalaallisut creole, and I am trying to create sound correspondences for each language. Could it be possible for one language to take in another languages /q/ sound as something like /kʰ/? I've noticed the loanword for "kayak" in Faroese is taken as "kajakk" [kʰajaʰkː] fro...
by Ælfwine
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 21:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 13
Views: 373

Re: Lapdeutsch

spanick wrote:
Mon 15 Oct 2018, 21:49
Interested to see where this goes
Seconded.
by Ælfwine
Fri 12 Oct 2018, 00:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: What have you been reading lately? (linguistic ed.)
Replies: 33
Views: 13717

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: 6722
Views: 565438

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: 6722
Views: 565438

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: 1489
Views: 132465

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: 11177
Views: 763712

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: 14146
Views: 933860

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: 14146
Views: 933860

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: 2876
Views: 223932

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: 2876
Views: 223932

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: 531

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: 14146
Views: 933860

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: 5942

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: 1210

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: 1337

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...