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by Ælfwine
Wed 15 Aug 2018, 15:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13868
Views: 850953

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

Would an althistory where the Romans conquered part of Ireland, which had or has a Romance language competing in those parts with Gaelic work? I don't see why not. OTL the Irish were very much influenced by Rome, even though they never spoke Latin. Are people willing to do a collablang of this? I w...
by Ælfwine
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 03:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13868
Views: 850953

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

Shemtov wrote:
Tue 14 Aug 2018, 03:04
Would an althistory where the Romans conquered part of Ireland, which had or has a Romance language competing in those parts with Gaelic work?
I don't see why not. OTL the Irish were very much influenced by Rome, even though they never spoke Latin.
by Ælfwine
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 22:14
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6618
Views: 516614

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

Shimo is correct. I haven't innovated a three way distinction between palatalized and labialized coronals/velars though, merely suggested that slight labialization (like German iirc) could help differentiate it from the true palatal affricates. What essentially happened is that first the velars /k/ ...
by Ælfwine
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6618
Views: 516614

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

This question has been bothering me for a while. Are there any languages which differentiate /t͡ʃ/ and /t͡ɕ/ (and similarly for /d͡ʒ/ and /d͡ʑ/?) Polish has /t͡s d͡z s z/ vs. /t͡ʂ d͡ʐ ʂ ʐ/ vs. /t͡ɕ d͡ʑ ɕ ʑ/, unless you're asking about specifically /t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ vs. /t͡ɕ d͡ʑ/. Yes, I mean a difference b...
by Ælfwine
Mon 13 Aug 2018, 03:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6618
Views: 516614

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

This question has been bothering me for a while. Are there any languages which differentiate /t͡ʃ/ and /t͡ɕ/ (and similarly for /d͡ʒ/ and /d͡ʑ/?)
by Ælfwine
Sun 12 Aug 2018, 00:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11128
Views: 709160

Re: What did you accomplish today?

In my romlang, I've decided that the outcome of the second palatalization will be /tʃ dʒ/ before /a/ and /tɕ dʑ/ before /ɛ e i/. This produces a nice alternation between between casê [ˈtʃæsɛː] "house" and citê(t) [tɕiˈtɛː(t)] "city." Until I read more about earlier developments in PGmc/PN, I'm worki...
by Ælfwine
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 23:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2850
Views: 204448

Re: Yay or Nay?

I'm mutating all <th>s [T]s in my Faux Greek&Anatolian into <t>s [t]s...and I was contemplating turning all <pn>s* and <pt>s into <t>s as well. (or should I turn <pn> and <pt> into <th> [T] instead?) thank you. * = I got the <pn>s from Carian, not Greek...names like <Pneith> Maybe you could get [θ]...
by Ælfwine
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 19:56
Forum: Anthropology, Culture & History
Topic: Jokes
Replies: 377
Views: 63584

Re: Jokes

A couple of good old Emilian jokes - as usual, written in the Vignolese dialect. "Bâbo, mo cuṡ'ě-la la bigamìa?" "L'è avěr-eg na mujěra ed trôp..." "E la monogamìa?" "... cumpagn" "Hey dad, what's bigamy?" "It's having one wife too many." "And monogamy?" "... the same" This one has two versions: I ...
by Ælfwine
Thu 09 Aug 2018, 03:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 93
Views: 1138

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

18) It is 500 CE, and Anglo-Saxons have started to invade Londein and surrounding kingdoms. What will be the fate of the British Isles? a) The Romano-British kingdoms survive, and the Anglo-Saxons try to invade land further north in Scotland and Ireland. b) The Romano-British kingdoms survive, and t...
by Ælfwine
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 21:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ixals' scratchpad
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: ixals' scratchpad

k1234567890y wrote:
Wed 08 Aug 2018, 21:09
wow, this is really creative! nice job done!

@Ælfwine clearly it has initial mutations
Didn't get to that part before the thought came to my mind, sorry.
by Ælfwine
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 17:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6618
Views: 516614

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

I 5hink there are languages in the dinaric alps that fronted /u/ even before palatalization, meaning that /ku/>/ču/. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dalmatian_language does not seem to be it, but it says it palatalizes before /i/ and not /e/, so it mightbhave done a separate shift from the rest of ...
by Ælfwine
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 16:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ixals' scratchpad
Replies: 7
Views: 196

Re: ixals' scratchpad

Will this language have initial mutations?
by Ælfwine
Tue 07 Aug 2018, 04:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6618
Views: 516614

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

Rhaeto-Romance and Gallo-Romance both fronted /u/, yes. But since original short /u/ > /U/ > /o/ anyway, there's no way to tell if it was before the loss of length - I doubt it. I could swear I've read Rhetoromance fronting /u/ early on when (Classical) vowel length was still phonemic, but as you s...
by Ælfwine
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 22:23
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6618
Views: 516614

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

Similar to the /a/ length discussion. Apparently, some Rhaetish dialects fronted /ū/ before vowel length was lost. Does anyone know anything about this? I can't seem to find where I read that before. (Common Slavic also fronted /ū/ > /y/. I want to know if Rhaeto-Romance did it, if it did I'll inclu...
by Ælfwine
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 21:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 93
Views: 1138

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

9.) c

10.) f. kkʲ kʲ gʲ -> cc c ɟ

11) d. ʃc

12) e. (shimo's)

13) b.

NB: it's very odd that a language would adopt Old English style changes before Old English existed? Although I guess it can be explained as a coincidence.
by Ælfwine
Mon 06 Aug 2018, 00:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13868
Views: 850953

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

Irish is a close-to-home example of the 'at me' strategy. Tá madra agam , "Stands a dog at me" ("I have a dog") (not literally 'stands' - its lost its original non-auxiliary meaning). Sometimes 'with' is used instead: tá madra liom , "Stands a dog with me" ("I own a dog"). The difference is apparen...
by Ælfwine
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 23:40
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1375
Views: 106292

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

After several months on Firefox, I'm switching back to using Chrome.

I don't know, it's easier on my eyes.
by Ælfwine
Sun 05 Aug 2018, 03:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 93
Views: 1138

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

6.) What will be the outcome of the monophthongs of Vulgar Latin? d.) /i u ɪ ʊ e o ɛ ɔ a/ > /i u i o e o ɛ ɔ a/ 7.) What would a map of Great Britain now look like in the 5th and 6th centuries? c) It would look like this map, but with a northern kingdom having control of more land. 8.) What kingdom ...
by Ælfwine
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 19:22
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Dealing with Conlanger's Block
Replies: 24
Views: 907

Re: Dealing with Conlanger's Block

That's your problem, you should have made it North Germanic like me! Which articles have -z? In North Germanic you get three articles, two of which end in nasal consonants. I partially solved this problem by adopting Irish "na" for the feminine while keeping masculine en (<hinn). Well, in this case...
by Ælfwine
Sat 04 Aug 2018, 03:34
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Dealing with Conlanger's Block
Replies: 24
Views: 907

Re: Dealing with Conlanger's Block

That's your problem, you should have made it North Germanic like me! Which articles have -z? In North Germanic you get three articles, two of which end in nasal consonants. I partially solved this problem by adopting Irish "na" for the feminine while keeping masculine en (<hinn). Well, in this case...