Making a Romance Language

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Making a Romance Language

Post by qwed117 » Sun 24 Sep 2017, 06:54

Making a Romance Language
A In-Depth Guide to the Romance Family

In the 8th Century, Vulgar Latin was created. This has made a lot of people angry, and is widely regarded as a bad decision


Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. Romance Languages and Their Neighbors
3. Classical Latin
4. Vulgar Latin and Proto-Romance
5. Innovations and Retentions
6. Select Phonemic Typology
7. Consonantal Diachronics
8. Vocalic Diachronics
9. Select Diachronics
10. Orthographies
11. Vulgar Latin and Proto-Romance Lexicon
12. Vulgar Latin and Proto-Romance Derivations
13. Vulgar Latin and Proto-Romance Grammar
14. Select Grammatical Typology
15. Developing Grammar
16. Isoglosses and Development
17. Uniqueness
18. Developing a Nation
19. Colonial Eras
20. Language Death and Creolization


Disclaimer: The information contained in the postings in this thread by this author shall not be construed to be a definite unchanging guide of Romance languages as historical data changes.
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Re: Making a Romance Language

Post by qwed117 » Sun 24 Sep 2017, 06:58

Introduction

The Romance languages are a rather large group of languages, and are one of the best researched and best understood language families on Earth. In addition to their familiarity, those traits have made them one of the most important starting points for constructed languages. A result of being popular with beginners, constructed Romance languages (often shortened to "Romlangs") are often derided as basic creations.

This 20-part guide is meant to dispell myths about Romance languages, contribute to education about the Romance languages and to reveal the complexity underlying the Romance languages. It is not intended to be used as a formal study in the Romance languages. It is meant to summarize recent research and study in the Romance languages in a detailed format. That being said, it is not assured to be completely accurate as more information is found and presented. It will be less focused on constructed languages, and will be undoubtedly more focused on developments in real world Romance languages.

The guide will undoubtedly contain a large amount of discussion on diachronic changes, or changes that occur over a time period. We will be using an adaptation of the SCA2 standard used for the SCA2 on the zompist.com when referring to diachronic changes that affect phones, or spoken sounds. We will be using traditional terminologies when referring to TAM systems.

Being a guide, it will be less focused on a lesson-based approach than anything. If anything view it as a spiritual successor to the earlier guide on the aveneca.

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