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by Ælfwine
02 Dec 2019 14:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 842

Re: Lexember 2019

:con: :got: Gotesch Razde

башъ [ˈpaː.ʃə] from Ottoman Turkish paşa
noun
1.) a governor
2.) a military leader; a commander
by Ælfwine
02 Dec 2019 14:06
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 921703

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

For a while I was considering eliminating the case system of my Gothic conlang, but what was preventing me was the existence of final -s in many words in the corpus (fers "man," bars "beard" ies "he") but not in others (plut "blood," alt "old," tag "day"). However, it was suggested to me that the -s...
by Ælfwine
02 Dec 2019 02:45
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4415
Views: 921703

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

In what positions and under what conditions did French keep morphological nominative -s, even after it lost cases? C.f. French fils.
by Ælfwine
02 Dec 2019 00:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 73
Views: 21470

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread - A Romlang Idea

This is an idea of a Romlang. Usually they are very boring so to take those ideas further I should find up much more, but this a notepad. s => ʃ k [+front] => s g [+ front] => ʒ => z j => ʒ => z I'm still considering what will happen with /s/ in coda positions. Maybe it is /ʃ/ which sounds very Ger...
by Ælfwine
01 Dec 2019 23:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinian Scrap thread
Replies: 73
Views: 21470

Re: Omzinian Scrap thread - A Romlang Idea

This is an idea of a Romlang. Usually they are very boring so to take those ideas further I should find up much more, but this a notepad. s => ʃ k [+front] => s g [+ front] => ʒ => z j => ʒ => z I'm still considering what will happen with /s/ in coda positions. Maybe it is /ʃ/ which sounds very Ger...
by Ælfwine
01 Dec 2019 21:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 842

Re: Lexember 2019

Movard oeln /ɛːn/ mn. Uncle, or any male relative. Also used as a term of respect for an elder. Vulgar Latin * aunclu , from Latin avunculus ; Old Movard onlhe , Middle Movard oinle . vadeil /vaˈdai̯/ mn. A pendulum. Vulgar Latin * bataclu “clapper of a bell,” from L battuō + - culum ; Old Movard b...
by Ælfwine
01 Dec 2019 12:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lexember 2019
Replies: 82
Views: 842

Re: Lexember 2019

Guess I'll kick it off.

:con: :got: Gotesch Razde

гифтс [ˈɣifts] from Proto-Germanic *giftiz
1.) gift, present
2.) the giving of a woman as a bride
by Ælfwine
30 Nov 2019 08:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6652
Views: 1060100

Re: What did you accomplish today?

LinguoFranco wrote:
30 Nov 2019 03:12
I managed to get beyond the phonemic inventory and into word generation (finally.)
Well now you are prepared for Lexember!
by Ælfwine
25 Nov 2019 17:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Random Conlang Concepts
Replies: 13
Views: 1050

Re: Random Conlang Concepts

According to Wikipedia , the "Vlachs [Morlachs] from Herzegovina and Dalmatia ... spoke a language close to Romanian ... Today there are only a dozen Morlachs in Croatia and they lost their maternal Romance speaking language.” There are no records (as far as I can tell) of their language, and it pr...
by Ælfwine
16 Nov 2019 19:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 58
Views: 5156

Re: Goþesch Razde

That's actually... pretty close to my previous sketch (albeit formatted nicer.) The neuter has pro nominal and null forms, so one can find blindete alongside mere blind . Neat. Is there a functional difference between the pronominal and null neuters, like one is attributive, the other predicative, ...
by Ælfwine
16 Nov 2019 17:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 58
Views: 5156

Re: Goþesch Razde

Cool. So, based on that and the nominal declensions, I'm guessing the endings would be something like this? (assuming the strong/weak distinction is retained) +-----+-----+------+-----+------+-----+------+ | | Masculine | Feminine | Neuter | | +-----+------+-----+------+-----+------+ | | S | P | S ...
by Ælfwine
15 Nov 2019 21:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 58
Views: 5156

Re: Goþesch Razde

On an unrelated note, do you have any work done on Goþesch adjectives? I haven't really worked on adjectives much. I don't think they would differ that much from what is typical of Germanic languages. Going from the Crimean Gothic body, there are a few ideas: -s generally marks the nominative mascu...
by Ælfwine
11 Nov 2019 08:17
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 37
Views: 3106

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

Your system of atonic and tonic pronouns interests me, if only because I am considering that path for my own Gothish. As it turns out, one of my adstrates, Greek, also has atonic and tonic pronouns. I'm wondering how you derived them? I know that Proto-Germanic had sets of weak unstressed pronouns a...
by Ælfwine
11 Nov 2019 05:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 58
Views: 5156

Re: Goþesch Razde

Why are there so many schwas, just like West Germanic languages and Danish, in such an isolated environment from other Germanic languages; is this realistic? I'm going to fully admit that I don't know if this is realistic for Crimean Gothic, but a few things suggest it. First, is the confusion over...
by Ælfwine
08 Nov 2019 17:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: what brought you to conlanging?
Replies: 26
Views: 493

Re: what brought you to conlanging?

I like alternate history and worldbuilding and conlanging was a natural extension of that.
by Ælfwine
07 Nov 2019 07:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5829
Views: 1386210

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

What are some ways a conlang could gain evidentiality?
by Ælfwine
31 Oct 2019 22:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian Scratchpad
Replies: 6
Views: 1595

Re: Pelsodian Scratchpad

Since everyone is working on romance conlangs these days, I might as well continue this. Qwed gave me an excellent idea for my Pannonian Romance conlang in the discord a few weeks back when he highlighted an interested feature of the Sutsilvan dialect of Rhaeto-Romance. The diphthongization system I...
by Ælfwine
29 Oct 2019 17:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 40
Views: 8100

Re: Jäzik Panúski

Zythros Jubi wrote:
29 Jan 2019 17:52
That is to say, Pannonian is spoken to the north of Raba River?
No, Prekmurje Slovene is.
by Ælfwine
29 Oct 2019 17:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 40
Views: 8100

Re: Jäzik Panúski

Doesn't Hungarian have /ʎ/ (ly)? As Shimo said, Hungarian <ly> is /j/. For the sound changes in Pannonian, I recall some Kajkavian dialects that do something similar. I wonder whether a romlang set in Bohemia is realistic, and how to justify its internal history Just assume the marcomannic wars wer...
by Ælfwine
29 Oct 2019 05:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5829
Views: 1386210

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

New Question: I have a "proto"-language with /ʎ l ɲ n/ and /y/ in it. I want to preserve the distinction between /ʎ/ and /l/, but merge /ɲ/ into /y/. Problem is, /ɲ/ is much more stabler cross-linguistically than /ʎ/ (i.e. the latter tends to turn into /y/ before /ɲ/ does), so I propose the followi...