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by Ælfwine
23 Apr 2019 03:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 24
Views: 745

Re: Gotesche Razde

I'm pretty sure the Balkan Sprachbund is a consequence of bilingualism in the Balkans peninsula, with a Greek superstrate providing model for some grammatical constructions (due to the age of Greek it can be proved it did it first). Considering that Gothish would have no contact with the other lang...
by Ælfwine
17 Apr 2019 18:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14611
Views: 1216014

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

The vowel space tends to be the most open with "close" vowels, so I'd get rid of schwa at least. Would you propose the same with a vowel system like this: i ɨ u | i̤ ɨ̤ ṳ | ḭ ɨ̰ ṵ e ə o | e̤ ə̤ o̤ | ḛ ə̰ o̰ æ ɐ ɑ | æ̤ ɐ̤ ɑ̤ | æ̰ ɐ̰ ɑ̰ That also looks reasonable, though the bottombspace might be a b...
by Ælfwine
17 Apr 2019 18:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14611
Views: 1216014

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

The vowel space tends to be the most open with "close" vowels, so I'd get rid of schwa at least.
by Ælfwine
16 Apr 2019 02:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14611
Views: 1216014

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

I am introducing some front rounded vowels to Crimean Gothic, and after thinking about how it will be represented in the orthography, I have decided that <ё> and <ю> are pronounced /jo/ and /ju/ initially and after vowels, and /ø/ and /y/ respectively elsewhere. Now, to get this state of affairs, wo...
by Ælfwine
15 Apr 2019 23:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 31
Views: 9282

Re: Nortsääenglisch

To be honest, I liked the old orthography better.
by Ælfwine
02 Apr 2019 23:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 24
Views: 745

Re: Gotesche Razde

I'm going to be frank, syntax is my weakest area, so any ideas you guys can through at me are welcome. How is the possession construction formed if the genitive case disappears? Most likely by the accusative case in addition to a preposition or pronoun that denotes possession. "for" might work well ...
by Ælfwine
26 Mar 2019 16:25
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14611
Views: 1216014

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

I'm glad you brought that up, Salm. I'm trying to figure out the best way to compose a grammar on Gothish, with its reduced (but not completely eroded like English) morphology. Syntax I am weakest in, and I have little more decided upon beyond it being an SVO and pro-drop language with remnants of V...
by Ælfwine
24 Mar 2019 22:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 24
Views: 745

Re: Gotesche Razde

Allophony! For now, I'll start with consonantal allophony, as the vowels don't vary much: /b/ is pronounced: [p] initially {b] in between two sonorants [p] finally /d/ is pronounced: [t] initially [d] in between two sonorants [t] finally /f/ is pronounced: [f] everywhere /g/ is pronounced: [k] initi...
by Ælfwine
24 Mar 2019 17:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lapdeutsch
Replies: 63
Views: 24498

Re: Lapdeutsch

Very nice language. Definitely feels like a German or Dutch dialect, or sociolect.

*is writing down notes*
by Ælfwine
22 Mar 2019 01:32
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 24
Views: 745

Re: Gotesche Razde

More people might be able to enjoy your work if you didn't demand that we learn Cyrillic for you first! It may make sense the language having a native orthography that's Cyrillic, but I don't see that it makes much sense having an orthography of presentation that's Cyrillic. Even when dealing with ...
by Ælfwine
21 Mar 2019 03:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 24
Views: 745

Re: Gotesche Razde

So what about this compromise, in regards to vowel length: vowels are typically not marked for length, except when distinguishing minimal pairs. What these pairs are exactly I'll figure out when the language becomes more complex. I find it odd that a language surrounded by Slavic hasn't evolved pala...
by Ælfwine
19 Mar 2019 19:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 24
Views: 745

Re: Gotesche Razde

This is somewhat my fault. I wrote this up at 4 in the morning, and therefore is somewhat low quality. I hope I can answer everyone's questions (and hopefully get answers for myself.) Way you use Cyrillic Script is not intuitive for me. It s shame you don 't use нг or even гг (like in Gothic) for /ŋ...
by Ælfwine
19 Mar 2019 07:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 24
Views: 745

Goþesch Razde

(Crossposted from the ZBB) Goþesch Razde (Cyrillic: готэшэ раздэ /ˈɣotəʃə ˈrazdə/ alternatively Gothesch or, Gotesch), hereon referred to primarily as "Gothish," is the last surviving Ostrogothic (East Germanic) language. It is spoken by approximately 4,000 people in the southern part of the Crimean...
by Ælfwine
12 Mar 2019 23:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Omzinesý's Slavic lang
Replies: 12
Views: 363

Re: Omzinesý's Slavic lang

Its not too atypical. Romanian has fused both the nominative and accusative, and likewise the genitive and dative, while innovating a vocative case.
by Ælfwine
07 Mar 2019 06:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6913
Views: 817152

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

Likewise I am looking for resources (besides the Index) of sound changes leading from PGmc to Biblical Gothic, as well as PGmc to other languages. (I should really get around to learning German, as they always seem to have the best resources.) I have a pdf of Wright's Gothic grammar, but its more de...
by Ælfwine
02 Mar 2019 17:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928258

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Slowly expanding Crimean Goth's vocab. Some new words include: and likewise мартс or marts /ˈmarts/ [Vulgar Latin > Greek *mártios] "March" :got: :con: Certainly, month and day names got a lot of the old Romance-copypasta treatment across non-Romance European langs. There is an attested precedent (...
by Ælfwine
02 Mar 2019 07:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928258

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Slowly expanding Crimean Goth's vocab. Some new words include: and likewise мартс or marts /ˈmarts/ [Vulgar Latin > Greek *mártios] "March" :got: :con: Certainly, month and day names got a lot of the old Romance-copypasta treatment across non-Romance European langs. There is an attested precedent (...
by Ælfwine
02 Mar 2019 00:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11347
Views: 928258

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Slowly expanding Crimean Goth's vocab. Some new words include: азънс or azens /ˈazəns/ˑ [*azaniz] "Autumn," швӣн or schwīn /ˈʃviːn/ [*swīną] "pig" кӣнс or kīns /ˈkiːns/ [*kwēniz] "woman" марс or mars /ˈmars/ [*marhaz] "horse" and likewise мартс or marts /ˈmarts/ [Vulgar Latin > Greek *mártios] "Marc...
by Ælfwine
27 Feb 2019 19:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: ΜΑΓΟΓΙ/ΑΝΕΡΙ
Replies: 7
Views: 232

Re: ΜΑΓΟΓΙ/ΑΝΕΡΙ

Dang, PIElanging is all the rage these days wh? Looks good.
by Ælfwine
25 Feb 2019 07:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14611
Views: 1216014

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

My question is: would it still be sensible for the language to adopt the word unchanged into the language, despite appearing identical to another commonly used word? Sure. If I understand correctly, the basic meanings involved would be "mountain" for the loanword and "day" for the native one. Those...