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by Ælfwine
21 Feb 2019 02:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14460
Views: 1175647

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

Two quick qs: 1. Is the following a reasonable sound change? (Excuse the lack of IPA precision - just looking for a general idea) hol + do -> honno 2. Can anyone point me in the direction of articles dealing with the development of click phonemes? Clickogenesis? You could have two sound changes: ld...
by Ælfwine
20 Feb 2019 02:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6831
Views: 790933

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

How did High German get <fünf> /fʏnf/ from Proto-Germanic *fimf? As far as I can tell, umlaut did not operate in this word, nor can I see anything internal that would cause /ɪ/ to round.
by Ælfwine
13 Feb 2019 23:48
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901965

Re: What did you accomplish today?

during my vacation of the last few days, I realized a major misunderstanding I'd been laboring under... I had thought Gothic was a Germanic language, and compared its known words to various Germanic words; and had toyed with having a Welsh-like initial mutation. ...and just recently, I learned (Nat...
by Ælfwine
13 Feb 2019 20:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901965

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I am somewhat unsure how to cyrillicize schwa. Schwa only occurs in unstressed syllables, usually as the second syllable of a two syllable word. You have a couple of choices. You could follow the Circassian example and use Yery <ы>, or you could follow the examples set by some Uralic languages like...
by Ælfwine
13 Feb 2019 18:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901965

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Crimean Gothic Always nice to see something Gothic-based. I like the phonology so far. Thank you! I am somewhat unsure how to cyrillicize schwa. Schwa only occurs in unstressed syllables, usually as the second syllable of a two syllable word. You have a couple of choices. You could follow the Circa...
by Ælfwine
11 Feb 2019 04:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901965

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Oh cool, I've never seen a Germanic language written with the Cyrillic alphabet before! Yes. I figured the historical background of the language called for it. Furthermore, upon accessing Stearn's work, who proposed a phonology for Crimean Gothic, I've taken it and see if I could introduce a Cyrill...
by Ælfwine
10 Feb 2019 22:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 196
Views: 31700

Re: Silvish

Have you thought about making a latex pdf file for Silvish? I think it might be worthy of those. No, I hadn't thought about it. Maybe I'll look into LaTeX at some point. But no doubt I'd be just as unreliable updating a pdf as I am with this thread. [:$] Not necessarily, a pdf can be a great way to...
by Ælfwine
10 Feb 2019 03:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Silvish
Replies: 196
Views: 31700

Re: Silvish

The form I want Silvia to take is reaching critical mass. I'm not sure what structure to talk about it in, so I'll just start with an alternate-timeline Wikipedia page. Silvia, officially known as the Prince-Archbishopric of Silvia, is a country located in the Western Alps. It is bordered by France...
by Ælfwine
30 Jan 2019 17:36
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 62
Views: 20299

Re: English Dialects

Mine:

TRAP/BATH/MAD: æ ("MAD" can be slightly diphthongized)
FATHER/LOT: ɑ
CLOTH/THOUGHT: ɑ
START: ɐɹ
by Ælfwine
29 Jan 2019 08:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901965

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Developed a tentative orthography for my Crim. Gothic: Aa – Aа Bb – Бб Dd – Дд Ee – Ээ Ff – Фф Gg – Гг Hh – Һһ (loanwords only) Ii – Ии Kk – Кк Ll – Лл Mm – Мм Nn – Нн Oo – Оо Pp – Пп Rr – Рр Ss – Сс Tt – Тт Uu/Ww – Уу Vv – Вв Zz – Зз Þþ – Ѳѳ Long vowels and consonants are doubled (so "brenna" is <б...
by Ælfwine
27 Jan 2019 17:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 28
Views: 5678

Re: Jäzik Panúski

I've assumed no difference here. The border with Slovakia is the same as in OTL. In medieval times I believe the northern border would be the Rába river, whilst the southern border is the Drava.
by Ælfwine
25 Jan 2019 00:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Re: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?

I kept the Hungarians to the east of the Danube, you might want to do the same. It is the Danube that was the major geographical obstacle for most armies in our timeline, and that is also where the Romans put the līmitēs. To the east of that, the eastern extent of the Hungarians could probably be th...
by Ælfwine
24 Jan 2019 17:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 28
Views: 5678

Re: Jezik Panoski

If you ever get to this part, what would the stress/tone system look like? I'm somewhat confident I can answer this now. The stress system of Pannonian is characteristically South Slavic. Like the language of the Kiev leaflets and dialects of Slavonian Croatian, Pannonian had retracted stress from ...
by Ælfwine
24 Jan 2019 01:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901965

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I've been inspired to create a descendant of the Gothic language spoken in Crimea. I was somewhat influenced by Spanick's Gotski. Right now I am screwing around with the definite article <ѳа>. It declines similarly in the nominative and accusative case. The attested Crimean Gothic form was "the" or ...
by Ælfwine
20 Jan 2019 20:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?
Replies: 23
Views: 841

Re: An r-Turkic conlang in eastern Hungary/Transylvania?

I'm very much honored to be a source of inspiration, and I hope to see more of this, definitely. You do have some work to do, though, as the ultimate language spoken by the "ethnic" Avars is unknown, and it is likely that the lingua franca spoken by the Avars was Proto-Slavic even before their arriv...
by Ælfwine
19 Jan 2019 04:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14460
Views: 1175647

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

How likely is it that a language could borrow vowel harmony? I am aware of Cappadochian Greek, although that language is odd as it is more or less a strongly mixed language.
by Ælfwine
16 Jan 2019 05:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 28
Views: 5678

Re: Jäzik Panúski

I think I am at the point where Pannonian is really starting to come together. I have a fairly good idea now on what Pannonian would look like as most of the distinctive isoglosses have been decided upon. However, I've not really developed sound changes that would happen post-Magyar. So, here's a fe...
by Ælfwine
24 Dec 2018 22:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lazin (Romlang)
Replies: 21
Views: 2010

Re: Lazin (Romlang)

Clitics in German are pronounced unstressed, even when they occur initially, ergo I believe your articles would act similarly.
by Ælfwine
01 Dec 2018 22:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11282
Views: 901965

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Managed to code Dybo's Law into conlangjugator (which uses Regex)

V>V̀/V̀C{0,3}_
V̀>V/_C{0,3}V̀
ь>ə
ь̀>ə̀
ъ>ə
ъ̀>ə̀
[əə̀]>// rtl even

gòtovъ > gotòv