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by Ælfwine
16 Nov 2019 19:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 58
Views: 4837

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: 4837

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: 4837

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: 35
Views: 2928

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: 4837

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: 421

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: 5798
Views: 1374629

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: 1493

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: 7753

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: 7753

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: 5798
Views: 1374629

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...
by Ælfwine
22 Oct 2019 05:33
Forum: Translations
Topic: Bear isn't brother to cow.
Replies: 17
Views: 9898

Re: Bear isn't brother to cow.

Crappy ad hoc attempt.

Crimean :got: :con::
беръ нист ку аф брудър
[pɛːrə nist kʰuː əf pruːdər]
Bear isn't brother of cow.
by Ælfwine
22 Oct 2019 05:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Orthography Reform
Replies: 384
Views: 148996

Re: English Orthography Reform

I think the best way to go forward with English Orthography Reform is to slowly push acceptable deviations or shortenings of various words...compare for example how American English came to prefer "donut" over "doughnut." A lot of signs where I live too write "Boro" for "Borough" so you'll have the ...
by Ælfwine
22 Oct 2019 04:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2159
Views: 279115

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Does ауко mean "to increase?" (<*aukaną?)
by Ælfwine
13 Oct 2019 02:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1051339

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Very nice Dormouse! I like the look of inchéta a lot. That's great to hear! It was so gratifying to realize Latin just happened to have a word meaning "to begin" that it had shifted toward "to begin business". And Romance languages had inherited it, albeit with different definitions. Made my job a ...
by Ælfwine
08 Oct 2019 05:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 6639
Views: 1051339

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I learned recently about the word "handsel" and how one of its meanings is "first purchase/sale of the day", so I decided to get Silvish a word for that. That word is inchéta [ʔɛ̃ˈʃe.tə], a nominalization from Latin incepto . Very nice Dormouse! I like the look of inchéta a lot. I've been tinkering...
by Ælfwine
01 Oct 2019 03:02
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 914521

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

Keep in mind the standard American English /u/ is already quite front, perhaps closer to [ʉ] than to [.u]. It's possible the Finns took in [ʉ] as /y/ here, no need for diphthongization (which Finnish has as ⟨iu⟩ [iu̯].) Yeah, especially since Finnish /y/ isn't actually a full-blown [y] but rather [...
by Ælfwine
30 Sep 2019 15:59
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 914521

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

I can't find anything through Google (any attempt I make at a search always tries to correct to Welsh "dydd", meaning "day"), but is this a thing in Finnish? In The Language Instinct , Steven Pinker says that to people living through the Great Vowel Shift, it must have sounded "like that strange su...
by Ælfwine
24 Sep 2019 21:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 58
Views: 4837

Re: Goþesch Razde

Several numbered updates have arrived for Crimean Gothic that I had been tinkering with recently. I assure you, my audience of maybe 4, there will be plenty more coming! [:D] 1.) First thing: I've mentioned on the Y&N whether I should delete final schwa in order to slowly introduce a Russian-style p...
by Ælfwine
19 Sep 2019 07:20
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2159
Views: 279115

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Does it mean “like, similar?” [tick] You are correct. You figured out this pretty quickly. I thought most people would be tripped by the first and last of the morphemes. Yes, the word гликън is related to Biblical Gothic galeiks, Old Norse glíkr, Low German gliek, all from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz. ...