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by Ælfwine
25 May 2019 16:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14706
Views: 1235885

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

Thanks a lot, Salm. That was very informative. I decided to add a rule where hiatuses are broken up with /j/, restoring its phonemicity to a larger extent (although contrary to English, it is still syllable initial, especially as diphthongs do not exist in this language.) Its also found in a few cli...
by Ælfwine
25 May 2019 02:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14706
Views: 1235885

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

I am currently trying to debate the phonemic status of /j/ in my language. Historically, this phoneme became /d/ intervocally and was lost after a consonant, leaving it only in initial position. Would it be phonemic if it still made minimal pairs?
by Ælfwine
21 May 2019 06:11
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1710
Views: 259207

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Getting banned from any subreddit is easy.
by Ælfwine
16 May 2019 20:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Sound Changes Game
Replies: 80
Views: 693

Re: Sound Changes Game

<foggu>

[ˈfowːʊ] > [ˈfogːʊ]
by Ælfwine
15 May 2019 06:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

Re: Goþesch Razde

A quick post about articles: The Definite Article The definite article, де de , does not distinguish case, gender, or number. It does however have the characteristic of allomorphy: before a word with a vowel, the word is pronounced [ˈteː], but before a consonant it is reduced to [tə]. This is simila...
by Ælfwine
14 May 2019 08:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11361
Views: 942577

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I'm expanding upon Gothish's system of clitic pronouns, modelled off of Romance languages such as Spanish or Friulian. These pronouns are obligatory with the verb in all contexts and are often doubled with stressed pronouns.
Spoiler:
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by Ælfwine
13 May 2019 18:53
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Forum News discussion/feedback thread
Replies: 736
Views: 175202

Re: Forum News discussion/feedback thread

Have we ever considered adding an option to create polls? I wanted to ask the general community which path I should next take with my conlang, but I was dismayed to find that a simple poll feature does not exist on this board.
by Ælfwine
13 May 2019 18:53
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

Re: Goþesch Razde

Looks like a good start! I think you can get very creative with various loanwords in a minority language spoken in a multilingual environment, so think about that! Absolutely! So, I am a in a rut here. There are two ways i can take this conlang, but I am undecided how I want to proceed. The first r...
by Ælfwine
12 May 2019 01:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14706
Views: 1235885

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

Can sound changes skip words if they are common/popular enough? For example, my definite article resists the raising of o: > u: in my language. The neo-grammarians are spinning in their graves. The more I immerse myself in linguistics, the more it seems that certain dogma, such as "sound change is ...
by Ælfwine
12 May 2019 01:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14706
Views: 1235885

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

Can sound changes skip words if they are common/popular enough? For example, my definite article resists the raising of o: > u: in my language.
by Ælfwine
06 May 2019 06:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

Re: Goþesch Razde

I've been working on expanding Crimean Gothic's vocabulary. I've recently hit 50 words, a milestone for sure. Take a look below:

https://theconlangcorner.miraheze.org/w ... ic/Lexicon

Enjoy!
by Ælfwine
05 May 2019 13:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2008
Views: 244656

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Herra Ratatoskr wrote:
05 May 2019 03:32
Does it mean something like "to talk" or "to tell"?
[tick] to talk

The word originally meant "to tell a story" in Biblical Gothic (and presumably Crimean Gothic as well.) Compare the semantic development of Latin fabulāre to Spanish hablar.

You are next.
by Ælfwine
05 May 2019 02:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2008
Views: 244656

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

spanick wrote:
05 May 2019 01:50
Ælfwine wrote:
04 May 2019 09:35
Language: Gothish (Crimean Gothic)
Word: шпэлэн schpelen
Ipa: [ˈʃpɛ̝lən]
Does it mean "to play"?
I knew someone would ask that. No, it does not mean "to play."
by Ælfwine
04 May 2019 20:56
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2008
Views: 244656

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

shimobaatar wrote:
04 May 2019 20:39
Unless there's something I've missed and there's more to guess…
Ælfwine wrote:
04 May 2019 09:35
Language: Gothish (Crimean Gothic)
Word: шпэлэн schpelen
Ipa: [ˈʃpɛ̝lən]
Is it a verb?
Yes
by Ælfwine
04 May 2019 09:35
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 2008
Views: 244656

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

My turn maybe? (Assuming its dead...)

Language: Gothish (Crimean Gothic)
Word: шпэлэн schpelen
Ipa: [ˈʃpɛ̝lən]
by Ælfwine
03 May 2019 23:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

Re: Goþesch Razde

Another note on the use of clitic pronouns in Gothish: There are three such phrases that use this type of construction, one glossed in the present tense, and two glossed in the past tense: ich malthata " i say... " tzo vvarthata " you made... " ies varthata " he made... " The fact that the stem in t...
by Ælfwine
28 Apr 2019 05:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

Re: Goþesch Razde

That's completely fine! I was largely thinking about some phonetic developments absent from Greek (things like stressed schwa etc.). And I see that IRL Crimean Gothic borrowed "100" and "1000" from Iranian [:D]. Also supposedly the word stap for "goat." I wish I had some constructive feedback or in...
by Ælfwine
23 Apr 2019 03:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 34
Views: 1369

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: 14706
Views: 1235885

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: 14706
Views: 1235885

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.