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by Ælfwine
14 Jun 2019 21:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2903
Views: 283587

Re: Yay or Nay?

In that context, if the Goths switch to Cyrillic anytime, you might use the letter izhitsa, ѵ, to represent former /y/ as it was the letters function in Greek loanwords to Slavic (the existence of izhitsa is one of the clues that Greek still had /y/ in the 800's when the glagolitic and the cyrillic...
by Ælfwine
14 Jun 2019 15:37
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2903
Views: 283587

Re: Yay or Nay?

In Greek, /y/ > /i/ happened in the 11th century, and that's pretty securely dated. Good to know. So the development until the 6th century or so is the same as Biblical Gothic, when <iu> monophthongizes to /y/. And then in the 11th century, during the same time as Greek it derounds to /i/. Also, I ...
by Ælfwine
14 Jun 2019 03:18
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 35
Views: 1459

Re: Goþesch Razde

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 route is the route I am currently taking here, faithfully reconstructing Crimean Gothic according to scholarly consensus rather than my own personal interpretation and taste. Th...
by Ælfwine
12 Jun 2019 23:38
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2903
Views: 283587

Re: Yay or Nay?

When did the Crimean Tatars arrive in Crimea? Probably along with the Golden Horde, so 13th century. The likelihood of *iu > /y/ and *eu > /ø/ would then depend on whether these diphtongs were preserved until the Tatars came. If they were monophthongized much earlier, then the likelihood of such a ...
by Ælfwine
12 Jun 2019 14:58
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2903
Views: 283587

Re: Yay or Nay?

Zekoslav wrote:
12 Jun 2019 10:12
When did the Crimean Tatars arrive in Crimea?

Probably along with the Golden Horde, so 13th century.
by Ælfwine
12 Jun 2019 02:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2903
Views: 283587

Re: Yay or Nay?

Yay or Nay: Crimean Gothic shall have front rounded vowels /ø/ and /y/ from PGmc *eu and *iu respectively. I'm not sold on having front rounded vowels. Greek and Slavic influence suggests against them, but Crimean Tatar suggests for it. There is also no evidence for front rounded vowels in the corpu...
by Ælfwine
30 May 2019 00:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aelf's Scratchpad
Replies: 24
Views: 4141

Re: Aelf's Scratchpad

Thought I'd revive this thread. Quick go at a branch of Semitic spoken in Georgia. Exact sound correspondences from PS are done; this might be revised in the future though. *a → /a~ɑ/ ა *i → /i/ თ *u → /u/ უ *ā → /a~ɑ/ ა *ī → /i/ თ *ū → /u/ უ *ay → /ɛː/ ე *aw → /ɔː/ ო *b → /b/ ბ *d → /d/ დ *ḏ → /z/ ...
by Ælfwine
29 May 2019 00:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Various Styles
Replies: 9
Views: 322

Re: Various Styles

I prefer the handwritten style, but the text is nice as well.
by Ælfwine
25 May 2019 16:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 14738
Views: 1251998

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: 14738
Views: 1251998

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: 261738

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: 88
Views: 1136

Re: Sound Changes Game

<foggu>

[ˈfowːʊ] > [ˈfogːʊ]
by Ælfwine
15 May 2019 06:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Goþesch Razde
Replies: 35
Views: 1459

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: 11375
Views: 953984

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: 739
Views: 177127

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: 35
Views: 1459

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: 14738
Views: 1251998

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: 14738
Views: 1251998

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: 35
Views: 1459

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: 2009
Views: 246545

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.

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