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by Zekoslav
20 Nov 2019 09:36
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1798
Views: 335876

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Nine hours in the morning? haoḍḍamanzanment "hour-of-morning-ly" is a very creative, very synthetic for a romance language, way to say "in the morning"!
by Zekoslav
20 Nov 2019 09:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5798
Views: 1374624

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

I'd love to help, but I can't accurately picture your conlang's syllable structure. Is it underlyingly CVC or CV with a coda consonant allowed word-finally? Where does stress fall if there are no long vowels in the word? In an underlyingly CVC structure I see no reason why CāC.Ca(C) and Cā.Ca.Ca(C) ...
by Zekoslav
20 Nov 2019 09:24
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1798
Views: 335876

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is naf from novem and haor from hora? If that's true, the manzan part of haoḍḍamanzanment might be from maneanus?
by Zekoslav
18 Nov 2019 14:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5798
Views: 1374624

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

Chechen or some related Caucasian language which has phonemic long consonants in both onsets and codas, specifically has long /t͡sː/ with a long [s ] rather than a long [t]. Croatian /tt͡s/ and /dt͡s/ are realised as [t͡s] with a long [t], while /ts/ and /ds/ are realised as [t͡s] with a long [s ], ...
by Zekoslav
17 Nov 2019 18:42
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Origin of some English orthography inconsistencies
Replies: 4
Views: 109

Re: Origin of some English orthography inconsistencies

Re: Old English <ēaw> sometimes giving Middle English <ew> and sometimes Middle English <aw>. Could that be due to analogical processes withing Old English itself? Ringe deals with it in his book on history of English, but I only vaguely remember the details. Basically Proto-Germanic *au (tautosylla...
by Zekoslav
16 Nov 2019 15:13
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5798
Views: 1374624

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

yangfiretiger121 wrote:
16 Nov 2019 13:36
Are rhotacized long monophthongs better transcribed as [Vːʴ] or [Vʴː]?
I'd choose [Vʴː]. Quality modifiers before quantity modifiers.
by Zekoslav
15 Nov 2019 09:48
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1798
Views: 335876

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

[tick] [tick] [tick]

I thought, if Ibero-Romance can derive their "arrive" from "fold", and French from "shore", then I can derive mine from "swim to". [xD]
by Zekoslav
14 Nov 2019 20:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1798
Views: 335876

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Very, very close, but no... "to approach" doesn't quite get to the same point as "sânar". [;)]
by Zekoslav
14 Nov 2019 15:25
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1798
Views: 335876

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Haha, I just meant that as a hint to which prefix it was! Nothing to do with marriage... it's meaning is similar to one of the basic meanings of adno in Latin itself.
by Zekoslav
14 Nov 2019 10:34
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1798
Views: 335876

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Good verb [tick], bad prefix [cross]. Hint: Italian [akˈkaːsa].
by Zekoslav
13 Nov 2019 14:32
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1136
Views: 382627

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

After weeks of perfectionistic procrastination, I finally got enough inspiration to start properly working on my climatically controversial conworld. And no, it's not climate, it's tectonics! https://i.postimg.cc/pT3BScQL/New-World-Map.png Yellow: outline of continental shelf, Red: divergent boundar...
by Zekoslav
10 Nov 2019 16:39
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1798
Views: 335876

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Very, very close!
by Zekoslav
08 Nov 2019 10:01
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4405
Views: 914518

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

I think this is attested in Vedic. Unlike other oblique cases, the locative singular had full grade instead of zero grade and was accented on the last syllable of the stem, and this is true whether it ends in -i or in -Ø. Sadly, Wiktionary has no Vedic (only Classical Sanskrit) declension of "stone"...
by Zekoslav
08 Nov 2019 09:33
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1798
Views: 335876

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

No. [cross] The original verb is quite short.
by Zekoslav
07 Nov 2019 18:29
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make a Celtic lostlang?
Replies: 16
Views: 269

Re: How to make a Celtic lostlang?

To be fair, the apocope can't be dated precisely and most sources put it in the 6th century. As for Wiktionary/Wikipedia having a Proto-Brythonic without apocope even if all Brythonic languages share it, that's probably due to a strict definition of Proto-Something (undifferentiated common ancestor ...
by Zekoslav
07 Nov 2019 18:19
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5798
Views: 1374624

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

A video by Biblaridion talks about this in some depth. The fact that multiple languages turned some kind of perfect marker into an evidential was surprising to me (I thought the situation in Bulgarian and Macedonian was due to Turkish influence, but Turkish seems to have done the same by itself... ...
by Zekoslav
06 Nov 2019 10:18
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make a Celtic lostlang?
Replies: 16
Views: 269

Re: How to make a Celtic lostlang?

I think final syllables were already lost when Britons emigrated to Brittany, but don't hold my word. Also, I agree that "X-ic language in Y-ia with same changes from proto-X as Y-ic had from proto-Y" is actually not that interesting nor realistic. Languages under heavy contact with neighboring lang...
by Zekoslav
06 Nov 2019 10:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1798
Views: 335876

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

Is it *ex-andare/ambulare (cf. Catalan anar)? and if so does it mean roughly to leave? You're on the right track, but the original verb signified a rather specific kind of movement [;)]. The prefix has also become semantically bleached and simply signfies completion (I admit I just wanted a minimal...
by Zekoslav
05 Nov 2019 13:46
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Romlangs
Replies: 1798
Views: 335876

Re: Guess the Word in Romlangs

No.
by Zekoslav
05 Nov 2019 08:58
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: How to make a Celtic lostlang?
Replies: 16
Views: 269

Re: How to make a Celtic lostlang?

qwed117 wrote:
05 Nov 2019 08:52
Iberian Romance and Sardinian both have intervocalic lenition, but I don't think that's ever considered a form of mutation the way it is in modern Insular Celtic languages
Probably because the phonetic environment which causes intervocalic lenition is still there?