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by Zekoslav
18 Aug 2019 20:30
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
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Re: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here

Thank you for this information (and it would be nice if you joined this discussion). I've never studied Latin metre like you seem to have, but I'm rather interested in Classical Latin pronunciation and how the language may have sounded, spoken or recited. This is quite a complex topic and whenever o...
by Zekoslav
18 Aug 2019 10:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4334
Views: 863488

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

@ general stuff: No worries! Sometimes I find it hard to get my point across in a written medium and try to be as modest as I can so as not to provoke heated arguments (sometimes maybe too much). @ Old Irish poetry: I took some Old Irish classes, and the professor just said not to bother with transl...
by Zekoslav
17 Aug 2019 19:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4334
Views: 863488

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

Thank you for all your points: it looks like I wrongly assumed a poetic metre suited to a language would be easily improvised,and then concluded Latin poetry was hard because it was influenced by the Greek one. I find it relatively easy to produce rhymed syllabic verse, usually with a trochaic accen...
by Zekoslav
17 Aug 2019 11:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4334
Views: 863488

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

Apparently Latin quantitative metre , borrowed from Greek, wasn't something a lay person could spontaneously produce: you needed special training to do it (I remember reading that in Pompeii they found "hexameters" consisting of prose + dum da da dum dum, because lay people couldn't detect the meter...
by Zekoslav
17 Aug 2019 11:17
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1118
Views: 354693

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

The dinosaurs didn't seem to mind any of the typhoons their own contiguous giant ocean generated... if you're referring to the Triassic, yes they did - the equitorial zones were barely habitable. I had the impression that was a temporary consequence of the Permian-Triassic mass extinction (tropics ...
by Zekoslav
16 Aug 2019 12:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zeko-Romance development thread
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Zeko-Romance development thread

DECLENSIONAL MUSINGS This is how I imagine Latin declensions would develop. Since location and sound changes are currently in the brainstorming phase, everything is written as if it was Latin (all caps because it's cool and because it's tradition). 1. General developments The vocative case merges w...
by Zekoslav
15 Aug 2019 20:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zeko-Romance development thread
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Zeko-Romance development thread

The only half-decently attested dialect of Dalmatian was a variant spoken in the 19th century, and it seems to have had all the hallmarks of (broadly understood) Eastern Romance: loss of word-final /s/ and plurals derived from the Latin nominative. The numbers in this Swadesh list are particularly i...
by Zekoslav
15 Aug 2019 20:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

My understanding of prenasalised consonants is that /kamba/ would be syllabified as /ka.mba/. If for example your only consonant clusters were intervocallic /mb/, /nd/ and /ŋg/, then it would be feasible to analyse these as prenasalised consonants and your syllable structure as CV
by Zekoslav
15 Aug 2019 12:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zeko-Romance development thread
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Re: Zeko-Romance development thread

I think these two loose final /s/, which would make my main idea impossible: if it preserves cases, it would preserve those preserved in Romanian. Anyway, I'll soon post some morphological musings which may make this decision easier.
by Zekoslav
14 Aug 2019 22:33
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1118
Views: 354693

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

After some more reading, I've found out the exact climate effects of a circumtropical current: 1. Smaller temperature gradient across latitudes: low latitudes remain the same, but high latitudes are warmer by 4-7 degrees relative to the tropics. Basically, a belt of equatorial winds creates an westw...
by Zekoslav
14 Aug 2019 17:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

The only thing that seems unrealistic to me is that some sound changes seem to reverse, for example [pʰʊːʔɴ̩̊] > [pʰɯˀᶰɢə] > [pʰʊʔɴ̩̊]. Otherwise it looks fine. As far as similarity goes, even if this word remains relatively similar, others may become unrecognizable, depending on the exact sound cha...
by Zekoslav
14 Aug 2019 14:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Zeko-Romance development thread
Replies: 8
Views: 132

Zeko-Romance development thread

1. INTRODUCTION This isn't, I confess, my first Romance conlang: that honor would go to Occitan, which I accidentally reinvented while trying to invent a Gallo-Romance language somewhat more conservative than French... Anyway, while reading about Vulgar Latin, I discovered that a 1st declension gen...
by Zekoslav
14 Aug 2019 13:00
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

It would be interesting to see that. Since my language preserves cases, I'm inclined to place it in a Greek-speaking area: adapting Greek nouns, especially masculines in -ēs and -ās, to Latin declension, could generate interesting results.
by Zekoslav
13 Aug 2019 12:27
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

Whether it ends up in the Caucasus or somewhere else, I'd like this language to stay more-or-less realistic (too realistic and it's boring, too unrealistic and it's implausible). So no 2 vowels and 20 cases. It also wouldn't have spent as much time as Armenian and Ossetian near/in the Caucasus, so i...
by Zekoslav
13 Aug 2019 12:21
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1118
Views: 354693

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

The dinosaurs didn't seem to mind any of the typhoons their own contiguous giant ocean generated... even if the planet ends up a hothouse I hope it could still be suitable for civilization.
by Zekoslav
12 Aug 2019 19:10
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: (C&C) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 1118
Views: 354693

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

So, here's a new map of that planet I was working on (currently in hiatus due to my hopeless perfectionism, but when I get over the perfectionism I'll be able to perfect it further): https://i.postimg.cc/xdjg0Sck/Karta-svijeta-2-1-u-izradi.png (each line is 15 degrees) What effect on climate would t...
by Zekoslav
12 Aug 2019 18:02
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

Do we know when Crimean Greek lost it's cases? Unless it had happened already in Roman times, it wouldn't be able to influence my language. If I decide to place my language in Crimea, then the story would go that for some reason Rome got angry at the Kingdom of Cimmerian Bosporus and decided to anne...
by Zekoslav
12 Aug 2019 11:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

That's a shame - it's not a competition! You can always just take things a different way from Dewrad, as it seemed you were doing. You are right, but with the location in mind there is actually very little I would have done differently from Dewrad. What I started to do differently is look at databa...
by Zekoslav
11 Aug 2019 20:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

I have a phonology, that allows for /ps ts ks pʃ tʃ kʃ/ clusters, initially and finally, in addition to stop+glide clusters initially. Is it better to analyze /ps ts ks pʃ tʃ kʃ/ as: Clusters Clusters except for /t͡s t͡ʃ/ /t͡s t͡ʃ/ are phonemes, and /ps ks pʃ kʃ / are heterorganic affricates, and a...
by Zekoslav
11 Aug 2019 14:28
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 5596
Views: 1297526

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

Which prepositions go with which cases seems to depend mainly on which Proto-Indo-European cases merged with which other cases in the development of individual languages. PIE cases had rather specific if generic roles, like Nom: subject, Acc: direct object and movement into, Dat: indirect object an...