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by Herra Ratatoskr
18 Apr 2019 23:09
Forum: Translations
Topic: He is...
Replies: 82
Views: 15286

Re: He is...

West Saxon he bue viscre. /hɛ bœɥ vɪʃɹ̩/ He's a fisherman. he bue strong. /hɛ bœɥ stʁɔɑŋ/ He's strong. he bue mi wer. /hɛ bœɥ mɪ wɛɹ/ He's my husband. he's on min huos. /hɛz ɔn mɪn hus/ He's in my house. While already reduced some, since "he" and "is" are unstressed, it wouldn't be unusual to hear ...
by Herra Ratatoskr
17 Apr 2019 16:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!
Replies: 33
Views: 3748

Re: Don't talk to me or my son ever again!

West Saxon
Ne spek to me oþþe min zune na'ft!
/nə spɛk mɛ ɔθ mɪn zɔwn næft/
NEG speak.SUBJ to 1.OBJ or 1.POS son never-again

n'eft is a contraction of "nafre" and "eft"
by Herra Ratatoskr
17 Apr 2019 05:24
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

By the time Open Syllable lengthening kicked in, the umlaut plurals had already leveled out to having one vowel for each number, so all singular case forms of voot would have "oo" and all plural forms would have "ee".
by Herra Ratatoskr
17 Apr 2019 00:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: British Romance Language Collablang
Replies: 270
Views: 60245

Re: British Romance Language Collablang

134) b
135) b
by Herra Ratatoskr
16 Apr 2019 04:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

For the pronouns, there is no gender distinction in the plural (that was already gone by the Old West Saxon, i.e. Old English, stage). The inanimates derive from the demonstrative pronoun, and is inspired by - or you could say stolen from - Swedish's system with "han"/"hon" for he/she and "den"/"det...
by Herra Ratatoskr
16 Apr 2019 02:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 31
Views: 9243

Re: Nortsääenglisch

I like the new orthography; it seems much more appropriate for the region its in. The accent to mark front rounded vowels feels a bit odd, but that's the only head turner I saw. I also dig the plural rules you've got. I'm a fan of those sorts of stem modification as inflection things, and had actual...
by Herra Ratatoskr
14 Apr 2019 23:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

So, the bad news is I got pulled of onto other life things and West Saxon wound up going into a 6+ month hibernation. The good news is that for the first time ever, coming back to it didn't involve scrapping what I had before and doing it "right" this time. So that's progress (I think). So, here's a...
by Herra Ratatoskr
18 Aug 2018 04:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

The orthography section all seems to make sense to me (although it helps that my own english-influenced germanic language has or had many similar rules*). My stylistic comment is that you sometimes get quite colloquial, and in ways that aren't valid in my dialect (like 'glob on to' and 'diphthongis...
by Herra Ratatoskr
17 Aug 2018 16:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

Whoa, there's initial /ŋ/? Yep. That's actually one of the oldest "oddball" features of West Saxon still in the language. There is no example for <cc>, as far as I can tell. Whoops. Here's one <wrecce> /ʁ̞ɛtʃ/ "exile/outlaw/fugitive". I'll add that in a little later. Just to clarify, how is <s> pro...
by Herra Ratatoskr
17 Aug 2018 01:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

This will be a bit quick. Feel free to ask for any clarification on this stuff. Looking forward to hearing more about all aspects of this! Was Wessex conquered (not sure if that's exactly the right word) by England similarly to how Scotland was? How did it regain its independence? The West Saxon kin...
by Herra Ratatoskr
17 Aug 2018 01:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

First of all, sorry this has taken so long. This has been the most miserable section to write, and it's nowhere near as good as I'd like it to be. I've scrapped and rewritten this a number of times, and feel like I'm giving up on it at this point rather than putting out as polished a product as I'd ...
by Herra Ratatoskr
29 Jul 2018 06:26
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1973
Views: 241740

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

is -en-ang cognate with the Old English ending "-nian"?
by Herra Ratatoskr
29 Jul 2018 06:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

Re: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

Should be posting an update soon. I've got the consonants worked out, now I'm trying to figure out how to get the vowels documented. I'm almost there (I think). "v. 0.0.1" Woah, I've been caught in a time-eddy and transported back to 2005! v. 0.0.1 of this grammar sketch. The language itself is prob...
by Herra Ratatoskr
20 Jul 2018 23:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1
Replies: 19
Views: 1567

West Saxon Grammar Sketch v 0.0.1

This is the first part of a sketch of the standard contemporary form of West Saxon (natively <Wessaxisc> /wɛs.ˈæks.ɪʃ/), the conlang spoken in my alt-history version of the Kingdom of Wessex which retained independence from (Norman) England until the late 1600s, and then regained it in the early 20t...
by Herra Ratatoskr
20 Jul 2018 17:29
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 607
Views: 188051

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Thanks!
by Herra Ratatoskr
19 Jul 2018 19:31
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 607
Views: 188051

Re: Introduction thread(s)

As I've been posting here for a bit, I figured I'd stop in here and say hi. I'm Herra Ratatoskr, and if you were active on the ZBB a few years back you may have seen me pop up every now and then (usually posting in threads about a posteriori languages, Germanic languages, or my own stuff). My main t...
by Herra Ratatoskr
15 Jul 2018 13:41
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1973
Views: 241740

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is it related to or derived from PG *izweraz?
by Herra Ratatoskr
14 Jul 2018 21:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Nortsääenglisch
Replies: 31
Views: 9243

Re: Nortsääenglisch

I'm assuming the original /ø:/ from i-umlaut of /o:/ and rounding of /e:/ by a preceding /w/ follow the same development to /y:/ as /ø:/ from /e:o/?
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 22:45
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1973
Views: 241740

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Was PG stress on the ancestor of the /bə́/ syllable?
by Herra Ratatoskr
11 Jul 2018 21:16
Forum: Translations
Topic: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs
Replies: 1973
Views: 241740

Re: Guess the Word in Germanic Conlangs

Is it from OE fælsian and does it mean something like to cleanse ? Yes and yes, good job! If you're curious, the phonetic evolution is (showing 1-3 minor changes per step): fæːlzian > fɛːɫziən > vɛːɫziə > vɛwzjə > vøzjə > vøʒə > vøʒ and while "to cleanse" is still a possible use for it, it's more c...