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by Avo
13 Jan 2015 10:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 680
Views: 176142

Re: False cognates

Additionally, ciao means both "hello" and "goodbye" in Italian.
by Avo
31 Dec 2014 02:14
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: You
Replies: 287
Views: 135594

Re: You

A fellow Hessian! [:D] Welcome.
by Avo
07 Dec 2014 15:55
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 895365

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

Does anyone have any good resources on Southern Italian languages? More specifically, I would love some resources on Neopolitan - the history, the grammar, loanwords, anything. This is for my Oscan descendent. I want to make it as realistic as possible and I'm not happy with what I have at the mome...
by Avo
19 Oct 2014 16:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 895365

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

I would like to know about what happened to the stress of Latin verbs in Romance languages. Latin 'dēsīderō' (wish-PRS.1SG) is pronounced /de:'si:dero:/. How is Italian "desidero" pronounced? Where is the stress? It's stressed on the second syllable in Italian too. I think Italian is a bad example ...
by Avo
10 Oct 2014 15:56
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Old swedish sound shifts
Replies: 17
Views: 3114

Re: Old swedish sound shifts

What exactly is your question? /w/ > /ɣ/ is not a weird change at all, it's basically just losing labalisation.
by Avo
08 Oct 2014 23:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Kway-shpa, a fast language
Replies: 35
Views: 7727

Re: Kway-shpa, a fast language

The same word "be" can be used for different things as long as the construction is clearly different. For example, if you add a location to the verb to be, it indicates a location. If you add an adjective, it is an attribute. If you add a noun, it is a predicate. I find it acceptable to some extent...
by Avo
07 Oct 2014 01:09
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 4399
Views: 895365

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

There is quite a lot available on the internet on those languages actually! Have some stuff: A Grammar of Mavea A Grammar of South Efate Grammar of Nouns and Verbs in Whitesands Araki - A disappearing language of Vanuatu If you're interested in historical linguistics, you may find these two pdfs int...
by Avo
12 Sep 2014 18:10
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Yiddish
Replies: 10
Views: 2063

Re: Yiddish

In a lot of modern german sociolects and dialects there is a change from the ich-laut to [ʃ]. The hypothesis aout the incompleted change seems plausible to me. It's especially common in Central German, and from what I've seen from Yiddish it looks quite Central German to me. So yeah, maybe it's inf...
by Avo
20 Aug 2014 22:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Non-English Orthography Reform
Replies: 102
Views: 94151

Re: Non-English Orthography Reform

And I think <q> for /ʔ/ looks stupid. Matter of taste etc