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by wakeagainstthefall
20 Jan 2013 07:09
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang sound changes
Replies: 16
Views: 2489

Re: Romlang sound changes

I have 2 questions. First, could I derive nouns from both nominatives and accusatives, even though romance languages more commonly derived nouns from the accusative forms? For example, the word for night in my romlang is nothe, derived from noctem (accusative.) However, the word for wolf is luvos, w...
by wakeagainstthefall
16 Jan 2013 23:33
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang sound changes
Replies: 16
Views: 2489

Re: Romlang sound changes

Classical Latin and Vulgar Latin shared these vowels (besides /u:/.)
by wakeagainstthefall
16 Jan 2013 06:20
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang sound changes
Replies: 16
Views: 2489

Romlang sound changes

I'm planning on this romlang having a Greek influence. Let me know if this doesn't work and I'd appreciate some suggestions on how to fix it if not. But anyway, Sound Changes a: > a e: > e i: > i o: > o u: > u o > ɔ i > e u > u ʊ > o ai > ɛ oi > e au > a eu > iu VV > V b > β f > ɸ d > ð (e, i) befor...
by wakeagainstthefall
10 Jan 2013 22:34
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rather familiar-looking conlangs.
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Re: Rather familiar-looking conlangs.

Those look very interesting. What would be your estimates on mutual intelligibility between these conlangs and their influencing languages?
by wakeagainstthefall
10 Jan 2013 06:23
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Rather familiar-looking conlangs.
Replies: 11
Views: 2323

Rather familiar-looking conlangs.

If anyone has a conlang heavily based on (a) natural language/s (in regard to phonology, lexicon, and grammatical features,) especially romlangs, this is the thread to post a short summary of the conlang and a couple of sample sentences to look at. I'm trying to get some inspiration and examples of ...
by wakeagainstthefall
08 Jan 2013 00:59
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 5401

Re: Romlang

Alright, here are some sound changes I've come up with so far: Vowels a: > a e: > e i: > i o: > o u: > u y > i y: > i ʊ > o nasalized o > o nasalized u, ʊ/_# > u ai > ɛ (e) oi > e eu > iu Consonants b > β f > ɸ final t > d > ð intervocalic s > z > ʒ h > Ø final r > χ (voiceless uvular fricative) Thi...
by wakeagainstthefall
07 Jan 2013 23:49
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 5401

Re: Romlang

I'm afraid the guide on my website is quite poor, and would need a major overhaul to be any good. The sound correspondences between Classical and Vulgar Latin are still valid, of course. Also, retaining case in Romlangs is horrendously overdone, and very improbable in addition. I'd suggest creating...
by wakeagainstthefall
04 Jan 2013 23:12
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 5401

Re: Romlang

Oh yes, I will have plenty of fun with that! [:D] But I need to know what I could do first. I think I'll start making the language and change it to fit the suggestions I get on here.
by wakeagainstthefall
04 Jan 2013 21:41
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 5401

Re: Romlang

My main goal is to make a romance language that's aesthetically pleasing to me and has a fairly significant lexical influence from Greek and Hebrew. That's all. If at all possible, I would like to avoid messing with conworlding/history.
by wakeagainstthefall
04 Jan 2013 20:54
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 5401

Re: Romlang

But is it overdone in romlangs? And what sound changes would I HAVE to follow?
by wakeagainstthefall
04 Jan 2013 11:35
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Romlang
Replies: 22
Views: 5401

Romlang

Now, before I make an absolute mess of things, how do I make a good romlang and how much can I bend the rules? For example, instead of short u in Latin changing to o like most Romance languages, could I say that the short u lengthened to /u/ or /u:/? Also, is there any possibility that I could retai...
by wakeagainstthefall
26 Dec 2012 02:33
Forum: Translations
Topic: Esperanto song translation
Replies: 0
Views: 934

Esperanto song translation

I'd appreciate some help on how to translate a song I wrote into Esperanto in such a way that it will still fit the music. Here's the original: I see the world for what it is now The wind that brings a ship to shore And carries the storm to sink it A glass pearl under the weight Of the waters of the...
by wakeagainstthefall
14 Dec 2012 05:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Less European
Replies: 21
Views: 3800

Re: Less European

I'm only concerned with the phonology right now. Was the second phoneme inventory a little less European?
by wakeagainstthefall
13 Dec 2012 23:20
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: What languages do you speak?
Replies: 497
Views: 79539

Re: What languages do you speak?

:usa: Native (English)
:esp: Advanced/Near-fluent
:lat: Intermediate
:epo: Basic
:ell: Very basic
by wakeagainstthefall
13 Dec 2012 22:03
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Less European
Replies: 21
Views: 3800

Re: Less European

/p t g q ts ɸ β θ ð s z ʃ ʒ χ ħ m n r ʀ l j/

Does this look a little less European?
by wakeagainstthefall
13 Dec 2012 05:29
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Neuter Nouns
Replies: 18
Views: 1843

Re: Neuter Nouns

Dang... Is it a bad thing that my language seems so European? I feel as if that's frowned upon.
by wakeagainstthefall
13 Dec 2012 05:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Less European
Replies: 21
Views: 3800

Re: Less European

Hmm... I don't want to let go of any of my precious phonemes. [:'(] Does it least have any Semitic characteristics already?
by wakeagainstthefall
12 Dec 2012 18:06
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Less European
Replies: 21
Views: 3800

Re: Less European

I already have /a e i o u y/ for my vowels. I just want to focus on the consonants.
by wakeagainstthefall
12 Dec 2012 07:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Lurioneski Translation Manual
Replies: 11
Views: 1624

Re: Lurioneski Translation Manual

Man, would I like some more lessons on this now that I actually understand your explanations, unlike a couple of years ago...
by wakeagainstthefall
12 Dec 2012 06:26
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Less European
Replies: 21
Views: 3800

Re: Less European

abi wrote:I'd take out the dental fricatives, and add /w/ and /ʔ/.
But didn't Biblical Hebrew and Aramaic have dental fricatives?