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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by GoshDiggityDangit » 16 Aug 2019 03:09

203: c (I want war)
204: b
205: a

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by gokupwned5 » 16 Aug 2019 04:14

The results are in!

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203) It is 1830 CE. The Spanish Royal Family was executed by revolutionaries, and tensions between Spain and Britain formed due to their support of the monarchy. The Spanish revolution inspired revolutions throughout European colonies in the Americas, with most of Iberian Columbia (OTL Latin America) gaining independence. Tensions are now rising in various Brettaniot colonies, such as Shaymaca, where people feel that the Brettaniot government isn't representing their interests, and is too far away to rule effectively. How should the Brettaniot government respond?
b) Make the colonies autonomous regions within the Brettaniot Empire.

204) The ruler of the United Kingdom of Caldunie and Iverdun (UKCI) (OTL Scotland and Ireland) has died without an heir, and the United Kingdom has fallen into a succession crisis. The Brettaniot Royal Family is related to the former ruler, as Edward II Farnese married the Princess of Caldunie. Should the current Brettaniot ruler, Luis I, make a claim for the UKCI’s throne?
b) No.

205) What dialect will Modern Standard Brettaniot be based on?
a) The dialect of Lundin (London).

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206) It is 1840 CE. The Brettaniot colony of Nove Buraw (OTL East Coast of the United States) has been inspired by the revolution of Louisiana (OTL French territory of the Louisiana Purchase), and wants independence from Britain. The Brettaniot Caribbean colonies of Shaymaca (OTL Jamaica), Cuva (OTL Cuba), and Sant-Doming (OTL Haiti) have also joined forces with Nove Buraw. How should the Brettaniot government react?
a) Grant the colonies their independence. (This will result in all the colonies mentioned above forming the United States of Columbia "USC")
b) Ignore the colonies. (This will result in war.)
c) Other.

207) Should there be a tense-lax distinction in Modern Brettaniot vowels?
a) No.
b) Yes. /i u ɛ ɔ æ/ > [ɪ ʊ ɛ ɔ a] and /iː uː eː oː aː/ > [iː uː eɪ oʊ ɑː]
c) Yes. /i u ɛ ɔ æ/ > [ɪ ʌ ɛ ɔ æ] and /iː uː eː oː aː/ > [eɪ oʊ eə oə ɑː]
d) Yes. /i u ɛ ɔ æ/ > [ɪ ʊ ɛ ɔ ɑ] and /iː uː eː oː aː/ > [iː uː eː oː æː]
e) Yes. /i u ɛ ɔ æ/ > [ɪ ʊ ɛ ɔ æ] and /iː uː eː oː aː/ > [iː uː eː oː ɑː] - proposed by this_is_an_account
f) Other.

208) Should diphthongs be reintroduced to Modern Brettaniot?
a) Yes. The new diphthong inventory will be /ei oi ai eu ou au/
b) Yes. The new diphthong inventory will be /ai au/
c) Yes. The new diphthong inventory will be /oi ai eu au/
d) Yes. The new diphthong inventory will be /oi ai au/
e) No.
f) Yes. The new diphthong inventory will be /ei oi ai ou/ - proposed by GoshDiggityDangit
g) Other.

The reason that Cuba is now a Brettaniot colony is that Spain had sold Cuba and La Florida (OTL Florida, southern Georgia, and southern Alabama) to Britain in exchange for Brettaniot India. In this scenario, La Florida (Fluride in Brettaniot) has also sided with the adjacent colonies. In this timeline, other colonies include Russian Alyaska (still relatively new at the moment), Fusang (approximately OTL Cascadia and the result of Ming Dynasty China being less isolationist), and Markland (OTL Newfoundland / A Viking outpost that managed to never die out). I'll make a map of the Americas once we get to 1850.

Here are the top 5 major cities in Britain by population. They are all very similar to their OTL counterparts.

1. Lundin (OTL London) - From Latin Londinium
2. Mamoce (OTL Manchester) - From Latim Mamucium
3. Estain de Leme (OTL Liverpool) - Calque of Liverpool / From Old Brettaniot Estagna de Lema "pool of mud"
4. Leynse (OTL Leeds) - From the old Brythonic word Ladenses "people of the fast-flowing river"
5. Tameriuçe (OTL Plymouth) - From an ancient name for the city TAMARI OSTIA "mouth/estuaries of the Tamar"

The 8 provinces of Britain are Vianidoçe, Urduviçe, Dynhunie, Drevaçe, Cança, Lundin, Buraw, and Ragiçe. In English, the names are Gwynedd, Powys, Dumnonia, Drevatia, Kent, London, York, and Rheged. Here is a map of the provinces.

These are the sound changes that happened from Vulgar Latin to Modern Brettaniot.
Spoiler:
Vulgar Latin to Proto-Brettaniot
/ɪ ʊ/ > /i o/
/skʲ/ > /ʃ/
/kkʲ kʲ gʲ/ > /t͡ʃ t͡ʃ j~d͡ʒ/
/Cs Ct/ > /jʃ jt͡ʃ/
/tʲ dʲ/ > /t͡s d͡z/
/i u e o ɛ ɔ a/ > /i u ei ou iə uə æ~iə/ | in open syllables
/p b t d k g/ > /b v d ð g ɣ/ | between vowels
/i u e o ɛ ɔ a/ > /i u ə o ə o ə/ | unstressed
/u o ou ɔ/ > /y u u o/
/j/ > /d͡ʒ/ | word-initially
/jj/ > /d͡ʒ/ | in medial position
/mn kn gn nj/ > /ɲ/
/pl tl kl gl lj/ > /ʎ/
/t d/ > /θ ð/ /_#
Proto-Brettaniot to Old Brettaniot
/ɣ/ > /j/ | after front vowels
/ɣ/ > /w/
/y/ > /i/
/i u/ > /ɪ ʊ/ | unstressed
/iə uə/ > /ɪ ʊ/
/ij uj ɪj ʊj ej oj ɛj aj/ > /i ui ei oi ei oi ei ai/
/iw uw ɪw ʊw ew ow ɛw aw/ > /iu u eu ou eu ou eu au/
/ɪ ʊ/ > /e o/
The phoneme /h/ entered Old Brettaniot through loanwords.
/ə/ > /∅/ | word-finally
/f θ s/ > /v ð z/ | between vowels
/ui iu/ > /y/
Old Brettaniot to Middle Brettaniot
/y/ > /i/
/ɲ ʎ/ > /ɲ ʎ/, /jɲ~jn jʎ~jl/ after vowels
/ɛ/ > /ea/
/θ ð/ > /d/
/oi eu ei ou ea/ > /we jo je wo ja/
/wj jw/ > /wi ju/ | after consonants
/ai au/ > /ei ou/
The phonemes /ai au/ are reintroduced through loanwords.
/VCə/ > /VːC/
/t͡s d͡z/ > /s z/
/ɲ ʎ/ > /jn jl/ | in coda position
/ei ou ai au/ > /iː uː eː oː/ | unstressed
/e o/ > /i u/ (unstressed)
Middle Brettaniot to Early Modern Brettaniot
/Vi Vu/ > /iː uː/
/iː uː eː oː aː/ > /əi əu ei ou a/
/kw gw/ > /p b/
/r/ > /ʁ/ | only in the southeast (it becomes /ɹ/ elsewhere)
/əi əu ei ou/ > /eː oː iː uː/
/oː/ > /aː/ | when a low vowel follows
short /e o/ > /ɛ ɔ/
/a/ > /æ/
/tj dj sj zj/ > /sj zj sj zj/
/s z/ > /ʃ ʒ/ | after /u i j w/
/ɲ ʎ/ > /jn jl/ word-finally and before consonants, but are retained elsewhere.
Early Modern Brettaniot to Modern Brettaniot
/ə/ > /∅/ | VC_CV
Standard Brettaniot (Lundin)
Spoiler:
/r/ > /ʁ/
And here's the phonology of Modern Brettaniot that most linguistics textbooks in this alternate universe would show you. It is meant to be a universal transcription. This is different from Standard Brettaniot, the dialect spoken in London. From this point forward, we will be merely defining dialectical differences.
Spoiler:
/m n ɲ/ - <m n gn~ni>
/p b t d k g/ - <p b t d c~qu g~gu> (/k g/ are only <qu gu> before the vowels <i>, <y>, and <e>, and /k/ can be written as <c~cq~q> word-finally)
/t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ - <ci~c gi~g> (/t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ are only <c g> before the vowels <i>, <y>, and <e>)
/f v s z ʃ/ - <f v s~ss~ç s~z sh~sc> (/ʃ/ is <sc> before front vowels and <s> when coming from former /s/)
/r l ʎ j w/ - <r l gl~li y~i w~u> (the spelling of /ʎ/ is determined etymologically, and /j w/ <i u> except initially, finally, and between vowels)
/kw gw/ - <qu~cu gu>
/i u ə ɛ ɔ æ/ - <i~y~e u~o e e~a o a> (the distinction between <i~y> /i/ and <e~a> /ə/ is determined etymologically)
/iː uː eː oː aː/ - <e~ae o~ao i~y~ai~ay~oi~oy~ae u~au~aw~eu~ew~ao u~au~aw~eu~ew~ao>
(Sequences of /eːC oːC iːC uːC/ can also be written as <iCe uCe eCe oCe>.)
Personal Pronouns:
Subject
Spoiler:
je
ti
ill
illa
nus
vus
ills
illas
Object
Spoiler:
me
te
le
le
nus
vus
les
les
Reflexive
Spoiler:
me
te
se
se
nus
vus
se
se
Disjunctive
Spoiler:
mey
tey
sey
sey
nus
vus
sey
sey
Voting closes on Friday (August 16th) at 21:00 EDT. Results will be posted around 30 minutes after that.
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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by GoshDiggityDangit » 16 Aug 2019 04:48

206: a
207: d
208: f /ei oi ai ou/

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by shimobaatar » 16 Aug 2019 04:55

206: a
207: a
208: a

Regarding question 208, I'm assuming these are the diphthongs we voted to reintroduce via loanwords?

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by Artaxes » 16 Aug 2019 07:16

206.a
207.e
208.a
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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by this_is_an_account » 16 Aug 2019 07:18

206: A
207: E, /i u ɛ ɔ æ/ → /ɪ ʊ ɛ ɔ æ/ and /iː uː eː oː aː/ → /iː uː eː oː ɑː/
208: D

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by gokupwned5 » 16 Aug 2019 14:24

shimobaatar wrote:
16 Aug 2019 04:55
206: a
207: a
208: a

Regarding question 208, I'm assuming these are the diphthongs we voted to reintroduce via loanwords?
Yeah. If you still don't want diphthongs to be reintroduced however, you're more than welcome to vote no.

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by gokupwned5 » 16 Aug 2019 16:24

206. A
207. E
208. A

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by gokupwned5 » 17 Aug 2019 04:03

The results are in!

--

203) It is 1830 CE. The Spanish Royal Family was executed by revolutionaries, and tensions between Spain and Britain formed due to their support of the monarchy. The Spanish revolution inspired revolutions throughout European colonies in the Americas, with most of Iberian Columbia (OTL Latin America) gaining independence. Tensions are now rising in various Brettaniot colonies, such as Shaymaca, where people feel that the Brettaniot government isn't representing their interests, and is too far away to rule effectively. How should the Brettaniot government respond?
b) Make the colonies autonomous regions within the Brettaniot Empire.

204) The ruler of the United Kingdom of Caldunie and Iverdun (UKCI) (OTL Scotland and Ireland) has died without an heir, and the United Kingdom has fallen into a succession crisis. The Brettaniot Royal Family is related to the former ruler, as Edward II Farnese married the Princess of Caldunie. Should the current Brettaniot ruler, Luis I, make a claim for the UKCI’s throne?
b) No.

205) What dialect will Modern Standard Brettaniot be based on?
a) The dialect of Lundin (London).

--

206) It is 1840 CE. The Brettaniot colony of Nove Buraw (OTL East Coast of the United States) has been inspired by the revolution of Louisiana (OTL French territory of the Louisiana Purchase), and wants independence from Britain. The Brettaniot Caribbean colonies of Shaymaca (OTL Jamaica), Cuva (OTL Cuba), and Sant-Doming (OTL Haiti) have also joined forces with Nove Buraw. How should the Brettaniot government react?
a) Grant the colonies their independence. (This will result in all the colonies mentioned above forming the United States of Columbia "USC")

207) Should there be a tense-lax distinction in Modern Brettaniot vowels?
e) Yes. /i u ɛ ɔ æ/ > [ɪ ʊ ɛ ɔ æ] and /iː uː eː oː aː/ > [iː uː eː oː ɑː] - proposed by this_is_an_account

208) Should diphthongs be reintroduced to Modern Brettaniot?
a) Yes. The new diphthong inventory will be /ei oi ai eu ou au/

--

209) It is 1850 CE. Here is a map of North America. The French are currently going through economic trouble, and have offered to sell Quebec to Britain. Should we accept?
a) Yes.
b) No.
c) Other.

210) How should the new diphthongs be written?
a) /Vi Vu/ - <Vi~Vy Vu~Vw> (basically a phonetic spelling)
b) /ei oi ai eu ou au/ - <ai~ay oe aei~aey eo oo aou~aow>
c) /ei oi ai eu ou au/ - <ee oe ae eo oo ao>
d) Other.

211) Should we reform how Brettaniot vowels are written?
a) Yes.
b) No.
c) Other.

Here are the top 5 major cities in Britain by population. They are all very similar to their OTL counterparts.

1. Lundin (OTL London) - From Latin Londinium
2. Mamoce (OTL Manchester) - From Latim Mamucium
3. Estain de Leme (OTL Liverpool) - Calque of Liverpool / From Old Brettaniot Estagna de Lema "pool of mud"
4. Leynse (OTL Leeds) - From the old Brythonic word Ladenses "people of the fast-flowing river"
5. Tameriuçe (OTL Plymouth) - From an ancient name for the city TAMARI OSTIA "mouth/estuaries of the Tamar"

The 8 provinces of Britain are Vianidoçe, Urduviçe, Dynhunie, Drevaçe, Cança, Lundin, Buraw, and Ragiçe. In English, the names are Gwynedd, Powys, Dumnonia, Drevatia, Kent, London, York, and Rheged. Here is a map of the provinces.

These are the sound changes that happened from Vulgar Latin to Modern Brettaniot.
Spoiler:
Vulgar Latin to Proto-Brettaniot
/ɪ ʊ/ > /i o/
/skʲ/ > /ʃ/
/kkʲ kʲ gʲ/ > /t͡ʃ t͡ʃ j~d͡ʒ/
/Cs Ct/ > /jʃ jt͡ʃ/
/tʲ dʲ/ > /t͡s d͡z/
/i u e o ɛ ɔ a/ > /i u ei ou iə uə æ~iə/ | in open syllables
/p b t d k g/ > /b v d ð g ɣ/ | between vowels
/i u e o ɛ ɔ a/ > /i u ə o ə o ə/ | unstressed
/u o ou ɔ/ > /y u u o/
/j/ > /d͡ʒ/ | word-initially
/jj/ > /d͡ʒ/ | in medial position
/mn kn gn nj/ > /ɲ/
/pl tl kl gl lj/ > /ʎ/
/t d/ > /θ ð/ /_#
Proto-Brettaniot to Old Brettaniot
/ɣ/ > /j/ | after front vowels
/ɣ/ > /w/
/y/ > /i/
/i u/ > /ɪ ʊ/ | unstressed
/iə uə/ > /ɪ ʊ/
/ij uj ɪj ʊj ej oj ɛj aj/ > /i ui ei oi ei oi ei ai/
/iw uw ɪw ʊw ew ow ɛw aw/ > /iu u eu ou eu ou eu au/
/ɪ ʊ/ > /e o/
The phoneme /h/ entered Old Brettaniot through loanwords.
/ə/ > /∅/ | word-finally
/f θ s/ > /v ð z/ | between vowels
/ui iu/ > /y/
Old Brettaniot to Middle Brettaniot
/y/ > /i/
/ɲ ʎ/ > /ɲ ʎ/, /jɲ~jn jʎ~jl/ after vowels
/ɛ/ > /ea/
/θ ð/ > /d/
/oi eu ei ou ea/ > /we jo je wo ja/
/wj jw/ > /wi ju/ | after consonants
/ai au/ > /ei ou/
The phonemes /ai au/ are reintroduced through loanwords.
/VCə/ > /VːC/
/t͡s d͡z/ > /s z/
/ɲ ʎ/ > /jn jl/ | in coda position
/ei ou ai au/ > /iː uː eː oː/ | unstressed
/e o/ > /i u/ (unstressed)
Middle Brettaniot to Early Modern Brettaniot
/Vi Vu/ > /iː uː/
/iː uː eː oː aː/ > /əi əu ei ou a/
/kw gw/ > /p b/
/r/ > /ʁ/ | only in the southeast (it becomes /ɹ/ elsewhere)
/əi əu ei ou/ > /eː oː iː uː/
/oː/ > /aː/ | when a low vowel follows
short /e o/ > /ɛ ɔ/
/a/ > /æ/
/tj dj sj zj/ > /sj zj sj zj/
/s z/ > /ʃ ʒ/ | after /u i j w/
/ɲ ʎ/ > /jn jl/ word-finally and before consonants, but are retained elsewhere.
Early Modern Brettaniot to Modern Brettaniot
/ə/ > /∅/ | VC_CV
Standard Brettaniot (Lundin)
Spoiler:
/r/ > /ʁ/
/i u ɛ ɔ æ/ > /ɪ ʊ ɛ ɔ æ/
/iː uː eː oː aː/ > /iː uː eː oː ɑː/
And here's the phonology of Modern Brettaniot that most linguistics textbooks in this alternate universe would show you. It is meant to be a universal transcription. This is different from Standard Brettaniot, the dialect spoken in London. From this point forward, we will be merely defining dialectical differences.
Spoiler:
/m n ɲ/ - <m n gn~ni>
/p b t d k g/ - <p b t d c~qu g~gu> (/k g/ are only <qu gu> before the vowels <i>, <y>, and <e>, and /k/ can be written as <c~cq~q> word-finally)
/t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ - <ci~c gi~g> (/t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ are only <c g> before the vowels <i>, <y>, and <e>)
/f v s z ʃ/ - <f v s~ss~ç s~z sh~sc> (/ʃ/ is <sc> before front vowels and <s> when coming from former /s/)
/r l ʎ j w/ - <r l gl~li y~i w~u> (the spelling of /ʎ/ is determined etymologically, and /j w/ <i u> except initially, finally, and between vowels)
/kw gw/ - <qu~cu gu>
/i u ə ɛ ɔ æ/ - <i~y~e u~o e e~a o a> (the distinction between <i~y> /i/ and <e~a> /ə/ is determined etymologically)
/iː uː eː oː aː/ - <e~ae o~ao i~y~ai~ay~oi~oy~ae u~au~aw~eu~ew~ao u~au~aw~eu~ew~ao>
(Sequences of /eːC oːC iːC uːC/ can also be written as <iCe uCe eCe oCe>.)
Personal Pronouns:
Subject
Spoiler:
je
ti
ill
illa
nus
vus
ills
illas
Object
Spoiler:
me
te
le
le
nus
vus
les
les
Reflexive
Spoiler:
me
te
se
se
nus
vus
se
se
Disjunctive
Spoiler:
mey
tey
sey
sey
nus
vus
sey
sey
Voting closes on Saturday (August 16th) at 21:00 EDT. Results will be posted around 30 minutes after that.
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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by shimobaatar » 17 Aug 2019 04:22

209: a
210: a
211: b

Didn’t we just vote against a spelling reform a few rounds ago?

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by this_is_an_account » 17 Aug 2019 06:03

209: A
210: A
211: B

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by GoshDiggityDangit » 17 Aug 2019 06:37

209: a
210: a
211: b

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by Artaxes » 17 Aug 2019 10:02

209.a
210.b
211.b

The sound changes from 207. question aren't listed. They are common innovations in all dialects or only feature of London dialect ?

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by gokupwned5 » 17 Aug 2019 13:48

shimobaatar wrote:
17 Aug 2019 04:22
209: a
210: a
211: b

Didn’t we just vote against a spelling reform a few rounds ago?
Yeah, I'm just asking again now that we have six diphthongs. It's alright if you don't want a reform though.

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by gokupwned5 » 17 Aug 2019 13:49

Artaxes wrote:
17 Aug 2019 10:02
209.a
210.b
211.b

The sound changes from 207. question aren't listed. They are common innovations in all dialects or only feature of London dialect ?
They are just features of the Lundin dialect.

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by gokupwned5 » 17 Aug 2019 13:52

209. A
210. B
211. B

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by gokupwned5 » 18 Aug 2019 03:16

The results are in!

--

209) It is 1850 CE. Here is a map of North America. The French are currently going through economic trouble, and have offered to sell Quebec to Britain. Should we accept?
a) Yes.

210) How should the new diphthongs be written?
a) /Vi Vu/ - <Vi~Vy Vu~Vw> (basically a phonetic spelling)

211) Should we reform how Brettaniot vowels are written?
b) No.

--

212) How should the diphthongs in Modern Standard Brettaniot be realized?
a) /ei oi ai eu ou au/ > [ɛɪ ɔɪ æɪ ɛʊ ɔʊ æʊ]
b) /ei oi ai eu ou au/ > [eɪ oɪ æɪ eʊ oʊ ɑʊ]
c) /ei oi ai eu ou au/ > [ɛɪ ɔɪ æː~ɛː ɪʊ ɔʊ ɒː~ɔː]
d) /ei oi ai eu ou au/ > [ɛɪ ɔɪ æɪ ɛʊ ɔʊ æʊ] when unstressed and /eɪ oɪ ɑɪ eʊ oʊ ɑʊ/ when stressed (proposed by this_is_an_account)
e) Other.

213) What should happen to vowels when preceding /r/ in Modern Standard Brettaniot?
a) /Vʁ/ > /Vː/
b) /Vʁ/ > /Vɐ̯/
c) /Vʁ/ > /Vʁ/ (/Vχ/ before voiceless consonants)
d) Other.

214) It is 1880 CE. After losing the majority of their colonies, the other main European colonial powers (Spain, France, Sweden, and the Holy Roman Empire) have taken interest in colonizing Africa. Should Britain also join this scramble for Africa?
a) Yes.
b) No.
c) Other.

Here are the top 5 major cities in Britain by population. They are all very similar to their OTL counterparts.

1. Lundin (OTL London) - From Latin Londinium
2. Mamoce (OTL Manchester) - From Latim Mamucium
3. Estain de Leme (OTL Liverpool) - Calque of Liverpool / From Old Brettaniot Estagna de Lema "pool of mud"
4. Leynse (OTL Leeds) - From the old Brythonic word Ladenses "people of the fast-flowing river"
5. Tameriuçe (OTL Plymouth) - From an ancient name for the city TAMARI OSTIA "mouth/estuaries of the Tamar"

The 8 provinces of Britain are Vianidoçe, Urduviçe, Dynhunie, Drevaçe, Cança, Lundin, Buraw, and Ragiçe. In English, the names are Gwynedd, Powys, Dumnonia, Drevatia, Kent, London, York, and Rheged. Here is a map of the provinces.

These are the sound changes that happened from Vulgar Latin to Modern Brettaniot.
Spoiler:
Vulgar Latin to Proto-Brettaniot
/ɪ ʊ/ > /i o/
/skʲ/ > /ʃ/
/kkʲ kʲ gʲ/ > /t͡ʃ t͡ʃ j~d͡ʒ/
/Cs Ct/ > /jʃ jt͡ʃ/
/tʲ dʲ/ > /t͡s d͡z/
/i u e o ɛ ɔ a/ > /i u ei ou iə uə æ~iə/ | in open syllables
/p b t d k g/ > /b v d ð g ɣ/ | between vowels
/i u e o ɛ ɔ a/ > /i u ə o ə o ə/ | unstressed
/u o ou ɔ/ > /y u u o/
/j/ > /d͡ʒ/ | word-initially
/jj/ > /d͡ʒ/ | in medial position
/mn kn gn nj/ > /ɲ/
/pl tl kl gl lj/ > /ʎ/
/t d/ > /θ ð/ /_#
Proto-Brettaniot to Old Brettaniot
/ɣ/ > /j/ | after front vowels
/ɣ/ > /w/
/y/ > /i/
/i u/ > /ɪ ʊ/ | unstressed
/iə uə/ > /ɪ ʊ/
/ij uj ɪj ʊj ej oj ɛj aj/ > /i ui ei oi ei oi ei ai/
/iw uw ɪw ʊw ew ow ɛw aw/ > /iu u eu ou eu ou eu au/
/ɪ ʊ/ > /e o/
The phoneme /h/ entered Old Brettaniot through loanwords.
/ə/ > /∅/ | word-finally
/f θ s/ > /v ð z/ | between vowels
/ui iu/ > /y/
Old Brettaniot to Middle Brettaniot
/y/ > /i/
/ɲ ʎ/ > /ɲ ʎ/, /jɲ~jn jʎ~jl/ after vowels
/ɛ/ > /ea/
/θ ð/ > /d/
/oi eu ei ou ea/ > /we jo je wo ja/
/wj jw/ > /wi ju/ | after consonants
/ai au/ > /ei ou/
The phonemes /ai au/ are reintroduced through loanwords.
/VCə/ > /VːC/
/t͡s d͡z/ > /s z/
/ɲ ʎ/ > /jn jl/ | in coda position
/ei ou ai au/ > /iː uː eː oː/ | unstressed
/e o/ > /i u/ (unstressed)
Middle Brettaniot to Early Modern Brettaniot
/Vi Vu/ > /iː uː/
/iː uː eː oː aː/ > /əi əu ei ou a/
/kw gw/ > /p b/
/r/ > /ʁ/ | only in the southeast (it becomes /ɹ/ elsewhere)
/əi əu ei ou/ > /eː oː iː uː/
/oː/ > /aː/ | when a low vowel follows
short /e o/ > /ɛ ɔ/
/a/ > /æ/
/tj dj sj zj/ > /sj zj sj zj/
/s z/ > /ʃ ʒ/ | after /u i j w/
/ɲ ʎ/ > /jn jl/ word-finally and before consonants, but are retained elsewhere.
Early Modern Brettaniot to Modern Brettaniot
/ə/ > /∅/ | VC_CV
Standard Brettaniot (Lundin)
Spoiler:
/r/ > /ʁ/
/i u ɛ ɔ æ/ > /ɪ ʊ ɛ ɔ æ/
/iː uː eː oː aː/ > /iː uː eː oː ɑː/
And here's the phonology of Modern Brettaniot that most linguistics textbooks in this alternate universe would show you. It is meant to be a universal transcription. This is different from Standard Brettaniot, the dialect spoken in London. From this point forward, we will be merely defining dialectical differences.
Spoiler:
/m n ɲ/ - <m n gn~ni>
/p b t d k g/ - <p b t d c~qu g~gu> (/k g/ are only <qu gu> before the vowels <i>, <y>, and <e>, and /k/ can be written as <c~cq~q> word-finally)
/t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ - <ci~c gi~g> (/t͡ʃ d͡ʒ/ are only <c g> before the vowels <i>, <y>, and <e>)
/f v s z ʃ/ - <f v s~ss~ç s~z sh~sc> (/ʃ/ is <sc> before front vowels and <s> when coming from former /s/)
/r l ʎ j w/ - <r l gl~li y~i w~u> (the spelling of /ʎ/ is determined etymologically, and /j w/ <i u> except initially, finally, and between vowels)
/kw gw/ - <qu~cu gu>
/i u ə ɛ ɔ æ/ - <i~y~e u~o e e~a o a> (the distinction between <i~y> /i/ and <e~a> /ə/ is determined etymologically)
/iː uː eː oː aː/ - <e~ae o~ao i~y~ai~ay~oi~oy~ae u~au~aw~eu~ew~ao u~au~aw~eu~ew~ao>
(Sequences of /eːC oːC iːC uːC/ can also be written as <iCe uCe eCe oCe>.)
Personal Pronouns:
Subject
Spoiler:
je
ti
ill
illa
nus
vus
ills
illas
Object
Spoiler:
me
te
le
le
nus
vus
les
les
Reflexive
Spoiler:
me
te
se
se
nus
vus
se
se
Disjunctive
Spoiler:
mey
tey
sey
sey
nus
vus
sey
sey
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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by shimobaatar » 18 Aug 2019 03:21

212: b
213: c
214: b

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by this_is_an_account » 18 Aug 2019 03:43

212: D, /ɛɪ ɔɪ æɪ ɛʊ ɔʊ æʊ/ when unstressed and /eɪ oɪ ɑɪ eʊ oʊ ɑʊ/ when stressed
213: C
214: A

An interesting thing that could happen is that people might pronounce ⟨ai ay oi oy au aw eu ew⟩ in some loanwords that originally had long vowels as diphthongs, like how some English people have a /ʒ/ in "parmesan" instead of /z/, since they associate French words with /ʒ/. I believe this is called a foreignism but I'm not sure.

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Re: British Romance Language Collablang

Post by GoshDiggityDangit » 18 Aug 2019 05:27

212: d
213: a
214: b

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