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by Friedebarth
25 Oct 2015 02:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

Some basic phrases, this time in the "standard" register - how you'd talk to strangers you approach on the street, or to colleagues you don't know well, or business partners, or distant relatives, or acquaintances...you get the gist: People you don't know well, but don't need to show excessive respe...
by Friedebarth
17 Oct 2015 02:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

Yup! The autonomous is Germanic, the conjunct Goidelic and the relative Brythonic, in this case. I know you've said that the language has many suppletive verb forms, but about how common is this level of suppletion? Fairly so. A lot of basic verbs have it, and obviously their derivatives will thus ...
by Friedebarth
16 Oct 2015 12:30
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

Whoa! The three groups of stems look pretty different; I assume that's due to suppletion? Yup! The autonomous is Germanic, the conjunct Goidelic and the relative Brythonic, in this case. Also very interesting! Sorry if I'm overlooking the answer to this, but is there a limit on how many clitics one...
by Friedebarth
14 Oct 2015 15:54
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "Kitchen Sink" Natlangs
Replies: 28
Views: 4347

Re: "Kitchen Sink" Natlangs

Well, if you look at /xk/ as some sort of backwards affricate, it seems pretty weird. But, when viewed as a cluster in which preaspiration is altered to match POA, well, then it makes a lot more sense (at least it does to me). I'd imagine that Hoskh was viewing it in the former way rather than the ...
by Friedebarth
14 Oct 2015 01:51
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: "Kitchen Sink" Natlangs
Replies: 28
Views: 4347

Re: "Kitchen Sink" Natlangs

HoskhMatriarch wrote: A phoneme /xk/ (what is that even)
Does that really seem unusual to you? Certain dialects of Scottish Gaelic (eg. Argyll) have this as their realisation of preaspirated /k/.

<mac a' bhaca> ("son of the sandbank", I know it doesn't make any sense, just go with it)
/maxk ə vaxkə/
by Friedebarth
14 Oct 2015 01:06
Forum: Translations
Topic: One for your phrasebooks
Replies: 11
Views: 2719

One for your phrasebooks

This was started on facebook when I said this sentence in conversation and then noticed how hilarious it would look if randomly included in a phrasebook. It could be the conlang phrasebook equivalent of "My hovercraft is full of eels" The sentence is: I could have sworn someone told me he was a prie...
by Friedebarth
13 Oct 2015 20:14
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

Pronominal clitics Strathan has pronominal clitics, a bit like Spanish, but including the prepositional pronouns. They are considered a colloquial feature, and in formal writing will tend not to be used. In colloquial speech, they're generally used in clauses containing more than one object, though...
by Friedebarth
13 Oct 2015 15:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

Thanks all! Now for some more thoughts: Verb forms I want a decent amount of irregular verbs. Hence, I've decided to have a lot of verbal suppletion from different source langs, along with other processes like apophony. These will provide the stems for verbs in different forms and tenses. There are ...
by Friedebarth
06 Oct 2015 11:22
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

Okay, I'm ready for something more practicable. I've decided that I'm going to have a fairly irregular orthography, so I don't really need to worry about being consistent in my mappings between words I invent in writing and how I want them pronounced. So, now I can include IPA for you. Ladies and ge...
by Friedebarth
04 Oct 2015 12:08
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

Here are some glosses for the opposite register - this is how most people would address members of the Royal Family, the Princes and Princely Families, and the College of Cardinals. Among themselves, the forms of address are actually in a slightly less elaborate register - so it's very much relativ...
by Friedebarth
04 Oct 2015 02:01
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

Yeah, what shimo said - Celtic-seeming features are overtly taken over from Celtic, but it's meant to have Germanic influences as well, and quite a few a priori features. Here are some glosses for the opposite register - this is how most people would address members of the Royal Family, the Princes ...
by Friedebarth
29 Sep 2015 20:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

Indeed. I'm very much aware of IPA, I've consciously chosen not to include it mainly because I haven't decided to what extent, if any, I would like a broad-slender system like in the Goidelic languages. Ditto regarding vowel reduction. However, a few notes: The digraph <dh> is generally meant to rep...
by Friedebarth
28 Sep 2015 14:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

your language looks nice, have you had some words in the lexicon of Strathan yet? I can give you a few tentative items, but I can't promise you that I'll hang on to them or that I'll not change the orthography: good - bragh bad - drogh king - Ri church - Ceirc country - Riaghd First person sg nomin...
by Friedebarth
28 Sep 2015 13:51
Forum: Translations
Topic: Stir-fried wug
Replies: 36
Views: 5578

Re: Stir-fried wug

Totally off-topic to the actual thread, but I can't resist pointing out that
idov wrote:Ling Veda
in Hindi/Sanskrit (लिंग वेद) would mean "penis veda".

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by Friedebarth
23 Sep 2015 14:50
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

Thanks, all, for the comments! Apologies for slow replies, I've just started term, I'm taking 30 extra credits as well as an uncredited higher-level course while also helping with a research project, so I'm not going to be stellar at replying expediently for the next...year, basically xD You call th...
by Friedebarth
12 Sep 2015 22:46
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Re: Strathan language

The future in Strathan! Copypaste from FB comment with a few clarifications: Strathan has a conjugated future tense as well as a few auxiliaries expressing future-y concepts. I don't actually have the lexemes yet, so have glosses instead: Read-FUT-1SG This would be the simple future. I will read. Is...
by Friedebarth
02 Aug 2015 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Strathan language
Replies: 30
Views: 3708

Strathan language

The Strathan language is a new project of mine for a micronation. The micronation has a Strathclyde heritage, so this language will be influenced by Goidelic, Brythonic, Scots/Anglo-Saxon and Norse. It will also contain some grammatical innovation because I pretty much always add fun grammar to my a...
by Friedebarth
31 Jul 2015 18:49
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 660
Views: 253224

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Anglican, as it stands. I'm not sure where (as in, in what country) I want to end up living yet, so obviously that impacts my decision: If I settle down somewhere where Anglicanism isn't really a thing (like Sweden or so) I might join a suitably similar local denomination (Lutherans, liberal Presbyt...
by Friedebarth
30 Jul 2015 22:55
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 660
Views: 253224

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Ah. It's certainly an interesting endeavour, and I'm in the facebook group for it too :)
by Friedebarth
30 Jul 2015 22:10
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Introduction thread(s)
Replies: 660
Views: 253224

Re: Introduction thread(s)

Ȝe spic Scots? Aye, tho A dinnae uis the "Staunirt Scots skreivin" lik ye seem tae be - no maist o the time onyweys. A 'hink it's no a bad project at aw, but A masel wus taucht ane o the mony variant "naturo"/etymologico screivins tae stairt, an sae A jis fyne masel preferin 'at aestheticwise. As w...