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by dva_arla
06 Feb 2021 14:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad

On to verbs: The conjugation in Crimean Gothic has somewhat simplified from its predecessors, the endings of its personal desinence having been lost in all three persons of the singular ( ich maltatha , tzo/ies varthata , iel vvurt ; but kilemschkop ? ); a curious development for a language surround...
by dva_arla
06 Feb 2021 14:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad

Maybe somewhere in Shaanxi? You could try to 'revive' Tangut, while you're at it. Long time no see! Trying to set my mind right-- I hope sloth and binge don't get the better of me! I have decided that the latter option would be the more likely of the two, since it would bring about a 'widening' of e...
by dva_arla
26 Jan 2021 00:49
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Balto-Slavic remain centum - impact on the rest of phonology?
Replies: 2
Views: 250

Re: Balto-Slavic remain centum - impact on the rest of phonology?

If you were willing to see through the later developments (for instance, Slavic open syllable 'constraints', palatalisations, etc.) then not much.
by dva_arla
25 Jan 2021 23:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad

I've been thinking of shifting the nom.pl of the strong masculine declension from -es > -ens, thereby merging it with the accusative. Reasons (and justifications) for doing so are: - The strong masculine is the only declension that distinguishes the nominative and accusative in the plural. - Inserti...
by dva_arla
23 Jan 2021 06:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad

I have decided to stick to Stern on the dentals; save that θr > tr (breaking with Crimean θr > dr) Numbers: 1 itėn 2 tva 3 trija 4 fidder 5 finf 6 sejs 7 siven 8 ata 9 nina 10 tina 11 tinitėn 12 tinetva 13 tinetrija &c. 20 stiga 30 tritina 40 fiddertina (coll: fittina / tvast'en) &c. 100 sunta ( < T...
by dva_arla
22 Jan 2021 06:57
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad

Again this does not explain why *stađiz turns up as <statz>, unless <tz> here represents an actual affricate (but then why is not written <statsch>?) S apparently reconstructs this word with a voiceless fricative instead of a voiced one. Perhaps <statz> did turn out to end in an affricate. There ar...
by dva_arla
20 Jan 2021 09:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad

Just loaded Wilhelm's, Wright's and Miller's grammars! I've just managed to take peeks at Miller's (the cream of its cake indeed!) but will do at others given the... will to do so. Fine website you've made there, I must say. How did you manage to create it? Now on to business--- Established sound ch...
by dva_arla
19 Jan 2021 14:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad

I am generally weary to assume any "West" Germanic influence, or use that term very broadly... the only contact with "West" Germanic peoples would have been relatively early, perhaps between 200 AD and 300 AD, around the time the sound [ð] became [d]... and of course there is nothing to suppose Cri...
by dva_arla
19 Jan 2021 09:26
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: When gender changed between past and present
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: When gender changed between past and present

I won't expect hardly any natlang to adhere to such gender-arrangement you propose, since the scenario you posit doesn't happen often enough in the history of mankind.
by dva_arla
19 Jan 2021 09:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad

As many here know I toyed a Crimean Gothic descendant and also briefly considered a gothic language in the Dobruja region with heavy influence from the Balkan Sprachbund (it is still a project I wish to do.) Notably, the definite articles were apprehended much like in Romanian, with -ta (masculine)...
by dva_arla
18 Jan 2021 20:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here

The following chain-shift popped up all-of-a-sudden in my mind: /s/ > /z/ (enviromentally conditioned, either word-mid [as in English] or word-mid + initially [as in German]). Which pushes /z/ to > /ʒ/, then /ⁿz/ > /dz/ > /dʒ/, (in turn) > /ɣ/ For your inspiration. You might find it too drastic or '...
by dva_arla
18 Jan 2021 20:26
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here
Replies: 7
Views: 625

Re: My Proto-Language and Where to Go from Here

Some comments: 2. tʃ is realized as dʒ word-medially and ʃ word-initially tʃ > ʃ is, typologically and phonetically speaking, more likely to happen coda-finally than coda-initially. (edit: I stand corrected. You have perhaps read of Tamil.) But if you're going to voice all initial /tʃ/'s (presumably...
by dva_arla
18 Jan 2021 19:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Re: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad

Man, this excites me. Will Danubian Gothic be a part of the Balkan sprachbund? Why of course! Though I don't know how much Balkan-y Dobrogean shall be. I fancy that the Sprachbund might have radiated from the _westernmore_ part of the Balkans (viz. ca. the modern borders straddling Serbia, Romania,...
by dva_arla
17 Jan 2021 00:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad
Replies: 16
Views: 791

Modern Danubian Gothic Scratchpad

Meanwhile let's do a "Gothlang" because why not. Let's see which, of Tocharian and this language, takes off, and which, if not both, gets stuck in the mud and back into the shelf. Background Modern Danubian or Dobrogean Gothic ( dunviska gutska ) is a language spoken in the country of Dobruja ( Dobr...
by dva_arla
14 Jan 2021 18:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Back on the Grid : Modern Tocharian Scratchpad
Replies: 0
Views: 186

Back on the Grid : Modern Tocharian Scratchpad

I must admit that this project is a mere retreat; having stumbled upon quite a stumbling block in my Khotanese project (a quite trifling one, but one which had virtually halted any appearance to further progress and one that never ceases to haunt me daily) I decided to take a break from the latter--...
by dva_arla
06 Sep 2020 16:46
Forum: Games
Topic: Sound Changes Game v2
Replies: 601
Views: 52169

Re: Sound Changes Game v2

<łzüwzöj / ղզյուվզյոյ >

[ˌled͡zøːv̤ˈʕøː] > [ˌɫ̥zʏvzˈøj]
by dva_arla
03 Sep 2020 18:20
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Ummaví? (credited to Sheikh_Kristophe)
Replies: 0
Views: 421

Ummaví? (credited to Sheikh_Kristophe)

The idea of an "Esperanto of the Muslim World" sound interesting -- I would like to learn the language if a complete grammar and lexicon of it has already been made, or if they are not (as it seems currently) participate in the language's construction. The problem is that the only existing trace of ...
by dva_arla
29 Aug 2020 02:01
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is Irish North Germanic plausible?
Replies: 4
Views: 641

Re: Is Irish North Germanic plausible?

Very plausible, given that some cities in Ireland were founded by Vikings, most notable being Dublin and Wexford, the latter in particular being a Viking town "for about three hundred years" (Wikipedia). An VSO word order, while plausible, would be much less likely than another Gaelic-influenced tra...
by dva_arla
27 Aug 2020 17:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang
Replies: 19
Views: 1885

Re: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang

Regarding Goguryeo: AIUI, all that is really known is that Korea - or at least, the south of Korea - was once inhabited by speakers of Japonic, and that those speakers were overrun by invading Koreanic speakers from the north. It's not entirely clear, however, when this transition happened, or whic...
by dva_arla
27 Aug 2020 15:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang
Replies: 19
Views: 1885

Re: A 'Sino-Turkic' altlang

First of all, I must thank every commenter to this board for encouraging me to move on with my conlang-projects -- all of which for most of the part are hampered and stunted enough. If you need help accessing books on Khotanese, you need to make friends over the internet and facebook. Find me on fac...