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by Ælfwine
27 Sep 2020 22:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 313
Views: 7470

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

Excellent, thanks for all the information guys n' gals! I was a bit worried as Wikipedia (fantastic resource I know) tells me that /ç/ is a relatively rare phoneme and contrasts between /ç/, /x/, or /ʝ/ and /ɣ/ even rarer. So far as I'm aware, both these things are true. The palatal area seems part...
by Ælfwine
27 Sep 2020 17:54
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 313
Views: 7470

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

Excellent, thanks for all the information guys n' gals! I was a bit worried as Wikipedia (fantastic resource I know) tells me that /ç/ is a relatively rare phoneme and contrasts between /ç/, /x/, or /ʝ/ and /ɣ/ even rarer. Nonetheless, this exact contrast is what my Crimean Gothic reconstruct has, i...
by Ælfwine
27 Sep 2020 07:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 313
Views: 7470

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

How common is /ç/?

Could it be reasonably contrasted with /x/ and/or /ʝ/?
by Ælfwine
29 Aug 2020 01:11
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Is Irish North Germanic plausible?
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Is Irish North Germanic plausible?

I have played around with this idea. Notably, all final vowels reduce to schwa (as in Danish) but not before a palatal/velar split in the consonants (also agreeable, as a lot of consonants become straight up retroflex in many dialects of Scandinavian while others become palatalized) which colorizes ...
by Ælfwine
20 Aug 2020 07:16
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 93
Views: 3732

Re: Yay or Nay?

I always find <ð> (or <þ> for that matter) in a non Germanic conlang to be a bit odd. Though some languages make it work (i.e. Boral)
by Ælfwine
17 Aug 2020 21:49
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 192
Views: 10438

Re: What did you accomplish today?

DesEsseintes wrote: 17 Aug 2020 08:39 Aren’t the Scandinavian definite articles from hinn ← *jainaz, cognate with English yon?

hestur + hinn → hesturinn
etc.
Correct, the north germanic article and the article I have used are from different sources. My article is from *sa which through analogy became *þa.
by Ælfwine
17 Aug 2020 04:39
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 192
Views: 10438

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I'm tinkering with a dialect of my old Gothish (Crimean Gothic) conlang, one spoken this time in the Balkans, perhaps corresponding to the rough Dobruja region of Romania. Unlike the former conlang, this language has much stronger influences from the Balkan Sprachbund. Like the North Germanic langua...
by Ælfwine
29 Jul 2020 20:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 313
Views: 7470

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

Is it likely to have one word in a set loaned and another word not loaned? For example, I loaned one word from another language meaning "bridegroom" and have another word natively derived meaning "bride." I reckon these type of words are usually not loaned individually, but counterexamples would be...
by Ælfwine
29 Jul 2020 10:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 313
Views: 7470

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

Is it likely to have one word in a set loaned and another word not loaned? For example, I loaned one word from another language meaning "bridegroom" and have another word natively derived meaning "bride." I reckon these type of words are usually not loaned individually, but counterexamples would be ...
by Ælfwine
23 Jul 2020 05:42
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Metal Thread
Replies: 317
Views: 91897

Re: Metal Thread

I've been listening to a lot of Powerwolf after discovering them a few months ago.

Incense and Iron
by Ælfwine
21 Jun 2020 05:13
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: The Great Vowel Shift & Vocalism in Romance languages
Replies: 33
Views: 2093

Re: The Great Vowel Shift & Vocalism in Romance languages

Also, doesn't Romanian centralize vowels in certain environments?
by Ælfwine
08 Jun 2020 19:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?
Replies: 28
Views: 1634

Re: Does anyone else try and actually speak or pronounce their conlang or is it all on paper?

Gothish is all on paper. I suppose if you can speak Dutch or Low German the conlang wouldnt be too hard to pronounce as it shares most of the same sounds (except for /T/). I cant speak either but i wonder if it would be mutually intelligible if i could.
by Ælfwine
11 Feb 2020 08:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 192
Views: 10438

Re: What did you accomplish today?

Híí has - despite my violent protestations - gained the grapheme y for a marginally phonemic /j/ and a much more pervasive [j]. This means that Híí now has delightful sequences like mmy nny rry wwy mm’y nn’y rr’y ww’y . I should probably rename the language in light of this. Perhaps sth like Quenya...
by Ælfwine
11 Feb 2020 08:05
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian Scratchpad
Replies: 10
Views: 2092

Re: Pelsodian Scratchpad

Zythros Jubi wrote: 11 Feb 2020 06:48Are you serious?
Fixed
by Ælfwine
10 Feb 2020 20:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Pelsodian Scratchpad
Replies: 10
Views: 2092

Re: Pelsodian Scratchpad

Hope this thread is still going, for I do have a question: I have a theory that this change initially began in Pannonia, and spread west after the collapse of the province. This would make sense, as Norman French does not share this change, but many southern French dialects had. I have likewise inc...
by Ælfwine
10 Feb 2020 19:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 52
Views: 9490

Re: Jäzik Panúski

Interesting source you found. I have my own source, which only confidentially states that the reflex of PS *ǫ was u . Mind telling us what the conclusions are? The article I cited also aims at that conclusion, if by u you are referring to the long one ( ū ). No, I mean the conclusions of the overal...
by Ælfwine
10 Feb 2020 09:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 52
Views: 9490

Re: Jäzik Panúski

I've read some Rusyn grammar books, among which the Ivan Harajda's grammar (published in 1941 at then Hungary-occupied Ungvar/Uzhhorod in a Rusyn variant) stated that some dialect have a /ø~y/ corresponding to standard Ukrainian /i/ and Russian /o/, coming from Proto-Slavic *o plus a consonant + a ...
by Ælfwine
01 Feb 2020 09:04
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 52
Views: 9490

Re: Jäzik Panúski

There are Slavic languages that developed front rounded vowels. They can be reconstructed as intermediates in at least Czech and Ukrainian, and are preserved in some present-day Slovenian dialects. Some sound changes that led to the development of front rounded vowels in various Slovenian dialects:...
by Ælfwine
31 Jan 2020 07:11
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Jäzik Panúski
Replies: 52
Views: 9490

Re: Jäzik Panúski

I am thinking of rebooting Jäzik Panúski. Right now, I am rethinking the origin of front rounded vowels in the language. Currently, they originate from a forward chain shift of vowels. Though it works for /u/ > /y/, the origin of /ø/ is a bit more tricky to introduce. I've considered introducing it ...
by Ælfwine
27 Jan 2020 00:10
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 313
Views: 7470

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

I forget who said this, but generally languages only deal with the mess afterwards caused by sound change. It's reasonable to assume that any loss of tone would create lots of homophones, which would be dealt with the speakers of the language (for example, compounding like in Chinese.)