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by dva_arla
27 Nov 2021 08:06
Forum: Conworlds & Concultures
Topic: The World of Einea
Replies: 22
Views: 3713

Re: The World of Einea

A fine conworld with an intricately-developed lore you've got there; and very intriguingly delivered -- There is much to be learnt presenting a conworld/alt-history from the way you do it.

What tools did you use to make the maps in the first two of your posts?
by dva_arla
27 Nov 2021 05:21
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)

Infinitive and subjunctive indicative present endings by conjugation 1 manducar manduc - as a am ati ănt manduc e(m) es e eim eiti ĕnt 2 deibeir deib - es e eim eiti ĕnt deib(e) a(m) as a am ati ănt 3 dicer dic - es e ĕm ĕti ŏnt dic a(m) as a am ati ănt facio fac -(i?) es e ĕm ĕti iŏnt fac i a(m) as...
by dva_arla
27 Nov 2021 04:51
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)

Overview of the verb: Classical and Vulgar Latin, Romance languages, and our auxlang: Simple forms projected into the language. Forms that are projected into the language (i.e not discarded) in bold . Non-finite forms Infinitive: manducar Gerundive: manducand (only used in elevated/archaising varian...
by dva_arla
26 Nov 2021 04:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)

The present and past (or perfect) participles 1 mancar - mancant, mancat 2 habeir - habent, habet~habut 3 coquĕr - coquent, coqut* capĕr - capient, capt 4 sentir - sentient, sentit (Lit. sens, sentt) audir - audient, audit *pronounced as if coct (cf. Latin coctus), but spelled as such (or, alternati...
by dva_arla
26 Nov 2021 03:35
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)

A note on the conjugation: the classes, infinitive, present Verbs are conjugated to four conjugations, corresponding largely to the Latin ones: 1 mancar(e) 'eat': manc, mancas, manca, mancam, mancati, mancănt 2 habeir(e) 'have': hab / hayb, habes, habe, habeim, habeiti, habĕnt 3 coquĕr(e) 'cook': c...
by dva_arla
26 Nov 2021 03:09
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)

Declension Gender Nouns and adjectives agree to three genders: masculine, feminine, and neuter. The neuter is needed to account for nouns which have become masculine in some languages but feminine in others: mare 'sea', lacte 'milk', etc. Its membership has been greatly reduced from the Latin neute...
by dva_arla
26 Nov 2021 02:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)

Stress, by default, falls onto the final syllable in words ending in a consonant and the penultimate in words ending in a vowel or the plural -s. 'Unstress mark' Some word-final suffixes tend to 'repel' stress (e.g. the present third-person plural suffix -ent, -ant, -unt, etc.), while hardly any ant...
by dva_arla
25 Nov 2021 05:31
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Re: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)

Further notes on orthography Changes taking place in Vulgar Latin that are reflected in all or most modern tongues may be incorporated into Our Language. Syncope: oculus 'eye' > ocl Elision and simplification: frīgidus 'cold' > freid or freigd (the latter form a semi-etymological rendering); vocali...
by dva_arla
25 Nov 2021 05:07
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)
Replies: 7
Views: 252

Yet another Rom-auxlang (the Interslavic way)

Or, Rom-auxlanging the Interslavic way ( Introduction to come ) I have been informed that the name InterRoman has been taken; it will take some while to come up and decide on another name for the language. The language would have to, for the time being, be referred to as 'the language', 'our langua...
by dva_arla
24 Nov 2021 07:15
Forum: Translations
Topic: Why is it so cold today?
Replies: 18
Views: 2241

Re: Why is it so cold today?

:con: :pak: Modern Gandharan

(tentative) ⸮سٹھی شی کیاںر/ گانر ہو (tentative)
/səʈh:i: ʃi: kjɑ̃:ɾ~gɑ̃:ɾ (ɦ)ɔ:/
very cold why be.3SG

:con: Pan-Romance auxlang whose name I haven't decided on yet (is InterRoman taken?)

Quomo / Quare est friged?
why be.3SG cold
by dva_arla
24 Nov 2021 05:42
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari

It has almost been a month since I last posted on this thread. During the span of time I have been continuously facing the quandary of deciding outcomes to the phoneme /r/ in various environments, to which one may bestow the sobriquet 'r-dilemma' (in the same fashion my dilemma on final nasals (or n...
by dva_arla
24 Nov 2021 04:46
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Conlanger's Apprehension: On Presentation
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Re: Conlanger's Apprehension: On Presentation

I don’t have the same details you mention; but I have the similar-in-broad-strokes apprehension about all three of my conlangs that I care about most. Mind describing those 'similar-in-broad-strokes' apprehension in a little bit more detail? Perhaps we may turn out to share more issues than each of...
by dva_arla
21 Nov 2021 09:27
Forum: Beginners' Corner
Topic: Conlanger's Apprehension: On Presentation
Replies: 3
Views: 233

Conlanger's Apprehension: On Presentation

You have already made a conlang with a respectable amount of features all jotted down into a series of tables, sketches, etc., yet for some reason coming from within you find it difficult to commit them down to a grammar worthy of demanding eyes, or even the Conlang section of this forum. Has anyone...
by dva_arla
21 Nov 2021 08:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Visigothic 2.0
Replies: 3
Views: 228

Re: Visigothic 2.0

Just noticed this thread! It is an honour, perhaps felt somewhat undeserved, to have my half-baked compilation of notes featured on the thread created by a fellow conlanger. Wish you all the best in your endeavours. This "fake Visigothic" isn't necessarily intended to be a direct descenden...
by dva_arla
28 Oct 2021 12:59
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari

Note on the outcome of final -aka > -aga: Inconsistencies in spelling in the Khotan Dhammapada seems to imply the value /əjə/ for this ubiquitous nominal and adjectival ending. Some inscriptions (from Hadda, etc.), on the other hand, directly attest to the ending -ao . I have dismissed the former de...
by dva_arla
28 Oct 2021 12:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari

More on the outcome of syllabic and syllable-final -r. References: Burrow: The Dialectical Position of the Niya Prakrit Caillat: Connections between Ashokan and Niya Prakrit Kogan: Once more on the language of the documents from Niya (East Turkestan) and its genetic position The outcome of syllable...
by dva_arla
28 Oct 2021 06:41
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari

2. Other sound changes: Development of fixed, penultimate stress [barring certain exceptions] (happened in most IA languages, perhaps dating back to Prakrit) Elision of weak, pre-stressed vowels Dissimilation, most notable of which being the change mn > ml: manas > manaz > mnaz > mlaz Loss of interv...
by dva_arla
28 Oct 2021 05:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari

Outcome of Sanskrit c /tʃ/ and j /dʒ/: Retained, as in Tirāhi, Torwali, Burushaski, Khowar, and Pashai, as opposed to being de-alveolarised (/tʃ/ > /ts/ [> /s/], /dʒ/ > /z/) in Kashmiri, Maiya and Gauro among the Kohistani languages, and Pashto. Outcome of Sanskrit ṣ and ẓ: ṣ and ẓ are debuccalised...
by dva_arla
28 Oct 2021 05:36
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari

Old Gandhari (~400 AD) to Modern Gandhari (~1600 AD) 1. Outcome of certain Old Indo-Aryan consonants and consonant clusters Outcome of kṣ Modern Gandhari shall feature the two different outcomes posited by Baums and Cheung, reflecting dialectal inmixture: kṣ > ṣ h > x̌ (occasionally h, especially in...
by dva_arla
21 Oct 2021 07:45
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari
Replies: 14
Views: 2524

Re: 'Re-construction' challenge no #1: Modern Gandhari

Also, I would like to ask how the Gandharans would fare in the modern era? Are they Muslims today (and would this have any bearing on them if much of them live in Afghanistan say from 1996-2001 and from 2021 onward?) I picture a Muslim majority (~80%) with considerable minority communities (9% Budd...