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by Otto Kretschmer
11 Jan 2021 22:48
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 398
Views: 16859

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

Regarding Greece I meant a surviving population in...

India.

Assuming it survived until today, would the language be recognized as Greek? Romani still survives
by Otto Kretschmer
11 Jan 2021 11:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 398
Views: 16859

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

In any case, can you see a Greek population (even a few 1000s surviving from the time of Alexander until today?
by Otto Kretschmer
10 Jan 2021 21:57
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 398
Views: 16859

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

I was thinking along the lines that literacy and urbanization slow down linguistic change. I see this as a reason why Greek has changed much less over last two millenia. But I may be wrong or just partially right. Basically surviving WRE.= More economic deveopment earlier = more urban development = ...
by Otto Kretschmer
10 Jan 2021 14:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 398
Views: 16859

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

If the Western Roman Empire survuved, would development of Romance languages be slowed down/prevented? In such a scenario Iberia and Gallia would continue economic development and integration with each other and would reach economic level of Italy in 6th-7th century.
by Otto Kretschmer
08 Jan 2021 23:26
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: False cognates
Replies: 776
Views: 203590

Re: False cognates

: :pol: cnota (virtue)
:isr: tzniut (modesty)

Not related at all
by Otto Kretschmer
08 Jan 2021 22:19
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 398
Views: 16859

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

Shat other words vould be borrowed from Latin and earlier, Greek and what could their reflexes be?
by Otto Kretschmer
08 Jan 2021 00:44
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 398
Views: 16859

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

If the Latin word legion wad borrowed into Balto Slavic at the time of Principate, how would its Slavic reflex sound?
by Otto Kretschmer
07 Jan 2021 22:28
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 398
Views: 16859

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

Were there already Jews living in Slavic lands in Proto-Slavic times/ Weird that the word is borrowed from Italian rather than Greek or the French dialect Jews spoke.
by Otto Kretschmer
07 Jan 2021 16:42
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: alternative English with German superstrate
Replies: 3
Views: 178

Re: alternative English with German superstrate

Your answer is definitely not quick. The question therefore does not fit there :)

A German invasion replacing the Norman one would be much more interesting.
by Otto Kretschmer
07 Jan 2021 16:41
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 398
Views: 16859

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

What is the origin of Polish word for Jew, i.e. "Żyd"? It does not seem to come from Yiddish Yid or French juif (Polish reflex would be something like "Żyw").
by Otto Kretschmer
07 Jan 2021 01:11
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: alternative English with German superstrate
Replies: 3
Views: 178

alternative English with German superstrate

The Holy Roman Empire invades England and replaces Normans as the ruling power for 200-300 years.

What could ENglish influenced by continental West Germanic languages rather than French look like?
by Otto Kretschmer
05 Jan 2021 14:53
Forum: Games
Topic: phrase modifying game
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: phrase modifying game

Would a separate thread gor npn English phrases be a good idea?
by Otto Kretschmer
05 Jan 2021 00:40
Forum: Games
Topic: phrase modifying game
Replies: 9
Views: 358

Re: phrase modifying game

Anew. UDHR is boring. I gor a better sentence Hwaruh lokode kuningaz wezun skildiwiz isarnas bindanai midi baromiz, hwazuh hudidaz midi kalko auk blotho ˈ[xʷɑrux 'lɔːkɔːde:ˈkuniŋɡɑz 'we;zun 'skildiwiz 'isɑrnɑs 'bindɑnɑi 'midi 'bɑromiz 'xwɑzux 'xu:didɑz 'midi 'kalkɔː 'ɑuk 'blɔːðɔː] translation - "whe...
by Otto Kretschmer
05 Jan 2021 00:12
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Slavic reflexes of words
Replies: 3
Views: 155

Slavic reflexes of words

How would Slavic reflexes of the words below look like if they existed in PIE?

*korteks
*hipotalamos
*hippokampos
*amygdala

Take nearest PIE approximation.
by Otto Kretschmer
03 Jan 2021 18:33
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Unified Slavdom - impact on evolution of Slavic languages
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Re: Unified Slavdom - impact on evolution of Slavic languages

Lol no

The unification should take place between 900 and 1000 AD but it dhould ladt for at least several centuries, likely permandntly
by Otto Kretschmer
03 Jan 2021 14:27
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: Unified Slavdom - impact on evolution of Slavic languages
Replies: 5
Views: 198

Unified Slavdom - impact on evolution of Slavic languages

Let's assume some polity unifies all Slavs from Saloniki to Novgorod between 900 and 1000 AD. The Slavic religion becomes Orthodoxy and the official language is Church Slavonic. How would being in the same state with a single official language affect the evolution of various Slavic languages. I wond...
by Otto Kretschmer
30 Dec 2020 19:25
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: language closer to Sanskrit
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: language closer to Sanskrit

WOuldn't Lithuanian grammar be esier for the Sanskrit speaker?

Both are synthetic languages while Hindi is analytic. Verb conjugations and nominal declensions in Lithuanian and Sanskrit are relatively similar.
by Otto Kretschmer
30 Dec 2020 19:18
Forum: Games
Topic: phrase modifying game
Replies: 9
Views: 358

phrase modifying game

Let's see if it will stick. One user posts a short sentence in IPA and the next one applies a single phonological, morphological or syntactic change until that sentence becomes completely unrecognizable, i.e. it could not be considered related to the first one. I am wondering if non-English phrases ...
by Otto Kretschmer
27 Dec 2020 12:03
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: language closer to Sanskrit
Replies: 4
Views: 254

language closer to Sanskrit

If linguistic distance was to be measured, what language would be closer to Sanskrit, modern day Lithuanian or modern day Hindi? Lithuanian as a whole has changed a lot less since Proto Balto-Slavic, if we taught someone who knows only Sanskrit bith Lithuanian and Hindi, chances are they would find ...