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by Ælfwine
Tue 19 Jun 2018, 02:33
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777405

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

Shemtov wrote:
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 22:15
How can a plain voiced vs. implosive contrast develop?
b bb > b b_< maybe?
by Ælfwine
Mon 18 Jun 2018, 04:01
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1240
Views: 78823

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

I bought one of the better Dell Inspirion's. I'm not really into the tacky looking towers with glowing parts, anyway, but I still get all the power of one with half the price. With it, I bought a 1440p 165hz gsync dell monitor for $350. Not a bad steal. Gaming PCs follow the law of diminishing retur...
by Ælfwine
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 19:47
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1240
Views: 78823

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Well, I bought a $1,200 gaming computer. Better be worth it. I read this as "$1,200 computer game" at first and was like "what the hell kind of game costs that much?! [O.O]" First ever copy of Pacman maybe? Well, I bought a $1,200 gaming computer. Better be worth it. Even if you don't end up playin...
by Ælfwine
Thu 14 Jun 2018, 05:18
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread
Replies: 1240
Views: 78823

Re: The Quintessential 5th Conversation Thread

Well, I bought a $1,200 gaming computer. Better be worth it.
by Ælfwine
Mon 11 Jun 2018, 04:37
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6566
Views: 471518

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

Also, what umlaut are we speaking of here? I know that /m/ might have preserved the height for a while longer, as Old Spanish evidence suggests. Vulgar Latin appears to have had umlaut, seen in the mid-low vowels, both front and back. These were raised (or diphthongised) in umlauting environments. ...
by Ælfwine
Sun 10 Jun 2018, 07:40
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6566
Views: 471518

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

Also, what umlaut are we speaking of here? I know that /m/ might have preserved the height for a while longer, as Old Spanish evidence suggests. Vulgar Latin appears to have had umlaut, seen in the mid-low vowels, both front and back. These were raised (or diphthongised) in umlauting environments. ...
by Ælfwine
Sun 27 May 2018, 01:12
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Vexillological linguistic families
Replies: 10
Views: 586

Re: Vexillological linguistic families

Australian territories have similar flags as well as many US states consisting of nothing but a blue background and a seal.

Take a look: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flags_of_Oceania
by Ælfwine
Thu 17 May 2018, 02:50
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: English Dialects
Replies: 27
Views: 1981

Re: English Dialects

Might as well give this a shot. KIT ɪ DRESS ɛ TRAP æ LOT ä STRUT ʌ (or even ə) FOOT ʊ BATH æː CLOTH ɑː NURSE ə˞ FLEECE ɪi ~ i FACE eɪ PALM äː THOUGHT ɑ GOAT oʊ (first element can be slightly unrounded) GOOSE ʉː (can be diphthongized like ɨʉ) PRICE ɐi CHOICE ɔi~oi MOUTH æʉ NEAR iɚ SQUARE eɚ START ɑɚ ...
by Ælfwine
Mon 14 May 2018, 03:55
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 654778

Re: What did you accomplish today?

In developing my romance language I realized the need to also recreate what kind of slavic language that the Avars probably spoke as a lingua franca. As it turns out, the best possible way for me to preserve a romance language in western Hungary was to preserve the slavonic speakers as well, perhaps...
by Ælfwine
Fri 11 May 2018, 04:47
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 654778

Re: What did you accomplish today?

I love the orthography s Huh? Orthography? What do you mean by that? Maybe they meant the romanization. (Or transliteration into whatever natscript.) “Orthography” of a language is whatever script is “native” to that language. I didn’t see you propose one yet. Did I just miss it? Anyway; if AElfwin...
by Ælfwine
Fri 11 May 2018, 04:03
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 654778

Re: What did you accomplish today?

ixals wrote:
Thu 10 May 2018, 22:30
Ælfwine wrote:
Wed 09 May 2018, 23:56
I love the orthography s
Huh? Orthography? What do you mean by that?
The Romanization.

"Blahblahblahblahblah"

Very interesting romanization. What does <hb> stand for?
by Ælfwine
Thu 10 May 2018, 16:29
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: How Do YOU Create Words?
Replies: 20
Views: 1044

Re: How Do YOU Create Words?

My focus is exclusively a-posteriori at the moment (though I do have a few ideas for an a priori lang), so in most of my cases, I simply derive the words from the parent family through sound changes. Loan words are generally taken by their prestige (i.e. since I am doing a romance language in Hungar...
by Ælfwine
Wed 09 May 2018, 23:56
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: What did you accomplish today?
Replies: 11050
Views: 654778

Re: What did you accomplish today?

ixals wrote:
Wed 09 May 2018, 22:44
I've begun to write a grammar for Cissian and this is what I came up with. Very happy with how it turned out, especially the tables which I finally learned how to do [B)]
I love the orthography s
by Ælfwine
Wed 09 May 2018, 19:06
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: (Conlangs) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 13671
Views: 777405

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

I say go with the more broad approach, you could probably leave out the palatalization like you said as well.
by Ælfwine
Sun 06 May 2018, 06:12
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aelf's Scratchpad
Replies: 22
Views: 2737

Re: Aelf's Scratchpad

The case system had been moving towards the Balkan style case system in Aquincum (Gonda, 115) and it makes sense to me that Castellum, like Aquincum, would also follow the Balkan case system, merging the Nominative and Accusative together and the Genitive and Dative together. Following the "Central ...
by Ælfwine
Sat 05 May 2018, 13:44
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 188015

Re: Yay or Nay?

Both of you raise good points. I guess I'll try them and see how the end product sounds.
by Ælfwine
Sat 05 May 2018, 05:43
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Yay or Nay?
Replies: 2789
Views: 188015

Re: Yay or Nay?

Should I add a set of nasal vowels to Castellan? Pro: >Romance languages seem to love them. Portuguese, French, Spanish allophonically and many Italian dialects have them. >Common Slavic had them. >I like the way they sound Con: >Not an areal feature >Romanian, my closest neighbor, never developed t...
by Ælfwine
Fri 04 May 2018, 00:53
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6566
Views: 471518

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

I don't think it's possible to say. It depends what you mean by 'phonemic length'. When did length stop being phonemic in English? Latin never "lost" phonemic length, per se. Four things happened: a) an inherited 'length' distinction produced a secondary difference in quality b) stressed vowels ten...
by Ælfwine
Thu 03 May 2018, 02:08
Forum: Linguistics & Natlangs
Topic: (L&N) Q&A Thread - Quick questions go here
Replies: 6566
Views: 471518

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

Until what century was length phonemic in Latin? I've been reading examples from Rhetoromance that /u/ for example had become /ü/ when length was still phonemic, as an example.
by Ælfwine
Mon 30 Apr 2018, 07:15
Forum: Conlangs
Topic: Aelf's Scratchpad
Replies: 22
Views: 2737

Re: Aelf's Scratchpad

I've read Gonda's " The Aquincum-Aquileia-Salona Triangle " and " Changes in the Consonant System of Pannonia Inferior, Dalmatia and Venetia et Histria " which has given me a fairly good idea on what to expect in my own Pannonian Romance conlang set in the modern Hungarian city of Keszthely, despite...