First Conlang...? & What Ha ppened?
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 20:04|
At 19:21 7.1.2004, Dirk Elzinga wrote:
>I didn't understand you to mean those things. However, there is a
>reason stereotypes exist. When I first joined CONLANG and the
>artlangers started coming out of the woodwork and joined the list,
>there seemed to me to be a proliferation of languages which had the
Hmm, let's see how my Sohlob scores on this stereotype
>* ergative/absolutive alignment
Yes. Have considered making it active.
>* large noun classification systems (i.e., gender)
>* Celtic-style mutation
No -- Iranian like consonant changes and Germanic-like
umlaut with Middle-Korean like vowel harmony.
>* an abundance of case forms (à la Finnish)
>* simple agglutinative morphology
Yes, though sound-changes/sandhi and VH muck it up considerably.
>have since come to understand the lure of the Celto-Finno-Bantu hybrids
>that once abounded here, though it's still not my aesthetic.
Hope you can stand the occasional Irano-Finno-Korean hybrid...
BTW my earliest serious artlang Funus was syntactically isolating
but used triconsonantal roots and vowel-patterns for derivation.
It also accreted VH and some derivational morphology over time.
/BP the vowel-harmony and ergative nut.
B.Philip Jonsson mailto:melrochX@melroch.se (delete X)
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