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Re: juvenalia (was: Fictional auxlangs as artlangs)

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Saturday, December 20, 2008, 10:29
Peter Collier wrote:
> -------------------------------------------------- > From: "Benct Philip Jonsson" <bpj@...> > Sent: Thursday, December 18, 2008 11:44 AM > To: <CONLANG@...> > Subject: Re: juvenalia (was: Fictional auxlangs as artlangs) > > >> [...] Future >> German. [...] > > > Do tell...
I'm afraid FG was never developed in any detail except that I decided that Future Swedish had borrowed the graphemes ä ö ü from it. Of course Contemporary Swedish uses ä and ö but since the Swedish orthographic tradition had been lost the letters must have been re-borrowed from FG. Probably the grapheme _h_ for /x/ was also borrowed from FG. OTOH the FS graphemes _â ê ô û_ /a E 9 8/ were probably and _c j y_ /S Z j/ must have been borrowed from Future French. **Actually** the circumflexed vowels for centralized/lax values were taken from the Swedish dialect literature tradition, but that of course didn't exist anymore in the imaginary future concerned -- it hardly exists anymore in our present reality! :-( Essentially you'd have free rein with FG. Just remember that if it's spoken in the same ITL as my FS its basis is probably Southern rather than Northern; Northern Europe had been hit by a nuclear disaster and the surviving populations of Scandinavia, The Netherlands, northern Poland a northern Germany had migrated southward en_masse. I remember that I decided that FS had ceased to be a tone language while FF had become one thru loss of stop voicing, I.e.e.g. _pont_ > /po~_H/, _bon_ > /po~_L/. I imagine that while FS had become a polysyllabic CV language FG might have become a tersely mono- syllabic CV(C) language through loss of unstressed syllables: _I hap kes wit naus kang_ "Ich habe gestern wieder nachhause gegangen. Of course Contemporary Southern German isn't far from that in our reality... /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*, c'est qu'elles meurent." (Victor Hugo)