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Icelandic umlauts.

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Friday, June 16, 2000, 12:22
Hi Oskar, and hi to all the newbies on the list (yes, I'm delurking, the
school's at last over!). Welcome to you all from an Italian 16 yrs old
conlanger. In these days I was taking a
look at the declension and conjugation patterns of Icelandic, but I can't
figure out how the umlaut system works. Every paradigm has a different vowel
shift! I found an online resume of Mimir Grammar, but they don't explain how
does the umlauts affects the stems. If you could help me, I'd be very
grateful. Thank you very much!

Luca Mangiat

> Dear list-members of Conlang, > > My name is Oskar Gudlaugsson and I'm 20 years old from Iceland. I'm a > polyglott and linguistics-enthusiast who uses conlanging for personal > expression. Sound familiar? > > Anyway, subscribers to AUXLANG would be familiar with me, as I've been on > that list for a month or so. However, I just decided to leave it, as I'm > sick of the pointless bickering there about personal matters or the
> uninteresting history of the IAL-movement. Not enough useful discussion > going on there. > > I'm well aware that discussions on auxlangs are not allowed on this list. > However, I recently realized that my ideas should be posted on this list > instead of the other, as I'm only really interested in the design of > auxlangs per se; I don't care about the auxlang-movement or the teaching
> those languages ("propagating" is what they call it). The last time I > presented my ideas the only comments I got were "How will you propagate > this language?". > > What I'm saying is: I have no interest in the politics on AUXLANG. I'm a > conlanger with particular interest in the design of IALs, with no concern > for their actual use at all. I don't propagate. Therefore, I'm coming to > this list. I want to kindly ask permission to post some of my design ideas > here, even though they are about IALs. Their real nature is much > rather "conlangish" or even "artlangish". Would that be okay? > > Regards, > Oskar >