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R: Icelandic umlauts.

From:Mangiat <mangiat@...>
Date:Sunday, June 18, 2000, 11:52
> > 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
> shift! I found an online resume of Mimir Grammar, but they don't explain
> 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
> > 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 > utterly > > 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
> > 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 > of > > 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
> > 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
> > here, even though they are about IALs. Their real nature is much > > rather "conlangish" or even "artlangish". Would that be okay? > > > > Regards, > > Oskar > > > > > >