R: Icelandic umlauts.
|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 differentvowel
> shift! I found an online resume of Mimir Grammar, but they don't explainhow
> 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 beenon
> > 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 thislist.
> > 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 noconcern
> > 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 designideas
> > here, even though they are about IALs. Their real nature is much
> > rather "conlangish" or even "artlangish". Would that be okay?
> > Regards,
> > Oskar