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[romconlang] Romlang splitting off ~0-100 CE

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 23:50 skrev:

> Secondly, and more specifically, what would be the status of final -m > at that time, particularly at the northern border of the Roman Empire? > Would it be feasible for a conlang to assume certain phonological > effects (e.g. lengthening as a side effect of nasalisation) of final > -m? Or has -m disappeared completely already without any trace?
It would probably be gone already by then. Not even the Classical poets pronounced it, apparently.
> Further, what would be the status of the adverb? When did the 'mente' > forms emerge and be used exclusively colloquially to replace the > '-iter' morpheme?
No idea. -- /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch at melroch dot se "Maybe" is a strange word. When mum or dad says it it means "yes", but when my big brothers say it it means "no"! (Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)


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