[romconlang] Romlang splitting off ~0-100 CE
|From:||Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, March 22, 2006, 23:50|
> 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?
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
(Philip Jonsson jr, age 7)