Laturslav (was: Hello! - introduction)
|From:||Santiago Matías Feldman <iskun20@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, September 17, 2006, 2:17|
> > Today, I'm working in two new conlangs set on this
> > Earth, more precisely in Western Europe. One is
> > Laturslav, basically a Romance language as regards
> > vocabulary, but Turkic as regards morphology and
> > syntax (agglutinating).
> Very interesting. Do you have some examples? Since
> I've been doing a
> Romance lang myself now, I get even more interested
> in comparing it
> (and the whole continuum of Romance conlangs I've
> already looked into)
> to other people's work. :-)
> Is the grammar fully taken from or inspired by
> Turkic or did you
> evolve Latin into being agglutinative in some way
> that feels like
> Turkic? (There's this polysynthetic Romance natlang
> which they call
> 'French', so why not evolve Latin into something
Well, the idea is that these people spoke a Turkic
language before being conquered by the Romans and that
then they started speaking Latin with a heavy
influence of the aboriginal "substratum" (is that the
word in English?). And, unlike what happened in the
other Romance langs, Laturslav speakers retained the
agglutinative character of the aboriginal language
while incorporating a lot of vocabulary and some minor
grammatical traits from Latin.
So, for example, Laturslav has no grammatical gender
whatsoever (which is the norm in Turkic langs - or at
least in Turkish).
Laturslav has one form of the definite article, which
is just "la", and one for the indefinite, which is
Another important feature of Laturslav is the vowel
Still another feature is that the word order is SOV.
So: (excuse me for the silly example, but it's just to
Tut persönne gros un doman vever vola.
Every person big a house-in to live wants.
(I'll have to learn the art of parsing, I know ;)
Every person wants to live in a big house.
"persönne" is the plural of "persön", so it is a 3r
person plural noun, which has "vola", third person
sing/pl (no distinction in 3rd person) of the verb
"volar" to want.
> > The other conlang still doesn't have a name, but
> the idea is a
> > non-Indo European language, absolutely unrelated
> to the rest of
> > languages of the world, but with some specialized
> lexis taken from
> > Latin, Ancient Greek and English, as most
> Europeans languages have
> > it.
> Also interesting -- I'd also be interested in more
> information about
> its design goals, etc.
What do you mean by "design goals"? Do you mean if it
is an artlang, an auxlang, etc? =)
If that's the case, it's an artlang. But, I still
don't get the exact meaning of that term in this
Thank you for your interest, and I'll be watching for
your conlangs on the list. By the way, if you have a
webpage to have a taste of your Romlang, let me know.
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