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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). > >...
(Henrik Theiling):
> 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 > agglutinative?)
(Santiago Feldman): 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 "un". Another important feature of Laturslav is the vowel harmony. Still another feature is that the word order is SOV. So: (excuse me for the silly example, but it's just to illustrate, :) 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. > >...
(Henrik Theiling):
> Also interesting -- I'd also be interested in more > information about > its design goals, etc.
(Santiago Feldman): 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 context. :P 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. Salut, amikne. Santiago __________________________________________________ Preguntá. Respondé. Descubrí. Todo lo que querías saber, y lo que ni imaginabas, está en Yahoo! Respuestas (Beta). ¡Probalo ya!


Henrik Theiling <theiling@...>