Re: The Grand Master Plan for Germanech, version 1.0
|From:||Padraic Brown <agricola@...>|
|Date:||Friday, November 9, 2001, 1:59|
On Wed, 7 Nov 2001, Christophe Grandsire wrote:
> En réponse à Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...>:
> > I decided to develop Montreiano this way as well. Also, s before stops
> > went to /S/, so: star - to be, is pronounced /Star/, and spaziu - space
> > is /Spaziu/
> Narbonósc doesn't have epitenthetic vowels either. But s before stops
> stays /s/.
The British Romance languages all show regular epenthetic vowel
development. Standard Brithenig and its relatives have [i], regularly
spelt y- (sometimes i- in Paesan); while Kerno and it's relatives have
[i] and [E], spelt variously y-, i-, or e-.
The s remains [s] in Brithenig and Paesan: yscrifer/iscrifer; and usually
remains in Kerno as well, though sometimes it becomes [h]. You tend to
find that forms in /isk-/ are emphatic, while /E:k-/ are not.
"Iscriffo me n' desis di phagen deck", il maystoers dedexes.me; mays n'
gouels rhen me ecriver.la yen desis.
Schoolmaster said to me: "You'll write me a ten page paper"; but I didn't
want to write no paper.
Hm. There's rather some nice grammar in there, so I'll give the
iscriffo, future imperative of yscriver; -fs- group assimmilates to -ff-
me, 1st person dative pron.
n' desis, indef. article reduced form plus noun (la tesis)
di, partitive preposition "of"
phagen, obl. pl. noun (la payna)
il maystoers, def. art. plus nominative noun
dedexes.me, past simple vb. (yes, reduplicative) plus dat. pers. pron.
mays, conjunction "but"
n', empty preverb introduces a negative verb
gouels, past simple vb.; like dexer, gouoler is an -s class perfect
rhen, negative particle (neutral nuance)
me, nom. pers. pron. emphatic form
ecriver.la, infinitive plus object pronoun
yen desis, indef. art. full form plus noun; "yen" kind of does the
work of "yon" or "no" in English.
/iskr'ifomij jn 'desis di 'faG@n dZek @l 'mejstWr@s d@'Zex@smi majs
n@ 'wejs hrEn mi Ekri'veRl@ jan 'desis/
if anyone cares to try their tongues!
> So stêre /stEr/: to be. Also, it deletes lots of initial unaccented
> vowels in front of s+stop combinations, thus the demonstratives stecí, stelí
> and stelá (from (I)STE HIC, (IL)LI(C) and (IL)LA(C)).
In Brithenig and Paesan: ystar / istar
In Kerno et al: istar