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Romola instead of Romula?

From:Artem Kouzminykh <ural_liz@...>
Date:Monday, January 17, 2000, 10:51

I wander should I change the name of my Romance conlang (La Lingua)Romula
into (La Lingua) Romola? The reason is this -u- is post-stressed and short
in Classical Latin, thus it must become -o- in a western Romance lang. E.g.
Romulus is Romolo in modern Italian.

The same goes, as I understand, for all words with post-stressed -u- in
Classical Latin: articolo instead of articulo, tabola instead of tabula,
popolo instead of populo etc. But: populare (u is pre-stressed).

Am I right in doing this changing?

Nice conlanging!


At 11:17 pm +1300 4/1/00, andrew wrote:
>news. This is the bad news; my quibbles: > >Why -mus for the second person plural ending rather than -mos? Short >Latin U tends to become O in most Romance languages including in this >position.
Latin [U] (Classical short u) merged with [O:] (Clasical long o) to give [o] in all the early western Romance varieties. In the east there seems to have been a drift towards post-tonic [U], [u:] and [o:] all becoming [u]; but the eastern Romance forms either lose final -s entirely or develop a palatal sound, e.g. /uj/ --> /i/. In Romanian the -us has disappeared completely leaving only -m to denote 1st. pers. pl. But Artyom states quite clearly that it belongs somewhere in the western group; thus, as Andrew says, one would expect -mos. ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at