|Date:||Monday, August 5, 2002, 2:58|
I'm glad to be welcomed so warmly... This is a wonderful group, really
I had a look at some of your languages on the web, not all, because of problems
in my server... but I will
I see your conlangs are very original... mine has a very large lexicon, but its
grammar and phonetics quite resemble the indoeuropean languages, although it
has some interesting features...
As I started creating my language when I was 14, and at that time I had hardly
any knowledge of linguistics and languages other than Spanish and English, it
was very similar to them, but as time went on, I modified it as much as I could
to meke it look more original... and now I feel it can´t be altered so much
My next languages will be very original
Unfortunately, I don´t have a webpage with my language, but I´m thinking of making one soon
I think one interesting feature of Moesteskin is what I call (maybe wrongly) the "double plural"
Take the word "vric", which means "foot" (I need to look for the ASCII fonts on the
net to be able to tell you the pronunciation, but for now, if you know Spanish
and English, pronounce the "v" as in English, the "r" and "i" as in Spanish and
the "c" as an alveolar affricate: "ts").
So, following the rather complex rules for plural formation, the plural of "vric"
is "vricen", and as this plural is generally taken to mean the two feet, it
actually means only two feet, but of course, not more. If you want to convey
the idea of more than a pair of feet, then you can make a new plural out of the
Following the rules for the plural, this would be "vrícenal", which means more than one
pair of feet. Not 3, not 5, but pairs of feet.
I would like to know if you know some natlangs that share this feature or some
of your conlangs that do so...