Re: [romconlang] More Aqilonian/Aqileian
- On 01 Aug 2009, at 03:42, Philippos ho duslgistos wrote:
> On 2009-07-15 Carl Edlund Anderson wrote:Perhaps so! Originally, things were set up this way because a) I had
>> I don't have an actual Hellenic language branch in my
>> "alternative IE" setting
> How sad! ;-)
a very limited understanding of Greek, and b) more than one
civilization characterized by "steps and columns" seemed like
overkill. ;) However, that said, I often look to the PIE antecedent
of a Greek word to con new Aqileian words where Latin itself has a
Greek, non-IE, or simply mysterious word; and the Ausonic branch of
Aqileian has come to take much of the place that a real "alternative
Hellenic" branch might have occupied. Some bits the grammar/
phonology in Aqileian, especially in Ausonic, is given a rather
Hellenic tinge. So Greek at least gets an oblique look-in!
Carl Edlund Anderson
- What are words in Aqilonian/Aqileian stressed like? Are they stressed on the first syllable like in very old Latin? I wonder how it sounds like.
I bought a Latin etymological dictionary some weeks ago. Do you have one too? I find it very usefull for conlanging.
- On 29 Sep 2009, at 06:51 , Capsicum wrote:
> What are words in Aqilonian/Aqileian stressed like? Are theyGood question! Aquileian could have first syllable stress, though I
> stressed on the first syllable like in very old Latin? I wonder how
> it sounds like.
think to keep things simple for myself (and to make it easier to do
comparisons with real-world Romance languages) that later Kuriac (and
perhaps later Ausonic) should just have normal Latin stress patterns.
> I bought a Latin etymological dictionary some weeks ago. Do you haveI have a rather old and and out-of-date Latin etymological dictionary,
> one too? I find it very usefull for conlanging.
but I often use Sihler to make comparisons between Latin and PIE.
Much of the real work I have to do in Aquileian is creating new terms
from PIE where Latin doesn't have something suitable (i.e. where Latin
has a possible non-IE loan, or has borrowed from Greek).
Carl Edlund Anderson