Vortex wrote:I personally would expect that the /T/ and /D/ would merge with /t/ and /d/. And since few Native languages in that area have voiced-voiceless contrast I would expect it to become an aspirated-nonaspirated or a lenis-fortis distinction. And I would expect the front rounded vowels to go away (in other words break up or unround) since I don't think any of the native languages in that region have them. And why are you going analytic on us?!?!?! I want to see more synthesis.
Isn't that usually what happens when you have two languages with totally different grammars?
ILuvEire wrote:Sklang has a few particles, that developed (mostly) from nouns:
Said [sɑɪð] - question particle showing that a positive answer is expected. It comes from a truncated form of the ON word "sannindi" meaning "truth."
Kjedjerdi Fei said?
called.you Fei true
Your name is Fei innit?
Juggar [juːjɐ] - question particle indicating that a negative response is expected. It comes from the ON verb "ljúga," conjugated for the second person singular.
Igalugr fjugger ikk juggar?
fish.nompl fly.present not lie
Fish don't fly, right?
Aisut [ɑɪsʌθ] - shows that you're excited about what you're talking about.
Mjass! Ig kaubad i himi ny.
my.god! I buy.pastsing a.common dog new
Oh my god! I just bought a new dog!
Tutusa [tutusə] - a particle that can be added to any noun, adjective, or verb that intensifies the word. It comes from the inuit word "tuqutsiarivaa" meaning "expect to die."
Mit igalug ær unnig tutusa.
[mɪt igaluj ɛɐ uːnij tutusə]
my.neuter fish be.pres blue die.
My fish is BRIGHT blue.
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