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Re: Rromei-Geldyghei lyngvei (Roman-Celtic langs)
On Thu, 16 Apr 1998, Frank George Valoczy wrote:
> Dhlegebam dhlidleros yn Rromis-Geldyghis lyngvis, et tandem swm parotws
> moztrrore lyngvam ydhle fazherebam, Brzhonegh.
> (I read the letters in Roman-Celtic languages, and finally I am ready to
> show the language that I made, Brzhonegh)
> The grammar is not yet finished, but it's solid engough to make a few
> simple sentences. As one might guess from the name, it's based on
> Brezhoneg; lexically it's mostly Latin.
> a e i o u y w
> a, e, i, o are as in Breton
> u is like Breton (/French) 'ou'
> y is like German 'ue'
> w is like Breton (/French) 'eu' [German 'oe']
> b, k, g, m, p, s, j are all as in German
> zh is like s in pleasure
> f is the voiceless counterpart of English 'w'
> v is the same as English 'w'
> gh is voiced velar fricative
> dh is voiced interdental fricative
> l, t, n, d are always dental
> r is frictionless continuant like in English
> rr is trilled
> sh is like in English
> rzh is like Czech 'r-hachek'
> dhl is voiced alveolar lateral fricative (voiced Welsh 'll')
> dl is voiced alveolar lateral flap
> Stress is always on the next from last syllable.
> m, s, n and rzh can be syllabic.
> I'd like to know how other Celticonlangers have treated consonant
> mutation; Breton has it absolute word initially.
> Any comments?
Welcome from one of the other RomanoCeltic conlangers here! Andrew
Smith's Britheig and (my) Kernu, a Brithenig dialect, have consonant
mutation of various sorts. We haven't yet entirely worked out where the
Brithenig stress should fall, but word final seems a likely contender.
Your language looks pretty neat! Tell us Celticonlangers more about it!
Perhaps we could share ideas, experiences and the like.
Benwenid, Verenc, di lla principtad di Gemr! /
Benweneth, a Fherench, dela prenciptat le Komrow (e la prowencea le
> Ferenc Gy. Valoczy
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