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PostPosted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:57 pm 
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36) Should we offer the King’s daughter to the King of Wessex to form a dynastic union and possibly strengthen our alliance? (Still working out the names).
We will accept the marriage offer.

37) We have fast-forwarded about 200 years to the time of King Alfred of Kent (Alfred the Great in our timeline). He is trying to unify the entire Heptarchy but we, as well as Wessex, are uncertain about losing our independence. What should we do?
We will remain independent, but incorporate Wessex into our lands.
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38) Should we accept any loanwords from Old English?
a) Yes, but adapt them to our phonology.
b) Yes, but besides vowel length distinctions, take in new phonemes such as dental and velar fricatives.
c) No, make calques of said words instead.
d) No.
e) Other.

39) The Vikings invade around the same time that Alfred unites Kent, Essex, East Anglia, and Northumbria into England. They make England a vassal state of their expanding empire in the North Sea and have their eyes set on Scotland, Ireland, and Britannia. How do we react to this situation?
a) We try to fight them off.
b) We ignore them.
c) Other.

40) Regardless of the outcome of #39, there will be interaction between Britannians and Viking settlements in England. Should we accept any loanwords from Old Norse?
a) Yes, but adapt them to our phonology.
b) Yes, but besides vowel length distinctions, take in new phonemes such as dental fricatives, velar fricatives, but not front rounded vowels besides /y/.
c) Yes, but besides vowel length distinctions, take in new phonemes such as dental fricatives, velar fricatives, and front rounded vowels.
d) No, make calques of said words instead.
e) No.
f) Other.

You have until Wednesday, November 22, at 01:00 UTC to vote. Before we get into Old Britainese, I would like to delve into the world-building aspect of this a bit and show you guys some examples of what Proto-Britainese looks like. What should I translate?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:44 am 
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38. b
39. a, but if someone comes up with a sensible plan of cooperation with Vikings, I'll vote for that
40. The 2nd b, I think you made a mistake when giving letters to the answers

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:18 am 
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38. A
39. A, but I agree with ˈd̪ʲɛ.gɔ kɾuˑl̪. If we can ensure our survival, cooperation would be great, but if not we will have to defend our borders (and its villages).
40. A


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 5:45 am 
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How about if we send an offering to the Vikings as a sign of wanting peace?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:20 am 
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Well, I was thinking of something more like a partnership and not being a vassal, but I have no idea how the Danes could accept such a proposal.

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:47 am 
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38.a
39.b
40.a

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:58 am 
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38. b
39. a
40. c

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:58 pm 
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ˈd̪ʲɛ.gɔ kɾuˑl̪ wrote:
Well, I was thinking of something more like a partnership and not being a vassal, but I have no idea how the Danes could accept such a proposal.


Maybe we could tell the Danes that we will assist them in conquering the land of other nearby nations. Our armies could work together, and maybe we could ask to get something out of it that would benefit us, like more land and resources.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:10 pm 
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Would anyone be interested in taking over this project for me? I have found that it is very time consuming to be world-building and conlanging this much while still trying to balance my time with school. Anyone interested? Here is the current vote count for this series of questions.

38) Should we accept any loanwords from Old English?
a) | 2 votes
b) | 2 votes
c)
d)
e)

39) The Vikings invade around the same time that Alfred unites Kent, Essex, East Anglia, and Northumbria into England. They make England a vassal state of their expanding empire in the North Sea and have their eyes set on Scotland, Ireland, and Britannia. How do we react to this situation?
a) | 3 votes (2 of them will reconsider if someone proposes a good cooperation plan)
b) | 1 vote
c)

40) Regardless of the outcome of #39, there will be interaction between Britannians and Viking settlements in England. Should we accept any loanwords from Old Norse?
a) | 2 votes
b)
c) | 2 votes
d)
e)
f)


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:38 pm 
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I'm busy with school and projects of my own, so I can't take over for you. Not to mention my knowledge of the region/time period is limited.

Might it be an idea to change the 'format' of this project, so to speak? Instead of having daily polls with constant updates, we could have weekly or bi-weekly polls, with big updates. Then you could do the updating on days where you actually have the time. In the lulls between updates, we'd suggest new word coinages, loan words, and the next historical phase. (I.e. 'Invasion of the Vikings', 'unruly celts' whatever fits our timeline). Not to mention that since we're in a different timeline, we can probably expect there to be a different Europe developing.

You have to do what works best for you, but if it's simply a matter of the workload being too big we could always spread that out more evenly and change the nature of the project a little so it's more of a 'suggest things and vote on important linguistic stuff' project, rather than one where you constantly have to come up with everything and then we vote on it and perhaps slightly tweak it.


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:57 pm 
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38) e: Yes, but adapt them to our phonology, except that the allophones [ç, x] of coda /h/ are borrowed like that.
39) b
40) a (regarding choices b and c, what velar fricatives? WP tells only of an allophone [ɣ])

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 19, 2017 11:40 am 
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I’m jumping in pretty late but this is a very cool thread. I vote:
38. A
39. A
40. A

I also second what Themasteroflol said about changing the format to meet your needs.


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