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James Campbell wrote:

> yl-ruil writ:
>
> > Since the only other Germanic Conlang on the list is Jameld AFAIK, I =
> > want to ask the estimable Mr Campbell a few questions:
>
> Feel free. Oh, you have.

Liberties are there to be taken.

> > What does "t~s" mean, and where do you derive it from?
>
> It's the highly unattractive ASCII version of the Jameld letter Aut~s,
which
> is written as a ts ligature, the tops of the t and s being joined by a
> curved bar. It's pronounced /S/, and occurs where German and Dutch would
> have _sch_, normally. See it accurately represented, along with lots of
> other blithery, in the PDF of my last newsletter, The Jameld Line. Exact
URL
> escapes me, but go to www.zolid.com/zm and follow the Jameld Line link.
> Sorry if you hate PDFs, but they're great for font embedding.

Why ts? Where did you derive the sound and the ligature from?

> > Do you have anything digital on Jameld grammar you would let us look at,
=
> > please?
>
> Working on that... Yes, I'm aware that there's precious little on the
> website, it's on my list of Things To Do this year, but I'm currently
moving
> house and attempting to finish the long-gestated Jameld Dictionary (Third
> Edition), so the website's been slightly neglected.
>
> The Jameld grammar is very simple, as at the time I wanted to get rid of
all
> the complexity that, as a 12-year-old, I disliked in French and German
(and
> which I now love, as a conlanger). So, in the dominant stzur dialect
> anyway, there are no case endings, no grammatical gender, no agreement in
> number, and there's only one verb conjugation and it's the same for all
> persons and numbers (it was all there in Old Jameld, but was simplified
out,

Anything on Old Jameld?

> as in English). Jameld's really about vocab, with a simple grammar. To
begin
> with, it was pretty close to being a relex, but after 18 years I've
> gradually given it its own flavour and made it less Englishy. I don't even
> like some of the verb endings, but I feel rather stuck with them.

Occasionally I do a major clear-out in my conlangs, changing what I don't
like in one big splodge. I did this at the beginning of the year with Aredos
and have hardly touched it since.

> If you want detail, please say and I'll dig out some stuff and post it
here.

Yes please!!

> > What do the umlaut on the letters mean?
>
> Um,    as in "standard" German (if it exists),  is /i:/ and  is /aI/
> (cf. German _ie_/_ei_). And  is as in French.
>
> > Actually, would it be possible to have a quick Jameld pronunciation =
> > lesson, please?
>
> Ooh. Give me a day or so. I have Word files I can repurpose and hack about
> with pronunciation and grammar.
>
> James

Dan

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