Ingmar Roerdinkholder <[log in to unmask]> writes:
> Thanks for your reactions, Joe and Carsten
> I think <forsta> is better than <forstand>, because there is only one
> language which has  <I stand>, and that's English.
> Dutch: ik sta
> Low Saxon: ick stao
> German: ich stehe
> Danish: jeg står
> Swedish: jag står
> N-Norw.: eg står
> Fri: ik stea (?)
> So the forms without -nd are in the majority.

But since 'stand' is recognisable easily in German and Dutch at least,
while 'sta' might not be so easy even for Germans (at least I percieve
it like that), 'stand' isn't really a bad choice, I think.

> Middelsprake isn't the only ArtLang I made. I also have Alborgian, an
> originally Maghrebi-Arabic dialect in Christian mouth on the island
> Alborgia South of Portugal, a bit like Maltese but even more
> thoroughly altered by Romance influence and isolation.  Guervalese,
> spoken on Guerval, North of Spain, resembling
> Asturo-Leonese and Galician. And Muntyiki, a Portuguese based Creole
> on the island of Monchique, West of Suriname. And Southern Germanic, a
> seperate branch of Germanic, the missing link between Celtic and
> Germanic. Voradian, an old Slavonic relic language in an enclave
> between Hungary and Romania, very much magyarized in phonology and
> structure, but still Slavic. Quintinian, a Franconian relic in
> North-Western France; Scandofrisian; Scandoslavic;  Medjazik
> (Pan-Slavonic), etc. etc.
> I made all those Artlangs because I liked it, and not because I want
> the world to speak them, including Middelsprake.

Wow!  Many of these seem really interesting.  Could you post some bits
and pieces to give an impression?