Slovianto Crash Test

Joined: 10:55 AM - Sep 19, 2010

3:28 AM - May 16, 2016 #1

Hi, I've just started to review the Slovianto course on Memrise and I've got a question to you, guys, on this forum. Maybe someone know how it should be in Slovianto :
1. What country are you from ?
2. I am from America.
(Besides, I also wonder, how it would be in Slovianski ? )
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BTW, does anybody continues this Slovianto project ?

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Pi?em slovjansky. I write Slovianski.

http://www.conlangs.fora.pl/index.php
http://steen.free.fr/interslavic/dynami ... onary.html
http://dict.interslavic.com/index.jsp
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11:29 PM - May 18, 2016 #2

1. Ti bit iz ktori kraj?
2. Ja bit iz Amerika.

Slovianski? Depends on which version. The original 2006 version had (IIRC):
1. Ti jesi iz ktorogo kraja?
2. Ja jesem iz Ameriki.

In MS I'd say:
1. Iz kojego kraja ty jesi?
2. Ja jesm iz Ameriki.
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3:31 AM - May 19, 2016 #3

All right. Good to know.
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Pi?em slovjansky. I write Slovianski.

http://www.conlangs.fora.pl/index.php
http://steen.free.fr/interslavic/dynami ... onary.html
http://dict.interslavic.com/index.jsp
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4:23 AM - May 20, 2016 #4

Ijzeren, maybe in this thread you could present and discuss those ideas about Slovianto (I/II/III ?) you are working on. I'm very interested in that.
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Pi?em slovjansky. I write Slovianski.

http://www.conlangs.fora.pl/index.php
http://steen.free.fr/interslavic/dynami ... onary.html
http://dict.interslavic.com/index.jsp
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6:33 PM - May 20, 2016 #5

I am working on a new Slovianto page, it shouldn't take long...
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12:03 AM - May 30, 2016 #6

As I already wrote somewhere, Slovianto was something I wrote on some Monday afternoon in 2010. There has never been much interest in it, and so I haven't spent much work on it afterwards either, although I've been making minor modifications every once in a while.

I have been working on it on a new version of the page, following the idea of a "three level Slovianto":
- level 1: the most basic stuff, including a list of words
- level 2: gender + conjugation
- level 3: explanation about cases

For now, I've been assuming that we simply use the words as given in the dictionary (without diacritics in Ě, Ę, Ď etc.), including Y.

I haven't done level 3 yet, but here are drafs for the levels 1 and 2:
http://steen.free.fr/interslavic/slovianto1.html
http://steen.free.fr/interslavic/slovianto2.html

I'd like to hear suggestions for improvement!

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2:29 AM - May 30, 2016 #7

Jan,
I like what you have done with the presentation of Levels 1 and 2, and I appreciate you devoting your time to making these revisions!

I noticed there was a typo of "bread" on the last line of the Sample Text in Level 1.

I'm not sure if this would be and improvement or would be unnecessary, but will you include the question particle "li" as an option? Also, are you going to include the Cyrillic alphabet in Level 3?
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5:22 AM - May 30, 2016 #8

antepenultimate syllable ? I think it's one bridge too far. I would suggest simply the penultimate stress (Polish) or the first syllable stress (Czech / Slovak), because a lot of words contain only two syllabes (like voda, or mene vs. clitic me, etc.)

besides, the example sounds pretty awful.
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Pi?em slovjansky. I write Slovianski.

http://www.conlangs.fora.pl/index.php
http://steen.free.fr/interslavic/dynami ... onary.html
http://dict.interslavic.com/index.jsp
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8:23 AM - May 30, 2016 #9

MikeMunko wrote:Jan,
I like what you have done with the presentation of Levels 1 and 2, and I appreciate you devoting your time to making these revisions!

I noticed there was a typo of "bread" on the last line of the Sample Text in Level 1.
Thank you! And thanks for pointing out the typo.
wrote:I'm not sure if this would be and improvement or would be unnecessary, but will you include the question particle "li" as an option?
I'm not sure. At this point, I just want to limit Slovianto to the simplest options. "Li" is kind of difficult, because of its position in the sentence.
wrote:Also, are you going to include the Cyrillic alphabet in Level 3?
That's a very good question! Virtually everybody who knows the Cyrillic alphabet and not the Latin alphabet, also knows a Slavic language, which is why I haven't included it on levels 1 and 2. On level 3, it might be an idea to start adding it though.
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8:40 AM - May 30, 2016 #10

bandziol20 wrote:antepenultimate syllable ? I think it's one bridge too far. I would suggest simply the penultimate stress (Polish) or the first syllable stress (Czech / Slovak), because a lot of words contain only two syllabes (like voda, or mene vs. clitic me, etc.)
From what I've heard, one of the reasons why Polish is often hard to follow for other Slavs is it's stress pattern, which is different from all other languages. First syllable stress would be a possibility. Why would that be better than antepenultimate?
wrote:besides, the example sounds pretty awful.
Why?
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