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Dialects of Klingon

Apart from the word for "forehead" being diagnostically different in the various dialects of Klingon (as pointed out by @JeffZeitlin), the only other canonical information I know of is that in some ...
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Evolution of irregular declensions and conjugations from reconstructed proto-languages

I know some fellow conlangers are much more proficient in Greek and its history than me, therefore I want to concentrate on some more general aspects of the question. First of all, you are the conlang ...
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How do you model language changes with wave theory (areal developments)?

I have never tried to do it, but I think the approach you call "impractical" is the way to go. You need to maintain a grammar and a vocabulary for each town and for each period (say, a snapshot every ...
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How do you model language changes with wave theory (areal developments)?

Yes, having a separate grammar for each town would be the way to go. When modelling the spread of linguistic difference, do bear in mind geography, rather than just distance. Some regions can be very ...
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