Re: Ur-Adena(was: Conlang Irregularities)
|Date:||Monday, March 8, 1999, 23:14|
Kristian Jensen wrote:
> Great projects, both Feorran and Nowapan. But I never heard of your
> Ur-Adena project. Could you tell us (or me at least) more about it?
> In conlang or conculture list, whichever is more appropriate.
>Ur-Adena is the working name for a polysynthetic language which I will
assign to the real and long gone Adena culture of Mississippi River
Valley area (and surrouns). Ur-Adena will not be worked out in great
detail, only about 500 roots plus a tremendous number of inflections.
Then I will create 7 daughter languages which I will scatter across
N. America to my favorite cultural areas. Each will have appropriate
loan words and vocabulary, will show regional influences and so on. The
basic models for Ur-Adena include Algonkian, Nahuatl, Takelma, and
about a dozen other American Indian languages.
This is a rest-of-my-life project along with Nova. Focusing on my
projects is difficult. I won't even mention (OK, I will mention it) my
thoughts on a Ethiopian like people (I have always considered them a
handsome people) on the recently discerned submarine continent in the
Indian Ocean (which I would have to raise a bit).
http://www.ipfw.indiana.edu/east1/coon/web/index.htm (home pg. et al.)
http://www.geocities.com/Yosemite/Gorge/7264 (outdoor and prim.skills)
http://members.tripod.com/~Hawksinger (wine and whisky pgs)
Civilize the mind and make savage the body. (Chinese proverb)