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Re: Ur-Adena(was: Conlang Irregularities)

From:Hawksinger <hawksinger@...>
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). -- Brad Coon listowner battleship-l (home pg. et al.) (outdoor and prim.skills) (wine and whisky pgs) Civilize the mind and make savage the body. (Chinese proverb)