Nur-ellen in the world of Brithenig (was Re: Nur-ellenuniverses)
|From:||Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 22:42|
Padraic Brown tetent:
> On Tue, 29 Aug 2000, Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
> >OK. So we can now work out the details ;-) And another conlang of
> >independent origin joins the line-up! (Is there a list of languages
> >spoken *there* available on the Net? If not, let's compile on here in
> >the list!)
> I know of Brithenig, Kerno, Breathanach, that Sarnian tongue, um,
> something Celtic out in Middle America somewhere... Oh yes, er,
> Wessic in, of all places, Wight.
What is Wessic? I guess some kind of Wessex dialect which for some
went its own way?
> >BTW: Does Kemr include what *here* is Warwickshire and Staffordshire?
> Where be they? The map is at <polaris.umuc.edu/~pbrown/map.jpg>
> or was last I checked.
Must have been quite a time ago. The map just isn't there.
You should know better what is on your own pages and what not!
BTW: To say the dictionary on your site was "not entirely functional"
is quite an euphemism, it does not work at all!
> > [Elvish cities in Kemr; Elvish Heritage Revival]
> Ah, for that they'd be travelling down my way!
Pardon? "Travelling down my way"? What do you mean?
> >in the city centre of Tavrob`l - right in the heart of the city, there
> >is a circular open space surrounded by standing stones and tall trees) -
> >and learn the Nur-ellen language.
> >I think this could enrich the Brithenig timeline, but it should not be
> >Viewed from a strict alternative history viewpoint, we are walking on
> >*very* thin ice here, as we are speculating about remnants of a
> Mm. Where was the ice thick, I wonder? ;)
I mean that we don't know whether there was ever anything from which
Nur-ellen could plausibly have evolved. A "purist" historian might
we are adding an element based on pure speculation. But, heck, we are
doing it just for fun, and it is all speculation, anyway! And no-one
knows that those people were *not* there!
> >civilization that predates the Celtic invasion and is almost completely
> >unknown to the historians *here* who have found little more than a few
> >pieces of pottery and consider the attempts of a certain English scholar
> >to reconstruct their languages to be pure fiction.
> Well. It is obviously a bit better known *there*, then!