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Nur-ellen in the world of Brithenig (was Re: Nur-ellenuniverses)

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...>
Date:Tuesday, August 29, 2000, 22:42
Me govannen!

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 reason went its own way?
> >BTW: Does Kemr include what *here* is Warwickshire and Staffordshire? > > Where be they? The map is at <> > 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 > >overdone. > >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 intervene that 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!
Yes. Obviously! Syld, Joerg.