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Re: another newbie

From:Isaac A. Penzev <isaacp@...>
Date:Monday, November 25, 2002, 10:05
Primafeyra, 24 Noyembre 2002 15:47:40 -0500 David Barrow eskribiw:

<<<My interest veers more towards modifying languages
languages rather than constructing them from scratch. I call them what
if... languages in the sense of what would happen or have happened if
certain changes to the languages happen in the future,or had or hadn't
happened in the past,>>>

Shalom, David! Hål wesðu! ¡Hola! ¡Salám`aleykom, mi rafiko! (choose the
Christophe already mentioned that those are aposteriori languages. I just
couldn't help greeting you as one more "naturalist", as we joke here. The
most heartly welcome to the club!

<<<for example an English that hadn't lost most of
its inflexions  and had kept grammatical gender or an English without
Norse, Norman, French, Latin influence, but instead had kept the
original Anglo-Saxon vocabulary but had still undergone the sound
changes modern English went through (such as gws) >>>

You're not the only one! One of my now dormant projects, Eðelenglisc,
follows the same idea, but as concerns phonetics, I decided to stop at the
pre-GWS stage.

<<<Anyone else interested in modified languages?>>>

Lotsa ppl!

<<<I speak English and
Spanish so my interest centres mainly around these two>>>

Are you bilingual? Or you mean that you speak good Spanish as a foreign



David Barrow <davidab@...>