Re: another newbie
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, November 25, 2002, 8:31|
--- Christophe Grandsire skrzypszy:
> > I'm another newbie.
Welcome! (Jeff was right, I went to bed early last night)
> > My interest veers more towards modifying languages
> > languages rather than constructing them from scratch.
> They are called "A posteriori" languages. Brithenig, Hattic (it's a language
> based on Indo-European, right Jan?), my Narbonósc and so many others are
> examples of that.
Yes, Hattic is based on Indo-European, and it's not the only one!
But I'm not sure if this is what David had in mind. After all, a language based
on Indo-European or Latin is not exactly what I would call "a modified
> 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, 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)
Most Romance conlangs can be considered "what-if languages". Christophe gave
some examples. My Wenedyk is another one: what would Polish have looked like if
it were a Romance language?
> Well, you'll see that here a posteriori languages are quite common, and quite
> liked :)) .
"Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones
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