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Re: I'm back, and I have questions....

From:Daniel A. Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Monday, February 28, 2000, 15:36
>From: yl-ruil <yl-ruil@...>
>Daniel A. Weir's talk of coptic has me all interested now, what are you >going to do with it? Is there any thing we can see?
Coptic is the script used to write Standard Tech, the official language of Techia in the West Indies. It is a modernized, two-case full alphabet which is of course Greek-based. A lot of wild conventions (many of which I still haven't decided on) are necessary due to the language's large consonant inventory. Local dialects, however, are variously written in Ge'ez (also the liturgical script of the Ethio-Techian Orthodox and Catholic Churches), Arabic and Latin script. (The last two are also used for Tech Creole, which is infused with a lot of Arabic, English and French.) Since I've only now perfected (more or less) the phonology, I got a ton of work to do on the alphabet. I'm also waiting for a publication of a Nostratic lexicon. (The language is officially an isolate, but has been connected to Afro-Asiatic and may be a descendant of the theoretical Nostratic macrofamily.) Danny ______________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free Email at