Re: Conlang collaboration
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, February 14, 2003, 15:04|
Peter Bleackley scripsit:
> This is an idea I've had for a while, unrelated to my other conlangs. I was
> wondering if the list might enjoy discussing how it might work.
> English as we know it arose from a situation where a Germanic language (Old
> English) was the everyday language of the majority, whereas an elite used
> Romance languages (Norman French for the aristocracy, Mediaeval Latin for
> the Church). I'm wondering what might have evolved had the situation been
> reversed. Suppose that after the defeat of Quintillius Varus, Arminius has
> We then have a situation where a
> Latin speaking majority is ruled by a Germanic speaking elite. What might
> Latin have evolved into under such circumstances?
French. The Franks were German-speaking.
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