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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. -- You are a child of the universe no less John Cowan than the trees and all other acyclic graphs; you have a right to be here. --DeXiderata by Sean McGrath


Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>