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Re: Slovanik, Enamyn, and Slavic slaves

From:JS Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Friday, August 2, 2002, 18:06
Peter Clark sikyal:

> On Friday 02 August 2002 02:18, Jan van Steenbergen wrote: > > It is particularly difficult to distinguish here between languages and > > dialects. For some reason all versions of Greek, both ancient and modern, > > have always been known simply as "Greek". The only two possible sister > > languages I can think of are Tsakonian and Pontic Greek. > > A possible reason could be that the Greek language has almost completely > > been wiped off the globe except for Greece. A pity, because Koine could > > have been the ancestor language of a lot of offshoots in the same way > > Vulgar Latin generated the Romance languages. > > It's a pity that Ray is not around; he could have told us a lot of > > interesting stuff on the subject. > Maybe one of these days I'll try a language based on Greek. If Latin -> > Romance, would Greek -> Hellenic? Or is there another term that would be > better suited for describing such a language?
I have actually attempted this, but I never quite got far enough to do anything with it. In fact, I considered incorporating this language into Ill Bethisaid, but, again, never quite made it. The idea was basically to apply Spanish sound-change rules (properly tweaked to deal with Greek, rather than Latin, starting vocab) to Koine Greek and see what comes out. I don't know if I actually intended an Iberian substratum, but in practice I could do this anywhere. Here's a basic idea of what it could look like: En t'arjé hie to logo, ce to logo hie pro to Cios, ce Cios hie to logo. Udo hie en t'arjé pro to Cios. Pantes eyenedo di odo, ce juere odo udene eyenedo. Pronounce as Castillian Spanish. This is just a first pass, of course--in a full-blown Hellenic lang, I'd mess with vocab and grammar much more than this. (And who can tell me what this passage is? Jesse S. Bangs "If you look at a thing nine hundred and ninety-nine times, you are perfectly safe; if you look at it the thousandth time, you are in frightful danger of seeing it for the first time." --G.K. Chesterton


Peter Clark <peter-clark@...>Castillian Greek was Re: Slovanik, Enamyn, and Slavic slaves
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Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>Castillian Greek was Re: Slovanik, Enamyn, and Slavic slaves