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`oñga`arl'- The pre-Celtic Language

From:Dan Jones <yl-ruil@...>
Date:Friday, September 22, 2000, 20:09
I have finally thought of a name for my pre-Celtic people: the `oñga`arl'
(/'?oNga?arl~/, where l~ is vocalic /l/), formed from `on "heart" and garl'
"earth, land", so Heartlanders. I was sorely tempted by the Pictish idea
proposed by Jörg, but the `oñga`arl' predate even the Picts. Not only that,
I don't see them surviving past the Celtic invasion at all.

However, I have decided to make the language nominative/abosolutive, and I
want an unorthodox way of marking the absolutive case. I would like to know
how some natlangs do it, any suggestions would be welcomed. I don't want a
suffix or an infix, though, it's too run-of-the-mill. Thanks a lot.

Dan (sabak')

Go dtóga na púcaí do bheithígh!
                                      May the fairies take your livestock!
Dan Jones: