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Hadwan speakers

From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Monday, September 4, 2000, 17:05
> From: =?iso-8859-1?Q?J=F6rg?= Rhiemeier <joerg.rhiemeier@...> > Subject: Re: [various] CONLANG Digest - 30 Aug 2000 > > Hi! > > Muke Tever wrote: > > > [...] > > > > HADWAN [HDW] 1,000 in Spain, 1,500 in all countries. Islands > > in Alborán Sea. Indo-European, Mykaic, Western. Several > > dialects, intelligibility probably sufficient to understand > > complex and abstract discourse. 90% non-human speakers. > > What else are they?
Mostly the kinds of 'people' that the myths call monsters. Also some 'people' rather like what we call Neandertals, but not many of those remain anymore.
> And if they aren't human, why is their language > Indo-European?
Excellent schooling? =) Nah actually it 1) seemed right for the althistory, where and about what time they came from the East into Europe, 2) is easier to find information on than other language families, 3) makes it more naturalish than my aprioris, which all tend to be rather flat.
> > (Although in an absolute sense, there really _can't_ > > be too many Hadwan speakers.) > > Why can't there be too many Hadwan speakers? Does this have anything to > do with the fact that most of them are non-human? Who, or *what* are > they?
There can't be *too* many because their state happens to be only the size of a few small Mediterranean islands (which btw don't exist *here*) around basically one extended city-community. There's nothing to _prevent_ them from being more, or anything; that's just all there is.
> From: Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> > Subject: Re: [various] CONLANG Digest - 30 Aug 2000 > > Jörg Rhiemeier wrote: > > What else are they? And if they aren't human, why is their language > > Indo-European? > > Perhaps the non-humans are immigrants into a region wherein there was an > Indo-European language spoken.
That as well. Conprehistorically, we don't know, but in all the recorded conhistory they've been in IE areas. And, maybe, eventually, I'll have time to get more work done on it... but I have to go to class now, then I have a Dave Matthews concert to go to! Hoohaw. *Muke!