|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Monday, May 27, 2002, 15:51|
--- Paul Bennett wrote:
> > Do you have anything on Wenetaic or Thagojian online?
> Not as such. I have copious notes on paper, and probably half a dozen
> abortive reference grammars on the computer.
> They've both merged to become just Wenetaic, which is an Indo-european
> language (most closely related to the Indo-Slavic superbranch, i.e. it's
> a "satem" language -- it preserves larygeals fairly well, too) with vowel
> harmony, infixes, reduplication, incorporation of both the subject and
> object into verb flexion, and a similar bag of referent-pronoun-
> incorporation tricks for nouns.
> As to texts, there's a partial translation of Beowulf, and the Babel Story.
Wouldn't you like to submit some of these? You might have noticed that I have a
special interest for IE conlangs; I am the proud father of a couple of them, as
You can count on me as a hungry audience :)
"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought,
wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that
happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great
comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." --- J.
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