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Re: qis iscijat a linuva "afer?"

From:andrew <hobbit@...>
Date:Friday, July 21, 2000, 11:00
Am 07/20 17:03  Cathy Whitlock yscrifef:
> In a message dated 7/19/2000 5:41:24 AM Eastern Daylight Time, > hobbit@MAIL.EARTHLIGHT.CO.NZ writes: > > << This could be an interesting question. Does it remain a national > language or become the community language of a religious minority. > Catholic or Donatist, or maybe even Manichaean! > > - andrew. >> > I am not sure which language you are talking about, if you mean Mozarabic, it > doesn't really exist today- the Spanish part of the language took over its > Arabic counterpart, and sure, a lot of Arabic words are still present, but > not enough to make it a separate language from Spanish because the National > Spanish Language Society in Spain adopted those Arabic words as part of the > official Catilian Spanish. >
The language I am talking about is Afer. In our history it does not exist because the latin-speakers of Libya fled invaders and assimilated into the latin-speakers of the North Mediterranean. But in this history they stayed despite living under foreign invaders. What I'm suggesting is that in this history Afer remains as the communal language of Latin North Africans who chose not to convert to Islam after the Arab expansion. My language, Brithenig, is spoken in a history like this which we refer to as *There* in contrast to Here, or Ill Bethisad (which means 'The Universe). - andrew. -- Andrew Smith, Intheologus