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Neo-Castiyan languages

From:Carlos Thompson <carlos_thompson@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 29, 2000, 3:03
One of all those projects that are in my mind include a future
evolution of Spanish fractionating all the dialects present today.
The history behind would be something like this:
  The world gravitates between nationalistic movements and
integrationalism.  Many countries, inlcuding most Latin American
countries, elect nationalistic populist goverments, while a few
integration movements are able to keep some nations together.  Spain
is much more involved with the EU forgetting her links with Latin
America.  With all those populist nationalistisc movements, and
exclusive nation clubs, commertial rivality between NAFTA and EU
developes in some kind of cold war, each block developing more and
more powerfull digital wapons at the time big corporations and nations
are more and more dependant of the telecommunication systems.
  Finally some missunderstanding and all those digital wapons are shot
and most telecommunication systems become useless.  Well, with no easy
communications and isolating policies in most countries (even those
integrated in exclusivist clubs) the field is good for language to
evolve a little more freely.

I'd like to focus in how Bogotan Spanish would evolve, begining with
some trends that exist right now.  Bogotano 2500 AD is spoken in the
Bogotá province of the Colombian Republic, The Colombian Republic
limits in the West with Antioquian Republic and Caucan Republic, South
with Caguan Republic, South and East with the Amazon Republic of the
Rio de la Plata Empire, in the East with Venezuela and in the North
with the Costa Caribe Kingdom.  Colombian Republic is formed by the
provinces of Santander, Boyacá, Bogotá and Tolima, each one speaking
its own language.  Clasical Spanish is still used in the national
government and is taught as second language at schools.

Some features of Bogotano: addressing forms are a little complex.
Between equals /tu/ is used by and for women and /s='te/ is used
between men.  /d@p'tor/|/d@'to4a/ and /'monn@/ are used between non
equals (and in some enviros between equals as well), /m4ikk@/ and
/w@'bo~n/ are widely used between friends (the first is unisex, the
second one is only used for men).

Unstressed vowels are reduced, while consonants are preserved.  Coda
/s/ are kept compared with other neo-castiyan languages, as well as
coda /r/.  Coda stops had become mixed up, favoured by /k/, this way:
/piks@/ < "pizza", /d@ptor/ < "doctor", /@ksI'lar/ < "oscilar"
/osi'lar/, /kr='ne/ < "carnet".

Fricative allophones of voiced stops disapears, they become either
stops or approximants.  Some intervocalics become stops.

Many words have evolve from Clasical Spanish diminutives, like
/pl@'tik@/ "money".  Note that -/ik/ infixed vowel after /t/.

Some small comments on other dialects:
  Boyasense have no /f/, all of them had becomed [h] and disapears in
some places.  Boyasense and Santanderiano had both lost traces from
Clasical Spanish "tú", Santanderiano had colapsed the person system in
verbs but retains number agreement, while Boyasense preserves the
first person variants.

Well, I will thing this a little further but I'm waiting for some
feedback now.

  Carlos Eugenio Thompson Pinzón
  Bogotá, Colombia
  ICQ: 19156333