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Re: Sprachsbund was Re: Question

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 17, 2002, 13:21
Thanks.  Certainly will do so.  (It'll help me get back into French - at
least 15 years since I last touched it.)

Wesley Parish

On Thursday 18 April 2002 00:25, you wrote:
> En réponse à Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>: > > Consider the Hispanic Peninsular languages - they were in a Sprachsbund > > with > > Arabic once. It's more than likely they took some of their more > > endearing > > complications from the Arabic of that period. Perhaps your Reman > > is/could be > > fitted into such a conculture? Just a thought. > > Maybe... The presence of a single article (no indefinite article) which is > invariable and used even when demonstratives are used, the simplification > of conjugations and the keeping of synthetic passives could fit in. But > those are only grammatical evolutions. For the rest, it looks a bit like > Sardinian: it seems to have evolved quite separately, in near isolation. In > my webpage there is a grammar of Reman if you're interested. It's only in > French though. > > Christophe. > > > > Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.
-- Mau e ki, "He aha to mea nui?" You ask, "What is the most important thing?" Maku e ki, "He tangata, he tangata, he tangata!" I reply, "It is people, it is people, it is people!"