Re: My plans for the near future...
|From:||Kenji Schwarz <schwarz@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 14, 2000, 18:59|
On Tue, 14 Mar 2000, Daniel A. Wier wrote:
> Meroese-Old Nubian, so I'm going to start a side project for another
> fictitious race. These are a nomadic people whose origin is in both lower
> and upper Egypt (and nearby parts of Sudan). In fact, they're the "real
> Gypsies" and are also (erroneously) called Romani (incidentally, the Coptic
> word for "man" is _romi_!) But instead of speaking an Indic language, they
> speak Coptic (or Kemetic, from the Coptic word for Egypt).
Eeeenteresting... I have vague ideas about working up an "anti-Gypsy"
language myself, with descendants of Late Egyptian-speakers living in
China, mistaken for Indians. But I haven't got much solid done on it --
got bogged down in grammar. I didn't want to extrapolate from Coptic, but
from a slightly earlier stage of the language. Hence the headache.
Besides, I'm supposed to be doing _real_ academic work... bah!
Anyway, please keep us updated, as you can, on how this develops -- I, at
least, am very interested in hearing more. It would be fun to have a
"cousin" conlang someday!