Re: Ebb and flow (was Re: Naisek Pages Updated)
|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 13:29|
> On Mon, 04 Aug 2008, R A Brown wrote:
>> andrew wrote:
>>> Hmmm, Thrjotrunn must be something like the great-grandchild of
>>> Brithenig. I wonder what Romlangs look like plotted out on a flow
>> I wonder, indeed, if they would all fit on a single flow chart.
> Probably not, and I don't think parent-child relations could be proven.
> I imagine the best result would be a timeline when romlangs were first
>> It's true that /tS/ is found only in recent English loan words in
>> Welsh - but it does occur with soft mutation /dZ/ in Cornish.
> What causes affricates to occur in Cornish? Is it the result of front
> vowels or are there other environments?
front vowels, cf.
Welsh: tŷ (house) ~ Cornish: chy
Also many borrowings from Middle English.
>> It is indeed, and would probably lead a 'Bethisad' schism. My own
>> view is that Brithenig is now truly embedded into the Bethisad
>> project it is better to leave it as it is.
> Best to leave it as is. I think if I did get around to working on an
> alternative Brythonic conlang I should have a go at doing an a priori
> language. Could be interesting to try. (Although Sindarin already
> exists! :)
True - but there are other possibilities :)
> At my current rate of conlanging this should take place
> sometime around about when we achieve technological singularity.
> Grammatically I consider Brithenig a closed canon. Lexically I'm still
> researching words and phrases for translation exercises.
'Tis best like that.
Frustra fit per plura quod potest
fieri per pauciora.
[William of Ockham]