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Re: Ebb and flow (was Re: Naisek Pages Updated)

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Wednesday, August 6, 2008, 13:29
andrew wrote:
> 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 >>> chart? >> 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 > created.
>> 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.
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