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Re: NATLANGS: Difthongization across Europa

From:Tristan McLeay <conlang@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 19, 2008, 12:52
On 19/02/08 21:48:23, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote:
> On 18.2.2008 David J. Peterson wrote: > > The former is happening/happens in my English before nasals: > > It's part of sweeping changes taking place in North American > English. Read the Labov articles I linked and it will all > become clear. I guess the risk that NAmE splits into > mutually incomprehensible languages is a baehd thing, > but the alternative is to kill it!
A bad thing? As a conlanger, surely not! It's just the Real World conlanging for a change. Europe and India manage to get by just fine with lots of different languages. Why couldn't North America? The written language needn't break up right away anyway: Much like the status of Latin in the early stages of the Romance family/late stages of Vulgar Latin. -- Tristan.


Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>