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Re: Whatever happened to Cosseran?

From:Dan Jones <feuchard@...>
Date:Thursday, November 9, 2000, 21:26
Padraic Brown wrote:

> >In the recent spate of Romance-Conlanging, I decided to dust off > my own one, > >Cosseran. Originally based on Cossyra (tiny island in the > Mediterranean), it > >has now migrated to the Massif Central. Cosseran has always been quite > >Occitan, so I went the whole hog and now it has found a home in > Ill Bethisad > >(Brithenig Universe)- subject to ratification by the powers that be. > > > >*There* we've decided that the Occitan dialects are thriving in > the south of > >France, but have no concrete reason. > > Actually there is. French history isn't well known to me, but it's > my understanding that Standard French became the national language > of modern France only after the Revolution and whatever policies > were put in place thereafter. Something *there* happened differently > in France such that the Revolution was either postponed or mitigated. > These policies never came to anything and all those revolutionary > policies either never happened or died very quickly without anyone > ever noticing their existence.
I can't see any way of avoiding the French Revolution at that time. I know quite a bit about French history and the Revolution was something of an inevitability. The easiest changes to make in history are those which hinge on one person, Napoleon for example. Since France *there* is ruled by a first consul, I assume that Napoleon came to power, so the Revolution must have taken place otherwise he never would have come to power at that time, because he played on the nationalistic sentiments created after the Revolution, with all it's talk of "la république une et indivisible". If we want to have a republican France and more than that, a unified Italy, we must have the 1789 revolution. We can't just say "something different happened". Besides, an independent Provence is a really cool idea. I presume that much of this was contrived to avoid the invention of decimalisation?
> >1-10: un, dou, trés, quatro, cienc, seis, sett, òic, nou, dieic > >/un/, /d@u/, /trEs/, /kwatro/, /sjenk/, /sejs/, /set/, /OiS/, > /n@u/, /djeS/ > > What about 11 - 15 (onze, douze, etc)? Or do they not form those > numbers that way?
Yes they do: onic, dòic, treic, quatoric, quenic, seishic (or seic), dieic-sett, dieic-óic, dieic-nou, vint /onS/, /dOiS/, /trejS/, /'kwatorS/, /kwenS/, /sejSiS/ (/sejS/), /djeS'set/, /djeS'OjS/, /djeS'n@u/, /vInt/
> >----------------------------------------------------------- > >cuebra um deroát a zi sem, > >Break a piece of wood and I am there, > > cuoca um perro tu me meitera > > Dan Jones Lift a rock and you will find me > > My goodness but you do get around, Dan!
Student rail cards, Padraic. Dan ----------------------------------------------------------- cuebra um deroát a zi sem, Break a piece of wood and I am there, cuoca um perro tu me meitera Dan Jones Lift a rock and you will find me