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Re: [romconlang] Grand Master Plan of L3

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Thursday, January 24, 2008, 14:41
Mark J. Reed skrev:
 > On Jan 24, 2008 12:18 AM, Scotto Hlad
 > <scott.hlad@...> wrote:
 >> Given that there are no Vulgar Latin dictionaries (that I
 >> am aware of anyway), I'd like to know how others have
 >> obtained all of their vocabulary.
 > There are scattered bits of VL lexica,

There is "Romanisches etymologisches Wörterbuch" by Meyer-
<> This
is a dictionary of reconstructed Proto-Romance, which is a
Good Thing because what happened to be recorded in VL
inscriptions and Late Latin texts is highly incidental.

What we *really really* would need is an English-PrRom
index to this work, since it doesn't even contain a German-
PrRom index, though IIRC there exists one as a separate
work. I've been unable to retrieve that reference, though. I
know at least two or three romlangers who possess this
dictionary, so it would be possible to create such an index,
but part of the problem is that the definitions contain
obsolete and unusual German words not found in modern
German-English dictionaries.

  but clearly what we need is a
 > proto-GMP to get from CL to VL. Then romlangs can be
 > derived in a completely automatic fashion. :)

Not really, since there are vocabulary differences, and it
is those which are the real problem.

/BP 8^)>
Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se
   "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient
   à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil
   ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*,
   c'est qu'elles meurent."           (Victor Hugo)