Re: Newest natlang?
|From:||Jim Henry <jimhenry1973@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, September 27, 2008, 22:59|
On Sat, Sep 27, 2008 at 5:53 PM, Philip Newton <philip.newton@...> wrote:
> On 27/09/2008, Jake B <blookerboy95@...> wrote:
>> Though we borrow little from them.
> You try writing a text* without using* words we got from Norman
> French, then (and words we borrowed later from Latin or Greek or
> coined* using* such forms*). (At least the words with asterisks aren't
> purely Germanic TTBOMK.)
William Morris wrote a number of novels and poems in such more
or less purely Germanic English; lots of fun. If you try to write on
scientific or academic subjects without Romance or Latin/Greek
words, though, you end up with something like this:
Conlang fluency survey -- there's still time to participate before
I analyze the results and write the article