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Re: Synthesis of many topics

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Thursday, April 27, 2000, 0:30
"Jesse S. Bangs" wrote:
> BTW, how many other a priori conlangs with rich historical structures?
Watakassí is descended from Common Kassí, which is also the ancestor of keTaráve. Common Kassí is pretty detailed. The two languages split around 650 BP [Before the Prophetess - 1 YF - Year of the Faith - is the timeframe of my description]. Common Kassí is descended from Proto-Kassi-Plia. The Plia branch (now only existing as a single language, Kinva, with two major surviving dialects) and the Kassí branch split about 1500 BP. Proto-Kassi-Plia is descended from Proto-Southern-Kashic, splitting around 2300 BP from the Sanle branch, which has survived as a single, very widespread, language, Sanle. The three major branches of the Kashic family (West, South, North) split around 2800 BP. The West Branch survives only in a single, small, language, Nease, and the North Branch had at the time of the Prophetess, 3 surviving languages, two of which died out within a few centuries. I have sketched in a little bit of detail for Proto-Kassi-Plia and Proto-Kashic, as well as sketching out the development of Sanle. Sanle has been written almost its entire history, to just after Kassi-Plia split away, so a good deal is known of that ancient stage of W's evolution, but the middle stages, until very near the end of Common Kassí is unknown, about 15 centuries. -- "If the stars should appear one night in a thousand years, how would men believe and adore, and preserve for many generations the remembrance of the city of God!" - Ralph Waldo Emerson ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor