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Creole/mixed language question

From:Thomas Leigh <thomas@...>
Date:Saturday, April 10, 2004, 22:33

I'm envisioning a scenario for a conlang project where
essentially new language arises out of two or more different
languages mixing -- this is essentially a creole, right? So my
question is, if the source languages are all highly inflected,
will that influence the new language to remain highly inflected
too? Or is this an situation where the new language would likely
end up being simplified as the source languages mixed and the
speakers of those languages, the ancestors of the speakers of
the new language, had to try to cross linguistic boundaries to
communicate with each other? I know next to nothing about
creoles and such language development, so any information or
advice from those more knowledgeable than I will be welcome!




Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>