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EAK (was: GSF revisited)

From:R A Brown <ray@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 9, 2007, 12:40
andrew wrote:
> On Tue, 08 May 2007, Benct Philip Jonsson wrote: > > >>Wouldn't then the best scenario be one where (South) Western >>Europe was Graecized rather than Latinized, and >>Παιάνος spoke a "Ephellenic" language derived from >>Greek, and the only classical prestige languageof his Europe >>was Attic and Koiné Greek? The scenario which comes most >>readily to mind is one where Alexander survived and >>proceeded to conquer the west, I think. (Now of course that >>would be an extremely interesting althistory in its own >>right: what would the various Ephellenic languages look >>like, for starters? :-) >> > > I believe Arnold Toynbee speculated on a counterfactual along these
...and of course there'd be no Romancelangs (and therefore no RomConlang list :) It would present a very interesting alternative linguistic history as well! ===================================== R A Brown wrote: [snip] > I guess if Alexander had conquer the west and his descendants had > defeated the Carthaginians, the Greek, not Latin, would have become the > auxlang of the whole of medieval Europe. We could then have a scenario > in which in 1903 a certain Professor Josephos Peanou proposed reviving a > "Greek without flexions" as an artificial auxlang :) I think I'll stick with this at the moment as a "working scenario", then JP would presumably have called the language _Ελληνική άνευ κλίσι_ /Eleni'ke anew 'klisi/ which would be abbreviated as ΕΑΚ or EAK. I propose to use this rather than the somewhat makeshift 'FG' that I have been using in recent mails. A mail on nouns, adjectives and, possibly, pronouns will hopefully follow shortly ;) -- Ray ================================== ================================== TRADUTTORE TRADITORE