A hypothetical Sci-Fi conlang scenario
|From:||Gary Shannon <fiziwig@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, July 27, 2004, 17:38|
A totalitarian state in the near future invents a time
machine and uses it to transport tens of thousands of
slaves from the ancient Roman Empire to the present
day where they are placed in forced labor camps. A
short time later the government is overthrown and the
lsaves are freed, but the time-travel technology has
been lost in the chaos of the revolutionary war, so
the the Romans are stranded in our century.
Their native language is Latin, but they picked up
English vocabulary from the slave bosses. What would
their pidgin be like if they used English vocabulary
but purely Latin grammar?