Zireen and Sangari (was Re: Star Trek)
|From:||Herman Miller <hmiller@...>|
|Date:||Friday, May 19, 2006, 1:42|
Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
>>In my fictional reality (Azir), the Zireen and Sangari are closely
>>enough related to interbreed, but they've been separated for so long
>>that none of their languages or words in their languages (beyond recent
>>borrowings) are recognizable as being related.
> How long ago did they separate from each other?
I don't know the exact date. At least tens of thousands of years in the
past, and probably less than a million.
>> There's a general
>>tendency for their languages to have ergative/absolutive syntax and
>>morphology (in contrast to the "Elvish" languages which are more
>>nominative/accusative), but not much else in common.
> Are Proto-Zireen and Proto-Sangari reconstructible, or are these too too far
> remote in the past?
As with humans, writing was invented long after languages had
diversified. Additionally, much of the early Zireen history has been lost.