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Old European-contact conlang

From:Daniel Prohaska <daniel@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 9:48
Dear all,

I'm currently developing a conlang family of a population that migrated out
of eastern Africa, through the Middle East, Anatolia, the Balkans, along the
Danube, then into what is southern France today across the Pyrenees, then
towards the southern tip of the Iberian peninsular. Then they develop
seafaring capabilities, settle on the Canary Islands and from then on become
a kind of Atlantic version of a Polynesian-type spread across the isles of
the Atlantic. This migration goes on between 35 000 and 20 000 years ago.
The language will be more or less from scratch, but I want to incorporate
Nostratic and Old European loan words. I would also be interested in any
conlang that has been constructed for a similar time frame and area that
"my" population could have come in contact with. I would like to incorporate
culture-specific loan words that are not already "coloured" by my own ideas,
to give them a fresh, "foreign" feel.

I'd appreciate any feedback and ideas in the matter. I've got some rough
ideas on the basic phonology and a Swadesch list that I'll post in the near



Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Carl Banks <conlang@...>
ROGER MILLS <rfmilly@...>