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Re: Old European-contact conlang

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 14, 2008, 14:37
>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.
That's quite the odyssey there. Do you want to derive this out of something like Pre-Proto-Nilo-Afrasian, or is there some other reason (genetical?) you're having them take such a long detour, & not just saying they are just another Old European group that has vanished from our history? Flat-out language change might be more likely than simple adaptation of loanwords, if they're going to plow thru the entire Europe, at least if this is supposed to be a single population rather than part of a wider radiation. John Vertical