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.