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Re: Old European-contact conlang

From:Lars Finsen <lars.finsen@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 7, 2008, 12:12
Den 7. okt. 2008 kl. 11.47 skreiv Daniel Prohaska:

> 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 do have something from that time-frame, a paleolithic culture in Uriania. But in terms of language I have only a mythical ruler-list, reproduced at: The only word with a known meaning I have from their language(s) as yet is "ti", which means 'land'. But it should be possible to reconstruct some more from the name list, and from some historical notes that I have. I love the idea of borrowing from each other's conlangs in cases where the cultures are adjacent in physical time and space. I probably should steal something from Jörg, as the peoples in Uriania of different ages have been neighbours to his, but perhaps I should ask permission first. LEF