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Re: Old European-contact conlang

From:Benct Philip Jonsson <bpj@...>
Date:Wednesday, October 8, 2008, 6:39
On 2008-10-07 Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
> Of course, we as conlangers may play with these hypotheses. > My Albic conlang family is meant to represent a surviving > offshot of the "peri-IE" language of my hypothesis.
Which means you can borrow from IE when you feel like that, and roll your own when you feel like that! :-) I've never tried an a-posteriori histlang with such a long timeframe, mostly because I'm deeply sceptical about such 'deep' reconstructions -- essentially secondary reconstructions from already reconstructed languages -- and hence am concerned about realism. WRT Krahe he apparently was a highly gifted scholar who ruined his reputation with what my professor called "his Illyromania and that Old European business". IMO they are probable -- much more probable than Vennemann's -- but unprovable hypotheses; choice meat for conlanging that is! /BP 8^)> -- Benct Philip Jonsson -- melroch atte melroch dotte se ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ "C'est en vain que nos Josués littéraires crient à la langue de s'arrêter; les langues ni le soleil ne s'arrêtent plus. Le jour où elles se *fixent*, c'est qu'elles meurent." (Victor Hugo)