North Slavic (fi: tolkien?)
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, December 13, 2003, 11:51|
--- Benct Philip Jonsson skrzypszy:
>> Vozgian was (and is) a North-Slavic language. Inspiration? Probably the
>> fact that we only have East Slavic, West Slavic and South Slavic, and so
> Actually Slavicists use 'North Slavic' to mean
> 'East and West but not South Slavic'. Sorry!
Yes, but I didn't know that when I started Vozgian! (And nor did James
Campbell when he started Sevorian for apparently the same reason).
And by the way, I'm really not so sure how widely accepted this usage is.
During my years in Sovietology and Slavistics, I never came across the
term. I discovered it only after I gained access to the Internet, say two
years ago. It strikes me as slightly pointless, anyway; it's like using the
term "South Germanic" for anything West or East Germanic but explicitly nót