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Re: The lost romance tongue

From:Padraic Brown <pbrown@...>
Date:Sunday, January 30, 2000, 22:42
On Sun, 30 Jan 2000, yl-ruil wrote:

>On Jan 28 Padraic Brown wrote: > >It was in the Brittanica entry for the romance languages. It gave genetic >affiliations, location and that's about it. Since then I have discovered the >numbers one to ten, however: join doi tra kwatro chenk si sapto guapto nu >dik.
Rats. I think I have that volume of Brittanica somewhere around.
>Neither. The speakers of the proto-Carastic tongue originated (putatively) >in what is now eastern Hungary, before the ancestors of the Romans moved >into Italy. It seems that the *Herya (as the proto-Carastans called >themselves - note that the asterisk indicates a reconstructed word) were >sedentary agriculturalists, but they were forced to flee their homeland for >an unrecorded reason. They left our world by magical means and arrived on >the secondary world of Cædha (oddly, Cædha has the same constellations as >Earth does, and is virtually indistinguishable from Earth in environment and >climate).
Allright. They _started out_ in Europe! ;)
> >Here the Aria - as the name *Herya had become - founded their chief city, >Carasta, and founded a continent-spanning empire, centred upon the Cendos >subcontinent. This was about two thousand, seven hundred years ago. > >"Aredos" itself refers only to the language, not the people. It means "the >harmonious", similar to the meaning of Sanskrit: "the perfected". > >A quick example, displaying the mediopassive and the passive: >daeros moigator, ca con illom moigamosae "Times change, and we are changed >with them".
Neat. Is ca "we" or "and"? And is daeros from a non-IE root? In Tallarian, it would be: warta tiwas-coi, mes-pa tas-com wartere changes times-the we-likewise them-with (are) change(d) T. doesn't differentiate M-P and passive. warta (wartim, to spin, change, twist) 3.s.pres.M-P.indic tiwas (tiwas, day; age) -coi (cos, the) mes (mes, we plural) pl.nom -pa (pa, and likewise) conjunction tas (tas, the) com (com, with) really takes abl., loc. or inst. but those cases are lacking in the plural wartere (wartim) Padraic.
> >Dan >