Re: Slavic Conlangs (was Re: Hello to you all!)
|From:||The Keenans <makeenan@...>|
|Date:||Friday, March 8, 2002, 1:21|
> Hmm, not sure how you'd handle lenition, OK for the caol vs leathan though.
> I've wondered about trying to write Irish/SG in Czech or Polish orthography.
> However just for the hell of it, how about if the Russ were converted
> and taught to write by Dark Age Irish missionaries (not entirely impossible).
This is a true thing. Dark age Irish missionaries _did_ get to Russia. I
believe the "caol le caol agus leathan le leathan" spelling rule came
later though. And then of course St. Cyrill provided a better alphabet
for the Russian language. If the 'white martyrs' had introduced the
latin alphabet to the Russians (I bet they did), then, the Russians knew
a better thing when they saw it provided by St. Cyrill.
> Keith Mylchreest