Re: Montreiano Numerals (was: Re: Judajca)
|From:||Padraic Brown <elemtilas@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 28, 2002, 2:00|
--- Barry Garcia <barry_garcia@...> wrote:
> A lot of it is slang, but some are:
> coin, change - quenig (kenig)
> magazine - magasín (magasin)
> group, gang - riñion (rhyniwn)
> England - sasin (Saesein)
> darn! - aldiól! (a'll diawl)
> Chick, Woman - bel (bel)
Any slang words with changes in meaning?
> Fascinating :).
It's now generally admitted that their shenannigans
had some seriously negative consequences. One of the
big stories this summer concerned the increasing
retreat of the Kerno language in the Province. The
last two decades or so saw a creeping linguistic
apathy that was ascribed to the lack of a single
standard for all the Province to speak and write.
[That Kerno was only an L2 for the majority of
residents certainly didn't help matters; but a
standard could have arrested the spread of Brithenig.]
Blame has pretty squarely fallen to the "Bureaux
Llingwistig". Pretty sad, innit: the "propagators" of
the Kerno language didn't even have a Kerno name!
To the contrary, the Ministry of Culture did a far
better job of encouraging cultural endeavours, and
preserving cultural artifacts. Even in the long
Brithenig speaking east, people still identify
themselves with the culture of Dunein more than that
of Ill Paes or the City.
> The Montreiano language board worked
> quick to establish
> the written standard, and also to prove that they
> are no better than ony
> other group of politicians.
I'm sure the political aspect - and more importantly
the regional dialect rivalry - is what ultimately did
in the Boards. Of course, there were also too many of
them. Esca alone sported four by the 1890s (though
three of them were small private groups). By the
1920s, there were more than two dozen across the
Province; but they were consolidated to about fifteen
by the 40s.
il dunar-li c' argeont ayn politig;
celist il pozponer le mbutheor ayn backun gras.
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