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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. Padraic. ===== il dunar-li c' argeont ayn politig; celist il pozponer le mbutheor ayn backun gras. __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Yahoo! Finance - Get real-time stock quotes