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Re: WHAT calendar for the current year 2012

From:Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 30, 2008, 11:32
On Jan 30, 2008 9:35 AM, R A Brown <ray@...> wrote:
> What do people do in their own conlangs in the case of bilingual nations?
Especially for (nominally, at least) bilingual cities? If you take Switzerland, for example, it might make sense for a hypothetical auxlang that has proper nouns end in "u" to call certain cities "Baselu" and "Genevu", rather than, for example, "Balu"/"Basileu" and "Genfu"/"Ginevru" -- since Basle is in a predominantly German-speaking area and Geneva in a predominantly French-speaking area. Though I suppose the capital of Grisons might be "Kuru" or "Kweru"/"Kwoiru", depending on whether it's considered German-speaking or Rhaeto-Romanic-speaking - so it's still an issue. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <philip.newton@...>


R A Brown <ray@...>