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Question about Neo-Dalmatian

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Sunday, September 8, 2002, 15:44
This has been bothering me for a while now, and I think it's best to simply

How many conlangs called "Neo-Dalmatian" are there? Most of us probably know
Ferko's language on; if I'm not
mistaken, it's called "Neo-Dalmatian" or "Dalmatesku". Its numerals are the
unu/una, du/dua, trai, katru, czencza, szake, szapte, optu, nua, xiacze

However, on Mark Rosenfelder's numbers page I found a completely different set
of Neo-Dalmatian numbers. As the source of this language he mentions a certain
Julius K. Liptak and Laszlo Kovacs:
oin, doi, tra, kátru, káinku, si, shat, yoit, nóiva, dik

Both sets are so different from each other that I doubt whether they can be two
stages of the same language. Do I have to understand that there are indeed two
conlangs of exactly the same name? And if so, does anyone know something about
the other Neo-Dalmatian? I have been unable to find anything else about it on
the net.

BTW The "real" Dalmatian numbers, according to Mark Rosenfelder:
join, doi, tra, kwatro, chenk, si, sapto, guapto, nu, dik.

Speaking about Neo-Dalmatian: in how far is this a constructed language and in
how far is it a reconstructed language? Ferko?


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