[conculture] Re: Greetings!
|From:||Mathew Willoughby <sidonian@...>|
|Date:||Monday, March 29, 1999, 17:50|
I know it's a "no-no" but I've cross-posted this message because
I'm responding to a post in conculture but many of my questions
are conlang related.
Andrew Smith wrote:
> Brithenig started off as an experiment to create a neo-romance language
> that underwent the same sound changes as Welsh. Why? because people have
> speculated on such a creature, and someone had to do. It was too good to
> resist. From there Brithenig developed its own history and statehood. It
> is spoken by the Chomro of western Britain. The Kingdom of Cambria (Rheon
> Kemr) stretches from Cornwall to north of Wales, taking a bigger bite out
> of England than the Celtic languages do *here*. It has its own dynasty of
> kings and since the early 19th century has been united in a formal
> federation with the kingdoms of England and Scotland.
> It was the Chomro, rather than the English, who conquered and ruled
> Ireland. They also planted colonies on the Atlantic coast of North
> America. These united with English, Scottish and mixed colonies to form
> the Solemn League, an independant union under the sovereignty of the
> The dialect of Castreleon, the Kemrese capital, appears to be the widest
> known. Dialectal variation has only been hinted at so far. The Kernu
> languages of Dunein seem to be the most divergent and are being studied by
> Padraig Brown.
> There appears to be some technological differences *there*. Zeppilins
> dominate the air services. (Lighter than air travel! Never happen here!)
> The currency is still imperial rather than decimal. I don't think they
> have left their planet yet. An armada of that scale would be rather hard
> not to notice.
> - andrew.
I've been to your Brithenig webpage a couple of times now. Very cool!
Is the kingdom on the eastern part of Britain called England or is that just
a translation into English of what it is called in the Brithenig timeline? Do
they speak the same English as we do has it evolved completely differently? I
imagine that they might have more celtic loanwords than
our English does. Also, with greater resistance to the Viking invasions, I
imagine that it would have far less of a Norwegian/Danish influence
than our English does.
I've been learning a little about the Gaelic languages recently. Is the
(and Welsh) rh the same as the Irish "slender" r? What about ll? Is it
analogous to "slender" l?
http://ggms.com/willoughby (now re-formatted for viewing at *all* screen