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[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 > Crowns. > > 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. >
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 would 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 Brithening (and Welsh) rh the same as the Irish "slender" r? What about ll? Is it analogous to "slender" l? Curious, smw (now re-formatted for viewing at *all* screen resolutions.)