|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 26, 2001, 19:44|
Forenote: Goblin might work. Except I think of goblins being shorter than
humans, while my "orcs" are taller and stockier. I might have to stick with
Orcs (the term was used in other games, including Shadowrun, a cyberpunk-type
RPG which influenced me greatly on "4hm").
I was looking at a website devoted to preservation of endangered languags and
revival of extinct languages, and I found something on a language called Ainu.
But not the isolate language spoken mostly in northern Japan. This language is
spoken in Chinese Turkestan, and is reputed to be a language belonging to two
families: Indo-European (> Indo-Iranian) and Altaic (> Turkic). SIL lists Ainu
as an Altaic and Turkic language.
The website listed the numbers from 1 to 2000, all or almost all of which are of
Persian origin. Is the concept of a "hybrid" language a plausible one, even the
idea of a language belonging to two families?
(English is a hybrid of Germanic and Romance, so I guess it's possible on that
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