Re: Inuit/Picts and others
|From:||Michael Adams <michael.adams1@...>|
|Date:||Thursday, April 6, 2006, 17:16|
How well did it go?
Book for the story yet?
How did you come to what it in way of syntax, sounds, and more?
You sure they was Cree on Vinland, I forget, Cree is a .. its
own group or one of the others?
----- Original Message -----
From: "Joseph B." <darkmoonman@...>
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 7:10 AM
Subject: Re: Inuit/Picts and others
> >Anyone ever worked on a Jargon or Creole before? For thisidea,
> >Inuit and Irish or Inuit and Norse? Or maybe Algonquin orIroquois..
> My Miskutsvinnakk Ujimavin ["mIs.kuts.wIn.nVhk u."ji.ma.wIn](fur-trading-on
> its-language) is an attempt to create an SVO trade languagewhich developed
> between the 8th & 12th centuries between the Cree of Vinelandand the 60
> Norsemen left there after Freydis Eriskstottir's unsuccessfulattempt to
> have all of the brothers Helgi & Finnbogi's party murdered byher husband
> The language is largely a simplification of Cree withsimplified Old Norse
> syntax and a few borrowing from Old Norse. E.G.:
> 1. Object markers were dropped except for inanimate nouns &pronouns: /im/
> was retained in the pronoun /jim/ after a verb ending in avowel or /im/
> 2. The prefix /im-/ is an enclitic for inanimate nouns when inthe object
> case. Due to the prominent usage of the locative in Cree, itwas retained as
> the suffix /-(a)kk/.
> 3. Syntax for possessives is <possessor> u(t)<possession>(a)n.
> E.g. Jon utakuppan [jQn Ut."a.kUh.pVn]= John's coat
> The vowels are
> a - [a] in an open syllable, [V] when terminal or in a closedsyllable
> o - [o] in an open syllable, [Q] when terminal or in a closedsyllable
> e - [e] in an open syllable, [E] when in a closed syllable
> i - [i] in an open syllable, [I] when in a closed syllable
> u - [u] in an open syllable, [U] when in a closed syllable
> av - [QU]
> h - [h]
> j - [j]
> k - [k]
> l - [l]
> m - [m]
> n - [n]
> p - [p]
> r - [r\]
> s - [s]
> t - [t]
> v - [w]
> Digraph consonants
> jj - [h.j]
> kk - [h.k]
> kv - [k_w]
> mm - [m.m]
> nn - [n.n]
> pp - [h.p]
> pv - [p_w]
> sk - [s.k]
> ss - [h.s]
> st - [s.t]
> tj - [t_j]
> ts - [ts]
> tt - [h.t]
> tv -[t_w]
> /vv/ [h.w]
> Friends applaud, the comedy is finished.
> ~~ Ludwig van Beethoven, composer, d. March 26, 1827