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Grand Sabir

From:Leo Caesius <leo_caesius@...>
Date:Thursday, September 28, 2000, 3:31
czHANg suggested:

> Fight linguistic extinction... invent a language!
I thought that I'd submit a couple samples of Lingua Franca. I've been toying with the idea of a conlang based directly on this jargon, called Grand Sabir: Here are two varieties of the historical Lingua Franca. from the Dictionnaire: combati per perdità di lingua ... councha per lingua! from La Zingana cumbatir bel perdità de lingua ... cunciar bel lingua! A word or two about Lingua Franca. Unlike its parent languages, it does not distinguish number or gender in nouns, or number in verbs. There are only three "conjugations" of verbs (the basic conjugation, the past, and the imperative) although this drops to two in some dialects (such as that found in La Zingana). Objects of the verb are marked with the preposition "per." You'll notice that the two forms of the phrase differ mostly in orthography. The vocabulary of Lingua Franca was extremely limited and most people made do with what they had, importing freely from their native tongue. Anyone who would like to read a little more about the historical Lingua Franca can find information at Alan Corre has a lovely site at -Chollie _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at Share information about yourself, create your own public profile at