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CHAT: Punic sources

From:David Stokes <dstokes@...>
Date:Monday, December 11, 2000, 16:43
I've been thinking about a alt-history where Hannibal wins the wars
against the Romans and Carthage, not Rome, becomes the dominant power of
the Mediterranean. Lots of interesting con-lang possibilities here. For
instance, what is the language of a conquered Rome ? After a little time
perhaps something Punic, with Latin influences, like real-world French
came from Latin with Gaulish influences.

So...does anyone know of some good sources on Punic (the language of
Carthage) ?

I read a description and a bunch of translated texts on
(good web site by the way). But I have not found any resources on the
language itself.


David Stokes

Ambivalent ? Well, yes and no.