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Re: Slovanik, my new romlang

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Tuesday, July 30, 2002, 14:24
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> Okay, all languages of this type are based on the idea of "history bending". In > the case of Brithenig, that's easy: the Romans never left Britannia.
Just for the record, the Romans (as an administrative and military operation) did leave Britannia. However, their language took a firmer hold there than in our timeline, and eventually displaced Proto-Welsh completely. As Padrig's Kernu triad says: What did the Romans leave us? Three things: our language, our law, and our will.
> One could argue that, if the Romans were strong enough to keep > Britannia, they were probably strong enough to move a bit further eastward, > too. Or, on the other hand, couldn't the Slavs have moved a bit to the > Southwest, just for my convenience?
Why not? -- There is / One art John Cowan <jcowan@...> No more / No less To do / All things With art- / Lessness -- Piet Hein