Re: Alternate history languages?
|Date:||Monday, February 18, 2002, 23:17|
On Sun, Feb 17, 2002 at 03:11:52PM -0500, Padraic Brown wrote:
> Am 17.02.02, Joe Hill yscrifef:
> > Ok, I'm going for my first Indo-European based language. It's going to be a
> > heavily Scottish Gaelic influenced old-english.
> There are plenty of sources on Doric, the modern language evolved
> from northern OE in Scotland. Not to mention sources on Scots
Unfortunately not very influenced by SG, more by Norse, and less by
Norman French than standard English. SG influence is mainly loan words,
and not too many of those, y'know, "sporran", "claymore", "ben", "glenn"
"loch", "ptarmagan" (where the <p> is an artificial), "capercalzie"
(where the <z> is really a yough), I'm afraid the flow was mostly the
other way. Interesting project though, I suppose the effect of SG on
Middle English _there_ would be similar to the the effect of Norman Fr.