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Re: Jews in Ill Bethisad: MS *and* the Judajca-speakers? (was: Judajca)

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, August 23, 2002, 20:42
On Fri, 23 Aug 2002 22:37:47 +1200 Wesley Parish
<wes.parish@...> writes:
> In that case, we could well have a Syriac-speaking kingdom - Arturus > Malkaa, > the scion of a Syrian centurian and a British clan chief's daughter > - in > Britain when "seo Angles, ond seo Saxones ond seo Geatas" came to > call. > And with family connections to Syria and the Levant, he is able to > call on > them to support him, consequently there grows up a large community > of Syriac > speakers, whose language gets altered, first by the Britons, then by > a resurgent invasion from the Saxon Shore ... > Don't worry if your head hurts, mine does too! > Wesley Parish
- Actually, i remember hearing about something, i think it was a book, based on the premise that Carthage (their native Semitic name being Qart Hhadasht, if i remember correctly) conquered Rome, instead of the opposite. And therefore, instead of having a Roman Empire that develops into Romance languages, you have a Carthaginian empire that develops into neo-Punic languages. Although your idea does have the added bonus of being able to play with the Semitic-Celtic "connection" theories :-) . Is Arturus Malkaa supposed to be roughly the same as King Arthur? -Stephen (Steg) "Ocean Breeze soap. It's just like taking an ocean cruise, except there's no boat and you don't actually go anywhere." ~ The Muppets Take Manhattan


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