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Re: New Romance Conlang - Roumán Part I,Intro and orthography

From:Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>
Date:Monday, November 27, 2000, 23:43
Christophe Grandsire tleiseiç:
> What about my "Roumant"? :(((( Are you saying that I'm having absolutely no > influence here? <sob><sob><sob><sob><sob><sob><sob><sob><sob>
Well, Roumant's been around a while, and those were new ones. It was their newness that inspired me.
> Well, in all that, I think the most improbable thing is to find Roman naval > shops getting caught in the Bermuda Triangle :))
The Bermuda Triangle's just the remains of the portal, the portal's drifted westward over the centuries. It was originally much closer to the Atlantic coast of Europe, and used to be fairly unstable, so that its borders shifted. The ships simply happened to get caught in the portal. The other world they were transported to was a parallel Earth, but one with no humans, but wherein dinosaurs (dlacouneis < dracones, "dragons") survived, so that humans are pretty much limited to Atlantis. Kind of hard to have any settlements when a Brontosaurus could come along and crush everything. :-)
> Strange but nice romanization. You're saying that the native script has evolved > from the Roman Alphabet. What does it look like?
Still working on that. Most likely close enough that you'd recognize it as a variant, but far enough for it to look foreign. There may be other ligatures, like of <tl> and <dl>. Also, they'd probably use the Classic Alphabet for some purposes, enough old parchments would survive for them to know what it looked like and replicate it. -- Florida: Home of Electile Dysfunction Palm Beach County: Putting the "duh" in Florida ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor