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

From:Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>
Date:Tuesday, November 28, 2000, 16:13
En réponse à Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...>:

> 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, then all is okay :)) .
> > 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. :-) >
I can imagine :) . Are there other countries in Atlantis with different languages, or did the Neo-Romans conquer the whole continent?
> > 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. >
Interesting. Well, when you look at Old French and Middle French manuscripts, the alphabet they use is more different from the Classic one then the one we're using now (when you see how their s's looked like, and all the ligatures they used...). I suppose the one used by the Atlantes could look a little like that. Christophe.