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CHAT: OE-based, was: CHAT: Dwarfs/dwarves

From:Vasiliy Chernov <bc_@...>
Date:Friday, December 14, 2001, 11:42
On Fri, 14 Dec 2001 12:36:04 +0200, Y.Penzev <isaacp@...> wrote:

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Welcome to the club!

Non-Russian speaking Anglo-Saxons are welcome, too ;)


>Oops, previously I've forgotten to change the encoding... It lost my >darling årund :-( > >Så, Thomas R. Wier wråt: > >----- Original Message ----- >Sent: Friday, December 14, 2001 10:51 AM > >> Quoting "Y.Penzev" <isaacp@...>: >> >> > I hope nobody would be offended if I make a conlang based on Old >> > English... >> > (?) >> >> Who would be offended, except for those who object to >> conlanging in general? Go ahead -- I'd be interested in >> seeing what you come up with. > >The most general idea was like this: What could happen to OE, if England >had NOT been conquered by Normans, but survived up to nowadays WITHOUT >'Frenssh' influence. Maybe it even conquered France lately... > >Så, main features: preservation of OE vocabulary, minimal Romance influence >(maybe except of some bookish and ecclesiastic words), new words are coined >of native material. The grammar system undergone certain simplifications >(e.g. losing much of declension), staying on the stage of "levelled >endings". And surely NO GVS !!! I HATE the Great Vowel Shift !!! > >Yitzik >--------------- >"Ðe Drihten is myn hirde, ic scall næden naght"


Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>