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 !!!
>"Ðe Drihten is myn hirde, ic scall næden naght"