Re: The Language Family Project
|From:||Danny Wier <dawier@...>|
|Date:||Friday, August 3, 2001, 2:43|
From: "Danny Wier" <dawier@...>
| Mangiat, you gave me an idear. I'm thinking in the FUTURE (we got too much
| going on right now), we all get a list of IE roots (Pokorny anyone?), plus a
| good primer on IE grammar (or what we know of it). Then everybody create
| own Indo-European language. Some of us (the other Wier comes to mind) have
| this already. I had planned to create an IE language that resembled Armenian
| and Albanian a good bit, called Callistan, but I shelved the idea and decided
| concentrate all my energy on Tech.
| As usual, this is all for fun, and no rush. I'm also on the [cybalist] group;
| we discuss IE-related issues there, and that's also a Yahoo! based e-mail
| So what about something like an Indo-Iranian language spoken by some sort of
| Elves, or Hittite on Mars, or even a Celto-Inuit sort of pidgin...
(First of all, there were too many parentheses in that first paragraph.)
Second, those analogies aren't good; I didn't mean another Celtic or
Indo-Iranian language. I meant an independent language within IE, along the
lines of the aforementioned Albanian and Armenian. (I'd say Greek, but that was
actually several languages with one dominating dialect; only Tsakonian survives
to this day.)
~DaW~ (It's 10 pm. Do you know what time it is?)
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