Natlangs in Fantasy Worlds
|From:||Alex Bicksler <burtonlang@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, November 10, 2007, 7:54|
I've always noticed that in fantasy worlds such as Tolkien's Middle Earth, English is often
used alongside conlangs. This seems like it would be highly unlikely.
I recently had the idea of "devolving" English (or any other natlang) in a different direction
than OTL history. Imagine making English actually evolve alongside conlangs in a conworld
to the point that it is actually identical to modern English, but with a different history.
(Sorry if this isn't clear--i'll make any clarifications necessary) What do you think? Would
this be possible?