Scythia-Pannonia-Transbalkania [Was: Another question about language naming]
|From:||Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, March 19, 2002, 7:18|
--- John Cowan <jcowan@...> wrote:
> Major languages are Gothic (mostly in Scythia), Avar
> (mostly in
> Pannonia), Slovac^ko, Romanou, and Vlox (mostly in
> the Mud).
> Minority languages include Turkish, Greek, German,
> Romany, Armenian.
> And of course Piat.
This idea rather attracted my interest. I've always
felt sorry somehow that the Gothic language has
completely disappeared from the face of the earth.
My Vozgian language was originally planned as a North
Slavonic language, but strongly influenced by the
Crimean Goths, who had travelled north and finally
settled on the territory of the Vozgian ASSR. Later I
abandoned them, but their influence remained.
It also reminds me of an old project of mine, that I
had completely forgotten about until I rediscovered it
recently. When I was in my teens, I drew the borders
of a large fictional island in the Atlantic ocean.
There were several states on it, and their population
was an very weird linguistic mishmash. One of them
spoken an updated form of Gothic; another one would be
a state of the Picts (their "original" homeland, from
where part of them later travelled to Scotland; and
there was an autonomous subgroup of Indo-European,
called Kets, represented by six languages.
- if the Scyths speak Gothic, what happened to the
- is Slovac^ko the same as Slovak (or Slovene), or
could it be considered as a seperate Slavonic conlang?
- "Piat" sounds sort of Slavic as well. Are there any
materials available about it?
> John Cowan <jcowan@...>
"You know, I used to think it was awful that life was so unfair. Then I thought,
wouldn't it be much worse if life were fair, and all the terrible things that
happen to us come because we actually deserve them? So, now I take great
comfort in the general hostility and unfairness of the universe." --- J.
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