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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:

> Scythia-Pannonia-Transbalkania > > 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. Just curious: - if the Scyths speak Gothic, what happened to the Scythian language? - 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@...>
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John Cowan <jcowan@...>Scythia-Pannonia-Transbalkania [Was: Another question about