boustrophedon and conculture of Re: yet another romance conlang
|From:||Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, January 5, 2000, 20:29|
On Wed, 5 Jan 2000 09:58:04 -0500 Nik Taylor <fortytwo@...> writes:
> > > Ju:dajca is commonly written in boustrophedon style, with
> > > lines of latin (left-to-right) and hebrew (right-to-left)
> Didn't notice this the first time. Interesting. They use BOTH
> and Hebrew alphabets? How would such a situation develop?.
Fractured society with widely varying ideologies and agendas.
Let me think of some factions....
anti-greco-roman anti-european zealots
unassimilated imperial colonists
supporters of a more monarchial form of government
supporters of a more democratic form of government
supporters of a more theocratic form of government
members of other religions
militaristic political ideology
non-militaristic political ideology
That's all i can think of at the moment....those are some of the
People with more of a connection to Europe would be more likely to write
in latin script.
People with more nationalistic Judean feelings would be more likely to
write in hebrew script.
After all, the language developed from an attempt by the Empire to
assimilate the Judeans in their own country, so some people would object
to using the language at all.
So what you end up with is such a mixture that moderates without any kind
of extreme agenda would end up varying freely between scripts, and
eventually someone would come up with the idea that switching back and
forth could save the second or two that it takes to find the beginnings
of the lines.
Btw...maybe this belongs more on Conculture...but i think i got
unsubscribed....does anyone know how i can resubscribe to it?
> P.S., Steg - is this, perchance, in the same timeline as Brithenig?
If possible....that would be pretty cool, to be able to put two
completely unrelated Romance conlangs in the same universe. :-)
"Eze-guvdhab wa'hrikh-a tze, / "zhoutzii wa'esh," i eze-mwe."