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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 > alternating > > > lines of latin (left-to-right) and hebrew (right-to-left) > scripts.
> Didn't notice this the first time. Interesting. They use BOTH > Latin > 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 religious jews semi-religious jews secular/hellenistic jews members of other religions native judeans adiabenites khazars other diasporans non-jewish immigrants militaristic political ideology non-militaristic political ideology That's all i can think of at the moment....those are some of the different groupings. 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. :-)
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. -Stephen (Steg) "Eze-guvdhab wa'hrikh-a tze, / "zhoutzii wa'esh," i eze-mwe."