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Romance (jara: An introduction)

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Thursday, June 5, 2003, 8:52
 --- Pavel Iosad skrzypszy:

> > I think, however, that Italian will be my > > favorite romance language, if I ever master it. > > [...] > But on the other hand I may develop a taste for Italian, and perhaps for > Romance in general.
Well, perhaps you ought to try creating a romlang. It is true that there are quite a lot of them already, but so many fields have still been left unexplored. Personally, I never had any special sentiment for the Romance languages, until I started working on Wenedyk. This forced me to rediscover Classical Latin, to gather as much information as I could on Vulgar Latin, and to closely follow its development into the modern Romance languages. Along the way, I also learnt a lot about the Slavic linguistics, particularly Polish. Needless to say how much I enjoyed this process. --- Sally Caves skrzypszy:
> Personally, I'd put my bid in for disliking Spanish more than I dislike > French, but that dislike has personal reasons. [...] In fact, I quite like > French [...] I think, however, that Italian will be my favorite romance > language, if I ever master it.
I have never had any special sentiments toward French until I started Wenedyk. Really, French is a wonderful inspiration for conlangers, and it shows brilliantly how far soundchanges from another well-known language can go. I am deeply in love with this wonderful, strange beast, known as Old French. I don't know why, but I have never liked Spanish. Neither the way it looks, nor the way it sounds. No, I definitely prefer Portuguese or Italian. My favourites are Rumanian and Rhaeto-Romance, though. Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Yahoo! Plus - For a better Internet experience http://uk.promotions.yahoo.com/yplus/yoffer.html