Verdurian = Spanish?
Posted by Philip Newton
on 12:35 12/31/01
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It appears to be possible to draw some connections from European
languages to Almean ones. I presume this is at least partly
intentional. Mark, what do you say? Are some of these comparisons more
or less appropriate?
- Proto-Eastern = Proto-Indo-European. The common ancestor of
Cuêzi and Cadhinor, or of Greek and Latin.
- Cuêzi = Greek. Both are ancient languages which contribute
words to other languages, especially scientific vocabulary. Also, Greek
and Latin are related, though not very closely. Similarly, Cuêzi
and Cadhinor are related. And Cadhinor borrowed quite a few words from
- Cadhinor = Latin. The ancestor of many of the languages spoken in
the part of Almea we know most about, or in a large part of Europe. The
language of religion (for Cadhinorian pagans and Roman Catholics). The
- Verdurian = Spanish. Not sure what to put here; maybe also Italian,
or possibly Portuguese? A descendant of Cadhinor with not too many
- Ismaîn = French. Also a descendant of Cadhinor, but with more
sound changes, and many syllable endings dropped or coinciding,
resulting in a simpler grammar.
- Barakhinei = ?. Not sure whether there's a good fit for this
language in the Romance tongues. More guttural than Verdurian.
- Any others?
That's accurate enough, if you take = as meaning 'takes the role of, and
has some of the phonetic feel of'. In terms of actual words and grammar,
Verdurian itself owes a lot to French and Russian (I didn't even
know Spanish at the time I was working it out).
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