On Wed, 18 Oct 2000 21:26:15 -0400 Nik Taylor <[log in to unmask]> writes: > ObConlang: How receptive are your conlangs to borrowings? Utakassí > generally prefers calques to loans, altho it wasn't always like that. > Proto-Kassi-Plia borrowed a *lot* of foreign words, including the > numbers 7-12. > > -- > Dievas dave dantis; Dievas duos duonos > God gave teeth; God will give bread - Lithuanian proverb > ICQ: 18656696 > AIM Screen-Name: NikTailor - Rokbeigalmki is very receptive to borrowings from Proto-Elven and Nandorin. Of course, it couldn't really be very receptive to other languages since they have no contact with any other languages. Although i'm thinking of a possible Númenórean ([numj@'nOriIn], notice the /j/ appearing out of nowhere) contact with the Rokbeigalm some time in the Second Age...possible borrowing of Adûnaic vocabulary relevant to the contact situation. -Stephen (Steg) "here, siggy siggy siggy..."