En réponse à Wesley Parish <[log in to unmask]>: > Consider the Hispanic Peninsular languages - they were in a Sprachsbund > with > Arabic once. It's more than likely they took some of their more > endearing > complications from the Arabic of that period. Perhaps your Reman > is/could be > fitted into such a conculture? Just a thought. > Maybe... The presence of a single article (no indefinite article) which is invariable and used even when demonstratives are used, the simplification of conjugations and the keeping of synthetic passives could fit in. But those are only grammatical evolutions. For the rest, it looks a bit like Sardinian: it seems to have evolved quite separately, in near isolation. In my webpage there is a grammar of Reman if you're interested. It's only in French though. Christophe. http://rainbow.conlang.free.fr Take your life as a movie: do not let anybody else play the leading role.