On Sat, 2 Oct 2004 01:30:33 +0200, Henrik Theiling <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > It is yet unclear how da Wial suin Basa has exactly emerged, since > only one text has yet been recovered. The scientists are currently > trying to find more texts and, more importantly, their sources. > Probably time-machines are involved, since it seems to be a descendant > of modern High German although modern High German is now!? I take it that the discovered text used Latin script? If not, I find the capitalisation conventions in the reconstructed spellings rather... quaint. Which reminds me: is there *any* other language in the entire world that both (a) uses capitalisation for the first letter of some words *and* (b) capitalises all nouns? As far as I know, German is the only language that does so. (I believe Danish used to do so until an orthographics reform - around the middle of the 20th centure IIRC. I haven't heard of any other language.) Hence, the capitalisation of da Wial suin Basa immediately struck me. Cheers, -- Philip Newton <[log in to unmask]> Watch the Reply-To!