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Are you planning to apply Romance sound changes to Karvelian, or vice- versa? What a fascinating project, either way. And what a wonderful, adventurous professor you must have !!!!





On Saturday, February 8, 2014 12:35 PM, Christian Evans <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
 
ბონ დღე!

I'm currently taking a special topics course in my Linguistics program,
whose topic is on language creation and existing constructed languages. For
this course, I'm working further on a language that I've had in the works
for a while now, which is in the same vein as Brithenig, but with a
Kartvelian substrate (as Georgian was the topic of an independent study I
had last semester).

My professor approached me today, and told me that she thinks I could and
should turn the language into a research project and present it at an event
called Thinking Matters, held at my school. Essentially, the idea would be
something to the effect of "if researching the sorts of changes that might
happen as mirrored by natural Romance languages, would these, applied with
the effects of a substrate language (Kartvelian) produce something
recognizable and effective as a Romance language."

Why I'm writing is that she's offered me LIN 185 students to use for
experiment fodder, and I want to come up with a series of questions that I
can ask them to test how natural the language feels, but I've only managed
to come up with something like "what sort of language does this feel like?
(French, German, Russian, Arabic, etc.)" and asking them, if they speak a
Romance language, to try and translate sentences. I'd love any other ideas
people might have that could test some aspects of it's meat or feel.

Thanks!
-- 
*Christian Evans*
Chair of Expansion
All-Greek Council
University of Southern Maine
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P.S. If anyone is interested in the language itself, I'd be happy to
provide examples. I'm pretty proud of how it's turning out.