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02-01-1998, 01:20 AM #1
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>JLAIL said :
>There was no Dark Ages in Cerilia comparable to what happened on
>Earth, not even close. What was described in the Atlas of Cerilia
>was a period of 70 years of head-hunting followed by a Cold War.
>The advent of French, Italian, Spanish, & others required Geographic
>and Cultural isolation (no travel/trade) that isn't applicable
>Don't you think that a five century Cold War would foster some isolation?
No. Trade by itself should stop that. Remember that Latin was predominant
or at least a strong second language over an area LARGER than all of
Cerilia. We are talking about much smaller areas here for each of the
five (5) surviving tribes and their languages. But Dialects are another
One possible test would the written language; if you remove all of the
slang words and its understandable by all of the different dialects
then you don't have a separate language. But what we really need is a
Linguistics expert which I am not.
02-01-1998, 02:34 AM #firstname.lastname@example.org.Guest
On Sat, 31 Jan 1998, James Donald Lail wrote:
> But what we really need is a Linguistics expert...
There is a truism in linquistics that the only difference between a
dialect and a language is an army.
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