185427Re: Help in constructing new language
- Jan 1, 2012On 1 January 2012 01:53, MorphemeAddict <lytlesw@...> wrote:
> All of Europe uses one basic writing system, yet nobody considers all theYes, but that has little to do with how a non-European culture might
> various languages of Europe as mere dialects of some one language.
> the languages [of India] are still too distinct and different to be considered justFrom an objective, linguistics-oriented, point of view, that's true.
> one language, except especially Hindi and Urdu, which are rather close.
But if the linguistically-naive speakers of those languages are of the
opinion that a language "doesn't count" unless it does have it's own
script, stating that that it does is not going to change that
So, it is entirely plausible that using a different script may give a
language sufficient prestige to promote its adoption to overcome the
slight additional difficulty of learning a new writing system.
Apart from the realm of auxlanging, that's kind of a neat idea to keep
in mind for doing language-contact stuff in diachronic conlanging.
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