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Geoff Eddy's Q-Celtic Conlang
I have the honor of announcing the appearance of a new conlang by Geoff
Eddy which he has asked me to post to the listserv when he saw from the
archives that I was interested in the P-Celts. As you know, we have
another prominent Celtic conlang in Andrew Smith's Brithenig, but unless
there are some lurkers out there who haven't spoken up, I'm not sure
anyone has done a "goidelic"-influenced conlang. So mind your P's and
Q's--there's a huge difference between them. My bag's Welsh, and I've
borrowed a number of its constructions for Teonaht. Irish and Scots Gaelic
present new challenges!
As I said before, the Celtic languages are a goldmine for weird ways of
talking around things. And I think Irish has kept some of the oldest
features of Indo-European, shared only with Sanskrit. Geoff's eager to
know who else is developing Celtic elements in their languages.
Best to write to him directly: email@example.com
---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: Sun, 15 Mar 1998 22:41:17 +0000
From: Geoff Eddy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
To: Sally Caves <email@example.com>
Hello to everyone on conlang! I'm a conlang enthusiast who, due to
limitations of time and money, browses the archives rather than using
the mailing list properly.
Further to Sally's recent musings about Celtic-influenced conlangs, I'd
like to tell you about my own. What I have is a Q-Celtic proto-language
and several descendant languages; currently on the Web is a
half-finished (pronunciation, most of the grammar and some syntax)
description of the proto-language. As far as I know, this is the only
Q-Celtic-influenced conlang on the Web; if anyone knows of any others
let me know.
You'll find it at http://www.cix.co.uk/~morven/liotan.html or, if you
don't like frames, http://www.cix.co.uk/~morven/l_proto.html - I'd be
very interested to hear any comments/suggestions anyone might have.
There isn't much on the descendant languages yet; I'll put some more
stuff up when I get around to it.
Happy conlanging to you all!
 Anna laughed with delight <> Geoff Eddy, somewhere in
 And my future was suddenly bright <>
 So full of plans <> "The more it stays the same,
 - Pal Shazar <> less it changes" - Nigel
Mr. Book: "Shut it down!!"
niffodyr tweluanrem letteuim an
"The gods have retractable claws"
The Gospel of Bastet
(from "Ketamine," F&SF Mar 1995)