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On Tue, 24 Mar 1998, Padraic Brown wrote:
> Brithenig speakers have an accent not unlike Welsh; and I'm told by Andrew
> that Kernu speakers, to judge from their orthography anyway, have a rather
> "obvious" accent, even stronger than normal Brithenig speakers. Perhaps
> somewhat analagous to Al-bamuh tawk. ;^)
With a fake Italian accent as you mentioned the other day! Brithenig
seems to be a East Romance language on the Western rim of Europe which
suggests that Romanian and Brithenig are fringe languages, and Spanish,
Portuguese, French and possibly Italian are central languages. Brithenig
and Kerno look very distinct to me. If a language is a dialect with an
army then I think Brithenig and Kerno are two 'dialects' that happen to
serve in the same army. This might help to explain why Brithenig
distinguishes between Comro (first-language Brithenig speaker) and Kemrese
(Cambrian national). This distinction was established within Brithenig
before I came aware of the Kernu co-existing in Kemr.
> Due to the close, if not intimate, proximity of Kemr and Saesein, I doubt
> they would have any great trouble with English. Though based on my
> experience with Romance-as-a-first-language English Speakers, I think it
> likely that there would be numerous humerous oddities to their English:
> like using the ubiquitious -s in improper locations, tacking y- in front
> of words that start with st-; tense confusion, etc.
Yes, I can imagine that.
Andrew Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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