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On Sun, 19 Oct 1997, Peter C. Skye wrote:
> They way I've played with Kemran dialect is to make margin notes in
> Andrew's Brithenig reference materials. I haven't given the dialect a
> name, but if the country is Kemr New, Kemran New seems appropriate.
That's precisely how I started, making notes on my copy of his Page. That
led to a series of Questions and then work on Kernu.
> Another interesting sideline to working with Brithenig is the development
> of a Romano-Celtic ethnic identity. There are all the accoutrements of
> civilization to contend with: religion, arts, musics, sports &c.
Ah. Now we get down to the gritty-nitty! How should these things evolve?
What were they at our starting point? These are questions very difficult
to answer, and will undoubtedly be the most difficult part of evolving
Kemran culture. It were too simplistic, and I daresay insulting to the
Kemran folk, to simply say, 'oh, they're just Welsh that speak a slightly
different language.' A slow and careful construction should supply an
honest and real culture. As far as sports are concerned, perhaps the
villages could hold Games with all the old favorites: discus, javelin, G-R
wresstling, caber toss, hammer throw, sheep throw, hurling, etc. :)
> Tell me something about you, Padraic.
I am studying to enter the medical profession; but have an insatiable
curiosity and interest in languages and their attendant cultures. I've
studied at some time or another most of the major IE langs (exlusive of
Sanskrit and Slavic langs). A quick look around the room I'm in should
provide a fair bit on my interests: bagpipes (Scottish parlorpipes,
Gallician pipes); books (50% language related, 50% culture related, 50%
everything else); a copy of a bronze age Brittish dagger; and various