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Re: The Federated Kingdoms
il di le sol (aprils le 19) Jowan Sellches (Schilke in le seu cant)
> By the way,
> > > >On another note: the Channel Islands, though attached to the English
> > > >crown, certainly speak something between Brithenig and Brzhoneg.
> > > >The dukes of Normandy who became kings of England remained only dukes
> > > >in the islands, and they have their own legislatures (true both
> > > >*Here* and *There*).
> > >
> > > *Here* the Channel Islanders actually continued speaking Norman French
> > > which developed its own way quite independent of mainland French. The
> > > language continued to be used until the early years of this century, I
> > > believe. How about allowing a little bit of Norman French to remain?
> And, let us not (surely not just on my say-so alone) forget the
> Manx, who speak what has aptly been described as Irish with Scottish
> pronunciation and (horrible!) English spelling. Even though the language
> almost died, it is recovering, and they, too have an old legislature
> (Tynwald) that may well be the oldest in the world, Iceland
> notwithstanding. No Norman French, for they, like the Romans, apparently
> didn't see much in the island, but Manx does pull in some English and
> certainly has the power to take in some Romance, as well.
I read somewhere that in previous centuries Man was Brittish speaking, and
later conquered by the Irish. (Perhaps Ray, if he knows better than me,
could corroborate or squash this rumour?) If Brithenig and the Cambrian
State are formed before this (currently mythical) event takes place; then
would not Man be Brithenig speaking from the start? I assume that the
Princes of Cambria wouldn't let such a strategic place go unoccupied --
regardless of what sort of Celtic is spoken there! It would make a fine
staging area for either the Irish or the Scottish and faces about 45% of
our north-of-the-Severn coastline. Were I a Cambrian Prince, that would
make me nervous. On the other hand, it would make an even dandier staging
area for _us_ than for the Irish, and on the whole would be a Good Thing.
Yet another Dialect!
> John, a Manxophile (? - term)