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Re: Borrowing from other conlangs
> I seem to be having problems mailing through to Brown but I'll try sending
> this and save myself from lurking all the time. I'm interested in finding
> out what conlangs/concultures would exist in a world that differed from
> ours only in the existence of constructed languages from this list as
> national or community languages. I know that there have been tenuous
> links between the speakers of Brithenig, my language, and Livagia, And
> Rosta and I discussed it once by email, but I would be interested in
> finding out what other languages might share history. Anyone want to join
> the League of Con-Nations?
Here's how things stand vis-a-vis Livagia.
1. Livagia and Scunger/Tsxunrcaa (where Tsxaah is spoken) certainly
exist in the same world.
2. Livagia exists in Kunay's world (where Kinya is spoken), but I
don't know enough about Kunay to know whether it exists in Livagia's
world. My inclination is to ensure that it does.
3. Piat probably exists in Livagia's world (LW).
4. Ray Brown's neo-Tursanian probably could exist in Livagia's world.
5. The Anta and their language exist - clandestinely - in LW.
6. In LW, Namyuan is still invented by Leo Marshall, but has
propagated widely among many more speakers than in this world.
7. In LW, Tokana is a conlang invented by Matt Pearson. The same goes
for all the "sci-fi" lgs invented by other of our colleagues here.
8. I don't yet know whether, in LW, Tepa was invented by Dirk Elzinga
or rediscovered (documented in Alma Walker's papers) and studied
by Dirk Elzinga, the noted Numicist.
9. It remains to be seen whether Kemr exists in LW, and Livagia in
Kemr's. Probably they can, but the matter requires further
investigation, into the respective histories of the two nations.
The relevant criterion is how closely the world that the conlang
exists in approximates to this one.