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Piat (was: That was quick!)
Rhaifun Bryn yscrifef:
> >Feel free to write in any language you please, so long as it's in Roman
> >letters! :-)
Actually, it's perfectly all right AFAIK to use Greek- or Cyrillic-script
messages as long as you properly MIME-tag them.
> Does that mean Iewan Llewan's Piat is OK? ;-)
Even Iewan doesn't know enough Piat to answer *that* question.
> BTW, Iewan, does the alternative history of *There* have any bearing on the
> Piat speakers of central Europe?
So far not. Piat is embedded in the Triune Monarchy (Scythia-Pannonia-
Transbalkania), as the continuing use of Court-Gothic as the official
language (of records) shows. However, it was something of a football
between the TM and Austria-Hungary for a while (losers get to keep the
Piats) until the dissolution of both empires in 1918.
The TM was *not* invented by me, but by Avram Davidson in his
short-story collection _The Enquiries of Doctor Eszterhazy_.
And Rosta and I have agreed that Piatland and Livagia share a universe,
and that it is still an open question whether Livagia and Kemr do
(I hope so, but I'm not sure the complications can be controlled).
Of course, there could be Piat-speakers in both universes, just as
there are Swahili-speakers in both universes.
John Cowan http://www.ccil.org/~cowan email@example.com
You tollerday donsk? N. You tolkatiff scowegian? Nn.
You spigotty anglease? Nnn. You phonio saxo? Nnnn.
Clear all so! 'Tis a Jute.... (FW 16.5)