Re: Affects of immigrant communities in language change
From: Joseph S Crary
Please let me redirect...
The Latin alphabet was inspired largely by an Etruscan predecessor,
Etruscan load words are found in Latin, resulting from Etruscan
political, economic, and military expansion into Lativm, yes?
Significant Etruscan cultural impacts on Latin culture due to the
reasons stated above, yes?
All of this evident in Latin textual data and material culture that
dates after the collapse of the Etruscan political system and the
Gallic intrusion, yes?
Now apply the same questions to Rhaetian and the Po Basin, then add
the fact that Rhaetic texts are typically short and relatively few in
number, yes or no?
Still, you've a good idea, it just needs more of a base