Kemr New

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The people of Kemr New (New Cambria, 1000 miles north of the Samonios Islands in the República del Riu de L'Argent) migrated from their British homeland in the early 1600s and their dialect developed somewhat independently. Some notable features of the dialect, called Kemran New, are words stressed on the ultimate syllable (àsset -> assètt); the replacement of ll with l [L] becomes [l] in word-initial positions; the development of nasal vowels before n; the as-yet incomplete replacement of dd [D] with z; the appearance of the suffix -ig to create informal adjectives from nouns (cach, shit -> cachig, shitty); the softening of the sound ch from a Spanish to a French/Catalan pronunciation; &c.

Catalan and Aragonese are the official language, though Kemran New is still spoken by many locals. The people of the region are citizens of Riu de L'Argent and have no political connection with Kemr.

[Peter C. Skye, OCT-1997]

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