Zingaran (The "root language" of Zingaran appears to be Pictish, with Shemite loan-words and a very heavy overlay of Hyborian. A situation similar to that of English, IMO.)
Bossonian (Its substratum was probably either Thurian or "Elder Racian", but I don't doubt that there was a heavy Pictish influence.)
I agree with this family classification.
As for the Picts I list them as having possible dialects of Pictish for each tribe Howard mentions; Gwawela, Toucan, Cormorant, Eagle, Wolf, Hawk(Skondaga,Onayaga), Panther, Alligator, Otter, Wildcats, Turtles.
Maybe Ligurean in this family as well?
"I knew he must be a Ligurean, one of those light-skinned savages who dwell in small clans in the great forest, generally at war with the Picts, but sometimes at peace and allied with them." - Wolves Beyond the Border Draft B
The Bossonian language reference mentioned by Howard implies it's similarities to Pictish.
"In a sort of bastard-Bossonian, the priest made the chief understand his purpose, and the though extremely puzzled, Gorm gave him permission to remain among his tribe unbutchered- a case unique in the history of the race." -REH speaking of Picts in The Hyborian Age.
"Between Aquilonia and the Pictish wilderness lie the Bossonian marches, peopled by descendants of an aboriginal race, conquered by a tribe of Hyborians, early in the first ages of the Hyborian drift. This mixed people never attained the civilization of the purer Hyborians, and was pushed by them to the very fringe of the civilized world." -REH in The Hyborian Age.
"Next to the Picts, in the broad valley of Zingg, protected by great mountains, a nameless bad of primitives, tentatively classified as akin to the Shemite, has evolved an advanced agricultural system and existence." -REH in The Hyborian Age
"To the southwest, a tribe of Picts have invaded the fertile valley of Zingg, conquered the agricultural people there, and settled among them. This mixed race was in turn conquered later by a roving tribe of Hybori, and from these mingled elements came the kingdom of Zingara." -REH in The Hyborian Age
Although the Zingaran come definitely from some Pictish stock, and it is clear that the Poitains have mixed with the Zingarans, I would not classify Aquilonian with this language family liking it better where you placed it in the Western Hyborian linguistics group.
"The people of southern Aquilonia have mixed with the brown Zingarans until black hair and brown eyes are the dominant type in Poitain, the southern-most province." -REH in The Hyborian Age
Since Poitains obviously speak Aquilonian I thought that since they are mixed with Zingarans they may still have some different language traditions from standard Aquilonian and thought it could be classified as a separate dialect.
I thought the same with Gunderman from Gunderland as they also obviously speak Aquilonian but have their own proud traditions that may translate linguistically as well differing from the normal spoken Aquilonian making a separate dialect.
"Only in the province of Gunderland, where the people keep no slaves, is the pure Hyborian stock found unblemished." -REH in The Hyborian Age
Edited by Amra_the_Lion, 01 December 2010 - 06:12 PM.