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Tautau!, was: Ol vera lahef! don't forget me!

From:Boudewijn Rempt <bsarempt@...>
Date:Sunday, July 18, 1999, 22:53
On Sun, 18 Jul 1999, Sally Caves wrote:

> Well, like Hawksinger, I'm wending my way towards mountains > tomorrow, and I'll be away from the list for a while, alas, > attending to "real life" requirements. I'll see you all > later on! Have a wonderful summer! > > nwetis ravvo, > Sally >
Just when we got back! It's been an exhausting, but very fruitful visit to London. Great fun, to hear actual English being actually spoken - I very seldom hear any English in my daily life, I listen perhaps once or twice a month to the BBC World Service, so my pronounciation tends to be slightly to very off. Anyway, it's been great and interesting meeting Mathias and Fabian, and I've bought a couple of interesting books: - Ladefoged's _The Sounds of the Worlds Languages_, which is of course simply indispensible. - Johanna Nichols _Linguistic Diversity in Space and Time_, a kind of advanced study after Dixon's _Rise and Fall of Languages_. - John Holm's _Pidgins and Creoles_, vol I (theory and structure): very, very interesting and engagingly written. - Colin P. Masica's _The Indo-Aryan Languages_: for specialists only. - Palmer's _Grammatical Roles and Relations_, which is as good as his _Mood and Modality_ and is all about agent, subject and objects and things of that kind. I had hoped to bag a few grammars as well, but those are getting absurdly expensive: some nice grammars published by Routledge were well about 120 pounds, about 480 guilders or 240 dollars! Even Teach Yourself booklets weren't worth the money they dared to ask for them... Boudewijn Rempt |