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Re: Archiving language information (was Re: Saving endangered langs (was Re: Extrapolating languages))

From:John Cowan <cowan@...>
Date:Saturday, December 27, 2003, 4:27
Tim May scripsit:

> > deeply carved with warnings in six popular languages (ISTR English, > > Russian, Spanish, Hindi, Chinese and Arabic)? > > Yes (or at least, you could very well have read of such a thing. I > don't possess detailed dossiers on your daily activities over the past > several years.) It's more likely that the languages in question were > as above but with French rather than Russian, as these would then be > the official languages of the UN,
The above six languages are the numerically greatest, however, in the order Chinese, English, Hindi, Spanish, Russian, Arabic. -- It was dreary and wearisome. Cold clammy winter still held way in this forsaken country. The only green was the scum of livid weed on the dark greasy surfaces of the sullen waters. Dead grasses and rotting reeds loomed up in the mists like ragged shadows of long-forgotten summers. --"The Passage of the Marshes"