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Re: [Re: Roll Your Own IE language]

From:Brian Betty <bbetty@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 7, 1999, 13:55
Lehman's book is great; there are many other resources that might be
helpful. I can cite other useful works.

I was toying with Anatolian languages: I just managed to get my hands on
Melchert's "Anatolian Historical Phonology," a massive volume of fun.
Everything you ever wanted to know about Hittite, Cuneiform and
Hieroglyphic Luwian, Lycian A and B, Lydian, and others - a true marvel
only 460pp. in length. In very small type. God, I love linguistics!

Anatolian languages are just great fun because there are no surviving
members of the family today. Also, they are ergative languages and show
some interesting reflexes of PIE stress-accents.

I've been thinking of adding some gratuitous Lycian to my novel about an
ancient AltEarth just for the fun of it - a little treat for linguists. But
getting the story going should really be my current priority ...

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