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Re: Syllable structure in Georgian

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Friday, December 7, 2001, 20:18
Quoting "Karapcik, Mike" <Karapcik@...>:
> | There was a reference on the list a few weeks back to a site that > | had sound clips of a native Georgian pronouncing a word of similar > | scariness. Listening to that, there were clearly peaks of sonority > | around orthographic -r-'s. > > Wow! Someone remembers me! I'm touched.... > The site is > > It's the top ten languages to learn because the Great > She-Caribou of Linguistical Diversity told her to found a country > where these languages are spoken. (The site has a lot of odd humor, > but it's also quite interresting.)
Hmm. The link on that page that tells you where you can find Georgian courses in North America is odd. The person at the UofC who really knows a lot about Georgian, Howard Aronson, is not listed on that page: < &-format=results4.html&-sortfield=zip&-sortfield=language&-Max=25&-Find> Victor Friedman has done some work on Caucasian languages (Lak), not nearly as much as he's done on Macedonian, and not nearly as much as Aronson has done on Georgian. I don't really know why they mention Saliloko Mufwene; his big thing was creolist studies, I thought. ===================================================================== Thomas Wier <trwier@...> <> "...koruphàs hetéras hetére:isi prosápto:n / Dept. of Linguistics mú:tho:n mè: teléein atrapòn mían..." University of Chicago "To join together diverse peaks of thought / 1010 E. 59th Street and not complete one road that has no turn" Chicago, IL 60637 Empedocles, _On Nature_, on speculative thinkers