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Signing off, for the time being...

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Saturday, September 28, 2002, 10:54
Unfortunately, because I am not mentally healthy in taking four
courses this quarter (Intermediate Georgian, Structure of Fox,
Elementary Akkadian, Language in Culture), along with the paper
I'm presenting in Indiana in October on Luiseno reduplication and
the personal reading and creativity I hope for myself, I will not
be able to spend the time on this group that I would like. So,
I'm going to be signing off the list for the time being, and
hopefully by the time I get back, I'll have something to show
for C'ali and (mayhap?) another language brewing.

But, one parting suggestion I have for all conlangers:  get yourselves
_A Grammar of the Kabardian Language_(by John Colarusso)!  Not only
does it have only two (2) vowels and 48 consonants, it has a totally
wacky morphosyntax (the verb "can inflect for every noun in the
sentence as well as for a range of subtle geometrical, aspectual,
temporal and pragmatic features") and is generally chock-full
of fun, fun, fun!

It's not terribly expensive (US$22.62), but it is out of print so
ordering via something like might be the best bet.

Anyways, as always, y'all can contact me at this same address.

Thomas Wier            "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally,
Dept. of Linguistics    because our secret police don't get it right
University of Chicago   half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of
1010 E. 59th Street     Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter.
Chicago, IL 60637


Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>