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Re: Signing off, for the time being...

From:Pavel Iosad <pavel_iosad@...>
Date:Saturday, September 28, 2002, 11:10

> Unfortunately, because I am not mentally healthy in taking four > courses this quarter (Intermediate Georgian, Structure of Fox, > Elementary Akkadian, Language in Culture),
Hear, hear! :) (me, it's the minimum program: Swedish, Introduction to Linguistics, General Phonetics (which includes phonology), Math, Latin, Old Church Slavic, Introduction to Philosophy, Introduction to Computing (how to open&save files... :))), plus the extras - Old Russian, Polynesian languages, Modern Irish, plus a course at the Faculty of History (Celtic regions in the Middle Ages), plus various lectures and courses at other departments - like, I visit Introduction to Slavic Philology when I have the leisure)
> along with the paper > I'm presenting in Indiana in October on Luiseno reduplication
Shall we see it? :-)~~~~
> 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.
Eager to see that :-)
> 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!
Most Caucasian languages are!
> It's not terribly expensive (US$22.62), but it is out of print so > ordering via something like might be the best bet.
MWAHAHAHA!!! *vicious grin* After all living and studying in Russia is good for something. Getting all those Caucasian language grammars is no problem here - they're just lying in the bookshelvers of my department. And of course the head of department who is now teaching our Introduction to Linguistics is no other than Aleksandr Kibrik, the man who collected all that field data for the Caucasian languages. Guess what we did for the first two lessons on that course - why solving an Archi linguistics problem of course :-))) Anyways. Hope to see more of you and your marvellous work soon :-) Pavel (student at Dept. of Theoretical and Applied Lingusitics, Faculty of Philology, Lomonosov Moscow State University) -- Pavel Iosad Is mall a mharcaicheas am fear a bheachdaicheas --Scottish proverb