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Re: Austronesian sound changes (was: Austronesian lexical categories & voice)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 18, 2005, 18:26
On Tuesday, May 17, 2005, at 10:52 , Roger Mills wrote:

> Ray Brown wrote: > (re my reply about AN "RGH", "RLD" et al.) >> Fascinating stuff. Where I can get more info? > > Unfortunately, mostly in hundreds of journal articles and conference > papers.
Umm - I thought that might be the case :=( [references snipped]
> By the way, the basis of it all: Dempwolff, Otto: Vergleichende Lautlehre > des Austronesischen Wortschatzes. Zeitschift für Eingeborenen Sprachen, > Beiheft 15, 17, 19 (1934-37-39 resp.) Probably widely available; and there > was a reprint by Kraus in 1969. (Good, clear German, lots of repetitive > formulaic writing, easily readable with the aid of a good dictionary-- and > motivation.)
Sounds as though it might prove easier than some of the German I read when I was doing my MLitt research many years ago. (Some sentences ran on for half a page! ) Thanks for all the information. Ray =============================================== =============================================== "A mind which thinks at its own expense will always interfere with language." J.G. Hamann, 1760