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Judeo-Sanskrit/Bantu/Austronesian? Anglo-Quebec?

From:Steg Belsky <draqonfayir@...>
Date:Friday, January 22, 1999, 17:24
On Fri, 22 Jan 1999 16:29:06 +0200 vardi <vardi@...> writes:
>> Here's another idea again: Judean-Austronesian. What if Yemenite >> Jewish sailors were bold enough to venture away from the coast of >> East Africa to 'discover' Madagascar? What if they settled in >> Madagascar? Might there not have been a Jewish language that would >> have developed when influenced by the local Austronesian speakers?
>Are lemurs kosher? Steg: your help is needed!
uhm....nope. However, four species of locusts/grasshoppers are, and Yemenites are known to eat them. :) We could all be eating Madagascar chocolate-covered grasshoppers! :)
>2: Perhaps one of the biggest linguistic "ifs" of all: what if French, >and not English, had become the majority language (lingua franca?) of >the European settlers in North America (with a Que'bec-style Anglo >island in, say, New England)? What would this French look like, how >would it have influenced, and been influenced by, Native American >languages and the other immigrant languages, and what would its >relationship with Metropolitan French have been?
Talking about French and Que'bec, i was wondering yesterday....what is Que'becois (sp?) French like, compared to French French? Do they have different accents, like US vs. British English? -Stephen (Steg) ___________________________________________________________________ You don't need to buy Internet access to use free Internet e-mail. Get completely free e-mail from Juno at or call Juno at (800) 654-JUNO [654-5866]