|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?
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