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Re: Exotic languages (was Re: PimsleurApproach language courses)

From:Tim May <butsuri@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 12, 2003, 21:21
Paul Bennett wrote at 2003-11-11 20:55:23 (-0500)
 > On Tue, 11 Nov 2003 15:03:29 -0500, Isidora Zamora <isidora@...>
 > wrote:
 > > At 07:34 PM 11/11/03 +0100, you wrote:
 > >> I can only say I'm disconcerted to see Swedish on their list of "Exotic"
 > >> languages ...
 > [snip]
 > > Now, Ojibwe, that's exotic.
 > I have no idea. Got a URL? My knowledge of American languages is
 > just about as poor as my knowledge of African languages, and I feel
 > a compulsion to better myself on both counts.

It's generally difficult to find good descriptions of either online;
it's often more helpful to look for linguistics papers in PDF format.
That said, there's a basic but highly readable introduction here:
for a general overview of N. American languages and links to
descriptions of various other languages and families, at approximately
the same level)

and some old lessons transcribed here, along with various notes: