Re: Papers on various topics in Baltic linguistics
|From:||Philippe Caquant <herodote92@...>|
|Date:||Sunday, August 8, 2004, 21:11|
This is not fair. I was just trying to understand
something about Chinese and you come along with these
fantastic papers about Lituanian and Latvian. So far,
there are only 24 hours in a day.
(I was fascinated, among others, by this one :
If I'm not mistaken, it's somewhere inside it that the
author mentions a (very old) time when there was no
clear differentiation between what we now respectively
call noun and verb...
And who could resist the 13 participles ? Not me. I
earlier fell in love with the Esperanto participle
system. Now I understand that Zamenhof outrageously
simplified the Lituanian system into the Esperanto one
(keeping only 6 of them). Thinking that in French, we
have only TWO participles ! A shame, really.
--- Trebor Jung <treborjung@...> wrote:
"High thoughts must have high language." (Aristophanes, Frogs)
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