Eurolangs (was: Uusisuom's influences)
|From:||Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 3, 2001, 18:57|
At 12:17 pm -0700 2/4/01, Frank George Valoczy wrote:
>On Mon, 2 Apr 2001, Raymond Brown wrote:
>> >We-ell, there's a whole lot of tiny Uralic langs - Ingrian, Votian,
>> >Udmurtian, Mari, Komi etc -
>> I know - but I hadn't realized these were all on the European side of the
>All the Finno-Ugric languages are on the European side of the Urals (OK,
>except Khanty and Mansi).
Thabks - I'm always learning something new on this list.
>> >I'm probably forgetting something too.
>> Yes, I'm not sure where the Europe-Asian boundary is drawn across the
>> Caucasus; it is likely we should include Kartvelian (Georgian) in the
>> non-IE list of European langs.
>I think it would probably be simplest to take as European the languages of
>any country that is a member of UEFA (European Union of Association
>Football), except Israel.
...or all countries take part in European Song Contest, except Israel ;)
A mind which thinks at its own expense
will always interfere with language.
[J.G. Hamann 1760]