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Re: RIP Larry Trask

From:Roger Mills <romilly@...>
Date:Monday, March 29, 2004, 21:04
Mark J. Reed wrote:

> An as-yet-unconfirmed post on sci.lang indicates that Larry Trask, > well-known author and scholar of tongues, most notably Basque, passed > away last Saturday at his home in Sussex, at the inexcusably young age > of 59. I thought others on this list would want to know. >
This is truly sad. His "History of Basque" is such a sound, level-headed work of scholarship (and yes, very well written), in a field that is all too often the victim of just the opposite. I always had the feeling I'd met him somewhere along the way, but apparently it was only by reputation or imagination..... I thought it could have been at the Univ. of Michigan, but I checked his CV, and he was never anywhere near the place.