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Re: A curious wordlist

From:Adam Walker <carrajena@...>
Date:Thursday, March 29, 2007, 22:32
It looks like an attempt at recording a Southern Min
dialect to me.


--- Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> wrote:

> > Supposedly of the "natives of Sumatra", but there > isn't a recognizable > Austronesian word in sight. I believe "sea...Hai" > is Chinese. How about > the rest? Does anyone recognize anything? Bear in > mind, it was published in > 1773, apparently the result of one of Capt. Cook's > voyages. The forms, of > course, must be pronounced as if they were English > words, so "oo" is > apparently [u], "ee" is [i], most likely :-))) >
Ed ñavisud in junu suñu pera nun regrediri ad ul Erodu, regrediruns ad il sustrus provinchi peu'l via aurra. Machu 2:12