THEORY: Welcome back,Sally! [was: RE: THEORY: Natural language change]
|Date:||Thursday, September 23, 1999, 11:34|
Sally Caves <scaves@...> wrote:
> > I san lethar matku=E1qs giadn ta. G=FCftien tadh t=F6m=F6n i b=FCrr= v=E1idanat!
> > "Yes, I can teach you my language. But to do so, I have to speak it=!"
> > (Anonymous prospective informant, in my first day of fieldwor=k.)
> Now that one's cool. Which prospective informant is that?
Well, he was anonymous. But I've been working with him since, and
he's fulfilled my hopes after that puzzling start. His name is=20
Sevam Vengef, and he has a large farm in the outskirts of Darvidhion,
the great capital of the province of Maquar, in the north of Thaqulm,
just on the ocean coast. Nice guy. And his wife makes excellent cakes.