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From:Muke Tever <alrivera@...>
Date:Friday, April 28, 2000, 17:48
>From: Sally Caves <scaves@...> >Subject: Re: French syntax (was: Italian Particles) > >Yes, Christophe... thank you! I'm almost done with a set of "macaronic" >verses that I'm trying to set to song. I wanted a sad, sort of >contemplative song in Teonaht, English, and French, about the fall of Babel, >and human incommunicability. The final refrain is "what are saying to me >in your language?"
What a cool idea!
>Oh sigh... if only I were Deirdre DuBois.
Long live the subjunctive mood!
>From: Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...> >Subject: Re: Eastre & *Aus- > >PS - Can any IndoEuropeanist on the list confirm (or deny) that it is >reasonable to assume an PIE *a:ws- (dawn, east), and:
I think it was *a:wes- (but I'm not sure if the e would be important)
>- that this root was extended with a suffix -o:s to give protoGreek *a:wso:s lists a form *Hues-o:s with the laryngeal (at least, I assume that's what all those weird H's on the page are).
>From: bjm10@CORNELL.EDU >Subject: Re: Celtic, semitic, etc. > >I had a biology prof. who adhered to the "Basques are Neanderthal >survivors" theory. Of course, he was also in the _Homo sapiens >neanderthalensis_ camp.
Did he mean to say Basques are (or had been) Neandertals, or merely speak a Neandertal language?
>From: Padraic Brown <pbrown@...> >Subject: Re: Celtic, semitic, etc. > >>>Picts! Picts! ;-) >> >>Nah - not the painted people ;) > >Have they ever been firmly classified even? I have heard >variously that they were a) Q-Celts b) P-Celts c) Iberians >d) some other kind of pre-IE European e) something else >altogether. I'ld imagine that there's too little of the >language to know what the deal is.
There are some untranslatable Ogham inscriptions listed on that he says are probably Pictish. (I wouldn't have the faintest idea where to begin with something like "idbmirrhannurractkevvcerroccs".)
>From: Tim Smith <timsmith@...> >Subject: Re: Pre-Celtic substrate (was: CHAT: RE: R: Italian Particles) > >From: Barry Garcia <Barry_Garcia@...> >Subject: Various chatter (short messages all in one pop....) > >>May whatever is Holy save us from comparative mythologists and their >>attempts as philology. > >I always got a kick out of it whenever he would compare words from >unrelated language families and come up with false relationships. I so >wanted to dispute it, but i liked the class too much to do that ;)
Heh. If I had known those kinds of things back then, I wouldn't have let my teachers get away with it, no matter how much fun I was having. (Some won't be corrected anyway. I had a Spanish teacher who pronounced 'refrigerador' with /g/ and I don't know why.) *Muke! (last day of school before exam week!) -- ICQ: 1936556 AIM: MukeTurtle "No one's ever seen or heard anything like this, Never so much imagined anything quite like it-- What God has arranged for those who love him."