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From:Jesse Bangs <jaspax@...>
Date:Thursday, October 4, 2001, 7:50
On Wed, 3 Oct 2001 20:19:35 EDT Colin Halverson <CHalvrson@...>
> I was wondering- how many people here speak dead languages, > especially Latin, Ancient Greek, Ancient Hebrew. Also, not quite on
the subject how
> does Sanskrit fit into Indian languages. I've heard some are European > based, some Dravidian?? Can someone explain?
I have some knowledge of Latin, but I will always defer to more knowledgeable members of this list on that language. However, I am currently learning Classical Greek (not Koine, although I will start learning Koine next year), and I'm pretty confident in that language. BTW, I've been gone for about a week and a half due to stupidities with UPS that kept my computer in transit from Colorado to Seattle a lot longer than it needed to be. In the meantime, I have an unrelated question that's been bugging me--are there any languages or language families unrelated to the Semitic languages that have tri- or bi-consonantal root structure? How do their structures and forms compare to the Semitic languages? Jesse S. Bangs Pelíran jaspax@ "There is enough light for those that desire only to see, and enough darkness for those of a contrary disposition." --Blaise Pascal


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