Old Languages w/ new thread
|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 onthe 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
"There is enough light for those that desire only to see, and enough
darkness for those of a contrary disposition." --Blaise Pascal