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LLL Weekly Update #01/2004

From:Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>
Date:Friday, July 9, 2004, 20:43

So the League of Lost Languages has taken up work (we are no longer
just sending test messages back and forth on the lostlangs list).

I opened the discussion on last Saturday morning (it is not my usual
habit to post about 5 AM, but I came back from a lengthy roleplaying
session and didn't feel like sleeping) with some thoughts about
the linguistic landscape of Europe, basically saying that any
number of non-IE, non-Uralic languages could have survived, especially
in fringe and mountain areas, and that even the Indo-European and
Uralic language families could be richer.  Christian Thalmann presented
the Hairo script (which was also discussed here on CONLANG), and
Patrick Dunn introduced li~Rumaninu, a bizarre language with Latin
vocabulary and Bantu-like morphology that is spoken in the Congo basin
and shrouded in mystery.

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Have a nice weekend!