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Re: Japanese "good", consonant clusters etc.

From:Rob Haden <magwich78@...>
Date:Saturday, January 3, 2004, 19:35
On Sat, 3 Jan 2004 13:36:17 -0500, R J <robertmjung@...> wrote:

>These q's are for a school assignment; I need the answers very soon... :( > >1. How do you say "good" in Japanese?
"Good" in Japanese is _ii_, pronounced as a doubly long "ee".
>2. Could anyone give me some sxamples of insane consonant clusters?
Two examples in Georgian: _mts'vrtneli_ 'trainer' and _vprtskvni_ 'I am peeling it'. Germanic languages (particlarly NHG and NS) also have complex consonant clusters.
>3. How many langs are endangered?
Potentially hundreds. I don't know an exact number, though.
>4. How many langs are expected to die in the next century?
Most endangered languages are expected to die in the next century, assuming that current trends continue (which is debatable). - Rob


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