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Re: Similar (was: 'useful') languages

From:Karapcik, Mike <karapcik@...>
Date:Thursday, February 21, 2002, 11:43
| -----Original Message-----
| From: Aquamarine Demon
| Subject: Re: Similar (was: 'useful') languages
| >>   <snip>
| In the fall, if all goes well, I'll be taking Japanese 1 and Yoruba
| 1 in the same semester. (I'm expecting Japanese 1 to be
| easy.) I expect
| that will result in a charming Japano-African-European patios<<
| Hehe... That should be interesting...
| Yoruba? Coolness. Where can you learn something like that,
| that's what I
| wanna know.

        University of South Florida, Tampa campus. (Also where I graduated
with a BA in Geology.)
        If I've read everything correctly, the class is taught by the head
of the foreign language department. That means that besides an academic
interest, it also presents a big you-know-what to kiss for eventually
applying for a master's in linguistics.
        Unfortunately, it's only taught at level 1, which means no one takes
it as a foreign language requirement. It's a requirement or elective for
many African- and African-American- degrees and certificates (-Literature,
-Politics, -Economics, -Studies, -History, etc.). There is also some
interest because Tampa has a fairly sizeable community that practices
Santeria and the Orisha traditions, and the "religious tongue" of Santeria
is Yoruba.