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Re: I may not be a bearded, left-handed, gay Lithuanian, but...

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Tuesday, June 6, 2006, 4:23
Adam Walker wrote:
> Nice list! > > --- wayne chevrier <wachevrier@...> wrote: > >>I found a Western Abenaki dictionary in a thrift >>store. > > > I don't have anything on Western Abenaki, and I'm not > even sure where it's spoken or what family it's in!
Me neither. But if I saw one, I'd probably buy it.
> Other languages I > >>have something on(bilingual book, dictionary, >>picture dictionary, phrase >>book, word list, grammar, Teach Yourself, etc.): >>English, > > > Got it.
Almost goes without saying...
> Middle English, > > Ditto.
Hmm.. Not sure if I actually have anything on that...
>>Scots, Old English, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish, >>Swedish, Dutch, German,
Not Scots, but I've got books on the others, plus Old Norse.
> 8 dittoes. Also Faroese, Althochdeutch, Gothic, > Frisian, Swabian, Viennese and possibly others. > > >>Latin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, >>Romanian,
I have these.
> Six dittoes plus Dalmatian, Occitan, Sicilian, > Galician, Catalan, Cajun, Joual, and Kreyol.
Only one Haitian Creole dictionary.
I don't recall if I actually have a Lithuanian dictionary (I can't seem to find it if I do, but my dictionaries aren't in any sort of order). I do have a Latvian book and a dictionary.
> Ditto, plus Latvian and Old Prussian, plus some stuff > printed out from the net on other extinct members of > the family. > > Russian. > >>Ukrainian, Czech, Croat, Polish, > > > 5 Ditoes, plus Byelorussian, Slovak, Slovene, Wendish, > "Highland" Polish, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian, > Macedonian, OCS, and possibly others.
Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Serbo-Croat, Slovene, Bulgarian.
>>Irish, Gaelic,
Both of these and Welsh.
> 2 dittoes, plus Manx, Cornish, and Welsh. > > >>Albanian,
Yes. Plus Armenian, wherever that goes.
> Ditto. > > Classical Greek, > >>Modern Greek,
Both of these.
> 2 dittoes, plus Byzantine and NT Greek. > > >>Farsi, Sanskrt, Hindi, Punjabi,
All of these.
> 4 Dittoes, plus Kurdish, Marathi, Maithili, Bengali, > Gujarati, Assamese, Nepali, Romany, Adawasi Oriya, > Tajik and probably others.
Kurdish, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali, Romany, Tajik, and Sinhalese.
>>Finnish, Hungarian,
Yes to both of these, plus Estonian.
> 2 dittoes, plus Saami, Mari, and a couple of others.
Georgian, Chechen (not related but I couldn't find a better place for them in the list).
> Turkish, > > Ditto, plus, Azeri, Uzbek, Kazakh, Uyigur, and > Turkmen.
Turkish, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, plus a dictionary of Turkic languages which includes a bunch of others.
>>Arabic, Hebrew, Ancient Egyptian,
Yes to these three.
> 3 dittoes, plus Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Saudi, Levantine, > Egyptian and Morrocan-specific materials. Hebrew, > anciant and modern. Also Amharic, Somali, Tigrinya, > Assyrian, and others.
Amharic, Somali, Tigrinya, Assyrian.
>>kiSwahili, > > > Ditto. Plus Venda, Zulu, Xhosa, Bemba, Shona, Tswana, > Twi, Hausa, Lulua, and others.
Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa, Shona, Tswana, Twi, Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa.
> Ditto and Mayalam and Telugu IIRC. > > >>Thai, Lao,
Both of these, plus Yay.
> 2 Dittoes. > > Vietnamese,
Yes, and Cambodian.
>>Hmoob(Hmong), > > > 2 dittoes, plus Rao and several others.
>>Chinese, Cantonese, > > > 2 Dittoes, plus Taiwanese, Wu, Xiang, Tibetan, and > some others, I believe.
Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Tibetan, Burmese, Eastern Kayah Li, Mongolian, Manchu.
> Korean, Japanese, > > 2 dittoes.
Yes to both of these.
>>Indonesian, Gadang, >>Tagalog, Hawaiian,
Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Ilocano, Bugotu, Fijian, Tongan, Samoan, Hawaiian, Maori, Malagasy. Also Nunggubuyu (from Australia).
> 3 dittoes. I lack Gadang. But I have Tahitian, > Fijian, Visayan (IIRC), Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese, > Chamoro, and several others including related langs > from PNG. > > Ojibwa, Mohegan, Shawnee, > >>Inuktitut, Mohawk, Cree, > > > Ditto on Ojibwa and Cree, but alack I lack the others. > However I have Cherokee, Dakota, Miwok, > Alabama-Coshuta, Babine-Carrier, Yupik, Inupiak, > several Mayan langs, Waorani, Tupi, and a good double > hand full of others.
Tlingit, Dakota/Lakota, Mohawk, Lenape, Passamaquoddy-Maliseet, Cherokee, Navajo, Comanche, Choctaw, Tohono O'odham, Nahuatl, Maya, Jacaltec, Quechua.
>>Klingon, Sindarin, Quenya, Esperanto, Sandastrian, > > > Ditto on the first 4. Also have Interlingua, the Star > Wars phrasebook, and several printouts of various > projects with an on-line presence.
Klingon, Esperanto, Lojban, Enochian, Tsolyáni, and a book on Tolkien's languages (mainly Sindarin and Quenya).
>>Proto-Indoeuropean, and >>Proto-World. > > > Ditto, and other protos, but mostly in the form of > articles treating on a specific aspect of said. > > I also have books on langs such as Ainu, Basque, and > other Isolates, various langs of PNG from famlies not > in your list and other various and sundry that are not > presently coming to mind.
Basque, yes, plus the chapter on Ainu in Shibatani's book _The Languages of Japan_.
> Additionally I have materials on American Sign > Language, Signed English, British Sign Language, > Taiwan Sign Language, Hong Kong Sign Language, Plains > Indian Hand Talk, Austrian Sign Language, and articles > about others such as Russian, German, French, Martha's > Vinyard, Nicaraguan, Mexican and Hebrew signed > languages. Oh, and then there's Gestuno.
I only have a CD-ROM on American Sign Language.
> At present my language books fill about 6 standard > 5-shelf book cases. > > Adam the compulsive. > > Debostu indagud ul Erodu segredimindi cuamandu uls magus pera ul tembu djil > aparechuni djal steja, > 8 ed remichud sis ad Betuemi, dichindu: «Cumvi avinedis iju indagadi > djudjindimindi djal credura, ed cumvi discuvredis si dadi mivi saberi pera fi > ia ju ed adori ju sivi magari.» > > Machu 2:7-8 >


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