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

From:Wesley Parish <wes.parish@...>
Date:Wednesday, May 31, 2006, 0:12
Quoting Thomas Leigh <thomas@...>:

> Wesley Parrish wrote: > > I've got my grubby little hands on a copy of Teach Yourself Latvian! > (the > > old, original series printed and published in the UK.) > > Congrats! That's a great book. One of the best old TY's that they > freakishly and mysteriously just decided to stop reprinting one day > (another one being TY Old English).
TY Old Englishis one of the two or three books I can blame for making me confident in Old English. Sadly, though, I didn't get a copy when it was in publication, in the 70s, and I had to rely on a local Uni library.
> > > First book on the Baltic languages I've ever owned. ;) > > > > Largely because Lithuanian and Latvian (and Old Prussian) have > > some of the most archaic features in modern European languages, > > and that should nicely counterpoint the Sanskrit I also intend > > learning soon. > > The Baltic langs are facinating (I don't actually know any, but I've > wanted to learn Latvian for ages -- I love how it looks, with all those > macrons!). Lithuanian is by far the more conservative, though, so if > you're into archaic I-E, you seriously need to get yourself a book on > Lithuanian. It will blow your mind. ;-)
I know. I'm keeping my eye out for a copy. Now about PIE, Proto Indo European, does anyone have any hints as to where I could find some reasonably large-scale morphological and syntactical reconstructions that simultaneously manage to conflict with and contradict each other? Ditto for Nostratic? I mean, conlanging is fun. It's also a means to seriously poke fun at the conlangers who won't admit to conlanging, the reconstructionists. ;) Wesley Parish
> > > veritosproject wrote: > > And..._why_, oh _why_, are you trying to learn Latvian? > > Why _wouldn't_ anybody want to learn Latvian?! :-) > > Thomas >
"Sharpened hands are happy hands. "Brim the tinfall with mirthful bands" - A Deepness in the Sky, Vernor Vinge "I me. Shape middled me. I would come out into hot!" I from the spicy that day was overcasked mockingly - it's a symbol of the other horizon. - emacs : meta x dissociated-press