Re: Paleoasiatic (was: Favourite Language Group?)
|From:||Tim May <butsuri@...>|
|Date:||Monday, September 9, 2002, 23:55|
John Cowan writes:
> Tim May scripsit:
> > I don't dispute that this is a probable explanation for the facts
> > before us, and I have no alternative hypothesis. We are, however,
> > theorizing from limited data.
> Here's what I've been able to glean by googling:
Thanks for these, although they don't do much to clear up the
etymology of the Nivkh numeral-classifiers (Gruzdeva's probably would,
if we had the body as well as the abstract). The other two look like
they include a lot of information of more general applicability. The
paper on nominal linking devices looks like it answers most of my
general questions on classifiers - I've set it aside to read later.
That Lexicon of Linguistics looks like a useful reference. Has it
been mentioned here before? The name seems familiar, but I don't have
it bookmarked. There's a prettier, and more searchable, but less
browsable version here: http://tristram.let.uu.nl/UiL-OTS/Lexicon/
As to the specific article on Nivkh - oddly, Campbell doesn't appear
to mention mutation, as such. He doesn't go into much detail on the
morphology anyway, but still, it's a curious omission.