|From:||Thomas Leigh <thomas@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, September 17, 2002, 12:14|
I read your sketch of Zelandish in reply to Jan, and I really like it.
I'm a big fan of Germanic conlangs.
Being the incurable Frisophile (is that a word?) that I am, I noticed
that when Jan mentioned Frisian, you wrote this:
> Unfortunately I don't have a Frisian grammar, so I couldn't use that.
I thought I might take the liberty to recommend one which I have and
like very much -- although I think it might be the only fairly
comprehensive grammar of Frisian written in English, so perhaps there's
not much choice! Anyway, the book is "Frisian Reference Grammar" by
Pieter M. Tiersma, published by the Fryske Akademy, ISBN 9061718864. You
can order it online from the Fryske Akademy bookshop, which I highly
recommend having a browse through -- oh my, do they have some wonderful
looking books for sale! Anyway, to get there you first need to go to the
FA homepage at http://www.fa.knaw.nl, click on "Elektroanyske Boekwinkel
", then select "Taal- en Letterkunde" as your category. The grammar
comes up as book number 8 in that listing. It costs €13.50, which works
out to approx. NZ$28/US$13. Well worth the investment, IMO.
Hope to see more Zelandish soon!