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Re: Speedwords hare (was: Some new Brithenig words? Narbonosc help?)

From:Herman Miller <hmiller@...>
Date:Friday, May 25, 2001, 3:07
On Thu, 24 May 2001 06:16:38 +0000, Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>

>At 10:10 pm -0400 23/5/01, Herman Miller wrote: > >>How old is Speedwords? Lagomorphs were once classified as a suborder of >>rodents (Duplicidentata). > >Its origins are in the 1930s; it reached its final form in 1951.
Well, lagomorphs were separated from rodents sometime in the early decades of the 20th century, but I think they were already classified separately before the 1930s. Perhaps some out of date textbooks in the 1930s might have still referred to them as rodents. But probably Dutton was using "rodent" in a more abstract sense (lagomorphs and rodents are superficially similar). -- languages of Azir------> ---<>--- hmiller (Herman Miller) "If all Printers were determin'd not to print any email password: thing till they were sure it would offend no body, \ "Subject: teamouse" / there would be very little printed." -Ben Franklin


Raymond Brown <ray.brown@...>Speedwords hare (was: Some new Brithenig words? Narbonosc