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OVS (was Strange voices)

From:Stone Gordonssen <stonegordonssen@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 22, 2003, 13:13
>An OVS natlang?!!! Unpack that book immediately!!!!! ;))))) Seriously, does >anybody have any link on that?
The book is packed away, and if you knew what we're going through, you'd not ask me to risk my mate's ire by unpacking something already in a shipping container. Said book is called _The Topology of Hixkaryana_ by Desmond C. Derbyshire, and was available at least through AMAZON.COM (yes, yes, I know - but only one one arm or one leg). also gives some atl spellings.
>(I've heard about at least one of these languages... dunno if it's >this one or not (I think the I'm thinking of is South American)... >Apparently it's the least common word order, though. (Surprise, surprise))
Yes, it is a language in the Carib family in Guiana, South America. Research on it dates back to the 1970's, if I remember correctly. There are/were some 6 OVSs in South America, and some 12 OSVs worldwide. My apology - this was just a passing curiousity, not an in depth study of mine, so I didn't commit reams of data to memory. It was one of the few really interesting facts which I garnered from <hangs head in shame> a Klingon list I used to be on. _________________________________________________________________ STOP MORE SPAM with the new MSN 8 and get 2 months FREE*


Estel Telcontar <estel_telcontar@...>