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Re: [NATLANG] Amharic and Irish help

From:Mark J. Reed <markjreed@...>
Date:Friday, December 3, 2004, 20:45
On Fri, Dec 03, 2004 at 11:05:12AM -0500, Thomas Leigh wrote:
> The only "teach yourself"-type course in English that I know of is > "Colloquial Amharic" by David Appleyard, in Routledge's "Colloquial" > series.
> There is a nice-looking, fairly inexpensive Amharic-English and > English-Amharic dictionary available by the great German Amharicist Wolf > Leslau, who also has a textbook and a ludicrously expensive (but > magnificent) reference grammar put out by an academic publishing house > in Germany.
I posted a query on sci.lang and Peter Daniels pointed me in Leslau's direction. He appears to have been quite prolific, just since turning 90! Has he devoted his entire life to Ethiopian Semitics? That's incredible. -Marcos