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Re: OT: Doubting Thomas: was "Introducing Myself

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Friday, February 18, 2005, 12:15
Quoting Dan Sulani <dansulani@...>:

> Did he ask questions in Portugese and stop there?
They're apparently unable or unwilling to learn Portuguese other than in a highly simplified pidgin form (for communicating with traders). Everett gives alot of examples of Pirahã, which doesn't seem to be from a simple language, but a complex one with certain huge, weird holes in it. Andreas