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.