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Re: New Project

From:Kristian Jensen <kljensen@...>
Date:Tuesday, May 25, 1999, 7:32
I've decided to put my linguistic knowledge to good use (besides
conlanging). No hard feelings intended to all conlangers - cuz hey,
I'm a conlanger too!!

I want to try out what it is like to be a field linguist. So I'm
starting to sketch out a grammar for Ilocano. This is a language
spoken in the northern part of Luzon island in the Philippines, and
it happens to be the mother-tongue of my mother. In fact, I'm using
my mother as my informant.

I know almost nothing of Ilocano and I understand even less. So I'm
not "cheating" 8-)  But hopefully, my knowledge of another Filipino
language like Tagalog will aid me. I might even be able to make
money if I turn this into a grammar book for Ilocanos in say the US
who would like to keep in touch with their language.

Just thought I'd share that.
-kristian- 8-)