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Re: Constructed natlangs

From:Kenji Schwarz <schwarz@...>
Date:Tuesday, February 16, 1999, 0:36
On Fri, 12 Feb 1999, Brian Betty wrote:

> well-reasoned, if sparse, analysis of the topic. I have inquired on the > Ancient Neareast list to see if anyone has more recent works on Eme-sal, > but no responses yet. Diakonoff wrote in 1974 as if there were some degree > of depth to his info on Eme-sal; I am hoping there are other texts on the > subject that might allow me to clarify his analysis. Clearly Eme-sal was a > dialect in the true sense of the word, as it has different lexemes than > Eme-ku and the same pattern of sound replacement that the Chukchee women's > style shows, albeit a much more complicated one. The strange thing is that > all the evidence I have shows only persons in the non-male (= female) class > of beings is shows to speak Eme-sal. What does that indicate?
I think I have references to several other articles on this issue in Sumerian -- I'll dig around in my Blighted Box of Bibliographies. Kenji