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Re: CHAT: I'm back

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Sunday, August 10, 2003, 17:42
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From: "Pavel Iosad" <edricson@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
Sent: Sunday, August 10, 2003 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: I'm back

> Hello, > > > Tell us about it. What did you find out? > > Well, my special task was verbal morphology (me being only a first year > student and thus a first-time participant in the fieldwork expeditions, > I mostly did the difficult formal morphology part - paradigms, > morphological word classes and such - mostly identifying the forms the > others couldn'r). What I found out was that Tundra Nenets has a > hellishly difficult verbal morphology. Of course I can't outscore Dirk > in terms of the size of the paradigm, but the initial assessment is that > a full paradigm (jncluding declensions of non-finite forms, which is not > strictly verbal, of course) of one verb can, when printed out, serve as > enough wallpaper for a wall at the department. (Legend holds that our > Head of Dept. has a full Alutor verbal paradigm as wallpaper at home)
Sounds like fun. I'm going to have to get a course which lets me do fieldwork. On a non-linguistic question, as I know little of Russia's internal far out into the middle of nowhere are we talking about here?
> I will of course write the report (the deadline is October 1), but it > will be in Russian. I might translate it later. > > Pavel > -- > Pavel Iosad > > Nid byd, byd heb wybodaeth > --Welsh saying >


Pavel Iosad <edricson@...>