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Re: OT: 'Dry' textbooks

From:J. K. Hoffman <ryumaou@...>
Date:Wednesday, September 1, 2004, 12:21
> Date: Tue, 31 Aug 2004 11:17:41 -0400 > From: Roger Mills <rfmilly@...> > Subject: Re: OT: 'Dry' textbooks
> A good idea; in fact, many of the early reports on Native American languages > did just that. Likewise reports on "obscure" Indonesian languages. The > downside is that such stories tend to be in the "literary" or high register > of the language, which is usually quite different from everyday speech. > > Still, even I got tired of cranking out variations on "Mr. Toloti bought a > new house" and "Shenji loves Mina" when I was working on Kash syntax. Maybe > I should go back and do some re-writing....... > The problem is, I don't know much about Kash mythology or literature. >
Well, that's what I meant about it not always working. I know there are different traditions when it comes to literary styles and myth. Still, at least something similar would be a little help. Make the examples a bit more interesting, I think. As for Kash, well, perfect opportunity to learn a bit more about the mythology and/or literature, eh? ^_^ Thanks, Jim -- Visit my resume at Why am I adding this to my sig? Because I was Googlespammed! Read more about it here: