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Re: The great Michael Everson (was: Reformed Latin-script writing...)

From:dirk elzinga <dirk.elzinga@...>
Date:Saturday, May 6, 2000, 18:40
On Sat, 6 May 2000, Daniel A. Wier wrote:

> From: "LIJESH KRISHNAN" <lijesh@...> > > > Konkani, one of the official languages of India, spoken in the state > of Goa, > > and by ethnic Konkani Brahmins everywhere, has no script. People > usually use > > Devanagri or the language of the state where they live. I've even > heard > > someone say that Latin is used. Don't know much more about it. > > Konkani is a Dravidian language, right?
No. It is Indo-European with a Hindi-like ergative split. As an undergraduate, I had a field methods course in Konkani. I didn't know to appreciate the phonology and morphology at the time, and I wrote a lousy paper on the syntax of case marking. Dirk -- Dirk Elzinga