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Re: Brad Coon?

From:Thomas R. Wier <trwier@...>
Date:Saturday, July 19, 2003, 15:59
Quoting Roger Mills <romilly@...>:

> Tim May wrote: > > Oh, I can help with this. Last time I looked for his material, it > > took me a while to find it - he has a new site at > > > > Goodness!! I don't recall ever seeing Mr. Coon's material before, but how > very impressive. He must be a true polymath. [...] Would that all our > conworlds could be so well developed.
Indeed. I really like how he maintains the literary conceit of linguistic description: "This work was funded in part by the American Science Foundation (ASF Grant:#94-184061).... I wish to thank my advisors, Frederic W. Gleach, Greg Anderson, and Mary Swinson. Without their advice, this work could not have been done. I also wish to thank the United States Navy for their generous support at McMurdo Station. I want to express my gratitude to the government of New Zealand for giving me permission to work with the Tôlte. I cannot fail to thank my many friends in the Tôlte nation, especially the Shaman Soqhai. All errors are my own." (I wonder if Greg Anderson knows Brad made this page mentioning him as an "advisor") ========================================================================= Thomas Wier "I find it useful to meet my subjects personally, Dept. of Linguistics because our secret police don't get it right University of Chicago half the time." -- octogenarian Sheikh Zayed of 1010 E. 59th Street Abu Dhabi, to a French reporter. Chicago, IL 60637