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Day: September 12, 2016
Is the theory that Hebrew and Arabic words descend or derive from Greek correct?
https://www.scribd.com/doc/309363407/Joseph-Yahuda-Hebrew-is-Greek-pdf Already posted this as a comment: … The business with Yahuda’s supposedly suppressed book is a longstanding urban legend in Greek nationalist circles (such as Davlos magazine). An urban legend uninformed by the existence of Worldcat: Hebrew is Greek (Book, 1982) [WorldCat.org] Hebrew is Greek. Or Amazon: Hebrew is Greek: Joseph Yahuda: 9780728900134: Amazon.com: […]
Is Serbo-Croatian a language?
A2A, because apparently I have a great big “kick me” sign on me. (Only joking, Snežana Đorić (Снежана Ђорић)… … or am I?) Look, my personal opinion, as a taxonomist of the world (a Lumper and not a splitter) , is to look at what used to be one language, turned into four over a […]
Are there any Placeholder names we can use to represent different kinds of person?
Placeholder name List of placeholder names by language The typical use in English of placeholder names for persons is to emphasise their random selection, or their representativeness. Hence the rich assortment of List of terms related to an average person, including J. Random Hacker for computing, Tommy Atkins for the British Army, or The man […]