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Offline Guldrelokk

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« Reply #75on: February 13, 2018, 21:39 »
No one could have guessed, early in 2004, that before the year was out we would get lucky with Kusunda. At the time, all we had were a couple of word lists, one from the 1850s and another from the 1970s; plus a short text that was largely uninterpretable. We knew almost nothing about the grammar – doubly lamentable in light of the fact that Kusunda was recognized as a language isolate, related to no other language on earth. In some quarters, the last speaker was reported to have died in 1985, and though some Nepalese linguists and anthropologists were aware of one or two Kusundas with a vague memory of their ancestral tongue, the situation was not hopeful, and most of us had resigned ourselves to the notion that we would never know more about Kusunda than what we already knew.
In the midst of this unpromising circumstance, our friends at the National Foundation for the Development of Indigenous Nationalities (NFDIN), especially Vice-Chairman Prof. Sant Bahadur Gurung and Member Secretary Mr. Tamla Ukyab, never gave up. It is impossible to overemphasize our indebtedness to them. In April 2004, with help from the National Indigenous Nationalities Women’s Forum, they brought three Kusundas to Kathmandu from Dang Valley to help them with citizenship papers – a practical, first step in helping them and making a simple thing like land ownership a possibility for them. They also arranged a press conference in which they introduced the Kusundas to the public and to the academic community – sociologists, anthropologists, and linguists. It was there that we discovered that one of them, Ms. Gyani Maiya Sen, had more than a passive knowledge of Kusunda; she could actually speak it!
Всегда бы так.
Впрочем, изолятом его большинство исследователей (но не Ethnologue) считало и раньше. Попытки притянуть кусунда к чепангу основывались на сходном образе жизни.

Offline Nevik Xukxo

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« Reply #76on: February 13, 2018, 22:10 »
Всегда бы так.
Если бы так всегда делали, глядишь ещё десяток-другой изолятов нашли бы. :umnik:

« Reply #77on: February 15, 2018, 11:31 »
Не поторопился ли glottolog, признав хрусо изолятом (чего не сделав с другими аруначальскими мутными языками)? :umnik:

« Reply #78on: February 15, 2018, 15:31 »
Группа бай имеет ли отношение к синитским? Или всё-таки это какие-то совсем другие ТБ, но осиниченные неслабо? :???


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