Jost Gippert: Our Featured Linguist!
"Buenos dias", "buenas noches" -- this was the first words in a foreign language I heard in my life, as a three-year old boy growing up in developing post-war Western Germany, where the first gastarbeiters had arrived from Spain. Fascinated by the strange sounds, I tried to get to know some more languages, the only opportunity being TV courses of English and French -- there was no foreign language education for pre-teen school children in Germany yet in those days. Read more
FYI: Shawnee, LINGUISTIC ENTERPRISES url
An analysis of Shawnee is available in PDF format a|
http://members.tripod.com/~maeki/index.html. This analysis purports
that Shawnee is a split-ergative language and was written by April
Fillippini for her Senior Thesis in her undergraduate work in
Linguistics at the University of Oklahoma 1997.