LINGUIST List 11.206

Wed Feb 2 2000

Qs: Finno-Ugric Lang Chart/Nat'l Geographic

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  1. Leigh Marjamaa, A question from the National Geographic Society

Message 1: A question from the National Geographic Society

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 2000 12:13:10 -0500
From: Leigh Marjamaa <>
Subject: A question from the National Geographic Society

Greetings from Washington, D.C.:

I am a researcher with the National Geographic Society who is trying to locate a
linguistic graph for an upcoming issue of our magazine.

Essentially, we would like to show how Finno-Ugric languages form a "renegade
branch" off the European linguistic tree. We have prepared a small box that
explains how Finnish is different from other European languages, but we have not
been able to locate a chart that helps illustrate this concept.

If you would be so kind, could you recommend a place where we could find such a
graph? If you have one in your office, you may also fax the information directly
to me -- Leigh Marjamaa -- at 202-429-5712. Or if you prefer to send it as an
e-mail attachment, the address is:

Thank you so much for your assistance. We do appreciate your expertise.

Leigh M. Marjamaa
National Geographic Traveler
Direct line: 202-828-5459
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