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Mon May 24 2010

FYI: Facebook Group: Guanche Lang and Theoretical Related Langs

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        1.    Carlos Calvet, Facebook Group: Guanche Lang and Theoretical Related Langs

Message 1: Facebook Group: Guanche Lang and Theoretical Related Langs
Date: 16-May-2010
From: Carlos Calvet <GemCat-1telefonica.net>
Subject: Facebook Group: Guanche Lang and Theoretical Related Langs
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Dear colleagues,

I have created a Facebook group, "Diccionario etimológico de la lengua
guanche / Guanche dictionary," which can be found here:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/group.php?gid=115736588448763

This Facebook group focuses on the history of Guanche, an extinct
language of the Canary Islands, which includes findings developed with
the aid of my "Etymologic Dictionary of the Guanche Language." The
group is meant to expand these findings. I have been conducting a
historical comparative study of Guanche to Indo-Iranian and Dravidian
languages, such as Sanskrit and Tamil, respectively. To see more
about the research involving Guanche, please refer to the description
in the Facebook group. Much of the writing in the group is in Spanish,
but English comments are welcome.

Please feel free to join and to invite other colleagues to join this
Facebook group, if it is of your interest. Anybody, academic or not, with
any interest in or knowledge of the Guanche language is invited to
participate and contribute to this group. In fact, I would much
appreciate receiving help from experts in Sanskrit, Tamil, and Brahmi
Script, in order to translate Guanche rock carving texts. I have
deciphered some on my own, but I am not absolutely sure of my
abilities in this field.

Greetings from Spain,
Carlos Calvet

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics

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