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Query Details

Query Subject:   Etruscan numerals
Author:   Robin Allott
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Applied Linguistics
Language Acquisition

Query:   The names of Etruscan numerals were found on dice in tombs and
are given as:


These are thought to represent the numbers 1-6 but it is not known
which word means which number.

I have provisionally identified them as 1 HUTH 2 THU 3 MACH 4 ZAL
5 CI 6 SA

Does anyone know on which sides of the dice the different numbers
were placed? The positions may help to confirm or disconfirm the
identifications. HUTH+SA=7 ZAL+MACH=7 CI+THU=7.

Robin Allott email: RMAllott@percep.demon.co.uk
tel/fax: +44 1323 492300

Fri, 21 Mar 1997 12:20:57 +0900
yuichi Todaka
help: articles on L2 effects on L1

Hi, linguists,

A student of mine is coducting a study of L2 effects on
L1. There are many articles on L1 effects on L2, but I am having
difficulty finding articles onthe role of interfering effects of
the second language on the native language. If you have any
information about the topic, would you please respond directly
to: .

Thanks in advance,

Yuichi Todaka
Miyazaki Municipal University
LL Issue: 8.434
Date posted: 29-Mar-1997


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