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Query Details

Query Subject:   Looking for Danakil/Afar speaker or linguist
Author:   Carl Rubino
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  General Linguistics
Subject Language(s):  German

Query:   Dear Colleagues,
I am looking for a speaker of Afar (Danakil) who would
be able to help me transliterate about 20 Afar sentences. I have the
original versions in the Amharic syllabary and need to Romanize them.
Thanks in advance,

Dr. Carl Rubino
202-777-2641 ext. 9780 (messages/fax)

Sun, 1 Apr 2001 17:04:23 +0200
Evgeniy Gabrilovich
Comparative linguistics: Russian - German

Dear colleagues,

I'm looking for prior research in comparative linguistics
analyzing similarities between Russian and German.
I would be thankful for any references to papers,
related Web sites etc.

Thanks in advance,

Evgeniy Gabrilovich.

Evgeniy Gabrilovich
Team Leader, Core Technology
Algorithms Group
Zapper Technologies Inc.
3 Azrieli Center, Tel Aviv 67023, Israel
Tel: +972-3-6949265 Fax: +972-3-6965111
LL Issue: 12.910
Date posted: 01-Apr-2001


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