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Etruscan trees and related grerbage

No, it's not a typo - I really did mean to type grerbage. According to Anderson (2003)[1], a distinct lexical contrast between the tree versus the generalized grerb had existed in Latin, West Germanic, and East Germanic as opposed to North Germanic which had a slightly different contrast between tree versus grass. These possible taxonomical differences and global tendencies might be helpfu
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Dice, divination and a third

Academics / Linguistics : Paleoglot (4 years ago)

In Paleoglot: The dicey proof of Etruscan numerals, while a general tendency existed for two opposing sides on classical rolling dice to add up to seven, I explain that it wasn't a hard-fast rule in the past. Other possibilities exi... Read Post

Caper of the three kays

Academics / Linguistics : Paleoglot (4 years ago)

In Subtle truths about Etruscan letter-names, I explained why minimal pairs such as b? and p? among Latin letter-names were impossible in Etruscan because the language lacked these voicing contrasts. Surely then such pairs could onl... Read Post

Report: Woman's criminal record cleared in crash caused by GM's ignition defect

Vehicles / Automotive Industry News : Autoblog (17 hours ago)

A woman in Texas is celebrating a cleared criminal record after being exonerated in a fatal crash now linked to General Motors' faulty ignition switches. Candice Anderson was driving a Saturn Ion in 2004 when she struck a tree. The ... Read Post


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