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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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New approach can predict impact of climate change on species that can't get out of the way

Academics / General Science : Science Codex (7 hours ago)

CUMBERLAND, MD (October 1, 2014)--When scientists talk about the consequences of climate change, it can mean more than how we human beings will be impacted by higher temperatures, rising seas and serious storms. Plants and trees are... Read Post

Dice, divination and a third

Academics / Linguistics : Paleoglot (3 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


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