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Dice, divination and a third

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 existed.[1] Nonetheless, quite a few Etruscanists and avid hobbyists will still leap to the over-assertive conclusion that the Etruscan dice must follow this pattern.
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Etruscan trees and related grerbage

Academics / Linguistics : Paleoglot (4 years ago)

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 t... Read Post

Etruscan future tense?

Academics / Linguistics : Paleoglot (2 years ago)

Carrying from my previous post, I've been thinking about tense and the workings of Etruscan grammar. Generally in world languages, I notice a tendency for temporal concepts like past, present and future that we find in verbs to be e... Read Post

More sides or more dice?

Academics : The Endeavour (last year)

My previous post looked at rolling 5 six-sided dice as an approximation of a normal distribution. If you wanted a better approximation, you could roll dice with more sides, or you could roll more dice. Which helps more? Whether you ... Read Post


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