I could only hope to have a collection that large. On the other hand, I went
to back to the flea market this weekend and got the Romanian dictionary (it
was still there). I also picked up an Italian dictionary which I needed
right away for some other conglanging comparisons. Next time I go there is
also a danish-french dictionary. That looked fun.
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Subject: Re: I may not be a bearded, left-handed, gay Lithuanian, but...
Adam Walker wrote:
> Nice list!
> --- wayne chevrier <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>>I found a Western Abenaki dictionary in a thrift
> I don't have anything on Western Abenaki, and I'm not
> even sure where it's spoken or what family it's in!
Me neither. But if I saw one, I'd probably buy it.
> Other languages I
>>have something on(bilingual book, dictionary,
>>picture dictionary, phrase
>>book, word list, grammar, Teach Yourself, etc.):
> Got it.
Almost goes without saying...
> Middle English,
Hmm.. Not sure if I actually have anything on that...
>>Scots, Old English, Icelandic, Norwegian, Danish,
>>Swedish, Dutch, German,
Not Scots, but I've got books on the others, plus Old Norse.
> 8 dittoes. Also Faroese, Althochdeutch, Gothic,
> Frisian, Swabian, Viennese and possibly others.
>>Latin, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian,
I have these.
> Six dittoes plus Dalmatian, Occitan, Sicilian,
> Galician, Catalan, Cajun, Joual, and Kreyol.
Only one Haitian Creole dictionary.
I don't recall if I actually have a Lithuanian dictionary (I can't seem
to find it if I do, but my dictionaries aren't in any sort of order). I
do have a Latvian book and a dictionary.
> Ditto, plus Latvian and Old Prussian, plus some stuff
> printed out from the net on other extinct members of
> the family.
>>Ukrainian, Czech, Croat, Polish,
> 5 Ditoes, plus Byelorussian, Slovak, Slovene, Wendish,
> "Highland" Polish, Serbian, Bosnian, Bulgarian,
> Macedonian, OCS, and possibly others.
Russian, Ukrainian, Czech, Slovak, Polish, Serbo-Croat, Slovene, Bulgarian.
Both of these and Welsh.
> 2 dittoes, plus Manx, Cornish, and Welsh.
Yes. Plus Armenian, wherever that goes.
> Classical Greek,
Both of these.
> 2 dittoes, plus Byzantine and NT Greek.
>>Farsi, Sanskrt, Hindi, Punjabi,
All of these.
> 4 Dittoes, plus Kurdish, Marathi, Maithili, Bengali,
> Gujarati, Assamese, Nepali, Romany, Adawasi Oriya,
> Tajik and probably others.
Kurdish, Bengali, Gujarati, Nepali, Romany, Tajik, and Sinhalese.
Yes to both of these, plus Estonian.
> 2 dittoes, plus Saami, Mari, and a couple of others.
Georgian, Chechen (not related but I couldn't find a better place for
them in the list).
> Ditto, plus, Azeri, Uzbek, Kazakh, Uyigur, and
Turkish, Uzbek, Azerbaijani, plus a dictionary of Turkic languages which
includes a bunch of others.
>>Arabic, Hebrew, Ancient Egyptian,
Yes to these three.
> 3 dittoes, plus Iraqi, Kuwaiti, Saudi, Levantine,
> Egyptian and Morrocan-specific materials. Hebrew,
> anciant and modern. Also Amharic, Somali, Tigrinya,
> Assyrian, and others.
Amharic, Somali, Tigrinya, Assyrian.
> Ditto. Plus Venda, Zulu, Xhosa, Bemba, Shona, Tswana,
> Twi, Hausa, Lulua, and others.
Swahili, Zulu, Xhosa, Shona, Tswana, Twi, Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa.
> Ditto and Mayalam and Telugu IIRC.
Both of these, plus Yay.
> 2 Dittoes.
Yes, and Cambodian.
> 2 dittoes, plus Rao and several others.
> 2 Dittoes, plus Taiwanese, Wu, Xiang, Tibetan, and
> some others, I believe.
Chinese, Cantonese, Taiwanese, Tibetan, Burmese, Eastern Kayah Li,
> Korean, Japanese,
> 2 dittoes.
Yes to both of these.
Indonesian, Malay, Tagalog, Ilocano, Bugotu, Fijian, Tongan, Samoan,
Hawaiian, Maori, Malagasy.
Also Nunggubuyu (from Australia).
> 3 dittoes. I lack Gadang. But I have Tahitian,
> Fijian, Visayan (IIRC), Javanese, Sundanese, Balinese,
> Chamoro, and several others including related langs
> from PNG.
> Ojibwa, Mohegan, Shawnee,
>>Inuktitut, Mohawk, Cree,
> Ditto on Ojibwa and Cree, but alack I lack the others.
> However I have Cherokee, Dakota, Miwok,
> Alabama-Coshuta, Babine-Carrier, Yupik, Inupiak,
> several Mayan langs, Waorani, Tupi, and a good double
> hand full of others.
Tlingit, Dakota/Lakota, Mohawk, Lenape, Passamaquoddy-Maliseet,
Cherokee, Navajo, Comanche, Choctaw, Tohono O'odham, Nahuatl, Maya,
>>Klingon, Sindarin, Quenya, Esperanto, Sandastrian,
> Ditto on the first 4. Also have Interlingua, the Star
> Wars phrasebook, and several printouts of various
> projects with an on-line presence.
Klingon, Esperanto, Lojban, Enochian, Tsolyáni, and a book on Tolkien's
languages (mainly Sindarin and Quenya).
> Ditto, and other protos, but mostly in the form of
> articles treating on a specific aspect of said.
> I also have books on langs such as Ainu, Basque, and
> other Isolates, various langs of PNG from famlies not
> in your list and other various and sundry that are not
> presently coming to mind.
Basque, yes, plus the chapter on Ainu in Shibatani's book _The Languages
> Additionally I have materials on American Sign
> Language, Signed English, British Sign Language,
> Taiwan Sign Language, Hong Kong Sign Language, Plains
> Indian Hand Talk, Austrian Sign Language, and articles
> about others such as Russian, German, French, Martha's
> Vinyard, Nicaraguan, Mexican and Hebrew signed
> languages. Oh, and then there's Gestuno.
I only have a CD-ROM on American Sign Language.
> At present my language books fill about 6 standard
> 5-shelf book cases.
> Adam the compulsive.
> Debostu indagud ul Erodu segredimindi cuamandu uls magus pera ul tembu
djil aparechuni djal steja,
> 8 ed remichud sis ad Betuemi, dichindu: «Cumvi avinedis iju indagadi
djudjindimindi djal credura, ed cumvi discuvredis si dadi mivi saberi pera
fi ia ju ed adori ju sivi magari.»
> Machu 2:7-8