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On Mon, 13 Nov 2000, Elliott Lash wrote:

>    In all the textbooks and other types of books that
> I've looked at Faliscan and Latin are described as distinct
> languages to about the same extent as Dutch and German.
> Saying that Faliscan is a "Latin variant" is to the best of
> my knowledge a falsehood. Imagine telling a German person
> that there language is just a variant of Dutch or vice versa!
>

I've been told so quite often - last time by the man who
is trying to single-handedly save every Tibeto-Burman language
in Nepal and Bhutan!

Boudewijn Rempt  | http://www.valdyas.org