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J Y S Czhang scripsit:

>     Talking of Maltese... Are there any links (linguistic ones, not web)
> 'tween Maltese and Lingua Franca/Sabir???

Probably not.  The Romance loans in Maltese are basically from Sicilian, and
don't have the characteristic marks of LF (verbs in the infinitive, adjectives
in the masculine contrary not only to conventional but even to natural
gender).

>     And is there any worthwhile links (web, not purely linguistics) about
> Lingua Franca/Sabir???

http://www.uwm.edu/~corre/franca/go.html is the leading site, I believe.
It's interesting that the Ethnologue lists one of the alternative names of
LF as "Ferenghi".

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Deity donated dentition;
  deity'll donate doughnuts                     --English version by Muke Tever
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