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If you want a European example of an isolating language, look into Afrikaans.  IIRC,
it's perfectly isolating.

- Rob

On Tue, 11 Jan 2005 13:36:40 -0800, Gary Shannon <[log in to unmask]>
wrote:

>Of the two conlang projects I have going right now one
>of them is mutating in the direction of becoming more
>isolating.  However, I'm not at all familiar with
>isolating languages as they occur in the wild, and I'd
>love to look at the grammar for one or two examples.
>I'd prefer languages that are at the more extreme end
>of isolating.  Can anyone suggest a couple isolating
>natlangs (for which grammars are readily available)
>that I might take a look at for guidance and
>inspiration?
>
>Thanks,
>
>--gary