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>From: damien perrotin <[log in to unmask]>
>Reply-To: Constructed Languages List <[log in to unmask]>
>To: [log in to unmask]
>Subject: Re: Hobbits, Austronesians, and Creoles
>Date: Tue, 15 Mar 2005 19:01:47 +0100
>
>Skrivet gant Joe:
>
>>Kevin Athey wrote:

>>Hold on.  We don't actually know when H. floresiensis become extinct.
>>It may have lasted somewhat longer - we only just found one site,
>>remember, so there may well be more, younger ones.  Not only that, they
>>may not be confined to Flores.
>>
>Indeed, but I don't see them integrated into Indonesian society without
>everybody from Oman to Canton knowing it.

in one way, form, or myth, or another.

>There were several advanced
>states in the area and the island, albeit backward, was mentioned in
>javanese and chinese texts. If hobbits lived in the villages alongside
>with men we would know.

Orang Pendek, perhaps?

:)