14.1016, All: Important Message from Prof. Paul Fallon

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Subject: 14.1016, All: Important Message from Prof. Paul Fallon

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Date:  5 Apr 2003 20:45:46 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Important Message from Prof. Paul Fallon

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Date:  5 Apr 2003 20:45:46 -0000
From:  linguist at linguistlist.org
Subject:  Important Message from Prof. Paul Fallon

Please take a moment to read this important message from Paul Fallon.

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On the train ride home from work, I picked up the newspaper and began
reading about Carl Masthay, who compiled over the course of twelve
years a 757-page dictionary "for translating between French and the
Illinois Indian Kaskaskian dialect, a language no one has spoken for
hundreds of years."  This item appears in the current "News of the
Weird" column by Chuck Shepherd, under the unfortunate heading "People
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