Query: "-stan" in "Afghanistan" (P.S.)

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Tue Nov 13 04:30:22 UTC 2001

At 12:29 PM +0800 11/13/01, Laurence Horn wrote:
>At 8:24 AM -0800 11/13/01, Peter A. McGraw wrote:
>Right.  That trial balloon was quickly punctured for obvious reasons.    ;-)
>Well, Rahmat Ali did say "composed of letters taken from the names
>of", not "composed of the initial letters of".  He never promised us
>an acronym.

Or, for that matter, a gulistan.


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