linguistic note in News of the Weird

Drew Danielson andrew.danielson at CMU.EDU
Thu Apr 10 12:59:28 UTC 2003

The current issue of News of the Weird by Chuck Shepherd contains the
following item under the heading, "People Different From Us":
"Carl Masthay, 62, was written up in Riverfront Times (St. Louis) for
compiling (over the last 12 years), and self- publishing, an exhaustive,
757-page dictionary for translating between French and the Illinois
Indian Kaskaskian dialect (a language no one has spoken for hundreds of
years). [...] [Riverfront Times, 3-5-03]"

The original Riverfront Times article is at

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