18.112 more world languages, please

From: Humanist Discussion Group (by way of Willard McCarty willard.mccarty_at_kcl.ac.uk>
Date: Wed, 4 Aug 2004 08:54:57 +0100

               Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 18, No. 112.
       Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
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         Date: Tue, 03 Aug 2004 06:55:11 +0100
         From: "Yuri Tambovtsev" <yutamb_at_mail.cis.ru>
         Subject: some more world languages in need

Dear Humanist colleagues, I have collected and computed 163 world
languages. Now I have 163 sound pictures. I wonder if I can collect some
more. I need some more to find out solid common features of the sound
chains in language as an entity. May be, some American Indian or Australian
will be all right since these languages were never computed to obtain the
phonostatistical characteristics. I wonder if I should go to the USA or
Australia to collect the texts in these unknown languages. I wonder if the
USA or Australian government provides some grants for the endagered
languages, which have not been written down. May be, somebody could advise
me where to go to collect new linguistic material. I guess many languages,
especially American Indian languages disappear at a rapid speed, which
encreases with every day. Looking forward to hearing from you soon to
<mailto:yutamb_at_hotmail.com>yutamb_at_hotmail.com Yours sincerely Yuri Tambovtsev
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