Counting Heads

Peter_Constable at Peter_Constable at
Wed May 28 16:24:05 CEST 2003

John Cowan wrote on 05/28/2003 03:14:46 PM:

> But what's your take on en-boont?  Does that too count as a language,
> if extinct, for the present purposes?

I'm not terribly familiar with it, but the short sample you provided
certainly makes it look to me like a distinct language.

> It's certainly not mutually intelligible with English, and there are
> that fluent Boont speakers "forgot" how to speak English and had to
> relearn it.

Yup; sounds like a distinct "individual language".

- Peter

Peter Constable

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