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Re: [mythsoc] Re: Language?

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  • Diane Joy Baker
    Alexei might know. He s quite the polyglot. ---djb ... From: Jason Fisher To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2007 10:21 PM Subject:
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      Alexei might know. He's quite the polyglot. ---djb
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Jason Fisher
      To: mythsoc@yahoogroups.com
      Sent: Saturday, July 14, 2007 10:21 PM
      Subject: [mythsoc] Re: Language?


      > I'm still worrying about Anthony Boucher's references to Groznia as a
      > country, which I wrote about earlier. It is a fictional Balkan country,
      > and one speaker says, "Dobru din, Grigoru. Prihud so min." That means,
      > "Good morning, Gregory. Come with me." Can anyone identify the
      > language? (It might be Russian, it might be invented, it might be
      > something else.)

      Just adding to what Wendell said, it looks close to Slovenian, Serbo-Croatian, Russian, etc. -- close enough that it could be a real language or dialect in the Slavic family. Or it could be an invention based on them (a little like Anthony Burgess's Nadsat). I'll ask Mark Hooker about it and see what he says. He's speaks Russian and is well enough versed in Bulgarian, Czech, Polish, etc., that I think he might be of some help here, but he doesn't monitor this list.

      Jason Fisher

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