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    Judge Moonbox, rktect

    at the University of Texas is engaged in a lot of the kind of work you suggest here. They are also very generous with their knowledge and share quite a lot of material on their web pages. If you have a few hours in which to lose yourself, I highly recommend a visit! It seems like it might be right up your alley, especially their Indo-European Documentation Center.

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      In terms of what I'm looking at I highly recommend "The debate between Silver and Copper" in the original Sumerian. Sumerian is linguistically unclassified but I often find its words incorporated as prefix, suffix or infix with semitic roots, in Hittite and Luwian.

      I understand they are not carrying forward Carol Justus's work on numerals because they don't want their input to spoil it. I like that attitude.

      Counting and Numerals
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      Social & Political Organization, Kinship & Gender
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      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 04:52:55 PM PDT

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