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Linguist. So I study lots of languages, and the Babel list over there is pretty arbitrary. I'd prefer to lower some of those higher numbers down half a point just to be on the safe side, but the 3-2-1 division roughly reflects something. Also ja-1 but only in romanization.

I have no particular expertise in Basque (or any other of these languages), but I do own Larry Trask's history of it and the Croom Helm reference grammar, among others, and did evening classes with a native speaker.

Or looking at it from the other direction: I only own one book on each of Akkadian, Bidyara, Bulgarian, Gothic, Korean, Maltese, Mongolian, Quechua, Romani, Romanian, Serbo-Croatian, Sanskrit, Shona, Sumerian, Tamil, Urdu, Yoruba, and Zulu. And some extinct South Arabian language whose name eludes me.

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EtymologyEdit

From Basque hiztegilari (lexicographer) < hiztegi (dictionary) + -lari ((agent suffix))

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /is̻tegiʎaɾi/ invalid IPA characters (g), replace g with ɡ (in proper Basque)
  • IPA(key): /ɪsˌtegiˈlɑːri/ invalid IPA characters (g), replace g with ɡ (in running English)

Let me use this space to record the IPA symbols for the apical sibilant s [s̺] (with an upended dental sign) and the laminal sibilant z [s̻] (with a box). I got these from the word mesedez, which conveniently had them the wrong way round. So I've fixed that. Further note to self: when copying, start at left and arrow two places right, or you only get the s.

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  • Favourite combination of senses: かむろ (bobbed hair; baldness; young girl attendant of a high-class prostitute) Runners-up: ǀxâã (dance; revere; menstruate for the first time; turn round and round (causing giddiness), hover (as a bird), swing) and -GHAAZH (make bubbles; shout; be sleeping)
  • Favourite local custom: წაწლობა (c̣ac̣loba, An obsolete, sexual practice in Pshavi according to which a young boy and girl would sleep together without actually having sex, which was strictly prohibited.) Runner-up: qhamuluṭéeli (woman who secretly bakes ash cakes)
  • Favourite proof that Dutch is a fake language invented to mock English-speakers: broodrooster (toaster)
  • Favourite category: Category:got:Commelinids. (Ulfilas did tend to bang on a bit about strelitzias, kangaroo paws, bananas, and cardamom.) Close runner-up: Category:Chinese_terms_borrowed_from_Somali ("zebra", to save you looking).
  • Just plain favourite: A glimpse into the future