August 14th, 2009

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Sigmund

Ekzistas tro da cenzurado en kelkaj retejoj.  Kaj mi ne kredas la neŭropsikiatron Sigmund Freud*, pri ke homaj problemoj tute venas el seksaj situacioj aŭ pri ke "la fundo de la neŭrozoj alvenas de malordo de la reprodukta funkcio".  Aŭ ĉu mi eraras?  Ĉu la lango estas seksa organo?  Kio ligas lingvon al sekseco?

*[ˈziːkmʊnt ˈfʁɔʏt]
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Other Language Families in Europe

«Most of the many languages of Europe belong to the Indo-European language family. Another major family is the Finno-Ugric. The Turkic family also has several European members. The North and South Caucasian families are important in the southeastern extremity of geographical Europe. Basque is a language isolate and Maltese is the only national language in Europe that is Semitic.»  (Wikipedia)
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Indo-European

The Indo-European language family consists of the various major subgroups:  Anatolian, Hellenic (Greek), Italic (Latin plus Romance), Celtic, Indo-Iranian, Germanic, Armenian, Tocharian, Balto-Slavic, and Albanian.
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arcane

«–adjective, known or understood by very few; mysterious; secret; obscure; esoteric:  She knew a lot about Sanskrit grammar and other arcane matters.»

«Latin arcānus, secret, from arca, chest
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Isolates

«A language isolate, in the absolute sense, is a natural language with no demonstrable genealogical relationship with other languages; that is, one that has not been demonstrated to descend from an ancestor common with any other language. They are, in effect, language families consisting of a single language.»  (Wikipedia)

Basque (Euskara) in France and Spain.  Vibrant status.

Etruscan in Italy.  Extinct.

Iberian in Portugal and Spain.  Extinct.