Re: [tied] Severus Quintus Lappus

From: george knysh
Message: 14763
Date: 2002-08-29

--- alexmoeller@... wrote:
> I asked before about this pretty unknown writterr. I
> got no
> answer, and I found nothing more about him.
> I got an information ( indeed I did not verify it,
> because
> simple I have no ideea where to find something
> about). I have
> no ideea when this one wrotte.
> Butt all I know fallows here:
> - Lappus tell us abouit a dacian tribe which does
> not appear
> in Ptolemeus list, these beeing "Canadenses"
> - Lappus tell us about a city of them called
> "Montedava"
> - Lappus tells us, they spoked a language which he
> could
> understand even if he have had some difficulties to
> understand it, but he did.
> - Lappus writtes down some words and even a short
> sentence
> from that language:
> "non tu sed tsu dicunt"
> "dzi" instead of dico.
> "est plus pirus", -- this one Lappus could not
> understand
> "marde blans".
> The leader of these canadenses have had the house
> near a river
> called "Kebek", river which remains unidentifed
> untill now.
> That is all I know, from only one source, I could
> not verify
> it, I have no ideea if there is more or not in the
> work of
> this Lappus.
> Fact is, that what we get here, changes in an very
> wide way a
> lot about we think to know about dacians, and I
> guess for
> every linguist is clear which implications these
> informations
> have.
> best regards
> a. moeller

******GK: Is this some sort of bad joke about
Canadians from Montreal, Quebec, who speak of

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