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I would like to work with someone with a linguistics background.

Languages: 1. I believe Romani should be a fusional language, because in the link given (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morphological_typology) it says most Indo-European languages tend to be fusional languages, and there are marked similarities to many Indian languages, however I cannot find actual confirmation on that. It is spoken by around 611,000 people worldwide ("Did You Know Balkan Romani Is at Risk?"). It is written with a Latin script. The ISO codes used are rom, rmn, rml, rmc, rmf, rmo, rmy, and rmw (Wikipedia). Some texts can be found here (http://www2.arnes.si/~eusmith/Romany/samples.html) and here (http://romani.humanities.manchester.ac.uk/virtuallibrary/librarydb/web/files/pdfs/314/Paper28.pdf).

2. Neo-Aramaic is a moderately inflected, fusional language spoken by about 200,000 people in Iran, Iraq, Syria, and Turkey (instability in the region has caused a diaspora of speakers). It uses the Syriac script. The ISO code used for this is cld (Wikipedia). Primary texts and audio are here: http://www.language-archives.org/language/aii.

3. Standard Tibetan is an analytic language spoken by over a million people in Tibet. It is written in the Tibetan script. The ISO codes used for this are bo, tib, and bod. (Wikipedia). The Bible is available here (http://www.gsungrab.org/en/home.php) and other religious texts are available here (http://www.lotsawahouse.org/bo/free-translations-tibetan-buddhist-texts).


“Did You Know Balkan Romani Is at Risk?” Endangered Languages, www.endangeredlanguages.com/lang/5342. Wikipedia. “Assyrian Neo-Aramaic.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Jan. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Assyrian_Neo-Aramaic. Wikipedia. “Romani Language.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Jan. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romani_language. Wikipedia. “Standard Tibetan.” Wikipedia, Wikimedia Foundation, 24 Jan. 2018, en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Standard_Tibetan.,,,