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08/31/2008

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Damon Lord

[das ist gut] Thanks for this. It's got me interested too. Are you also aware of Fingalian, which seems to be a sister language to Yola?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fingalian

PhoeniX

Definitely wasn't aware of that one! :D

Too bad that there's next to information to be found on it.

It's quite odd how it states it might both be a dialect of Yola and a vestige of old Norse and a dialect of Old English. Saying this is rather contradictory is an understatement. But hey, that's Wikipedia for you you ;-)

Nice to see a different face around here commenting. Welcome.

(Just found your blog when I googled Fingalian :D expect me to drop by every now and then).

genworb

Hi there, here is a link to a google books copy of jacob poole's glossary of yola
I have a copy of the book, it's very rare and would be worth 1500 euros.

http://books.google.ie/books?id=KBEHAAAAQAAJ&printsec=titlepage&dq=yola+jacob+OR+pooles+OR+glossary+-nigeria&lr=&as_brr=3&as_pt=ALLTYPES&source=gbs_summary_r&cad=0

My ancestors were Norman and arrived there in 1173, my cousins still own
the original Norman Keep. They were called Le Brun.

My great aunt was a senator in wexford in the thirties. Kathleen Browne.
She was a fluent yola speaker and writer. The family used it to write letters
to each other. Kathleen even wrote a short book about it for the wexford
historical society.

Garrett Browne.

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