Melbourne! We love you! What a wonderful visit to a wonderful, wonderful city! We loved (1) the coffee and cafés, (2) the street art, (3) the penguins!! and kangaroos and wombats and koalas, (4) the (vegan!) food!!, (5) the neighborhoods, (6) the bars and nightlife, (7) the FUNKY architecture, (8) the people!, (9) the bookstores and libraries, (10) the galleries and parks. Everything everything!
I had a blast chatting with the linguists at University of Melbourne about identifying and analyzing variation in minority languages while showcasing exciting work on Ende by Katherine Strong and Christian Brickhouse! It's so enriching having other people look at Ende data with their own expertise and curiosity.
Slides and slide notes
Nick Evans, Dineke Schokkin, and I presented our work in reconstructing the phoneme inventory of proto-Pahoturi River. This presentation focused on the reconstruction of the liquids. Although there are at most three liquids in each PR language, there are five distinct correspondence sets across the family.
Kate Lynn Lindsey