Connor (fenoxielo524) wrote in linguaphiles,
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"True Blood" Language

Not sure how many "True Blood" fans there are here, but on yesterday's episode there was an extended sequence taking place in what appeared to be some medieval location showing Eric being turned, and the characters were speaking some sort of Germanic language (at least, that's what it seemed to be, from the sound of it, as well as picking up some cognates). It didn't seem like Old English to me, but I was wondering if it might be the "old" variety of another language. Any positive ID's?
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    To the memory of Vladislav Illich-Svitych. This is just to bring attention to something very ‘Nostratic’ (far beyond ‘Indo-European’ languages —…

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