[MA-SOC] OT: Basque Historical Graphic Novel

Serdar Yegulalp serdar at genjipress.com
Thu Dec 17 00:00:44 EST 2009


Color me very interested indeed. Keep us posted when it shows up!

On 12/16/2009 10:15 PM, Jill Sophia wrote:
> As some of you may know by now, I have become a "LiveMocha evangelist"
> within the past few months.  LiveMocha being the best free peer-to-peer
> language-learning community on the web, I've availed myself of it to the
> fullest and am now studying the basics of several languages on the site.
>
> Anyway, I recently "met" a LiveMocha member from Spain -- a native Basque
> speaker -- who's offered to teach me a bit of that language via e-mail.
> LiveMocha offers a wide spectrum of languages but does not yet include a
> course in Basque, and I can understand why.  Basque is extremely difficult
> to learn, unrelated to any other language on earth, and may possibly date
> back to prehistoric (Cro-Magnon) times.  There are some other Basque
> learning sites online, but they are all directed towards native Spanish
> speakers -- which makes sense, since most native Basque speakers happen to
> live in Spain.
>
> In my online search for Basque-related stuff, I discovered that the
> University of Nevada in Reno has a Center for Basque Studies, and that
> Center has its own bookstore.  The books they offer on Basque history,
> culture, and language are all directed towards English speakers, which is
> unusual and (for me anyway) exciting.  Believe it or not, one of those books
> happens to be a short graphic novel in English called "Joanes or the Basque
> Whaler: The Flying Whaleboat", and it's just $5 plus another $5 for
> shipping.
>
> So I have ordered myself a little Christmas gift for all of $10 -- assuming
> it will arrive in time for Christmas.  (They don't yet accept credit cards,
> so first my check has to arrive there and then it has to clear, yada yada
> yada....)
>
> Dunno whether the above will interest any of you, which is why I marked it
> OT -- but I've got a feeling that Serdar, Clyde, Maikeru, Disa, Dan, Angela,
> and perhaps a handful of others might be curious enough to want to see or
> hear about "Joanes or the Basque Whaler" when it arrives.  After all, a
> graphic novel about one of the oldest and most unique ethnic groups in the
> world doesn't come along every day.
>
> And besides, who knows?  Where there are drawings of whales, there just
> might be drawings of giant squid.... *tentative happy dance*
>
> Keeping my tentacles crossed,
> Cthulhu Yasha
>
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