I found (and bought) a book called "A descriptive phonology of Thaqovelith" but when I search thaqovelith on the internet, I find nothing except the reference to that book. It was published in 1980 so I believe that it wasn't extinct then. Does anyone have any information on this? It says it's an African language.

  • I assume you are referring to Gregory Paul Shaltz Jr's PhD dissertation? I searched Springer, ResearchGate, Academia.edu, JStor and ERIC and found no other mentions except for that dissertation. I also couldn't find out where Gregory Paul Shaltz can still be reached.
    – Tsundoku
    Aug 4, 2016 at 15:45
  • Yes I am. It has an ISBN number written in the book, but when I search it up, it comes up empty. No book. (Same thing with my book on Korfball :P )
    – Qiangong2
    Aug 4, 2016 at 16:04
  • It is available in a few university libraries, so I can get it if I want to. But what we need is more recent information, since the language could have disappeared at some point in the last 36 years.
    – Tsundoku
    Aug 4, 2016 at 16:06
  • All I really want to know is if it actually still exists or not. It's an unusual book to have though :)
    – Qiangong2
    Aug 4, 2016 at 16:36
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    @fi12 Sorry, I did not realize there was a linguistics stack exchange
    – Qiangong2
    Aug 4, 2016 at 17:40


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