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Modern Equivalents of Mezzofanti's languages
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This table lists the modern equivalent for all the languages spoken by Mezzofanti as they are listed in Russel's biography. The world has changed a lot since the 19th century and this reflects in language names. Thanks a lot to Alistair Spearing from Spain ('Raistlin Majere' on our forum) for compiling this table.


MEZZOFANTI TABLE OF LANGUAGES
Language as listedModern equivalentNotes
EnglishEnglish
WelshWelsh
ScottishScottish
HungarianHungarian
HebrewHebrew
ArabicArabic
ChaldeeAramaic
CopticCopticExtinct from the 17th century
Ancient ArmenianGrabarExtinct from the 18th century
Modern ArmenianArmenian
Persian Farsi
TurkishTurkish
MalteseMaltese
GreekGreek
LatinLatinExtinct from the 9th century
ItalianItalianSicilian, Sardinian and Lombard are not dialects of Italian
SpanishSpanishCatalan is not a dialect of Spanish. Majorcan and Valencian are dialects of Catalan
PortuguesePortuguese
FrenchFrenchProvenšal and Burgundian are not dialects of French. Gascon is the Basque language.
SwedishSwedish
DanishDanish
DutchDutch
FlemishFlemish
IllyrianIllyrianExtinct since the Antiquity - no writings known
RussianRussian
PolishPolish
CzechishCzech
ChineseCantonese
SyriacSyriac
GeezGe'ezExtinct from the 13th century
AmarinnaAmharic
HindostaniUrdu
Guzarattee???No information found. On Internet appears only in Mezzofanti-related sites. Administrator : looks to me like Gujarati, the Indian language spoken in Gujarat.
BasqueEuskera
AlgonquinAlgonquin
Koodish???No information found. On Internet appears only in Mezzofanti-related sites
GeorgianGeorgian
ServianSerbian
BulgarianBulgarian
GipsyRomany
PeguanBurmese
Angolese???No information found. On Internet appears only in Mezzofanti-related sites. Administrator: Could it be a native language of Angola?
MexicanNahuatl
ChilianMapudungun
PeruvianQuechua
CingaleseSinhala
Birmese???No information found. On Internet appears only in Mezzofanti-related sites. Administrator: Could it be the language of Burma?
JapaneseJapanese
IrishIrish
ChippewaOjibwe
DelawareLenape
SanscritSanscrit
MalayMalay
TonkineseMandarinTonkinese is in fact just one "dialect" of Mandarin
Cochin-chineseVietnamese
TibetanTibetan
IcelandicIcelandic
RuthenianRuthenian
FrisianFrisian
LettishLatvian
CorhishCornish
Bimbarra???No information found. On Internet appears only in Mezzofanti-related sites
Not languages
CalifornianNot a language; it's a language family comprising 52 languages
GaelicNot a language; it's a language group comprising 4 languages
Languages of OceanicaThere are hundreds of languages in Oceania
LappishNot a language; it's a language group comprising 11 languages
MagyarJust another name for Hungarian
Rabbinical HebrewConsidered a dialect of Hebrew
RomaicJust another name for Modern Greek
WallachianConsidered a dialect of Romanian



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