Bardoux, Pauline de Montmorin, comtesse de Beaumont: Etudes sur la fin du X Viip eme siecle (Paris, 1884), for a defence of Montmorin's policy; F.
See Georges de Blois, Louis de Blois, un Benedictin au XVI eme siecle (Paris, 1875), Eng.
The discussion of these phenomena brings us to another point which precludes the possibility of Sumerian having been merely an artificial system, and that is the undoubted existence in this language of at least two dialects, which have been named, following the inscriptions, the Eme-ku, " the noble or male speech," and the Eme-sal, " the woman's language."
Who cited, for example, the following very common interdialectic variations: Eme-ku gir=Eme-sal meri, " foot "; Eme-ku ner =Eme-sal sher, " ruler "; Eme-ku duga=Eme-sal zeba, " knee," &c. Such phonetic and dialectic changes, so different from any of the Semitic linguistic phenomena, are all the more valuable because they are set before us only by means of Semitic equivalents.
There can be no doubt that Eme-sal means " woman's language," and it was perhaps thus designated because it was a softer idiom phonetically than the other dialect.
It is doubtful whether the Eme-sal was ever really a woman's language similar in character to that of the Carib women of the Antilles, or that of the Eskimo women of Greenland.
The firing ~ eme ceased on the following day, but the troubles of the granted people were rather increased than assuaged; murders the and robberies were daily committed by the soldiery, pRSh~tI~ the shops were all shut and some of the streets barricaded.
De Montalembert's Un Moine au XIX' eme siecle (Paris, 1862 - English translation by F.
Christophe, Histoire de la papaute pendant le XIV eme siecle, vol.