Footnotes for Desert Rat #29

  1. [gypsy] Gypsies are not Hungarian in origin. We had thought they were Rumanian, but it turns out they are a tribe that originally migrated from India. [Encyclopedia entry]

  2. [various languages] In German, Norwegian, Polish, Chech, Russian and Serbo-Croation. We oversimplify, however, because snow is neige in French and similar words in other Romance languages. We know a word for snow existed in PIE from the evidence of other ancient languages that were recorded.

  3. [recounts] Reported by Lazar on various occasions, including at the Ultimate UFO Seminar in Rachel in May 1993. Transcript (one paragraph in 117k file)