This blog attempts to collate various materials in connection with the year 1735.


Arzamas Loskutov

In 1735 (When else?) the Cossack adventurer Arzamas Loskutov, apparently due to boredom and a lack of alcohol, recorded the last Arin words from the last Arin speaker. Arin was a Siberian language of the Yeniseian family of languages. The Yeniseian group contains at least four languages - Ket, Kott, Arin (Arrin) and Assan. Only Ket is a living language, spoken by about a thousand speakers in Central Siberia.

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