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sauropod chief name

Hi David
I was out of the list yesterday, but you are
completely right, at Mapuzungun (or mapuchean
language), the common word is Longko or the easier
version lonko, that means chief. actually, is the same
root for Loncosaurus argentinus (Ameghino, 1898).

--- David Marjanovic <david.marjanovic@gmx.at>

> > "Lognko" (odd as it looks) brings up a number of
> results, too. I don't
> > know for sure, but I'd be willing to bet that
> there isn't a strongly
> > standardized spelling system for the
> Mapuche/Mapuce language.
> No, there isn't, but the sound in question does seem
> to be the one that 
> occurs twice in "singing", and I don't see why
> anyone would want to write 
> that gn.
> (BTW, the language calls itself Mapudungun.) 

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