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Re: Greyhound/Forward/Sloughi? (Deux ans de vacances)

From: Ernest Sjogren <esjogren~at~nc.rr.com>
Date: Sat, 9 Apr 2005 17:27:02 -0400
To: "Jules Verne Forum" <jvf~at~Gilead.org.il>

A good deal of information about the sloughi/saluki on the web, for



Jan R.> You write that saluki/sloughi is a dog of nomads, so it is probable
that French people knew them from their colonies.

Right. According to the first reference above, "the Sloughi's native
countries are Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya," and a "French law" is
mentioned that banned their use in hunting during the 19th century.

For what it's worth, a Russian version of the book, "Dva goda kanikul,"
published in 1994 (date of the translation and translator not listed) always
refers to "Sloughi"--written in the Latin alphabet! No attempt at
translation of meaning or even transcription of sound.

Ernie Sjogren
Received on Sun 10 Apr 2005 - 00:27:03 IDT

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