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MERKLIN, Leon Charles, linguist, born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1740; died in Paris, France, in 1797. He was the son of a merchant, and followed the same profession for several years, and, having made a fortune, bought a large estate near Saverne, Alsace. He was elected to the states-general in 1789, and re-elected to the legislative assembly. He is known by several treatises on the North American Indian dialects, which he pretended to have learned in trading with the Indians. They have been severely criticised as inaccurate, but possess interest. They include "Considerations generales sur la formation des idiomes parles par les Indiens de l'Amerique du Nord" (Paris, 1780) ; "Expose du systeme grammatical des langues Algonquines" (1783) ; and "Considerations sur le systeme phonetique des Lenni-Lenapes" (1784).
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