|From:||R A Brown <ray@...>|
|Date:||Monday, January 2, 2006, 14:48|
Isaac Penzev wrote:
> R A Brown wrote:
>>In modern times the adjective 'Hyperborean' has been applied to a group
>>of languages spoken in northeastern Siberia.
> Hmm. Aren't they more often called 'Paleosiberian' or 'Paleoasian'?
I believe so - my source was Mario Pei "The World's Chief Languages",
1949. But the Library of Congress apparently still uses the older term:
PM Hyperborean, Indian, and artificial languages
In the list quoted yesterday by Jefferson Wilson there is no mention of
'Paleosiberian' or 'Paleoasian'
A quick Google on 'hyperborean' will soon show many different latter-day
uses; I guess the terms 'Pal(a)eosiberian' and 'Pal(a)eoasian' have been
adopted to avoid confusion with some of these other uses.
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