Re: Ural-Altaicist (fuit That's *so* MULAN!!)
|From:||John Cowan <jcowan@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, August 23, 2000, 17:00|
BP Jonsson wrote:
> While I be far from denying the probable veracity of this statement, do you
> have any particlar reference?
I probably should have said "abandoned". This kind of thing is hard to
track down, as I discovered when trying to find out when and how Tai-Kadai ceased
to be considered part of Sino-Tibetan-Burman. "The old guard dies, but
never surrenders." Usually there isn't a seminal paper.
> If the facts don't fit the theories, it's not the facts that need changing.
Well, sometimes it is: most facts are inferences from observation, not
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