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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 observation itself. -- Anyway, governments are marginal || John Cowan <jcowan@...> outside totalitarian states, though || attention is always focused on them || to direct it away from what matters. \\ -- Noam Chomsky (1995)