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Re: Bronze age British languages

From:Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
Date:Friday, April 28, 2006, 20:31
Quoting Jörg Rhiemeier <joerg_rhiemeier@...>:

> And what regards the language of Troy: we don't know, but many scholars > assume that it was an Anatolian IE language closely related to Hittite. > Thre are other suggestions, though (such as that their language was > related to Etruscan).
This prompted me to look up the (very short) articles on various ancient languages of Asia Minor in the National Encyclopedia, where I learnt the following astonishing "facts": 1) Phrygian is closely related to Macedonian and Greek. 2) Thracian is closely related to Phrygian. 3) Thracian is not closely related to Macedonian and Greek. Can anyone with a knowledge of these matter tell me what's actually known or plausibly surmised about this? Amdreas