CHAT: Basquetry (was: Etruscana)
|From:||Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, November 19, 2003, 7:38|
On Tuesday, November 18, 2003, at 08:53 AM, Andreas Johansson wrote:
> Quoting Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>:
>>> Someone ought to make the definite list of languages no-one has
>>> related to Basque ...
>> 'twould not be very long! Indeed, I suspect it would be an empty list.
> I guess our hope is that some Amazonian or Papuan language have been
> by the pseudo-comparativists ....
That is the only hope, I guess. But as soon as the language is known, some
pseudo-comparativist will show its connexion to Basque.
> Or perhaps Esperanto for once comes to the rescue? While I would
> certainly not
> put it beyond the possible that some freakhead somewhen has concluded that
> it's obviously derived from Basque, I've not heard i yet.
Of course it is - Eo is an a_posteriori conlang, i.e. it is derived from
langs which, as we all know are derived from Basque ;)
The same goes for Volapük, and the other a_poteriori conIALs.
Even lojban must be ultimately traced back to the Ursprache.
You'll have to call a_priori creations like Ro or SolReSol to the rescue