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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 >>> suggester >>> are >>> 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 > forgotten > 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 European 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 :) Ray =============================================== (home) (work) ===============================================