CONLANG DIGEST: my fault
|Date:||Wednesday, February 25, 2004, 15:57|
> Date: Tue, 24 Feb 2004 20:28:18 EST
> From: Doug Dee <AmateurLinguist@...>
> Subject: Re: CONLANG Digest - 21 Feb 2004 to 22 Feb 2004 (#2004-52)
> In a message dated 2/24/2004 6:43:09 PM Eastern Standard Time,
> jq_ithkuil@INREACH.COM writes:
> >Perhaps there's a better way to put Phillipe's question: Isn't it curious
> >that most ergative languages (with the exception of Hindi) appear tooccur
> >in cultures that have historically shown extreme cultural homogeneity and
> >cultural isolation, whether through physical inaccessibility (e.g., the
> >Dagestanian languages of the Caucausus, Tonganese, Burushaski, etc.), ora
> >strong sense of cultural identity, lack of dispersion from their homeland
> >or adherence to a traditional way of life (e.g., Basque, Georgian, the
> >Paleo-Siberian languages)?
> I don't think there's really a correlation here, but I'm not going to tryto
> argue the point.
> BTW, whoever started this thread (I forget) should have used a bettersubject
> line than "Re: CONLANG DIGEST . . ." It would be better to give some hintof
> what in that digest you were replying to.
Ahem... I forgot to change the subject line...