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Re: in case anyone is interested...

From:Rob H <magwich78@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 8, 2003, 15:20
I know of the works of Alan Bomhard and Illitch-Svitych, although I have not actually read them.
There is no doubt in my mind that many "Western" languages (Indo-European, Uralic, Altaic,
Afrasian, Kartvelian, and Eskimo-Aleut) are related.  I personally believe in the Nostratic
theory; I'm less clear on whether monogenesis actually occurred or not.  In either case, however,
Dr. Ryan's work is systematic enough to be used as a base for language-building.  Certainly his
work may contain errors; that is why it is necessary for other scholars to inspect it -- sadly,
this has not been the case as of yet.

- Rob

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