Re: Uusisuom's influences
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Tuesday, April 3, 2001, 17:55|
>>Wouldn't that depend on when the Finns took over their language
>>compared to when Finno-Lappic split up into Balto-Finnic and
>>Lappic? Does anyone know when the Finns got to Finland and when
>>Finno-Lappic split up?
>If the Finns' ancestors took over Proto-Finnic (the britannica's term - the
>same as your "Finno-Lappic" AFAICT), then they didn't take over Saami, did
>I don't think anyone knows when the Finns came to Finland, and as for when
>Finnic split into Baltic-Finnic and Saami one can only make educated
>from the closeness of the groups and various loans in various directions.
Correction: The britannica claims that the Finns came to modern Finland
around 100AD, and that before that the entire area was probably populated by
Saami-speakers. They also write that the Saami have lived in northern
Scandinavia and the Kola for millennia, and that their origin is obscure.
Apparently they're even considered Palaeo-Siberian by some. In another
article it's stated that Proto-Uralic was spoken seven to ten thousand years
ago, probably in the central Urals.
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