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Old Albic (was: DECAL: Examples #2: Phonotactics)

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Friday, January 14, 2005, 7:21
On Thursday, January 13, 2005, at 05:34 , Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:

> Hallo! > > On Wed, 12 Jan 2005 18:28:51 -0800, > Sai Emrys <saizai@...> wrote:
>> Q5: Motivation / reasoning / goals behind this? > > As with the phoneme inventory, personal style and also plausibility > as a pre-Celtic language of Britain (not much of a constraint as we > know next to nothing about what those languages were like)
I was under the impression that we know nothing - not next to nothing - unless, of course, it was the Hamitic substrate that gave rise to the 'Semitic' features of insular Celtic ;)
> and distant cousin to Indo-European
Aw - does it have to be even remotely a cousin of IE? Why must Basque & Etruscan remain the only European isolates? Ray =============================================== =============================================== Anything is possible in the fabulous Celtic twilight, which is not so much a twilight of the gods as of the reason." [JRRT, "English and Welsh" ]