Re: Paleosiberian &c, was: Verb order in Montreiano
|From:||Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, April 11, 2001, 19:49|
Vasily Chernov wrote:
> >roughly. I'm also trying to find more about Chukchi, Evenki and the other
> >Paleosiberian languages; I think they too might possibly fit into this,
> >but at the moment that's just a wild guess.
>Evenki is Tungussic. A nice group of languages: to me, they sound
>a bit like some Volgan-type FU, but with less consonant clusters
>and more diphthongs, and various tasty bits here and there (like alienable/
>unalienable possession, etc.).
>Chukchi is part of Chukotko-Kamchatkan. IIRC there have been atempts at
>connecting them with Nostratic (sensu stricto) - therefore, indirectly
>with Tungus-Manchu and Uralic. There is a comparartive database
>(by O. Mudrak) on the Web (part of S. Starostin's site):
I know for a fact that that Ferenc isn't the only one who's been trying to
link Chukotko-Kamchatkan to Eskimo-Aleut. The ancient (1964) edition of the
Britannica at my school library even states the relationship as a fact ...
For what it's worth, people have also tried to link Eskimo-Aleut to
Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at http://www.hotmail.com.