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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 Nostratic. Andreas _________________________________________________________________________ Get Your Private, Free E-mail from MSN Hotmail at