Re: Conlangs on based Slavic languages...etc
|From:||Costentin Cornomorus <elemtilas@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, September 10, 2003, 3:00|
--- "Mark J. Reed" <markjreed@...> wrote:
> > > Indo-Hitite; according to some
> > > linguisticians
> How is a "linguistician" different from a
One knows more [bad] puns? :)
> > > Hittite is not an IE language, but is a
> > > sister
> > > language of IE. As far as the internal
> > > history is concerned, it's simply "Aryan".
> > Of course, that is quite a silly definition.
> > The very term 'Indo-European',
> > AFAIK, means all the recorded languages in
> > that family(that can be proven to
> > be related).
> The term "Indo-European" refers to all the
> languages descended from the
> ancestor language "Proto-Indo-European". If
> Hittite were a sibling of
> PIE rather than a child, then it would not be
> part of the I-E family.
I'm not sure I'd go quíte that far. I might say
it's IE, but not descended from PIE. Either that,
or the language everyone touts as PIE isn't quite
proto enough to explain Hittite in relation to
the other IE languages.
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