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Re : Reconstruction works, was: Re : a weird question...

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Date:Thursday, September 16, 1999, 17:24
Dans un courrier dat=E9 du 16/09/99 17:07:36  , vous avez =E9crit :

> You're right of course - all languages ultimately descend from the very > same first language, which can easily be reconstructing, notwithstanding > what Mark Rosenfelder writes at, as > I've clearly demonstrated when giving the Swadesh formula for Denden, > Valdyan and English and a host of other languages not long ago! Come on! > You know you can trust your intuition ;-). > =20
Fi, fi donc ! i don't need swadesh to know that all languages descend from tunu. let me see : tunu "note" means "record". mama means mother, papa means father. "mochi" means "accompany" > giving french "moi aussi". tupo =3D accumulate > indonesian "tambah" lika =3D admire > english "to like"=20 pisu =3D advance > french "(d=E9)pass=E9" tipi =3D advise > greek "type" and indonesian "tipu" (to deceive) moche =3D bring > jap "motsu" etc. i think tunu's anteriority to any language is no thing to prove anymore. but of course, i will abide by the swadesh stuff when i have time. or maybe Charles, who discovered the vocabulary first. mathias