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 :
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"
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.
> 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 http://www.zompist.com/proto.html,
> 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 ;-).