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Re: New Romlang, unnamed

From:Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>
Date:Saturday, November 9, 2002, 6:12
Roger Mills wrote:
> Does he go into the possible ancestry of Japanese? Altaic? Somthing else? > The Austronesian "substrate"? I'm familiar with R.A.Miller's book, and it > might be interesting to see the opinion of a native speaker.
He goes a little bit into various theories, but doesn't side with one theory or another. I get the impression that he personally believes that Japanese is an isolate, or possibly part of an isolated Japanese-Korean family, but he doesn't explicitly say so. He does describe Old Japanese a fair bit, tho. -- "There's no such thing as 'cool'. Everyone's just a big dork or nerd, you just have to find people who are dorky the same way you are." - overheard ICQ: 18656696 AIM Screen-Name: NikTaylor42