Re: Zireen and Sangari (was Re: Star Trek)
|From:||Nik Taylor <yonjuuni@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, May 20, 2006, 6:12|
Jörg Rhiemeier wrote:
> That doesn't answer my question. I didn't ask for written attestations of
> Proto-Zireen or Proto-Sangari; I asked whether they can be *reconstructed*
> by means of the comparative method (as Proto-Indo-European has been
> reconstructed), or whether they are so far back in the past that they no
> longer can be reconstructed (as Proto-Human). But I guess that the latter
> is the case.
Assuming there even IS a Proto-Zireen or Proto-Sangari. It's hardly
settled that there *was* a Proto-World for human languages. And even if
that's so, or at least that the Azarians had monogenesis, it could be
that there was already several language families by the time of the
split - and even conceivable that one or two of those families might've
had representatives in both the Zireen and Sangari founder populations.