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Re: Paleoasiatic (was: Favourite Language Group?)

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Thursday, September 5, 2002, 19:17
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From: "Pavel Iosad" <pavel_iosad@...>
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Sent: Thursday, September 05, 2002 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Paleoasiatic (was: Favourite Language Group?)

> Hello, > > > >- Paleoasiatic > > > > What's this? > > Citing Volodin A. P. Introduction // Languages of the World. > Paleoasiatic languages. Moscow: Indrik, 1997 > > Paleoasiatic (or PaleoSiberian) languages are a conventional entity of > several genetically unrelated languages and small language groups, > united on geographical principles. The term belongs to L. I. Shrenk, who > in mid-19th century offered the hypothesis that the Paleoasatic peoples, > as a result of the expansion of the Altaic peoples (Turks, Mongols, > Tungus-Manchu peoples), were partly assimilated by the newcomers and > partly confined to the northern and northeastern fringes of Asia and > into North America. [...] the following languages are usually classified > as Paleoasiatic: Chukchi-Kamchatkan, Eskimo-Aleut, Yenissean, as well as > the genetically isolated Yukaghir and Nivkh [...] >