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Re: Paleoasiatic (was: Favourite Language Group?)

From:Jan van Steenbergen <ijzeren_jan@...>
Date:Friday, September 6, 2002, 15:00
 --- Pavel Iosad wrote:

> 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 [...]
I believe Ket also belongs to the family. Jan ===== "Originality is the art of concealing your source." - Franklin P. Jones __________________________________________________ Do You Yahoo!? Everything you'll ever need on one web page from News and Sport to Email and Music Charts


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