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Re: Basque and monks was Re: YAC: Widse -- a conlang based on Ygyde

From:Danny Wier <dawier@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 29, 2003, 21:44
From: "Peter Clark" <peter-clark@...>

> Au contraire. All the world's langauges (with the possible
exception of
> Chinese) descend from Basque (formerly known as Saharan). And Benedictine > monks were responsible for creating all the languages of Western Europe
> the natural exception of Basque) by manipulating Basque words into > unrecognizable shapes. So unrecognizable, in fact, that only one man has
> managed to decode it. Those tricky, tricky monks! > > :Peter
There's someone who claims all languages came from Latvian, or at least Latvian is closest to Proto-World. My opinion on Kartvelian: it's not Nostratic, but it's probably closest to Nostratic, though it lost most of the "laryngeals" preserved in Afro-Asiatic. I'm wondering if Proto-World wasn't something more like Northwest Caucasian....