Re: THEORY: A possible Proto-World phonology
|From:||Brad Coon <bcoon@...>|
|Date:||Friday, June 30, 2000, 2:56|
Marcus Smith wrote:
> One the other hand, I did a lot of work to connect Quenya and Sindarin into
> proposed Amerind family. That was fun, and showed me just how rediculous mass
> comparison can be. I found 50 "cognates" which is better than Greenberg did
> for some of his languages.
You know, for me, a lot of the fun has gone out of mocking ing "Amerind"
and Greenberg. The work is so bad it kind of feels like picking
on some helpless and weak person.
I once did some work comparing Proto-Tai and PIE, even that looked
better than Amerind!
Somedays when you wake up, its just not worth chewing through
the leather straps.