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Re: THEORY: A possible Proto-World phonology

From:Robert Hailman <robert@...>
Date:Friday, June 30, 2000, 1:22
Ben van Poppel wrote:
> > >>>>> "Robert" == Robert Hailman <robert@...> writes: > > Robert> included beyond that. Nostratists (?) are basically trying > Robert> to prove that IE is related to many more languages, that > Robert> all share a common ancestor, which probably would indeed > Robert> be pre-IE. > > Well of course IE must be related to other languages; the question is, > is it recent enough for comparative methods to be effective. I would > wager that many of IE's ancestors were wiped out at the end of the > last ice-age due to the sudden change in migration patterns etc. Who > can tell for sure who lived where, and what languages were spoken in > what regions?
You're absolutely right, I should of made that clear in my message. -- Robert