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Re: THEORY: A possible Proto-World phonology

From:Ben van Poppel <benny@...>
Date:Thursday, June 29, 2000, 7:14
>>>>> "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? Regards, Ben