Theiling Online    Sitemap    Conlang Mailing List HQ   

Re: synthesis index (was: Of of)

From:John Vertical <johnvertical@...>
Date:Wednesday, April 5, 2006, 19:35
> > > >Now this was a very, very interesting presentation! Ignore the >synthesis index stuff, it's about how language "trends" spread, and had >some examples of weird stuff that I hadn't seen before.
Wait, am I reading this right? Are they really saying that statistical typological universals might be arbitrary, ie. in a different history, they could be some other way 'round instead? Well that certainly makes me feel less bad about the actual or nigh-universals I've broken so far (or will come to break.) :) John Vertical