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Re: Is language cyclic?

From:Ray Brown <ray.brown@...>
Date:Saturday, June 22, 2002, 7:56
On Friday, June 21, 2002, at 07:13 , Christophe Grandsire wrote:

> En réponse à Andreas Johansson <and_yo@...>: > >>> >> >> Mycenaean Greek and Hettite are attested well back in the second >> millennium >> BC - obviously the PIE stage must've occured before this. So we have a >> pretty certain lower limit. >> > > Agreed. Although some scholars consider Hittite to be a sister language > or a > dialect of PIE rather than a descendant (not that I agree or disagree with > them, I don't have enough information to make my own opinion). I don't > know > anything about Mycenaean Greek, but how well known is it?
Fairly well - a good book is: "Phonétique historique du Mycénien et du Grèc ancien" by Michel Lejeune, published by 'Editions Klincksieck' of Paris. I don't know the IBN; my edition's dated 1972 which I guess is before they got used. Ray.