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Is language cyclic?

From:Christopher B Wright <faceloran@...>
Date:Friday, June 21, 2002, 12:49
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If language isn't cyclic, how can we have Hawai'ian and Georgian at the
same time? How could any language still have cases, or have few cases?
There has been sufficient time, I think, for languages to settle down as
to basic grammar and syllable style.

That leads me to another question. How old do linguists think PIE is?
(Check how much green stuff is growing on it. Sorry, I had to say that.)



Christophe Grandsire <christophe.grandsire@...>