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Re: Japanese (was Re: POLITICS <G>: Trolls!)

From:John Cowan <jcowan@...>
Date:Sunday, July 7, 2002, 4:41
Nik Taylor scripsit:

> No. It's probably an isolate, altho possibly related to Korean. Some > have classified it as Altaic, but, from what I understand, that's a > largely discredited theory these days.
The notion that J and K are Altaic is not really subject to proof or disproof. One faction finds it plausible, the other thinks there's not enough evidence (and probably there never will be). Floor wax, dessert topping. -- John Cowan <jcowan@...> Common Gaelic in Cyrillic script!