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Re: Khoisan (was: Basque & Katzner's Languages of the World)

From:Boudewijn Rempt <boud@...>
Date:Sunday, November 18, 2001, 9:47
On Sat, 17 Nov 2001, Matthew Pearson wrote:

> Incidentally, a colleague of mine at UCLA wrote her dissertation about the historical > reconstruction of the Khoisan family. On the basis of detailed lexical and > grammatical comparison, she makes the case that Hadza and Sandawe (which are > spoken in Tanzania) don't belong to the Khoisan family at all--that they're > completely unrelated to the Hottentot/Bushman languages of southern Africa. > Apparently the only reason people thought that Hadza and Sandawe were Khoisan > languages was the fact that they have click sounds, which are otherwise so > rare. >
That sounds like a very interesting work - has it been published? Boudewijn Rempt |