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Re: Germanic and Celtic (was Re: Verb-second ... verb-penultimate languages?)

From:Peter Bleackley <peter.bleackley@...>
Date:Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 8:21
staving Paul Bennett:
>Content-Transfer-Encoding: 8bit > >On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 15:36:45 -0400, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...> >wrote: > >>I posted a "cladogram" of IE languages that had Celtic and Germanic as >>sisters >>(and Italic as the next group out) some time ago here, but as was >>pointed out >>in the attendant discussion thread, the assuptions on which the tree was >>based >>were not beyond question. > >I think it's beyond reasonable doubt that Celtic, Italic and Germanic are >more closely related to eachother than any are to the other branches of >IE, but I tend to agree with the majority opinion that groups Celtic and >Italic more closely, and then adds Germanic as sister to Italo-Celtic.
Well, that really puts the cat amongst the pigeons for word order considerations, since the best known Italic language is SOV! Pete


Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...>