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:
>On Mon, 24 Apr 2006 15:36:45 -0400, Andreas Johansson <andjo@...>
>>I posted a "cladogram" of IE languages that had Celtic and Germanic as
>>(and Italic as the next group out) some time ago here, but as was
>>in the attendant discussion thread, the assuptions on which the tree was
>>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!