|Date:||Friday, May 12, 2000, 4:47|
----- Original Message -----
From: "Roger Mills" <romilly@...>
Sent: Thursday, May 11, 2000 7:53 PM
Subject: Chinese "languages"
> Acadon (I think) replying to Jon. Chang (or vice versa?) wrote:
> >Incidently, the language of the ancient state of Wu, may
> >have been a form more closely related to Thai. Not a Sinitic
> >language at all. But that is another matter.>
> Interesting; I had not heard that. If Wu is/was Thai-ic,
Present day "Wu" is a Chinese dialect (or Sinitic language
it you prefer.) The ancient form was quite different, only
related by geography.
> then it might also
> have been Austronesian or AN-influenced. Are there any references for the
> Wu-Thai clan (sorry, couldn't resist) theory?