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From:AcadonBot <acadon@...>
Date:Friday, May 12, 2000, 4:47
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From: "Roger Mills" <romilly@...>
To: <CONLANG@...>
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? >