Re: [tied] Re: *dan-

From: Piotr Gasiorowski
Message: 5655
Date: 2001-01-20

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From: Torsten Pedersen
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2001 1:03 PM
Subject: [tied] Re: *dan-

> You are putting me in the unenviable position of having to answer
your criticisms of Oppenheimer's by running back and forth between PC and book shelf to find the relevant chapters and foot notes. If it is not too much a matter of principle to you, could I ask you to buy it and read it, eg. from Amazon? It's not that expensive (you couldn't always claim it's a gift from a new-agey relative, in case someone spots it on your shelf.
OK. I'll see what can be done :)

>As to your critcism of my lack of fundamental knowledege of IE
developments: those pages of my sites is actually a modified, edited version of Manansala's list. He makes, I think, obvious mistakes, but was my policy in making the site to quote as extensively as possible, in a vain attempt to avoid flak.
If you quote a piece of nonsense uncritically and there's no indication of reserve on your part, any reader who knows something about Indo-European of Austronesian developments will naturally suspect you may lack the necessary knowledge to distinguish between sense and nonsense in that field.
>I think this is also the reason the linguist looking for Basque
cognates is covering himself.

R.L. Trask? Covering himself? He isn't the kind of linguist who'd either want it or need it.