Re: [tied] Indian League

From: S.Kalyanaraman
Message: 9789
Date: 2001-09-25

--- In cybalist@..., "Piotr Gasiorowski" <gpiotr@...> wrote:
> The league would have to include the Munda languages spoken in the
subcontinent, Burushaski, and -- in the diachronic perspective -- an
unknown number of hard-to-identify extinct substrata. Besides, "Indo-
" has somehow come to be understood as shorthand for "Indo-European",
whereas the only branch involved in this particular Sprachbund is
Indo-Aryan. I suppose you mean that many people's intuitive guess on
hearing of an "Indian League" would be that it must be an
organisation of native Americans. What can we do? The word "Indian"
has been abused in too many ways through history. Perhaps we should
insist on restoring the historically correct meaning to it, after all.

So, I use Bha_rata. Sindhu, according to Thieme meant, natural
(ocean) frontier in many

The Preamble of the constitution of Rep. of India that is Bharat,
says: Constitution of India, that is Bharat...

The league should also include, 'Language X' since according to
Cardona, the agricultural, organized farming terms DO NOT seem to
have PIE cognates.