Re: [tied] Reconstructing a future language

From: alex_lycos
Message: 18378
Date: 2003-02-03

x99lynx@... wrote:
> Joseph Greenberg once wrote that he would like to see someone
> honestly try to reconstruct the proto-language of the modern Romance
> languages -- without using any knowledge of Latin -- and then compare
> it to Latin. The difference between that "reconstructed
> proto-Romance" and Latin might not only illustrate the predictive
> power of the methodology, it might also tell us how accurate our
> reconstructions of PIE, for example, might be
> Steve Long

That shouldnt be a bad idea Steve. If someone should do that, I will be
the first who will buy his book:-)))