Re: [tied] Glen, regarding...

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 26290
Date: 2003-10-09

On Wed, 08 Oct 2003 09:07:45 -0500, "Patrick C. Ryan"
<proto-language@...> wrote:

>My own view is, as a hypothesis, to seek to explain phonological changes
>are a result of changing gene frequencies in the population speaking the language.

That hypothesis is demonstrably false. I falsify it every day.

><PCR> In my opinion, "social change" can best be understood as reflecting changes
>in genetic composition. I have no doubt that when, in certain US states, a certain
>critical mass of Latinos is achieved, power will shift to this group, and changes
>in the English phonology there will ensue, although national communications media
>will slow and somewhat inhibit them.

Define "Latino".

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal