From: Brian M. Scott
> Swadesh list is not the population representing languages.This is incoherent. In any case I know what Swadesh-like
> Thundering conclusions sought to be drawn from a sampleI'll worry about it when you find someone actually making
> (which itself is a biased list) cannot be accepted as a
> good design for statistical tests.
> I do not accept everything in linguistics as sacrosanct.I doubt that anyone here does. In any case this comment,