Re: [tied] Re: Eggs from birds and swift horses

From: P&G
Message: 31260
Date: 2004-02-28

> I think that Sprachbund [Gk, I-I, Armenian] is a mirage. What else has it
going for it
> except the augment?

-osyo genitive
-su locative plural
ma: negative
perfect restructured (or retained) as an independent tense

plus vocabulary.


And if it is only the augment it does not say
> much. The ruins of such a great system as a language is are bound to
> pattern in all conceivable ways just by chance, including forming a
> small package in an exceptional case. Nothing can be based on that.
> But it could also be an areal group of languages supporting each
> other in the retention of the augment. Still, they did not support
> each other much in other things.
> > I am happy to conclude that Latin did not have the augment.
> I don't care one way or the other, I just want to know. You are not
> helping me much.