Re: [tied] Sino-Caucasian and Nostratic

From: Miguel Carrasquer
Message: 32678
Date: 2004-05-17

On Mon, 17 May 2004 18:55:30 +0000, Michael Smith
<mytoyneighborhood@...> wrote:

>Miquel, I've never heard that Basque and NE and NW Caucasian might
>be part of Nostratic, but these are part of the proposed Sino-
>Caucasian macrofamily.

I didn't suggest NE and NW Caucasian were part of Nostratic.
I see no reason whatsoever to include Basque in

> So do you see these as well as Sumerian and
>Chukchi-Kamchatkan being more likely placed with Nostratic than with
>Sino-Tibetan and the other proposed families in Sino-Caucasian?

Chukchi-Kamchatkan is surely Nostratic.

>Or could Nostratic, Sino-Caucasian and Na-Dene be three branches of
>an earlier macrofamily?

They could be.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal