> > "Albanianidentical
> > adjectives and ordinals come after the stressed nouns unlike any other
> > European tongue.
> > The law formulated in 1892 ...
> > makes Albanian the oldest living Indo European language."
> This is just daft.
> Firstly all living Indo-European languages are by definition of
> age. One cannot be older than another.languages at
> If you mean that Albanian separated off from all the other IE
> an earlier stage, then it's quite a startling statement, and fewlinguists
> could agree with you.It will not be so if you move the hypothetical homeland of IE
> Secondly, French also puts adjectives after nouns (mostly). But weknow
> that this pattern became fixed later than Latin. But we don't knowenough
> about Albanian to know when its sentence structure patterns becamefixed.
> They could be a survival from IE (perhaps!), or an early innovation,or an
> innovation later even than French!But not
> I appreciate your desire to make Albanian special. I think it is.
> for the reasons you suggest.I question the idea of an "IE family" of languages. There is so much