> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Brian M. Scott<mailto:BMScott@...>
> To: ytielts<mailto:email@example.com>
> Sent: Sunday, February 05, 2006 10:22 AM
> Subject: Re: [tied] searching for common words for all today's
>attempted to prove.
> > Thanks for your reply, Brian. It is generally agreed by
> > most mainstream anthropologists that homo sapiens sapiens
> > originates in Africa. That means that all their
> > descendants should have used a common language somewhere
> > in Africa.
> Not necessarily, no. But it's a reasonable working
> hypothesis, so long as one remembers that that's *all* it
> > There should be a genetic link between all the
> > present-day languages. Don't you agree?
> It doesn't matter whether there is or not: for the reasons
> given above, all demonstrable traces of such a link must
> have been destroyed millennia ago.
> There you go again, Brian, asserting what _you_ have _never_
> You say "all demonstrable traces of such a link must have been
> Prove it.
> I challenge you to prove it.
> I have 90 monosyllables at
>(45) is unlikely.
> Prove that any _one_ (sic!) of these among the unaspirated series
>One early scholar of Indo-European studies, Mr. Max Mullar held that
> Are you scholar enough to do it?