[tied] Re: Black Athena: The Afroasiatic RootsofClassicalCivilizati

From: Daniel J. Milton
Message: 44930
Date: 2006-06-09

--- In cybalist@yahoogroups.com, "mkelkar2003" <swatimkelkar@...> wrote:
> Genetic Distance and Language Affinities
> http://www.friesian.com/trees.htm
> On the genetic distance chart IE and AA speakers appear next to each
> other if that means anything at all to the linguists.
> M. Kelkar
I suppose you mean the third diagram, of language affinities. If
so, the answer to your implied question is that it shouldn't mean
anything to anybody. You've fallen into a trap that tree diagrams lend
themselves to. The only thing of significance is that Afro-Asiatic
directly, and Indo-European through Eurasiatic? branch from
Nostratic??. The diagram would mean exactly the same thing if the
Afro-Asiatic and Nostratic? branches were each rotated, putting IE and
AA farthest apart and Sumerian and Chukchi next to each other.