From: Richard Wordingham
> "Gamkrelidze has also called into question the paths of transformationDid Grimm actually formulate it for Armenian? He was long dead by the
> into the historical Indo-European languages. Grimm's assumption (known
> as "the classical system") was that Germanic, Armenian, and Hittite
> daughter languages underwent a systematic sound shift and Sanskrit
> remained faithful to the original consonants."
> It just seems improper to club a lately attested Germanic togetherBut the date of the earliest writing is immaterial unless you are
> with the first to branch of Anatolian and at the same time argue that
> an equally old Sanskrit escaped this transformation.
> Agreed. Let us start over again. Gramkrildze proposed the glottalicVoiceless, voiced and implosive? That should then match
> theory to get the homeland moved to eastern Anatolia. Good for him!
> What should MY PIE stops be in order to make India (Pakistan and
> Bangaldesh) as its homeland?
> "In the original Proto-Indo-European proposal, there was a fourthPlease conform to the list's typographical conventions. You should
> phonation series, aspirated /pH, tH, k^H, kH, kWH/, assumed to exist
> by analogy with Sanskrit, which at the time was thought to be the most
> conservative Indo-European language."
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Glottalic_theoryThe Wikipedia article's current statement on trends in stop
> I notice that Gamkrildze has got these back in in the Table titled
> "Proto Indo-European plosives recent." He has also got rid of the
> voiced stops which are abundant in Sanskrit. I know from reading the
> debate between Grimm/glottalic that the farther PIE gets from Sanskrit
> the closer its homeland gets to India.