Re: Typical Indo-European characteristics according to Wikipedia.

From: Francesco Brighenti
Message: 47894
Date: 2007-03-16

--- In, "mkelkar2003" <swatimkelkar@...>

> Linking Romani-Dardic-Nuristani and classifying them as a part of the
> Indo-Ir and not a seprate third branch would support the South Asia
> homeland theory.

How so?

First, Romani, Dardic and Nuristani, taken together, do not form at
all a sub-branching of the Indo-Iranian branch of the Indo-European
language family. Nuristani, as I have pointed out in a earlier post,
is now generally considered a third, separate sub-branch of Indo-
Iranian after Indo-Aryan and Iranian. Dardic and Romani languages are,
on the contrary, classified as part of the Indo-Aryan branch (and, for
what matters, I don't think they share many features in common).

If you want to propose a brand new taxonomy for Indo-Iranian to
support your "South Asian homeland theory" (for Indo-Iranian at
least), please come up with some new linguistic data which can
substantiate your claims.