Re[2]: [tied] Re: Grimm's Law is about to expire (Collinge 1985, p.

From: Brian M. Scott
Message: 48005
Date: 2007-03-20

At 4:02:46 AM on Tuesday, March 20, 2007, Piotr Gasiorowski

> On 2007-03-18 16:58, mkelkar2003 wrote:


>> the stammbaum model swept it away.

> Swept _what_ away?

The convergence model.

Remove the quoted passages from his post:

The convergence model had some traction earlier on, or so
it seems,

<passage quoted to demonstrate the traction>


<passage quoted apparently to demonstrate the sweeping>

the stammbaum model swept it away.

He seems to be identifying the Stammbaum model with
separation of linguistic from external matters and further
assuming that linguistic convergence must go hand in hand
with 'mingling of blood and physical traits'. And the whole
post is a non sequitur in any case.