>Proto- is the last unified stage of a language family. Proto-Proto-
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, george knysh <gknysh@> wrote:
> > --- tgpedersen <tgpedersen@> wrote:
> > >
> > > I would disagree. If we theoretically allow multi-ethnic and
> > > multi-lingual areas, we could identify (Proto-Proto-!) Slavs
> > > with the farmers in Zarubyntsi and Przeworsk,
> > ****GK: Proto-proto etc.. Slavs cannot be shown to
> > have spoken a Slavic language, or to have been Slavs.
> > Add enough protos,and you're back to PIE and
> > substrates.
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> "Proto-proto-Slavic" sounds like Proto-Balto-Slavic to me. Would you
> Torsten refer to something more recent than Proto-Balto-Slavic or
> are you challenging the validity of that node?