Re: Q Atkinson

From: Richard Wordingham
Message: 69991
Date: 2012-08-27

--- In, Rick McCallister <gabaroo6958@...> wrote:
> I find his siting of IE in Anatolia just based on the presence of Anatolian a bit strange because it's obvious that Anatolian was an interloper. Now if he were to say Moesia (opposite Thrace), maybe, but it would be a stretch and probably the end of a long dialect chain starting somewhere around the mouth of the Don.

The 95% confidence limit extends as far as the Dniester, so Moesia is included.

Is it obvious that Anatolian is an interloper? Hattusas was originally Hattic, but that does not make Anatolian intrusive in all of Anatolia.