In message <001101bffc8b$0efbcd20$774b4cd5@agata>, Piotr Gasiorowski
<gpiotr@...> writes
>> ----- Original Message -----
>> From: brian@...
>> To:
>> Sent: Wednesday, August 02, 2000 3:34 PM
>> Subject: [phoNet] Re: assam pronunciation
>> Distance? Not so much of it. The Ahom speakers came from what

I should have looked at the map before hitting the keys. I had imagined
that Myanmar represented an unrelated linguistic barrier between Assam
and Thailand but clearly that is not the case. I know little of the
history of the area but I suppose that the modern frontiers bear no
relation to any previous divisions, if any, except perhaps where rivers
form a natural boundary.

I am now considerably better educated than I was two days ago. Thank
you for the information which I think answers my original enquiry
perfectly. I will therefore un-subscribe and not clutter the site any

Good luck,