Re: Armenian.

From: markodegard@...
Message: 7944
Date: 2001-07-18

--- In cybalist@..., cas111jd@... wrote:
> My own inexpert opinion is that Armenian is most
>directly descended from the Anatolian languages.

Ahem. I think you need to abandon this opinion. Without denying there
may have been certain ancient Anatolian influences, the universal
consensus denies any direct descent. Armenian, with Greek and
Indo-Iranian are in the 'e-augment' group, indicating they were in
close proximity to each other at some ancient date, i.e., forming a
cluster of adjacent, mutually-influencing late (post-Anatolic) IE
dialects (they do not form a superstock). You would have to assert
Greek and Indo-Iranian are also Anatolian-derived to make the case