Re: [tied] for ignorants

From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Message: 15873
Date: 2002-10-02

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From: Alexander Stolbov [mailto:astolbov@...]
Sent: 2002 m. spalio 1 d. 23:28
Subject: Re: [tied] for ignorants

>> Piotr, do you include the language of Novgorod Slovenes into Krivichian subgroup?
I'm not sure that this is correct. Perhaps they had similar areas of origin (somewhere close to western Slavic tribes) but moved northeastward as 2 different waves and are very distinctive archaeologically. 
Dear Alexander, 
Ilmen Slovenes are not Krivichians in any sense -- archeological or linguistic. The language of Ilmen Slovenes seems to have no genetic affinities to Krivichian, it was, most likely, very close to those (still unestablished, but most likely those of Kievan Polianes) dialects that underly so called Standard Old Russian, so the linguistic data are congruous with Sedov's archeological concepts.
I would like to say more on the early "East Slavic" dialectal picture, but probably a bit later.