Re: [tied] for ignorants

From: Alexander Stolbov
Message: 15879
Date: 2002-10-02

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From: Sergejus Tarasovas
Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 11:37 AM
Subject: RE: [tied] for ignorants

[Alexander Stolbov]
>> Piotr, do you include the language of Novgorod Slovenes into Krivichian
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.

[Sergejus Tarasovas]
Dear Alexander,
Ilmen Slovenes are not Krivichians in any sense -- archeological or

Yes, Sergei, I wanted to say the same. Perhaps I failed to do this clear

[Sergejus Tarasovas]
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 have never met information about possible affinity of Ilmen Slovenes with
Polianes (only with westernmost Slavic tribes like Obodrits). Could you
please give a reference?