Re: [tied] Re: Poetry

From: Glen Gordon
Message: 18091
Date: 2003-01-25

>'Indo-Hittite', please! But what do we call the non-Anatolian branch
>if we can't revert to calling it 'Indo-European'?

I still call it Indo-European, but I say Indo-Anatolian for clarification
since there are differences between the IE when Anatolian split up, and
the IE when the rest of the languages split away. One of those major
differences appears to be gender -- a shift from animate-inanimate to
masculine-feminine-neuter. So a distinction has to be made but I do
consider the Anatolian branch "Indo-European" since this seems to be
the standard classification.

- gLeN

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