Re: [tied] Ah, look at all the lonely languages

From: ehlsmith
Message: 22938
Date: 2003-06-09

--- In, "Gerry" <waluk@...> wrote:

> How much evidence needs to be compiled to show a relationship, one
> language to another. Or is this query also too abstract? When
> consensus occur, or is the process the mainstay of an academic.


Good questions. Not being a linguist, I'm not sure exactly how one
would answer them, but I suppose it is an incremental process that
occurs on a case-by-case basis, as more and more professionals come
to judge the evidence convincing. Any one else want to take a stab at
providing a better answer?

Ned Smith