Re: [tied] Baltic-Slavic disintegration ( was: PIE's closest relati

From: P&G
Message: 29401
Date: 2004-01-12

> The degree of similarity of two pairs - Baltic with Slavic and Iranian
> Indic - is approximately the same.
> If so the time of dividing of Balto-Slavic and Indo-Iranian must be
> approximately the same.

That does not follow. You are assuming langauges change at the same rate,
which is known not to be true. You are also assuming that Baltic and Slavic
were originally one dialect, which separated, but that is also disputed by
some scholars, who say there never was a "Balto-Slavic".