[tied] Re: pre-Nostratic *male[:]k?xa, 'milk (vb.)'
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org
, "Brian M. Scott" <BMScott@...> wrote:
> At 10:21:42 AM on Sunday, February 12, 2006, Daniel J.
> Milton wrote:
> > Despised as Ruhlen may be by at least some Cybalisters,
> > one of his better-looking roots is "MALIQ'A "to suck(le),
> > nurse, breast", with exemplars from (besides the IE and AA
> > of Patrick's posting) Uralic, Dravidian, Eskimo-Aleut,
> > Caucasian and Amerind. Dan
Statistical tests cannot be invoked *selectively* while denying the
link between IE and other familes. Some known IE langauges also fail
to meet the statistical tests prposed by Ringe (1996).
"Renfrew, Colin (2000), "At the Edge of Knowablitlity: Towards a
Prehistory of Languages," Cambridge Archaeological Journal, 10:1, 7-34.
Msg# 74880 on IC.
"One wonders, for example the statistical tests proposed by Ringe
(1996) would admit Albanian, Armenian, Tocharian and Sinhalese to the
same language family while few linguists today would doubt that all
belong to the Indo-European family (Renfrew 2000, p. 10)."