Re: Genetic Studies and Aryan Migrations

From: mkelkar2003
Message: 46660
Date: 2006-12-11

--- In, "tgpedersen" <tgpedersen@...> wrote:
> >
> > "Indo-European," "Indo-Iranian" and so forth are not facts.
> >
> Here's a fact for you:
> The Indo-Aryan languages are more similar to the Iranian languages
> than they are to the Dravidian languages.
> Torsten

"The historian of religions Ulf Drobin clarifies Trubetskoy's point:
"all classification must stem from criteria. The followers of the
language tree theory avoid definite criteria and replace them with a
concept of language that is BOTH changeable (in time) and constant
(Indo-European). In the final analysis they end up in paradoxes and
mysticism. (Arvidsson 2006, p.297, emphasis and parentheses in the

M. Kelkar