Dear Torsten and Nostraticists

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From: <tgpedersen@...>
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Sent: Thursday, July 12, 2001 4:50 AM
Subject: [nostratic] Re: A reworked Nostratic


How might we forget... etc. The way you formulate it, it sounds like
a rhetorical question, which really means: We can't reconstruct
something that is 15,000 years back (but 8,000 is OK). Yes? But what
are your reasons for claiming that? You might do it as a two-stage
process, if you wish.
And since nothing can be reconstructed 15,000 years back, then any
cognates Møller and Cuny might have come up with are wrong, by
definition. Is that it?

I favor that view that IE originated about 8K BPE as a result of Caucasian-language speakers (think Hattic, NWC) coming into contact with Afrasians.

I am wondering if you would entertain that posssibility?


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