----- Original Message -----
From: "Glen Gordon" <glengordon01@...>
To: <nostratic@yahoogroups.com>
Sent: Monday, June 17, 2002 4:54 PM
Subject: Re: [nostratic] Origins of I-E; was: Re: Problems with Bomhard

> Gerry:
> >Climb out of your cave and see the world. Language (linguistics) cannot
> >operate without a culture which produces it.
> There's little point speaking to someone who actually thinks that "culture
> produces language". For christ's sakes, Gerry. What are you ranting
> Language and culture can be seperate. Language and humans cannot be
> seperate.
> How can you possibly be confused at this is beyond me. - gLeN

Depends on one's definition of "culture" but I'm certain yours and mine
don't meld. A couple or a family can establish a culture. So can bees and
ants and a pack of wolves. A culture cannot exist without a language (or
some form of communication).