On Mon, 28 Jul 2003 01:48:13 +0000, ardfilidh <ardfilidh@...> wrote:

>and again, how does one know that ossetic is descended from
>scythian. or that the languages in the altai mallory identifies as
>saka descendants are indeed saka related.

There are no Saka-descended languages spoken in the Altai. You're probably
confusing the Altai with the Pamirs.

We know that the Pamiri languages are descended from or closely related to
Saka-Khotanese by comparing them with Saka-Khotanese.

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal