yeah i was wrong about the altai. i didn't have the book with me .

so saka khotanese is clearly indoeuropean then? and what branch? and
is it related closely to the sakas in india(assuming they left any

and is it close to osettic. this would seem to be the link necessary.
for that matter how close are these languages to persian and or

my second interest is the nilo saharans relationship to
elamodravidian. it was pointed out that nilo saharan is a grab bag of
languages that don't fit anywhere else. i was content with this
refutaton untill i realized that this doesn't rule out one or some of
the nile saharan grab bag being related to elamodravidian. whaddya