--- In Nostratica@yahoogroups.com, "anthonyappleyard"
<Anthony.Appleyard@...> wrote:
> All recorded languages are likely descended from one of these
> original languages:-
> (1) The language of the first _Homo sapiens_ to arise in Central
> Africa. This is "Proto-World".

I'm not sure that we can go even this far. Language was probably not
born in a day. I can easily see langauges arising independently. So
I'm still skeptical of Proto-World, and even Nostratic. My gut
instinct is that Proto-Afroasiatic, Etruscan (and its relatives), and
Proto-Indoeuropean are related, but I don't think the evidence is
there yet.