In my opinion there needs to be some form of umbrella since most linguists seem to think the majority of language families are related.  Nostratic seems to fit the bill (however, other linguists have proposed many different labels).  My theory is that we're all related; what's yours?
From: madlinguistics
To: Nostratica@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Tuesday, December 30, 2003 2:25 PM
Subject: [Nostratica] Re: basic info on nostratic

I didnt mix it up.  I just had another question about information on
Nostratic so I thought I would ask.  I am new to the idea but it is similar
to my own theories, so I want ot learn more about it.

--- In Nostratica@yahoogroups.com, "Geraldine Reinhardt"
<waluk@......> wrote:
> You must have me mixed up with someone else.  Or else you're
> a machine.
> This is what I sent you:
> Nostratic has been a topic under discussion for a long time and
> presently is an active topic on many discussion groups.
> Your point about people who evolved in different places speaking
> a different language is as plausible as the antithesis which amounts
> to people evolving in one specific area (say OoA) and then
> dispersing.
> I like to think of languages as different dialects whereby the speaker
> of a definite "down Maine" accent cannot understand someone
> Creole from New Orleans.  Both languages are considered to be
> indigenous to America yet both New Orleans and Maine were settled
> by immigrants who came from the continent.
> Hope this helps.
> Gerry Reinhart-Waller
> www.home.earthlink.net/~waluk
>   ----- Original Message -----
>   From: madlinguistics
>   To: Nostratica@yahoogroups.com
>   Sent: Monday, December 29, 2003 6:36 PM
>   Subject: [Nostratica] basic info on nostratic
>   your link doesn't work.   is there any other sites or links you have
>   have the basic information about nostratic for people new to the
>   is there anyone here who has studied much the connections
>   the altaic and the amerindian famailes?  Im doing so, and the
>   of quechua, hopi, and turkish are nearly identical.  any info on that
>   me know.
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