what are the reconstructed Nostratic counterparts of the PIE (so-called) laryngeals? Can anybody give me any examples, please? Thank you.
----- Original Message -----
From: Richard Wordingham
To: Nostratica@yahoogroups.com
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2004 3:25 PM
Subject: [Nostratica] Re: defintition of nostratic

--- In Nostratica@yahoogroups.com, "madlinguistics"
<madlinguistics@......> wrote:
> i first heard of nostratic as the theoretical first language, and
then i read
> in wikipedia that it is mainly Eurasian languages.  which is it?

Mostly Eurasian.  However, if you accept Afro-Asiatic languages, then
they account for about 40%, so I would say at least 30% of Nostratic
languages are actually principally used in Africa!


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