Indo-Kafiri-Iranian: a clarification
fritsch_archaeology at YAHOO.COM
Thu Jul 9 00:59:42 UTC 1998
Sorry maybe I should clarify my question:
When did the Dardic languages diverge from the Indian or Prakit
languages, if we accept a provisional date for the rise of
Prakit/Indian languages in the mid-second millennium B.C when they
apparently existed as spoken idioms alongside Vedic Sanskrit ?
Is there a chronological framework for the divergence of
Nuristani/Kafiri languages from the Proto-Indo-Iranian family ?
Is there any substantial evidence for whether Nuristani predates the
arrival of Dardic languages in the subcontinent ?
As an archaeologist, I am finding the literature contradictory, and
there seems to be little interest in the question of when the
Nuristani/Kafiri languages spread to the sub-continent and there
spatial relationship to Dardic and Iranian languages.
School of Fine Arts, Classics and Archaeology.
University of Melbourne.
Parkville VIC 3052
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