SV: SV: Paired Horse and PIE breakup

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal mcv at WXS.NL
Mon Nov 9 00:32:20 UTC 1998

Paul Kekai Manansala <kekai at JPS.NET> wrote:

>Greenberg broke apart many of the old genetic language classifications
>that existed before while sparing sacred Indo-European.

Such as?  The only language groups Greenberg ever broke up, in his
work on African languages, were the then current "Negro" and
"Hamitic" ones, precisely because these were not based on any kind of
linguistic relationships at all, but merely on racial criteria.

>However, recently he is realizing that these languages are indeed
>genetically related under the banner of Caucasoids marching out of
>somewhere in Anatolia (Mt. Ararat?).  Thus, Uralic and Altaic, which
>were formerly not related according to him,

Greenberg saying two language groups are unrelated?  Reference!

Miguel Carrasquer Vidal
mcv at

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