Robert Zydenbos zydenbos at BIGFOOT.DE
Tue Feb 15 12:58:37 UTC 2000

On 14 Feb 00, at 16:18, Rajarshi Banerjee wrote:

> In any case latin was never a commoners language like pali.

Isn't there more than one error in this one statement?

> From a commoners point of view what was the payoff for learning an
> IE language? protection from cattle thiefs? rather elaborate I
> think.

I hope this question is not meant as a rhetorical denial of language
migration. We could go on asking many variations on it, e.g.: what
was the payoff for learning an IE language among the pre-Roman,
non-IE Iberians?


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