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Media: Yeniseian-Na-Dene link?

Submitter: Amy Brunett

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Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification

Media Body: In the online article, 'Linguistics: Deep relationships between languages',
Jared Diamond discusses Edward Vajda's evidence for a link between
Yeniseian and Na-Dene. According to the article, Vajda proposes that
Yeniseian languages and American Na-Dene languages share a dozen
grammatical prefixes and about 100 cognate words with sound
correspondences. The articles ends with a discussion of key questions that
still need to be answered. For the full article, please go to the following
URL: <br>
Issue Number: 22.3563
Date Posted: September 12, 2011