LINGUIST List 22.3563

Mon Sep 12 2011

Media: Yeniseian-Na-Dene link?

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>


        1.     Amy Brunett , Yeniseian-Na-Dene link?

Message 1: Yeniseian-Na-Dene link?
Date: 12-Sep-2011
From: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Yeniseian-Na-Dene link?
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In the online article, 'Linguistics: Deep relationships between languages',Jared Diamond discusses Edward Vajda's evidence for a link betweenYeniseian and Na-Dene. According to the article, Vajda proposes thatYeniseian languages and American Na-Dene languages share a dozengrammatical prefixes and about 100 cognate words with soundcorrespondences. The articles ends with a discussion of key questions thatstill need to be answered. For the full article, please go to the followingURL:

http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/v476/n7360/full/476291a.html

Linguistic Field(s): Genetic Classification

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