LINGUIST List 8.937

Fri Jun 27 1997

Disc: Binary Comparison

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  1. Marcel Erdal, Re: 5.939 Binary Comparison

Message 1: Re: 5.939 Binary Comparison

Date: Mon, 23 Jun 1997 16:44:21 +0100
From: Marcel Erdal <>
Subject: Re: 5.939 Binary Comparison

I am sure Doerfer never said that only binary comparison should be
allowed (e.g., Turkic and Mongolic but not Turkic, Mongolic, and
(Manchu-)Tungusic all at once). On the contary, what he said over and
over again was that binary comparison would not prove the existence of
genetic relationship for the whole group. Marcel Erdal
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