en mem0 dii 2003:03:17 04.29.19 gozen, cowan graeffii:

>In my scarcely-unlimited set of examples, I can think of none that
>look like that, unless indeed Germanic "caught" its heavy initial stress
>from some unknown substratum language.  Germanic does in some ways look
>like a creole of Indo-European....

    Hey, IMO/AFAIK that sounds like an Essentialist definition: Germanic is
essentially a direct descendent of an Indo-European creole ;)

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