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Quoting John Cowan <[log in to unmask]>:
> > From this I'd predict the opposite of your theory - the more
> invasions,
> > the more irregularity.
>
> There's plenty of evidence the other way.  Manchu is far more regular
> than
> the other Tungusic languages, almost certainly due to the hammering it
> received from Chinese over the centuries.  Cham, which has been
> adopted
> by speakers of other languages repeatedly over the last two millennia,
> is so regular and semantically transparent it looks almost like a
> conlang;
> to a lesser degree, the same is true of Bengali.

Is this the Cham that's spoken here and there in Cambodia and southern Vietnam?

                                                   Andreas