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John Cowan wrote:

>Joe scripsit:
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>>>We know no other language related to Iberian, and the only language
>>>truly related to Basque is Aquitanian (preserved as proper names in
>>>Latin texts), which should rightly be called "Old Basque", since it is
>>>transparently Basque.
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>>>
>>Are you quite sure of that, or is it controversial?
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>It is not controversial among vascologists, at least.  You can find
>*someone* to controvert almost anything, and people who say "It's all
>connected!" always tend to get better publicity than people who debunk
>particular cases.  Nobody wants to hear that some amazing coincidence
>is just that, a coincidence.
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Well, you're right, I'm sure.  Still, claiming that's not quite on the
level as claiming that Linear B represents Basque, though some kind of
cryptic cypher.