John Cowan wrote: >Joe scripsit: > > > >>>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. >>> >>> >>Are you quite sure of that, or is it controversial? >> >> > >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. > > 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.