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Mathias M. Lassailly wrote:

> You really have a knack for raising teremendously interesting issues

Controversial ones, too.

> :-) I'm impressed by Ruhlen, Greenberg and Renfrew : they make me hope > linguists and archeologists may help know a little more about that
> primary relation.  What do you'll think of Ruhlen's theory (I know it
> only via his last popularising book) ?

I think it makes a lot of very little, and is methodologically
unsound.  See the sci.lang FAQ
at http://www.tezcat.com/~markrose/lang21.html#22 for full details.

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        You spigotty anglease?  Nnn.  You phonio saxo?  Nnnn.
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