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FWIW, Gamkredlize and Ivanov are the biggest names in Glottalic
Theory; they've made quite a splash in Indo-European studies, and
while not everybody accepts their proposals, they are certainly
listened to.  What did they say in this piece?


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Boudewijn Rempt wrote:

> I've just been looking at the two articles mentioned a while
> ago (_Did Indo-European Languages spread before farming?_
> and _The Early History of Indo-European Languages_), but
> I've lost the URL's...
>
> Anyway, the first is a really interesting language, but I've
> mailed the authors to point out that Swadesh isn't really considered
> a linguist anymore - the authors are not linguists, and I noted,
> not geneticists, either.
>
> The second article is by Thomas V. Gamkrelidze and V. V. Ivanov,
> and I don't know whether I can really take it seriously. On the face
> of it, by my own judgement, I wouldn't, but as I'm not a specialist
> in the field, I'd have to read what other think about it in order
> to calibrate my opinion ;-). It wasn't very informative about the
> link between genetics and linguistics, the only mention of
> genetics being plant genetics.
>
> --
>
> Boudewijn Rempt  | http://www.xs4all.nl/~bsarempt
>