Re: Indo-European Studies

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Sat, 15 Jul 1995 15:46:58 GMT

: >Actually, there are doubts. Benviste argued PIE might have been a
: >creole, a trading language developed among many distinct cultures
: >of central europe through the steppes.

Meaning: ...might have been a creole evolved from pidgin(s) of various
Eurasian cultures which traded with each other...

He noted some words shared by different branches but not used elsewhere,
and he didn't think they could be explained by borrowing.

: A creole is a trading language? According to the Scientific American
: article on creole languages a few years ago, it is the children who

What hypothesis, or combination of hypothese, is correct I have no idea.

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