Re: Indo-European Studies

Colin Campbell (
14 Jul 1995 14:52:16 -0700

>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.

A creole is a trading language? According to the Scientific American
article on creole languages a few years ago, it is the children who
develop creole languages when they grow up in a multi-lingual
environment, using the vocabulary of the various languages but using
their own grammar and syntax.