Origin of English in Anatolia
Posted: 29 August 2012 08:47 AM   [ Ignore ]
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/english-language-began-turkey-180502182.html

Scientists led by Remco Bouckaert, from the University of Auckland in New Zealand, traced the origins of Indo-European languages using a method borrowed from evolutionary biologists.

Instead of comparing DNA from different species, the researchers looked at “cognates” which are words with a common origin. One example is “mother”, “mutter” (German) and “madre” (Spanish).

This is new?

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Posted: 29 August 2012 09:45 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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Sound like it’s the same thing discussed about 6 threads down:
Family Tree of Languages Has Roots in Anatolia

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Posted: 29 August 2012 10:29 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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Is it still called “mantling” when the thing that was apparently ignored was a prior thread, or is mantling a strictly intra-thread term?

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Posted: 29 August 2012 10:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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"Eliza, eliza, eliza!” and the relevant link would be more appropriate - at least to us golden oldies.  Dave, scrap this thread if you want.  I shall return to my hibernation.

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Posted: 29 August 2012 12:04 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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ElizaD - 29 August 2012 10:59 AM

...  I shall return to my hibernation.

Please don’t.
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