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  1. Not exactly the sort of linguistic environment...

    Not exactly the sort of linguistic environment you describe (not h to f, but x to f), but it comes somewhat close, so I thought it might help:

    English "laugh" [la:f], from Old English "hlæhhan"...
  2. The wovel before "t" in tʰugatēr is what is left...

    The wovel before "t" in tʰugatēr is what is left of the PIE laryngeal (H²). The voiceless stop "t" should regularly have turned to "d" in Germanic. It didn't, owing to Verner's Law, cluster or no...
  3. Granted. But even so, listing PIE aspirates as...

    Granted. But even so, listing PIE aspirates as fricatives reaches beyond what I would call a weird shortcut.
  4. Have you ever wondered why the "t" in PIE...

    Have you ever wondered why the "t" in PIE *dʰugh₂tḗr remained as "t" in "daughter" (PGmc *duhtēr) while the "t" in PIE *méh₂tēr turned into a dental fricative in "mother" (PGmc *mōdēr )?

    And why...
  5. Or... English is a French dialect, in which some...

    Or... English is a French dialect, in which some remnants of Danish survived.

    English : The choice of specific phrases traduces an evident desire on the part of Jensen to present English as a...
  6. Sex - on a par with the quest for power...

    Sex - on a par with the quest for power (influence, fame, land, wealth...) when it comes to wreaking havoc in a community !
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    Granted. But, as Salento pointed out above, when...

    Granted. But, as Salento pointed out above, when the first line of your paper runs "The medieval history of several populations often suffers from scarcity of contemporary records", it's hard to...
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    Long live the corrida! I deeply admire toreros....

    Long live the corrida! I deeply admire toreros. And I find it a shame that those old traditions should be questioned by city people who have never seen a cow up close, let alone touched one. Those...
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    (Enlarge for a better view) ...

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    https://i.imgur.com/CVPnoqD.png ...

    https://i.imgur.com/CVPnoqD.png

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  11. You must have guessed how I feel about it by now....

    You must have guessed how I feel about it by now. :)
  12. Keep me posted. I can't wait to read the...

    Keep me posted. I can't wait to read the hodgepodge of absurdities it's bound to be!
  13. Typical !!! A pseudo-answer, completely off the...

    Typical !!! A pseudo-answer, completely off the mark, aimed once again at deflecting off the real purport of the post quoted. With the same unchanging obvious purpose: to keep the bl**dy thread...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2tbu9X3HXs

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N2tbu9X3HXs
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b-RehmqZUE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6b-RehmqZUE
  16. I doubt the place of women in any given society...

    I doubt the place of women in any given society says anything about how virile its men are. The ancient Celts had women warriors. The Scythians also had their own Amazons. I doubt the men in those...
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    My results. Some of them surprising, others plain...

    My results. Some of them surprising, others plain wrong: I am by no means of "average height" by European standards. I am assigned "reduced memory performance", when that has always been about my...
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    For Firefox users : right-click anywhere on the...

    For Firefox users : right-click anywhere on the page, click the "screenshot" line, then select "the whole page", and download.
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    Indeed. It takes some skill to handle such...

    Indeed. It takes some skill to handle such "racers". But personally, I've never felt much worried at the idea of ending up in a tight spot. ;)
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    A bit hard to get inside, but it's nice once you...

    A bit hard to get inside, but it's nice once you are there. (I mean... the car, of course. What did you think?)

    (Don't feel shocked. Just a cheap sample of Gallic humor!)
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    OK... no need to bother. I found the answer...

    OK... no need to bother.

    I found the answer there (which is where I should have looked in the first place - stupid me): http://www.phylotree.org/tree/R0.htm
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    SNP Tracker. H1bm not a descendant of H1b?

    The SNP tracker (http://scaledinnovation.com/gg/snpTracker.html) proposes the following mutation stages for H1b:

    H > H1 > H-T16189C! > H1b

    For H1bm, the sequence given is :

    H > H1 > H1bm...
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    Places I liked in Germany. Die Wieskirche (The...

    Places I liked in Germany.

    Die Wieskirche (The church in the meadow), southern Bavaria. (Skip the - somewhat lengthy - first 2 minutes of the video).

    ...
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    Auvergne, France : Cantal ...

    Auvergne, France :

    Cantal


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IL3bLAFpmzc
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    Places I liked in Portugal. Northern Portugal...

    Places I liked in Portugal.

    Northern Portugal (close to the Portuguese-Galician border). Wild landscapes and relaxing atmosphere. Castro Laboreiro.


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nKyXryin7ek...
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