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    To my knowledge, there is no such a priori...

    To my knowledge, there is no such a priori hierarchy. All that matters is: in which language we can find semantically and phonologically most plausible original? Very often it is some Germanic...
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    I continue here, because the linguistic thread is...

    I continue here, because the linguistic thread is locked.


    Wrong again: no Samoyed people have that much N1c, only N1b.
    Source: Tambets et al. 2004:...
  3. That is actually totally erroneous: Nganasans...

    That is actually totally erroneous: Nganasans have N1b 91 %! And none N1c. Nenets don't have that much N1c, either.
  4. Actually I found all your points. It’s not my...

    Actually I found all your points. It’s not my fault if you forgot to write down some of your points. :)


    We mainly agree here. Except this point:
    Uralic did not necessarily evolve from an...
  5. Very interesting suggestion! However,...

    Very interesting suggestion! However, Proto-Finnic *rakta would be rauta only in (West) Finnish, while it would have been preserved as **rakta in Karelian and Vepsian. Because we have rauta in all...
  6. That is utter nonsense! No true historical...

    That is utter nonsense!
    No true historical linguist claims that Hungarian has more similarities with Turkic than Finnic or other Uralic languages. Read this and then present your counter-evidence,...
  7. N is too wide and too old stage to be compared to...

    N is too wide and too old stage to be compared to Uralic languages. N has dispersed to different subhaplogroups during the Ice Age, but dispersal of Late Proto-Uralic only occurred during the Early...
  8. There probably was an old Uralic word for...

    There probably was an old Uralic word for 'forest', but still, Proto-Finnic speakers acquired a new word. There could be many reasons for borrowing such a word: bilingualism (they borrowed also other...
  9. There are few words denoting to animal husbandry...

    There are few words denoting to animal husbandry and agriculture in Proto-Uralic:
    http://www.sgr.fi/susa/92/hakkinen.pdf
    Page 28, 3.5.


    It is possible, or they were Turkic (ethnonymic and...
  10. 1. There are rather old loanwords between Permic...

    1. There are rather old loanwords between Permic and Ugric languages
    2. There are grammatical innovations shared by Permic and Hungarian
    3. Proto-Uralic was spoken in Europe

    Based on these, it...
  11. No, but it tells us that the deepest taxonomic...

    No, but it tells us that the deepest taxonomic gap (between Finno-Permic and Ugro-Samoyedic) was located in Europe. That is one hint towards the area of dispersion of Late Proto-Uralic in Europe, but...
  12. It is possible to recognize some similar words...

    It is possible to recognize some similar words based on regular sound changes, like Fi., Est. kala ~ Hu. hal ‘fish’. But many words are totally unrecognizable for the laymen, like Fi. hiiri ~ Hu....
  13. Wow, Moesan already presented many up-to-date...

    Wow, Moesan already presented many up-to-date links, but I will still answer to some commentators.



    Actually that is not the case. Historical linguists agree with the Pontic Steppe theory,...
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    Wiik’s Uralic substrate in Germanic has been...

    Wiik’s Uralic substrate in Germanic has been disproved already at the 90’s. Besides, we know that:
    1. there is a substrate in Germanic, but it has nothing in common with the Uralic languages –...
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    Uralic substrate in Germanic has been totally...

    Uralic substrate in Germanic has been totally disproved; unfortunately the debate was mainly in Finnish.
    Besides, we know that:
    1. There is a substratum in Germanic, and it has nothing in common...
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    1. It is not valid to talk about Finns as a...

    1. It is not valid to talk about Finns as a homogeneous group. West and East Finns are very different, and Finns have many genetic roots.
    2. It is not possible to talk about Finns before the Finnic...
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    Haplotype tree of N1c1a (M178)

    Haplotype tree of N1c1a (M178)
    All the main branches are preliminary included, except the Savonian:
    http://www.elisanet.fi/alkupera/N1c1tree.pdf
  18. Good point, even Altaic has not been proven to be...

    Good point, even Altaic has not been proven to be a family, much less the Ural-Altaic. These languages are typologically similar, but they lack shared concrete language material. Typology alone...
  19. Thread: Indo-european

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    True. But all the words denoting to the...

    True. But all the words denoting to the "original" environment are not necessarily old, because words disappear and get replaced.

    There are no more mountain words in Proto-Indo-European than...
  20. Thread: Indo-european

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    When doing palaeolinguistic analysis, only words...

    When doing palaeolinguistic analysis, only words with very specific meanings are relevant. There is no basis to claim that words for 'mountain' would testify for the mountainous homeland, or that...
  21. Thread: Indo-european

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    Remember that statistical analysis only gives out...

    Remember that statistical analysis only gives out what is put in. There is nothing new in lexicostatistic method itself, only the modern computational phylogenetic framework is new. Their method is...
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    They even try to deny that Germanic was born in...

    They even try to deny that Germanic was born in Scandinavia, although its oldest contacts are with Finnic and Saami, not Celtic, Baltic or any other more southern branch. There are a continuum of...
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    Jesus, how embarrassingly amateurish view! I hope...

    Jesus, how embarrassingly amateurish view! I hope there are no serious linguists participating in that crap...
    There is absolutely no chance that any "Proto-English" dwelled in Britain before the...
  24. Well, there is not much in that paper standing...

    Well, there is not much in that paper standing against critique:
    Google "Review of Pagel et al. 2013: "Ultraconserved words
    point to deep language ancestry across Eurasia""
  25. Thread: Proto-Greek

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    Interestingly, Proto-Greek (when reconstructed...

    Interestingly, Proto-Greek (when reconstructed based on Greek dialects and Mycenean) seems to have been very close to archaic Indo-European: [Google: Andrew Garrett 2006: Convergence in the formation...
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