Biology trumps linguistics?

Victor Steinbok aardvark66 at GMAIL.COM
Sat Aug 25 18:12:42 UTC 2012

I wasn't referring to the Tower of Babel. My feeble attempt at humor
involved the Noah's Ark, which I thought I made plain. In fact, the
Tower of Babel involved the creation of languages, but the formation of
language families clearly goes to Noah and his sons.


On 8/25/2012 1:35 PM, Joel S. Berson wrote:
> Yes, clearly the Truth is that the primal
> location of the forking of proto-Indo-European was the at the Tower of Babel.
> But the Tower of Babel was not in Armenia (nor in
> the steppes above the Black Sea) -- it was on the
> plain of Shinar, "a biblical geographical locale
> of uncertain boundaries in Mesopotamia."

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