26.1731, Indo-European; Historical Linguistics: Startling Allegations Rock Historical Linguistics Community

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Subject: 26.1731, Indo-European; Historical Linguistics: Startling Allegations Rock Historical Linguistics Community

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Date: Wed, 01 Apr 2015 10:54:50
From: LINGUIST List [linguist at linguistlist.org]
Subject: Indo-European; Historical Linguistics: Startling Allegations Rock Historical Linguistics Community

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