The UPenn IE Tree
colkitto at sprint.ca
Tue Aug 31 03:49:44 UTC 1999
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>larryt at cogs.susx.ac.uk
>Yes, providing you accept the Herkunfthypothese. This hypothesis holds
>that all of the several features absent in Anatolian but present in all
>other branches were absent from broad PIE and were innovations in narrow
>PIE after the split of Anatolian. But there is another view, the
>Schwundhypothese, which holds that all these features were present in
>broad PIE but then lost in Anatolian. I'm afraid I don't know if
>anybody is defending the Schwundhypothese today.
Actually, in Paris a couple of years ago Calvert Watkins suggested the
Schwunbdhypothese was true with regard to gender.
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