Rick Mc Callister rmccalli at sunmuw1.MUW.Edu
Fri Feb 26 22:00:30 UTC 1999

Would your outline would be something like this?
Outliers are marked with *

I.IE to c. 5500 BCE
A. *Anatolian c. 5500 BCE
B. Non-Anatolian IE 5500 BCE
	1. *Tocharian c. 5000 BCE
	2. Eastern [Steppe] IE c. 5000/4500 BCE
		a. Indo-Iranian 3200 BC
		b. Greco-Armenian [Thracian?] 3200 BC
			i. Hellenic
			ii. *Armenian
			iii. Thracian-Phrygian
	3. Central/Western [LBK] IE c. 5000/4500 BCE
		a. Germano-Balto-Slavic 4500-4000? BCE
			i. Balto-Slavic 4000 BCE [GBS Sprachbund 3K-1K BCE]
			ii. *Germanic 4000 BCE [GBS Sprachbund 3K-1K BCE]

		b. Celto-Italic-Venetic-etc. [Illyrian?] 4500-2000 BCE?
			i. Celtic 2000 BCE
			ii. Italic 2000 BCE
			iii. Venetic 2000 BCE
			iv. ?Illyrian? 2000 BCE?
			v. Lusitanian? 2000 BCE?

	Of course, this doesn't take into account all the Sprachbunds that
would arise when languages bumped into one another
	Greek-Armenian would have had to have picked up influence from
Balkan IE --whatever that was at the time-- and vice versa, and then from
	Germanic first bumps into Italic and then Celtic

	And there the question of what Albanian is/was.
	Is it the remains of whatever Balkan IE language was there before
	Is it a descendant of Daco-Thracian? And presumibly Eastern IE?
	Is it a descendant of Illyrian? And presumibly Western IE? [If
Illyrian is indeed Western IE and not a relic Balkan IE language--provided
there is a difference]
	Is it a mischsprache with all of these layers and then Latin,
Greek, Slavic, Arabic & Turkish vocabulary piled on for good measure?

	You can definitely appreciate that Swadesh's list needs to account
for outlier and non-outlier languages.
	If all IE languages were outliers, would they all be as different
as English, Anatolian, Tocharian & Armenian?

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