<Language> Re: Caucasus and Kaska

Patrick C. Ryan proto-language at email.msn.com
Tue Jan 26 01:55:36 UTC 1999

Dear Claire and EvolLinguists:

-----Original Message-----
From: Claire Bowern <C.Bowern at student.anu.edu.au>
Date: Monday, January 25, 1999 7:24 PM

>Re Hubey's posting and the moderator's comments


>1) frozen accidents (i.e. initial conditions)
>2) system characteristics
>3) external forces

> is something students learn in first year linguistics. It is a principle
>well known.

If linguistics really took "initial conditions" into realistic
consideration, we would have been spared the pouring of much ink!


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