<Language> Re: Caucasus and Kaska

Claire Bowern C.Bowern at student.anu.edu.au
Tue Jan 26 02:08:03 UTC 1999

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


Fair enough, but since truly initial conditions are irrecoverable,
"earliest known stage" will have to do! This is, incidentally, another good
example of why languages are different from thermodynamic models.


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