<Language> Re: Caucasus and Kaska
H. Mark Hubey
HubeyH at Mail.Montclair.edu
Tue Jan 26 02:24:09 UTC 1999
Patrick C. Ryan wrote:
> Dear Claire and EvolLinguists:
> >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!
We would have poured much ink in debates about initial conditions :-)
But I do agree (mostly).
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