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JoatSimeon at aol.com JoatSimeon at aol.com
Tue Jan 26 22:29:10 UTC 1999

>manaster at umich.edu

>There are people who assume that PIE was spoken in Anatolia or nearby.

-- I don't think this need be taken very seriously, though.  Apart from the
fact that when written records begin Anatolia is largely non-IE-speaking, and
that all attested IE languages in Anatolia are plainly intrusive, it's
extremely difficult to make sense of chronologically.

PIE has a late-neolithic, early Copper Age vocabulary.  Thus it can't date
much beyond 4000 BCE, and the mid-fourth-millenium makes more sense.

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