Semitic in Britain

iffr762 at iffr762 at
Sat Jan 30 14:05:46 UTC 1999

On Thu, 28 Jan 1999, Gordon Selway wrote:

> The notion ties in with the hypothesis there was a long-standing
> pre-historic link along the African/European Atlantic littoral.

	Yes, sadly (because it is somewhat difficult to make sense of).  I
myself was struck in reading of West African languges how commonly they
have progressives, as do the "Atlantic" European languages. It seems
improbable either that this is an areal phenomenon, or that it is not ..


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