Language Families

Joost Kremers J.Kremers at
Mon Jun 5 15:40:42 UTC 2000

At 09:54 5-6-00 -0500, you wrote:
>With so many good linguists on the list, I hope someone might confirm or
>correct my understanding that neither Finnish, Hungarian nor Basque are
>Indo-European languages.  Thanks,  Mark Morris

this, i can confirm. finnish and hungarian are part of the finno-ugric
language family (i.e., they're related, but about as mutually intelligible
as russian and english), and basque is an isolate. some seek ties between
basque and georgian, but AFAIK those ties have not been established.


joost kremers

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University of Nijmegen - The Netherlands
Department of Languages and Cultures of the Middle-East
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