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Old 12-10-2001, 06:00 AM   #11
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The Romance languages I mentioned because they have a well-documented ancestor, which makes them a good introduction to linguistic evolution; the other examples, Indo-European, Semitic, and Nostratic, have no documented ancestors.

As to Semitic pronouns, I once tracked down Hebrew, Arabic, and Akkadian ones, and they turned out to look very similar -- and unlike Indo-European ones, which likewise looked fairly similar.

It might be interesting to display some of these comparisons; anyone interested?

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I didn't think that there would be creationists dull enough to dispute linguistic evolution out there. It's like evolution but with "kinds" pre-defined for them.
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