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New take on the spead of IE #117058
12/03/03 02:37 PM
12/03/03 02:37 PM
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Jackie Offline OP
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Bingley sent me this link--thank you--and suggested people here might be interested:
http://www.nature.com/nsu/031124/031124-6.html

Sample: ...hints that farmers in what is now Turkey drove the language boom - and not later Siberian horsemen, as some linguists reckon.

Russell Gray and Quentin Atkinson, of the University of Auckland in New Zealand use the rate at which words change to gauge the age of the tree's roots - just as biologists estimate a species' age from the rate of gene mutations. The differences between words, or DNA sequences, are a measure of how closely languages, or species, are related.





Re: New take on the spead of IE #117059
12/03/03 02:57 PM
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Re: New take #117060
12/03/03 03:06 PM
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Thank you. My liver can't really stand too much chopping.


Re: New take on the spead of IE #117061
12/04/03 02:56 AM
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That's pretty funny, Faldage. 'S'what I get for waiting till the very last thing, thus leaving myself no time or inclination to search. Defer over to the earlier thread. M'apologies.



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