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From: "Havelock Vetinari" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Germans who carry J and G (was PLOS Genetics)
Date: Tue, 11 Dec 2007 15:33:03 -0500
I have no idea where the languages originated. Even if the languages
originated in Asia it does not mean that modern Europeans who speak
those languages are descended from the original Indo-European
On 12/11/07, Michael Maddi <> wrote:
> "Havelock Vetinari" wrote in response to Lawrence
> You are making the assumption that the original
> speakers of Indo-European languages were of
> non-European origin.
> My reply:
> Am I missing something here? The "Indo" in
> Indo-European refers to the Indian subcontinent and
> Iranian branches of Indo-European languages.
> Are you claiming that Europeans somehow are the source
> of India's and Iran's languages? If so, please give us
> some citations for this new bit of knowledge. I think
> most linguists would place the origin of Indo-European
> in Central or West Asia, from where it spread to India
> and Europe.
> Mike Madi
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