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From: vernade didier <>
Subject: [DNA] Re : Is basque an Indo-European language ?
Date: Sat, 11 Dec 2010 18:33:58 +0000 (GMT)
In-Reply-To: <000601cb994f$31406140$0d01a8c0@intra.cea.fr>


Bernard,

I think a short translation is required. Shortly, the thesis is that the correlations found between Basque and IE languages can't be coincidences or traces of short contacts with IE populations. Rather, Euskara would be a true IE language from a separate branch.

Didier

PS : thank you Bernard for digging out this work. I don't know if I'll get the whole message out of it but it's a work that deserves to be known.

Bernard wrote :
> A recent PhD thesis of Arnaud
> Etchamendy: "Euskera-Erderak: basque et
> langues indo-européennes : essai de comparaison" from Pau
> University 2007,
> suggests that basque can be an Indo-European language. You
> can read this
> work on the following french web site: http://www.etchamendy.com
> It is written: "L'auteur de cette étude suggère que
> l'Euskara n'est pas une
> météorite tombée accidentellement (au Pays basque) et
> que, loin d'être une
> langue orpheline, elle fait partie intégrante de la vaste
> famille des
> langues dites. indo-européennes."
>
> Bernard Sécher






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