[b-hebrew] continuum of dialects
fournet.arnaud at wanadoo.fr
Tue Jan 4 10:09:19 EST 2011
From: "James Spinti" <JSpinti at Eisenbrauns.com>
> Please remember that Hebrew/Aramaic/Moabite/Phoenician are all Semitic
> languages. And, remember that Semitic languages are more closely related
> than Indo-European languages.
> Navajo is not related to any known language, so it is not at all
> surprising that it didn't expand into the Indo-European languages.
> In other words, your comparison to Navajo isn't a significant piece of
Navajo is an Athabaskan language, and more generally a member of Na-Dene.
It definitely has relatives.
Some close, some more distant.
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