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Darwin-L Message Log 5:220 (January 1994)

Academic Discussion on the History and Theory of the Historical Sciences

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<5:220>From idavidso@metz.une.edu.au  Sun Jan 30 16:33:03 1994

Date: Mon, 31 Jan 1994 09:41:31 +0700
To: darwin-l@ukanaix.cc.ukans.edu
From: idavidso@metz.une.edu.au (Iain Davidson)
Subject: Re: Who, what, where, when, etc, Re: DARWIN-L digest 132

Sally Thomason writes with her usual cogency:

>   Sorry for all the picky detail.

That is what good arguments derive from!

 It does get complicated.
>Of course, that's why it appeals to (some of) us: it's like a
>jigsaw puzzle, trying to get all the pieces to fit in.  But
>the main answer to Iain Davidson's question is that the single
>PIE pronoun root *kwV- is a fact about PIE, not about languages
>in general (though there are no doubt other families with
>similar related sets of interrogative pronominals).

Now we are getting somewhere?  Are there other families with
similar related sets of interrogative pronominals?  And if there are, where
are they and what is their history?

Iain Davidson
Archaeology and Palaeoanthropology
University of New England
Armidale NSW 2351
AUSTRALIA
Tel (067) 732 441
Fax      (International) +61 67 73 25 26
                (Domestic)       067 73 25 26

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