[Foundation-l] policy on languages without native speakers

Crazy Lover always_yours.forever at yahoo.com
Fri Apr 25 00:15:41 UTC 2008

--- Gerard Meijssen <gerard.meijssen at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hoi,
> You have not understood my point. A dead language
> that is reconstructed,
> needs to be considered as not being that language.

don't confuse the definitions!

reconstructed language is a hypothetical language,
that isn't attested. for 
example proto-indoeuropean, nobody knows how it spoke.
scholars rebuild it in 
base of its daugthers languages, that are well
attested (sanskrit, Greek, 
persian, latin, etc).


ancient greek is very, very, very well attested, more 
than latin and others. it's improper to talk about

i recommend you, use another word to express your
idea. i suggest you 
"extended". "ancient Greek extended"?


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