Alternative to the laryngeal theory

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Re: Alternative to the laryngeal theory
« Reply #180 on: October 10, 2017, 10:48:20 AM »
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What do you guys think about the controversy over PIE having voiceless aspirates? I think it's actually very plausible that it did have (mainstream linguistics holds that it didn't). Consider the pairs of Latin and Ancient Greek words such as "sapientia" and "sophia". Both of them mean "wisdom", and appear to be obviously related. Yet, if you assume PIE didn't have voiceless aspirates, the Latin word points to the reconstructed PIE root *seh2p, and the Ancient Greek word points to the reconstruction *soHbh. However, if you assume PIE did have voiceless aspirates, you can reconstruct the root *seh2ph, from which both the Latin and the Ancient Greek word can be derived. I wonder what you think about that?
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Re: Alternative to the laryngeal theory
« Reply #181 on: October 11, 2017, 10:54:46 PM »
What, nobody here has thought about it except me?
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Re: Alternative to the laryngeal theory
« Reply #182 on: December 16, 2017, 05:53:58 AM »
I've decided to try to make a web game about etymology:
http://flatassembler.000webhostapp.com/etymologist.html
What do you think about it? Is it worth to continue developing it?
Does my algorithm for simulating the evolution of languages produce convincing results? If not, why?
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Re: Alternative to the laryngeal theory
« Reply #183 on: March 03, 2018, 12:18:49 PM »
Anyway, the game has been finished for quite a while now. Feedback would be appreciated. I don't think I would be able to add anything complicated to it though. It's hard to manage the 2000 lines of macaroni code it has now.
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Re: Alternative to the laryngeal theory
« Reply #184 on: December 26, 2018, 05:23:29 AM »
In case somebody is interested, you can read about my alternative interpretation of the Croatian toponyms here:
http://flatassembler.000webhostapp.com/toponyms.html
I am not planning to update it much any more. It's sort of complete, you can read about many things related to it there, such as Vulgar Latin (and why I think not so many Croatian toponyms come from Latin) and Croatian historical phonology. I've also contacted Dubravka Ivsic, who is perhaps the most prominent Croatian linguist these days, and posted her responses on that page, so that you can kind of hear both sides of the story. In case you are not that familiar with Croatian geography, I've included many links to Google Maps (I've made them be automatically generated by JavaScript, hopefully that's not illegal.), and, for those unfamiliar with Indo-European linguistics, I've included a few links to the Pokorny's etymological dictionary.
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