Yaziq wrote:Other LIs are Burushaski, Okinawan, Ainu(extinct?), Sumerian and Pictish(both extinct). There is some evidence that Japanese and Korean are related because of similar syntax structure. For this reason I would not include them on the list of LIs. Feel free to add to the list.
Yaziq wrote:Right you are. I forgot about the Ryukyu languages. However, I would add Tarascan and extinct Etruscan to the list. I'm wondering how much evidence is left of Pictish. Were Picts literate in their own language? Without surviving parchments I don't see how any conclusive judgement can be made at all.
linguoboy wrote:Yaziq wrote:
Ainu is not extinct, but there's evidence that it is also related to Japonic and Korean within a larger Altaic family.
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