Information icon.svg Consider taking the RationalWiki Community Survey 2017 or see the results.


From RationalWiki
Jump to: navigation, search
Icon language.svg

This language related article has not received a brainstar for quality. Please consider expanding the article appropriately. See RationalWiki:Article rating for more information.


Celtic and Berber[edit]

"The idea that somehow, Celtic and Berber languages are related (quite popular in some circles in France). " - Although one language is Indo-European, and the other is not, there are some interesting parallels between these languages in syntax etc. --Albannach (talk) 17:55, 20 March 2013 (UTC)

You can always find some correspondences between any two languages. This is especially the case if you use a wide definition of "correspondence". The trick is to show that you have a greater number of correspondences than you would expect to find by chance.--Bob"I think you'll find it's more complicated than that." 14:55, 25 March 2013 (UTC)
True. The corresponding features suggest a substrate. The idea's not completely ludicrous as Goidelic may originate in Iberia, which would be more open to Berber influence. AFAIK, said influences cannot be found in Gaulish.Albannach (talk) 15:23, 25 March 2013 (UTC)

I was a little confused on this one myself. Are they not close enough to share aerial features? Cerealbox (talk) 21:56, 13 April 2013 (UTC)

The first graffiti[edit]

... in all languages would have included variants on 'X was here', 'Y is (negative/weasel words)' 'I did W with Z' and 'A has a big/small/ugly etc B', 'God/Big Brother/Blabbermouth next door is watching you' and similar. Is this pseudolinguistics or an accurate description of human nature? (talk) 16:57, 21 January 2014 (UTC)