It would, but as PIE is a constructed language, I see it more as a theoretical language construct

It would, but as PIE is a constructed language, I see it more as a theoretical language construct, useful for finding hidden connections but when I read “The Proto Indo Europeans went from here to there and did this and then that”, I have to treat it like a nice, pragmatic academic fable that I want to believe in but can’t just yet.

The temptation is strong though: a LOT of work has been done and it has been very very useful indeed over the past century+.

Paranha is fascinating but I have to take it with a grain of salt, as it has too many “news” or “firsts” or “onlies” in it, plus from what I understand, most of the work was done by a single researcher – and now that schools have opened up a lot of their claims about uniqueness of the language will be difficult to prove because now they ARE learning numbers and such.

 
My search is a conservative one which should allow for a more solid ground to walk should I be laying a foundation for something novel. I don’t know if I am or not.

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