Tuesday, 26 April 2016

linguistic distance and archaelogy

I reckon if you take Grimm’s law (changes between sounds) and numbers of vowel shifts, and calibrate this against distance moved between the exemplar tribes, using some basic vocabulary like numbers, family members, words for body parts, etc., you can apply the resulting measures of linguistic distance to geography, and then go digging to find artefacts.

Just discovered Nassim Nicholas Taleb

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