Scott Reu @ Cornell University



While this may seem quite small in scope, the implications of such an argument are far reaching. For example, Slavic languages were traditionally thought to have been influenced by the Ugric languages of Siberia, which also contain aspect. Reu’s findings give support to the Slavic languages being much closer to other Indo-European languages, downplaying the role of Ugric influence. Studies in historical linguistics such as Reu’s can bring to light information about the migrations of ancient peoples, far before the advent of historical records.


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