stq vs. frs

John Cowan cowan at
Fri May 2 06:26:10 CEST 2008

Peter Constable scripsit:

> Note that this is not *Ethnologue's* West Germanic family tree -- in the
> sense of suggesting that the analysis originates with Ethnologue: the
> classification is taken from the Oxford University Press _International
> Encyclopedia of Linguistics_, 2003.

Understood.  Indeed, there is nothing controversial about it; it reflects
the oldest relationships between the languages, and not the ways in which
they have influenced each other since.  That's as much as can be expected
in such a tangled group.

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