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Nostraticist Vladislav Markovich Illich-Svitych

Vladislav Markovich Illich-Svitych

A poem in reconstructed Nostratic
composed by the late great Nostraticist 
Vladislav Markovich Illich-Svitych:


Language is a ford through the river of time


Tongue   time-of   water-of   path/ford
gone-of   dwelling-to   us   lead(s)
he but   there-to   come(s)   no(t)
which-who   fear(s)   deep   water

Language is a ford through the river of time
It leads us to the dwelling of those gone ahead
But he does not arrive there
Who is afraid of deep water

Note: /\ is an uncertain vowel, K is k/q, the . under a stop consonant (t, k,) denotes a glottalized consonant.

 

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