Monthly Archives: January 2022

Revisiting Setälä’s *pk

In 1907, E. N. Setälä published one of his last comparative linguistic works: [1] “Finnisch-ugrisches pk (~ βk)” (in FUF 6; nominally dated to 1906), on a minor addition to the cluster canon of Proto-Finno-Ugric. This was a follow-up to

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“All swans are underlyingly white”

An allegory that I started writing for something else, but which upon reflection should probably stand on its own. Once upon a time, in a world closely alike our own, a biologist postulates a generalization: “All swans are white”. The

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